Ten new tenured or tenure-track faculty members joined UT Dallas’ School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
this fall, adding depth to the University’s expertise in biology, physics and mathematics while bolstering interdisciplinary research in fields such as energy and medical imaging.
Six faculty members were added to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, a department that has expanded considerably.
Dr. Bruce M. Novak, former head of the Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University, has been chosen to be the next dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UT Dallas.
He begins his new post later this month.
“I am thrilled to be chosen for this position and to be part of an institution that is rising above the ranks,” Novak said. “I think UT Dallas has what it takes, in terms of attitude and inspiration from the very top, to become a nationally renowned research institution.”
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
at UT Dallas added two tenure-track faculty members this year, with research interests in microbiology and quantum physics.
Dr. Nicole De Nisco
joined the Department of Biological Sciences
and Dr. Michael Kolodrubetz
joined the Department of Physics
, both as assistant professors.
“The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is going after the very small and the very large,” said Dr. Bruce Novak
, dean of the school and Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “Dr. Kolodrubetz adds to our faculty members who are studying materials at the atomic level and their bizarre behavior. We also have very robust research efforts in microbiology and infectious diseases, and Dr. De Nisco brings expertise in those areas, including studying disease-causing bacteria and new approaches to controlling their populations.