Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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San Jose State University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.00 / 12.00 Sandeep Muju
Executive Director
Research Foundation
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
93
+ Date Revised: Aug. 16, 2017

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
576

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
32

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
64

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Please note that list below includes five non-academic staff members in addition to 89 faculty counted in above metrics. Headcount of 576 does NOT include non-academic staff. This information replicated in attached file.

Trulio Lynne EnvS
Klee Gary EnvS
Mulvaney Dustin EnvS
Olszewski Bruce EnvS
Gershenson Alex EnvS
Douglas Jason EnvS
Russell Will EnvS
Cushing Katherine EnvS
Wrathall David EnvS
Fiack Duran EnvS
O'Malley Rachel EnvS
Speer Leslie Design/H&A
Grindstaff Beverly ArtH
Sotu Hamedi-Hagh EE
Cordero Eugene METR
Todd AnneMarie COMM
Nixon Hilary URBP
Salazar Dayana URBP
Agarwal Asha URBP
Mathur Shishir URBP
Kos Rick URBP
Wessel Ginette URBP
Metzger Ellen GEOG
Smith Grinnell ED
Guenter Scott AMS
Pitchon Anna ANTH
Faas AJ ANTH
McMullin Kurt CEE
Davis Kate GEOG
Richardson Kathryn GEOG
Loomba Arvinder BUS
Foster Chuck AE
Bashash Saied ME
Ginny Rhee ME
Freeman Marjorie NUFS
Cabrera Peggy LIBRARY
Curry Julia MAS
Pizarro Marcos MAS
DeHaan Jason SOC
Ross Suzy Health Science & Recreation
Pignotti Giselle NUFS
Mamary Ed Health Science & Recreation
Ta Van Health Science & Recreation
Roe Kathleen Health Science & Recreation
Worthen Miranda Health Science & Recreation
Masucci Matthew Health Science & Recreation
Butryn Ted Health Science & Recreation
McProud Lucy Health Science & Recreation
Basu Anu College of Business
Holian Matt ECON
Roman Ronald MGMT/COB
Rinck Health Science & Recreation
Vinck Mehgna MGMT/COB
Aiello Ivano MOSS LANDING
Coale Kenneth MOSS LANDING
Connolly Tom MOSS LANDING
Geller Jon MOSS LANDING
Graham Michael MOSS LANDING
Hamilton Scott MOSS LANDING
Lage Katie MOSS LANDING
McDonald Gitte MOSS LANDING
Welschmeyer N MOSS LANDING
Lee Juneseok CEE
Consavari Elizabeth ARTH
Blackmer Reyes Kathryn LIBRARY
Kohn Rebecca LIBRARY
Slobuski Teresa LIBRARY
San Fratello Virginia Design/H&A
Furman Buford MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Garcia Alejandro PHYSICS
Meniketti Marco ANTHRO
Lee Juneseok CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Loomba Arvinder BUS
Gosselin Kathryn MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Meyers-Lipton Scott SOCIOLOGY
Strauss Daniel CHEMISTRY
Luo Lili I-SCHOOL
Rhee Jinny MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Resa Kelly CHEMISTRY
Selvadury Guna BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Freedman Marjorie NUFS
Armaline William JUSTICE STUDIES
Jordan Kevin PSYCHOLOGY
Sunseri Charlotte ANTHROPOLOGY
Stein Ninian ANTHROPOLOGY
Kim John CHEMISTRY
Pitchon Ana ANTHROPOLOGY
Mackie Joshua BIOLOGY
Pfeiffer Jeanine ENVS
Wonder Kristen Spartan Shops
Rodriguez Tiffany Transportation Solutions
Zonobi Eyedin Transportation Solutions
Andres Debbie FD&O
Salvadalena Adam FD&O


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

To complete this research inventory we calculated the number of faculty who are actively pursuing and conducting research, have submitted research proposals, or have been awarded grants relating to sustainability.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Notable achievements include: 1. Grant awards from the California State Department of Fish and Game and the California State Water Resources Control Board to monitor the environmental health of California's streams, rivers, lakes and coastal areas. The research team on the program, known as SWAMP (Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program), collects and analyzes scientific data on water from around the state. They examine water quality chemistry and measure toxicity. That data is then compiled, analyzed and integrated into comprehensive reports and web sites that serve as resources and repositories for the entire State of California. The program is led by Rusty Fairey, Director of the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory at SJSU's Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. 2. In a highly technical convergence of material formulation, digital modeling and 3-D printing, Professor Virginia San Fratello - a licensed, practicing architect and SJSU faculty member - and her students are designing sustainable, customizable and inexpensive building components made entirely from recycled demolition debris and carpentry waste. Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, they have constructed rigid window coverings that mediate the interior climate, reducing the need for air conditioning and heating. Using an open-weave ivy-leaf pattern, they have generated mass customized designs that increase winter interior temperatures by an average of 12 degrees and decrease summer interior temperatures by an average of 9 degrees. 3. The Spartan Superway is a model automated transit network (ATN), a system where fully automated vehicles operate on a grade-separated track, one that is elevated about 20 to 30 feet above existing roadways. Under the guidance of Mechanical Engineering Professor Burford Thurman, a design team of SJSU students from engineering, industrial design, urban planning, and business have constructed a short but full-size model of the track as well as developing a cabin design. While no market for the ATN yet exists, it appears to have future potential as a mode of sustainable transportation given that a solar power collection system can be integrated into its design.


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

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