2015-16 Faculty Senate Members> Science

College of Science Senators


Mark Pinsky                          
Term Expires: June 2016
Phone: (775) 784-6725
Website: website
Email: pinsky@unr.edu

Brief Bio:
Mark Pinsky is a Professor in the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. His research areas as follows: Modeling, simulation, control, estimation and of nonlinear systems. Multicsale computing. Asymptotic and numerical techniques. Stability analysis and control of partially uncertain dynamical systems. Robust control of bifurcation and chaos phenomena. Robust, impulsive and observation control of nonlinear systems. Robust estimation and forecast of partly uncertain nonlinear systems.

Kent Ervin
Term Expires: June 2018
Phone: (775) 784-6676

Brief Bio: Kent Ervin is the Clemons-Magee Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, and is a faculty member of the Chemical Physics Program.  He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.  Professor Ervin teaches at all levels of the Chemistry curriculum, including undergraduate physical chemistry and graduate level courses in physical chemistry, spectroscopy, and kinetics. His research group investigates the reactivity and dynamics of ion-molecule reactions using mass spectrometry techniques, with applications in the thermochemistry of neutral radical molecular species that are important as reactive intermediates in combustion and atmospheric chemistry.

Chris Herald
Term Expires: June 2017
Phone: (775) 784-4647
Website: website
Email: herald@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Chris is a Professor in the the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1992 from the University of California at Berkeley. His research is in topology and geopmetry and his interests include low-dimensional topology, knot theory, and gauge theoretic invariants of 3-dimensional manifolds. He has also worked on interdisciplinary projects in engineering and climate science.