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2021 Virtual Research Café

Virtual Research Café 10.0 Events


The Café's aim is to help foster research collaborations across the CSU system and catalyze the submission of intercampus proposals. Each café involves three 10-minute faculty research and ideas for future work presentations. Q&A takes place during the virtual mixer following the presentations.

Dr. Carlie Pietsch  

Dr. Carlie Pietsch
Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
San Jose State University

Presentation Topic:

Using Paleontology to Advocate for the Earth and Ocean

Dr. David Krum  

Dr. David Krum
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Cal State LA

Presentation Topic:

Immersive Environments for Collaboration and Training

Dr. Lua Lopez Perez  

Dr. Lua Lopez Perez
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, San Bernardino

Presentation Topic:

Genetic and Phenotypic Responses to Climate Change Over time and Space


Virtual Research Café 10.0 ( March 19, 2021)

Dr. Aubrey Kemp  

Dr. Aubrey Kemp
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
CSU Bakersfield

Presentation Topic:

Improving Student Understanding and Application of Mathematical Definitions

Dr. Farbod Khoshnoud  

Dr. Farbod Khoshnoud
Assistant Professor
Electromechanical Engineering Technology Department
Cal Poly Pomona

Presentation Topic:

Self-powered Dynamic Systems, Bio-inspired Dynamic Systems, Quantum Robotics and Autonomy

Dr. Morgan Hawker  

Dr. Morgan Hawker
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fresno State

Presentation Topic:

Silk and the Forgotten State of Matter


Virtual Research Café 10.0 ( April 23, 2021)

Dr. Alona Kryshchenko  

Dr. Alona Kryshchenko
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
CSU Channel Islands

Presentation Topic:

Nonparametric Estimation of Population Parameters

Dr. Yunfei Hou  

Dr. Yunfei Hou
Assistant Professor
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Cal State San Bernardino

Presentation Topic:

Leveraging Big Data in the Inland Empire’s Public Transit Systems

Dr. Morgan Hawker  

Dr. Hyewon Pechkis
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Chico State

Presentation Topic:

Making a Difference in First Generation and Underrepresented Students' Education through Research: Quantum Coherence in a Bose Thermal Gas


Virtual Research Café 10.0 (May 26, 2021)

Dr. Julian C. Lozos  

Dr. Julian C. Lozos
Assistant Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
CSUN

Presentation Topic:

Investigating the Physics of the Earthquake Process Using Computer Simulations


Dr. Parvin Shahrestani  

Dr. Parvin Shahrestani
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Cal State Fullerton

Presentation Topic:

Phenotype to Genotype Mapping of Health-Relevant Traits in Fruit Flies

Dr. Stephanie Zaleski  

Dr. Stephanie Zaleski
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Cal State East Bay

Presentation Topic:

Developing Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy-Based Sensors for the Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds



Virtual Research Café 10.0 (June 30, 2021)

Dr. Ettore Vitali  

Dr. Ettore Vitali
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Fresno State

Presentation Topic:
Toward the Possibility of Visualizing Quantum Systems on the Screen of a Computer


Dr. Ga-Young Kelly Suh  

Dr. Ga-Young Kelly Suh
Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering Cal State Long Beach

Presentation Topic:
Medical Imaging Analysis for Vascular Surgery

Dr. Logan B. Smith  

Dr. Logan B. Smith
Assistant Professor College of Agriculture CSU Chico

Presentation Topic:
Can Regenerative Agriculture, Fungus, and Soil Health Help Save the World?


Virtual Research Café 10.0 (July 28, 2021)

Dr. Lucy Kerhoulas  

Dr. Lucy Kerhoulas
Assistant Professor
Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources
Humboldt State

Presentation Topic:
Forest Ecology and Management: Comprehensive Evaluations From Leaf-level Physiology to Ecosystem Biodiversity


Dr. Dalton D. Marsh  

Dr. Dalton D. Marsh
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
CSU San Bernardino

Presentation Topic:
Student Interest and Persistence in STEM

Dr. Lluvia Flores-Renteria  

Dr. Lluvia Flores-Renteria

Assistant Professor
Department of Revolutionary Biology
San Diego State University

Presentation Topic:
Evolutionary Ecology of Native Species in the Anthropocene


Virtual Research Café 10.0 (September 17, 2021)

Dr. Santosh  

Dr. Santosh KC​
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Materials
San Jose State

Presentation Topic:
Surface and Interface Properties of 2D Materials


Dr. Liz Kyonka  

Dr. Liz Kyonka
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Cal State East Bay

Presentation Topic:
Functional Assessment of Technology Use

Dr. Wing To  

Dr. Wing To

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Stanislaus State

Presentation Topic:
Adaptive Interdisciplinary Research into Atmospheric Effects of California Wildfires


Virtual Research Café 10.0 (October 15, 2021)

Dr. Jorjeta Jetcheva  

Dr. Jorjeta Jetcheva

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer
Engineering
San José State

Presentation Title: Personal Knowledge Assistants

Dr. Tianjun Lu   

Dr. Tianjun Lu  

Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Science & Geography
CSU Dominguez Hills 

Presentation Title: Promoting Healthy Communities through Transportation and Environment

Dr. Breanna Putman  

Dr. Breanna Putman

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology 
Cal State San Bernardino

Presentation Title: The New Normal: What makes animals prepared to survive wildfires?

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Virtual Research Café 10.0 (November 19, 2021)

Dr. Kristi Closser​  

Dr. Kristi Closser​

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fresno State

Presentation Title:Using Quantum Chemistry to Study Photodegradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Dr. Raisa Hernandez Pacheco​  

Dr. Raisa Hernandez Pacheco​

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Cal State Long Beach

Presentation Title: Rhesus Macaques as Models of Life History Theory and Population Dynamics

Dr. Louise Edwards  

Dr. Louise Edwards

Ass​istant Professor
Department of Physics
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Presentation Title: Hidden Worlds at Dawn and Dusk: Mitigating the effects of Satallite Megaconstellations

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