Gary P. Halada is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University in New York. His research has focused on surface chemistry of materials, environmental remediation, and nanomaterials for the past 15 years. In addition, he is the Undergraduate Program Director for the B.E. program in Engineering Science, and has developed new academic programs or courses in nanotechnology studies, engineering disasters, environmental engineering, and teaching and mentoring techniques. He is also involved in an number of programs on middle school through high school outreach in STEM disciplines.
His course on Learning from Disaster is offered to students from majors across the disciplines, as well as serves as a required course for students in the Engineering Science B.E. program. Read more about the Department, the program, and the course at http://www.matscieng.sunysb.edu/undergraduate.html.
He can be contacted at ghalada at notes.cc.sunysb.edu.