Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Physical Science

Geography professor John Abatzoglou
John Abatzoglou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. John Abatzoglou conducts research on a multitude of weather and climate phenomena, and is particularly interested in the role they have on wildfire, water resources, and ecosystems of the western United States.
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Vladimir Aizen, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Research Interests: Alpine Glaciology, Alpine Hydrology, Alpine Climatology
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Dr. Eric Aston
D. Eric Aston, Ph.D.
Department Chair
McClure Hall (MCCL) 403B
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Erin Brooks
Erin Brooks, Ph.D.
Research Support Scientist II

(208) 885-6562 | ebrooks@uidaho.edu
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Dr. I. Francis Cheng
I. Francis Cheng, Ph.D.
Renfrew 26 | 885-6387
Research: Electrochemical remediation of halocarbons; antioxidant action.
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Erik Coats
Erik R. Coats, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Current Research and Activities: Advancement of a sustainable microbial wastewater treatment process for the removal of phosphorus, Synthesis of biological, biodegradable thermoplastics coupled with wastewater treatment, and Removal and fate of zinc in compost bioreactors treating mine drainage
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Maxine Dakins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Environmental statistics; Environmental decision analysis; Probabilistic risk analysis; Bayesian analysis; Natural resource policy and law; Public participation; Pollution prevention
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Donald Elger
Donald Elger, Ph.D., P.E.
Technology Entrepreneurship; Learning Theory; Organizational Theory; Fluid Mechanics; Heat Transfer
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Jerry Fairley
Jerry Fairley, Ph.D.
Professor - Hydrogeology
Research Interests: Multiphase flow and transport in heterogeneous porous media; Faults and fluid flow; Geothermal systems/EGS
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Fritz Fiedler
Fritz Fiedler, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Research interests: Measurements and modeling of hydrologic and environmental systems.
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Dennis Geist
Dennis J. Geist, Ph.D.
Professor - Igneous Petrology, Volcanology
Research Interests: Volcanology of the Galapagos Islands, Northern Andes, Snake River Plain, Iceland, and Antarctica; Geology and island biodiversity
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Mickey Gunter
Mickey Gunter, Ph.D.
Department Chair & University Distinguished Professor - Mineralogy, Optical Mineralogy
Research Interests: Health effects of mineral dusts; Optical mineralogy; Zeolites
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Geography Professor Jeffrey Hicke
Jeffrey Hicke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. Hicke studies global environmental change issues across a range of spatial and temporal scales. He investigates the interaction of climate, forests, and disturbances such as wildfire and insect outbreaks.
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karen humes
Karen Humes, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
Research Interests: Applications of remote sensing and GIS in hydrology, environmental science, and planning for renewable energy.
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Crystal Kolden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Wildfire Management; Ecology; Climate Impacts; GIS; Remote Sensing; Invasive Species
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Jeff Langman
Jeff Langman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Hydrogeochemistry
Research Interests: sulfide weathering, water-rock interactions, groundwater-surface water interactions, environmental isotope geochemistry, and anthropogenic influences on water resources
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Felix Liao
Felix Liao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dr. Liao is a broadly trained human geographer and a spatial social scientist whose research interests include regional development, globalization and transnational corporations, urban growth and sustainability, land use and transportation systems, GIS spatial analysis, and China.
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Batric Pesic
Batric Pesic, Ph.D.
MCCL 407B | 885-6569
Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Extractive Metallurgy, Bio-Corrosion and Remediation
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Dr. You Qiang
You Qiang, Ph.D.
My recent research interests mainly include two areas: (1) Nanomagnetism of clusters and cluster-assembled materials for biomedical and environmental applications, and (2) Magneto-optical properties of ZnO based spintronic nanoclusters.
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Russell Quals
Russell Qualls, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

(208) 885-6184 | rqualls@uidaho.edu
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steve radil
Steven Radil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dr. Steven Radil is a political geographer researching conflictual politics at multiple scales.
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Dr. John C. Tracy
IWRRI Director
322 E. Front Street, Suite 242
Unversity of Idaho
Boise, ID 83702
Phone:(208) 332-4422
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Chemical Engineering professor Vivek Utgikar
Vivek Utgikar, Ph.D., P.E.
BEL 310 | 208-885-6970
Dr. Utgikar has process development, design and engineering experience in organic chemical industry and has been a consultant to a number of industries in the areas of process/product improvement and environmental compliance.
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Dr. Ray von Wandruszka
Ray von Wandruszka, Ph.D.
Department Chair & Professor
Renfrew 116,331 | 885-4672
Research: Chemistry of humic materials, surface active agents, especially non-ionic ones, and the clouding phenomena associated with these compounds.
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Dr. Chien M. Wai
Chien M. Wai, Ph.D.
Renfrew 101A | 885-6787
Research: Supercritical fluid extraction of metals and radioisotopes, Making metal films in supercritical fluids, Microemulsion templated synthesis of nanoparticles, Carbon nanotube-supported nanoparticle catalysts
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Tom Wood
Tom Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Hydrogeology
Research Interests: Unsaturated flow in fractured rocks; Water resources; Nuclear/hazardous waste site characterization/cleanup; Geothermal systems; Hydro fracking
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Elowyn Yager
Elowyn Yager, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. Yager's research interests focus on gaining a mechanistic understanding of the interactions between flow turbulence, sediment transport and river morphology.
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Brian Yanites
Brian Yanites, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Geomorphology
Research Interests: Geomorphology; Landscape evolution; Climate-tectonic-topography interactions; Tectonic geomorphology; Numerical modeling of landscape processes
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