The CLIMBS project unites and leverage the expertise of over 50 multi-disciplinary researchers from 8 universities and colleges across the state, including the University of Kentucky (UK), University of Louisville (UofL), Western Kentucky University (WKU), Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), Morehead State University (MoSU), Murray State University (MSU), Northern Kentucky University (NKU), and Thomas More University (TMU).

Below is a searchable table where you can learn more about our researchers across the commonwealth.

For reference, here are the seven research projects of CLIMBS, including Education, Outreach, & Diversity (EOD).

If you see inaccurate or missing information here, please fill out the short KY NSF EPSCoR Team Member Form to ensure we can list your information properly.

  • Project 1: Enhance Weather Understanding
    Atmospheric variability, trends, and forcing weather mechanisms across time
  • Project 2: Paleo-Perspectives
    Kentucky’s hydroclimate and geohazard history: new insights from muds, trees, and models
  • Project 3: Safeguard Kentucky’s Water Supply
    Novel computations to improve water quantity and quality as climate evolves
  • Project 4: Mitigate Flood Impacts
    Understanding past & present to predict, prepare, and respond to flooding
  • Project 5: Mitigate Landslide Impacts
    Through physical modeling and engineering, develop hillslope response behavior
  • Project 6: Quantify Community Resilience
    Builds models of interdependencies and behavior of infrastructures in Eastern Kentucky
  • Project 7: Integrate Artificial Intelligence
    For adaptative emergency management, risk assessment, and disaster detection
  • EOD: All Projects – Education, Outreach, & Diversity in STEM

 

InstitutionInstitutionFirst NameLast NameRoleProject(s)Description / Bio Link
UKRodneyAndrewsPIBio
UKCzarCrofcheckCo-PIEODBio
UKSebastianBrysonCo-PI5, 6Bio
UKMichael McGlueCo-PI2Bio
UKEdwardWooleryCo-PI2, 3Bio
UofLMarkFrenchFaculty4Bio
UofLOmidGhasemi-FareFaculty4Bio
UofLOlfaNasraouiFaculty7Bio
UofLJasonNaylorFaculty1Bio
UofLZhihuiSunFaculty4Bio
UofLWilliam GunterFaculty1Bio
UofLTylerMahoneyFacultyEODBio
UofLMaegenRochnerFaculty2Bio
UofLTom RockawayFaculty4Bio
WKUJeraldBrotzgeFaculty1, 7Bio
WKUJoshuaDurkeeFaculty1, 7Bio
WKUXingangFanFaculty1, 7Bio
WKUDavidOliverFaculty7Bio
WKUJasonPolkFacultyEODBio
WKUZacharySurianoFaculty1, 7Bio
Morehead St.AmyCollickFaculty2Bio
Morehead St.MDKibriaFaculty2Bio
Morehead St.JenO'KeefeFacultyEODBio
EKUEstifanosHaileFacultyEODBio
Murray St.HalukCetinFacultyEODBio
NKUKristyHopfenspergerFacultyEODBio
Thomas MoreChristopherLorentzFacultyEODBio
UKSarahJohnsonFaculty5Bio
UKBenBlandfordFaculty6Bio
UKSethCarpenterFaculty3Bio
UKMeiChenFaculty6Bio
UKMatthew CrawfordFaculty5Bio
UKJasonDortchFaculty2Bio
UKAndreaErhardtFaculty2, 3, EODBio
UKCrystalFelimaFaculty6Bio
UKJimmyFoxFacultyEODBio
UKAbdullah-Al-ZubaerImranFaculty7Bio
UKDaveMoecherFacultyEODBio
UKMeredithSwallomFaculty2Bio
UKRyanThigpenFacultyEODBio
UKBenTobinFaculty2, 3Bio
UKZhenmingWangFaculty3Bio
UKKevinYeagerFacultyEODBio
UKJunfengZhuFaculty3Bio
UKSummerBrownFacultyEODBio
UKRosemaryFamaAdmin
UKCourtneyMcCarthyAdmin
UKJeffMosseyAdmin
UKKevinPuckettAdmin