CERES

Past Research Fellows

2007-08

Dr. Antonio Cancio, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Self-Interaction-Correction Models of the Exchange-Correlation Hole and Energy in Second-Row Atoms"

Dr. Amy Gregg, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
"The 'Greening of Parks': Investigating Energy Conservation Strategies with Local Park Systems"

2006-07

Dr. George Elvin, Department of Architecture
"Energy Conservation Capabilities of Nanomaterials"

Dr. Eric Hedin, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Manipulation of Fano Resonances and Transmission Phase in Nano-Electronic Aharonov-Bohm Rings with Embedded Quantum Dots"

Dr. John Pichtel, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
"Assessment of Environmental and Public Health Hazards of Electronics Wastes"

Dr. Glenn Sweitzer, Department of Architecture
"Day/Night, Summer/Winter Illuminance Mapping on the Ball State University Campus"

2005-06

Joe Blalock, Department of Landscape Architecture
"Site Visualization Utilizing Mixed Reality Techniques"

Dr. Antonio Cancio, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations of the Exchange-Correleation Hole and Energy in Small Molecules"

Dr. Eric Hedin
, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Electronic Transmission and Resonance Characteristics of Multi-Terminal Quantum Ring Devices"

Dr. Rex Kanu, Department of Industry and Technology
"An Investigation of the Energy Requirements for the Production of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites"

Dr. George Smith, Department of Landscape Architecture
"BSU Campus Bikeway System: Towards Implementation"

2004-05

Dr. James Eflin, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
"BSU as an Institutional Ecosystem: Simulation Model Extension and Refinement"

Dr. Feng Jin
, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"New Carbon Nanotube-based, Field Enhanced, Thermionic Cathodes and their Application in High Efficiency, Energy Saving Light Sources for General Illumination"

Jonathan Spodek
, Department of Architecture
"Energy Conservation in Historic Houses"

Dr. Gwendolen White
, Department of Accounting
"Sustainability Reporting for Universities and Promoting Environmental Management Accounting in Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations"

2003-04

Rob Benson
, Department of Landscape Architecture
"Emerging Relationships Between Physical and Cultural Sustainability in the 21st Century"

Dr. John Motloch
, Department of Landscape Architecture
"BSU Leadership in Green Certification"

2002-03

Dr. Ron Cosby
, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Electron Transport in Interacting Quantum Wires"

Dr. John Motloch
, Department of Landscape Architecture
"Eco-Balancing Design" -- 2001-02 Fellowship Extension

2001-02


Dr. Abel Alves
, Department of History
"The History of Grain"

Dr. Kemuel Badger
, Department of Biology
"Establishing Ball State University as a GLOBE Partner"

Robert A. Benson
, Department of Landscape Architecture
"The Relationship Between Cultural and Physical Sustainability in Science Fiction of the 20th and Early 21st Centuries"

Dr. Yong S. Joe, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Characteristics of Transmission Resonances in Quantum Nanostructures"

Dr. John Motloch
, Department of Landscape Architecture
"Eco-balancing Design"

Dr. John Pichtel
, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
"Phytoremediation: A Novel Strategy for the Destruction of Petroleum Compounds in Soils"

2000-01


Dr. Mahfuza Khatun
, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
"Nanoelectronics: Semiconductor Nanodevices and Molecular Wires"

Dr. George Smith
, Department of Landscape Architecture
"Towards an Ecological Footprint for the Ball State University Campus."

1999-2000


Dr. Ron Cosby
, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
"Controlling Energetic Electrons in Quantum Nanostructures."

Dr. Thad Godish
, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
"Candle Burning: Characterization of Emissions and Effects of Ventilation Rates on Indoor Concentrations."

Dr. R.S. Rathinasamy
, Department of Finance.
"The Effects of Futures Trading on Spot Price Volatility: A Study of California Oregon Border and Palo Verde Electricity Markets."

Dr. Barbara Stedman
, Department of English.
"Investigations into 19th and 20th Century Environmental Literature."

1998-99


Dr. James Eflin
, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
"Industrial Ecology and Sustainability Issues in a Global Context."

Martha Hunt
, Department of Landscape Architecture.
"Ecological Footprinting: Application Potential in East Central Indiana."

Dr. Yong S. Joe
, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
"Quantum Transport in Fibonacci Superlattices."

1997-98


Dr. Diana Godish
, Department of Physiology and Health Science.
"Floor Dust Allergens and Ventilation in Indiana School Buildings."

David L. Ferguson
, Department of Landscape Architecture.
"Development of a Landlab and Corresponding Curricular Strategies."

Dr. Lijia Guo
, Department of Mathematical Sciences
and
Dr. Hongfei Zhang, Department of Mathematical Sciences.
"Development of a Forecast Model for the Stochastic Differential Equation."

Dr. Mahfuza Khatun
, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
"Electron Transport in Semiconductor Quantum Structures: Controllable Potential Barrier in a Nano-Ring."

1996-97


Dr. Hugh Brown
, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
"GIS Analysis of Biomass Potential."

Dr. Ronald Cosby
, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
"Energetics of Mesoscopic Systems."

David Ferguson
, Department of Landscape Architecture
and

Dr. John Vann
, Department of Marketing.
"Development of Interdisciplinary Curricula: Bridging Business and Sustainable Resource Management."

Dr. John Pichtel
, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
"Soil Decontamination Technologies for Selected Industrial Sites."

1995-96


Dr. James Eflin
, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
"Biomass Energy: Public Perception and Land Use Suitability."

Dr. Yong S. Joe
, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
"Quantum Energy Levels and Conductances in Semiconductors of Diminishing Dimensions."

Dr. Ted Wolner
, Department of Architecture.
"Environmental Influence in Western Architecture."

1994-95


Scott Collard
, Department of Landscape Architecture.
"Sacredness and Resource-Based Problem Solving."

Dr. Thad Godish
, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
"Energy Management Practices in Indiana Schools."

Dr. Mahfuza Khatun
, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
"Electron Transport in Nanostructures."


1993-94


Dr. Stan Byers
, Department of Industry and Technology.
"Improving the Efficiency of Glass Melting."

Dr. Ron Cosby
, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
"Electron Transport in Quantum Electronic Devices."

Dan Woodfin
, Department of Architecture.
"Refinement and Testing of a Green Architectural Design Studio."

1992-93


Jeff Groves
, Facilities Planning and Management.
"Empirical Analysis of Electrical Loads and Identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities at Ball State University."

Alan LeDuc
, Department of Industry and Technology
and
Dr. Jack Wescott, Department of Industry and Technology.
"Design and Development of Energy-Related Learning Modules: An Integrated Approach."

Scott Truex
, Department of Urban Planning.
"Energy Conservation Methods for Nonprofit-Volunteer Housing Organizations."

Dr. Hongfei Zhang
, Department of Mathematical Sciences.
"Study of the Singular Diffusion Equation."

John McCreery
, Department of Architecture.
"Computer Applications in Environmental Systems Learning/Teaching."

1991-92


Dr. Ramarathnam Ravichandran
, Department of Management Science.
"An Expert System for Indoor Air Quality Diagnostics and Enhancement."

Randy Gimblett
, Department of Landscape Architecture.
"Spatial Dynamic Eco-System Model (SDEM): A Model Evaluation and Simulation Tool."

Les Smith
, Department of Landscape Architecture.
"Energy Systems in the Landscape: Furthering Our Transition Options to Lower-Energy Societies through Instructional Tools, Experiential Educational Design and Computer Land Assessment Experiences."

Dr. Carolyn Vann
, Department of Biology
and
Dr. Terry Kruger, Department of Chemistry.
"Chemical and Computer Analyses of Photosynthesis Mutants."

Dr. Jim Kirkwood
, Department of Industry and Technology.
"Infra-Red (IR) Bat Research Compilation and Research Implementation."

1990-91

David Ferguson
, Department of Landscape Architecture.
"Development of an Alternative Agricultural Network in a Rural Community in Indiana."

Dr. John Pichtel
, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
"Use of Soil Biochemistry to Assess the Long-Term Environmental Impact of Land Treatment of Hazardous Petroleum Wastes."

David Schoen
, Department of Urban Planning.
"A Prototypical County-Wide Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) for Indiana."

Leslie Smith
, Department of Landscape Architecture.
"Research, Experiments, and Extension Services in Man, Landscape, and Energy Interactions (MLE): Spiritual, Intellectual, Emotional, Physical, and Utilitarian Implications of Near-Future Transitions from High to Low Energy Societies."

Dr. James Segedy
, Department of Urban Planning.
"Sustainable Urban/Rural Enterprise: Strategies and Guidelines for Sustainable Community Development."
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