2016-17 Faculty Senate Members> Engineering
Term Expires: June 2017
Phone: (775) 327-2227
Brief Bio:Alan Fuchs is an associate professor in the Chemical and Materials Engineering department. Dr. Fuchs received his B.E. (Chemical Engineering) in 1977 from Cooper Union School of Engineering, M.S. (Chemical Engineering) from University of Rochester, in 1979, and Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), in 1996 from Tufts University. He joined UNR in 1998.
Term Expires: June 2019
Phone: (775) 784-4686
Brief Bio: Ravi Subramanian, an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, has received several prestigious recognitions, including the internationally recognized Fulbright Distinguished Chair, as well as the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) award for his work in energy technologies. He is on the graduate faculty of the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Department and an adjunct in the Chemistry Department. He is also the solar energy thrust area coordinator in the Renewable Energy Center at the University. His area of research focus is on nanostructured materials for solar energy utilization. He has expertise in the synthesis, characterization and application of photoactive materials in photovoltaics, clean fuel production and environmental remediation. In his 12 years of research he has developed inorganic materials including semiconductor-semiconductor and semiconductor-metal nanocomposites for applications related to solar energy utilization and fuel cells.