University Committee on Research


(a) To serve as the primary committee for faculty to inform the administration of any problems and opportunities, including suggested policy changes, that relate to the ability of the faculty to engage in research and other scholarly activities

(b) To initiate studies of various aspects of research and other scholarly activities with the intent of improving the climate for these activities at the University and articulating faculty vision on research issues.

(c) To become familiar with the functions of the Office of Research and provide feedback to the Vice Provost of Research when requested.

(d) To assist the Faculty Senate by investigating issues brought to it relating to research.

(e) To provide feedback to the Research Administration Advisory Group when the opinions of a broad representation of faculty on research-related issues are needed.

(f) To prepare a brief, written report of the Committee’s activities at the end of each academic year and to submit copies of this report to the President of the University, Vice Provost of Research, Provost and the Faculty Senate.

2023-2024 Membership

Name School/Dept
László Kürti, Chair Chemistry
Juan Jose Castello Gonzalez Architecture
Rajdeep Dasgupta Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Pat DeLucia Psychological Sciences
Bryan Denny Psychological Sciences
Claire Fanger Religious Studies
Andrea Isella Physics and Astronomy
Peter Loewen Music
Marek Kimmel Chemistry
Qilin Li Civil and Environmental Engineering
Moramay Lopez Alonso History
John Mellor-Crummey Computer Science
Thomas Miller BioSciences
Andriy Nevidomskyy Physics and Astronomy
Matteo Pasquali Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Eduardo Salas Psychological Sciences
Omid Veiseh BioEngineering
Han Xiao Chemistry
Yuhang Xing Business
Carlos Garcia ex officio
Chris Mize ex officio, Environmental Health and Safety Office
Selvalakshmi Selvaraj Anand non-voting graduate student representative
Damon Spencer non-voting graduate student representative

Updated September 26, 2023