Our Team

The Catalyst program is a collaboration of the College of Arts and Sciences, Hanley Sustainability Institute, and School of Engineering, and jointly run by representatives from these three units.

Program Director

Name & Title
Contact

Doug Daniels

Research Professor; Executive Director, UDSMART Center

Contact

Email: Doug Daniels

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry

Executive Committee

Name & Title
Contact

Donald Pair

Professor; Acting Head, Hanley Sustainability Institute; Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research and Experiential Initiatives

Contact

Email: Donald Pair

Phone: 937-229-3295

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Office of the Dean, Hanley Sustainability Institute, Geology

Jason Pierce

Professor; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact

Phone: 937-229-2601

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science

Eddy Rojas

Dean of School of Engineering

Contact

Email: Eddy Rojas

Phone: 937-229-2736


School of Engineering: Office of the Dean

Review Committee

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Contact

Bob Brecha

Professor; Research Director for the Hanley Sustainability Institute; School of Engineering, Renewable and Clean Energy Graduate Program

Contact

Email: Bob Brecha

Phone: 937-229-2727

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Physics, Hanley Sustainability Institute

Wiebke Diestelkamp

Professor; Chair of the Department of Mathematics

Contact

Email: Wiebke Diestelkamp

Phone: 937-229-2511

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Mathematics

Daniel Goldman

Professor; Chair of the Department of Geology

Contact

Email: Daniel Goldman

Phone: 937-229-4820

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Geology

John Erdei

Associate Professor; Chair of Department of Physics

Contact

Email: John Erdei

Phone: 937-229-2311

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Physics

Donald A. Klosterman

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research Institute

Contact

Email: Donald A. Klosterman

Phone: 937-229-4365

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Robert Liang

Chairperson

Contact

Email: Robert Liang

Phone: 937-229-3847

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Matt Lopper

Associate Professor

Contact

Email: Matt Lopper

Phone: 937-229-2674

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry
School of Engineering: Bioengineering Graduate Program

Mark Masthay

Associate Professor

Contact

Email: Mark Masthay

Phone: 937-229-2667

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry

Mark G Nielsen

Professor; Chair of Department of Biology

Contact

Email: Mark G Nielsen

Phone: 937-229-2521

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Biology

Tarek M. Taha

Associate Professor

Contact

Email: Tarek M. Taha

Phone: 937-229-3119

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Steven Zabarnick

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research Institute

Contact

Email: Steven Zabarnick

Phone: 937-255-3549


School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mehdi Zargham

Professor; Chair of Department of Computer Science

Contact

Email: Mehdi Zargham

Phone: 937-229-3831

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Computer Science

Administrative Support Staff

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Contact

Monti Moyer

Administrative Support Staff

Contact

Email:

Phone: 937-229-3294

Staff
College of Arts and Sciences: Human Rights Center, Office of the Dean, Hanley Sustainability Institute