Several new faculty members joined the School of Science in 2012-13. Learn more about our new faculty members:
Alice Baldridge joins the Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences as an assistant professor of geology. She received her Ph.D. at Arizona State University and is a NASA postdoctoral program Fellow. Most recently she was a research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and an adjunct professor of geology at Glendale College. The primary goals of her research activities are to understand the role of water in shaping the surface of Mars, especially in terms of mineralogy and geomorphology in analog environments. She has done fieldwork in Death Valley, the American Southwest, Western Australia, Yellowstone National Park and Iceland. Baldridge has participated in several Mars missions, including Mars Odyssey and the Mars Exploration Rovers. Alice believes in finding balance in her life, especially between gaining and sharing her knowledge of Earth and planetary sciences.
James Berleman is an adjunct professor of biology. He is fascinated by the diversity of life and how biology can be used to promote sustainable solutions for the future. Some of the strangest—and most useful—organisms are bacteria. His research has examined behavior, development and predator-prey relationships in bacteria, with write-ups in Popular Science, the New York Times and many scientific journals. Recent work at UC-Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has focused on imaging bacterial interactions across multiple scales with both visual and chemical mapping techniques. He enjoys writing music for guitar and often performs (quite badly) in Berkeley restaurants. He's an avid believer that new ideas spring from good conversation and would like to say "Hi."
Mark Lingwood joins Saint Mary’s as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. He recently completed his postdoctoral studies at Virginia Tech, where he studied model polymeric membrane systems with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he developed new methods to enhance the sensitivity of NMR and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and pets.
Albert Milani joins the Mathematics Department as an adjunct professor. He has taught for 25 years at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, from which he just retired as professoremeritus, and in many other institutions worldwide, including most recently the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Santiago de Chile as a Fulbright scholar (2006) and the Technische Universitaet Dresden as a Mercator GastDozent (2010). He is the co-author of two books on nonlinear evolution equations (2005 and 2012). He likes travel in faraway countries, biking with his wife, classical music and literature, but he is hopeless when technology of any kind is needed.
Hans de Moor joins the Mathematics Department as an adjunct professor. He has taught algebra, statistics, calculus and linear algebra at Chabot College and Ohlone College. Prior to his teaching career, he held a variety of managerial, engineering, manufacturing and research positions at DuPont and several local manufacturing firms. Hans received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his masters' degree in mathematics from California State University, East Bay. In his free time he enjoys astronomy, bicycling, playing the guitar and spending family time with his wife and two daughters.
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