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Welcome: New Faculty

Mar 15, 2021   |   Dartmouth Engineer

Ethan Murphy

ETHAN MURPHY joined Thayer last April as an assistant professor of engineering. His research involves physics-based electrical modeling, imaging electrical properties with a technique called electrical impedance tomography, and improving these methods for practical biomedical applications using computational techniques. He earned his BS in mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2002, MS in industrial mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2002, and PhD in mathematics from Colorado State University in 2007.

Elizabeth Murnane

ELIZABETH MURNANE joined Thayer last July as the Charles H. Gaut and Charles A. Norberg Assistant Professor of Engineering. Murnane’s research focuses on the design, engineering, and evaluation of technologies aimed at promoting human well-being and the welfare of the natural environment. Her work emphasizes translational approaches to meaningfully engage with and shape industry practices, local communities, and policymaking. She earned her SB in mathematics with computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007, PhD in information science from Cornell University in 2017, and postdoctoral scholarship in computer science from Stanford University in 2020.

Geoffroy Hautier

GEOFFROY HAUTIER joined Thayer in October as the Hodgson Family Associate Professor of Engineering. Hautier’s research focuses on computational materials discovery and design using atomistic modelling. His research group uses especially high-throughput, large-scale computational screening to search for new materials of interest for a wide range of applications, from electronics to energy storage and production. He earned his MS in engineering from École Centrale Paris (France) in 2004, MS in materials science and engineering from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) in 2004, and PhD in materials science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011.

Kimberly Samkoe

KIMBERLEY SAMKOE joined Thayer last July as an associate professor of engineering. Her research interests include quantitative fluorescence molecular imaging, fluorescence-guided surgery, biomedical systems engineering, biological models of cancer, cancer diagnostics and therapeutic monitoring, optics in medicine, and photodynamic therapy. She earned her BSc in biochemistry from University of Regina (Canada) in 2001 and her PhD in biophysical chemistry from University of Calgary in 2007.

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