The Geosystems Research Institute has created a designation of Research Fellow for those academic faculty members who choose to work with GRI on research and outreach projects. GRI Research Fellows will be listed in various publications, thus highlighting their commitment and expertise.

The Geosystems Research Institute at Mississippi State University focuses on multi-disciplinary research and outreach efforts. As such, it seeks to build teams of faculty from across the university with complementary expertise that can address some of the most pressing issues facing our society today. In order to accomplish this, the GRI relies heavily on the academic faculty from the various departments in most, if not all, of the colleges at MSU. This approach provides direct support to departments through salary buyout, graduate student support, and research operational support. It also allows the GRI to have a much larger pool of talent from which to draw, rather than relying on a limited number of GRI research faculty.

Designation as a Research Fellow provides academic faculty the opportunity to be recognized formally for their affiliation with GRI, and also indicates approval from their department head for that affiliation.

Benefits of Affiliation
  • Opportunity for research collaboration on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Expansion of career opportunities.
  • Access to GRI research associates and specialized support staff.
  • Access to high performance computing infrastructure.
  • Access to experienced grants and contracts management staff.
  • Access to specialized publications staff for artistic assistance, public relations materials, and editing.
  • Sponsorship of graduate students.
Become a GRI Research Fellow
All academic faculty at MSU and other institutions are eligible to become affiliated with GRI as a Research Fellow. To apply, submit the online Application. Once your application is received, it will be processed and you will be notified shortly thereafter. For more information, contact GRI.

Current Research Fellows
Shrinidhi Ambinakudige
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

Derek T. Anderson
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University

John Ball
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University

Christopher Brooks
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University

Michael E. Brown
Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

Lori Mann Bruce
Associate Vice President Academic Affairs
Graduate School Dean
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University

L. Wes Burger, Jr.
Associate Director MAFES/Associate Director FWRC
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University

Renee M. Clary
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

William H. Cooke, III
Professor and Head
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

Brian A. Counterman
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University

Michael S. Cox
Professor
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Mississippi State University

Jenny Q. Du
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University

Jamie L. Dyer
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

Gary N. Ervin
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University

David L. Evans
Professor
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University

James E. Fowler
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University

Gary W. Lawrence
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Mississippi State University

Anna Linhoss
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Mississippi State University

James L. Martin
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mississippi State University

William H. McAnally
Research Professor Emeritus
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mississippi State University

Qingmin Meng
Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

Andrew E. Mercer
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

Deepak R. Mishra
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
University of Georgia

Robert J. Moorhead, II
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University

Diana C. Outlaw
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University

Prem B. Parajuli
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Mississippi State University

Joel O. Paz
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Mississippi State University

Daniel Petrolia
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
Mississippi State University

K. Raja Reddy
Research Professor
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Mississippi State University

John J. Riggins
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Mississippi State University

Adam Skarke
Assistant Professor of Geology
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

Bethany Stich
Associate Professor
Associate Director
University of New Orleans Transportation Institute

J. Edward Swan
Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Mississippi State University

Lisa Wallace
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University

Xiu-Feng (Henry) Wan
Assistant Professor
Department of Basic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University

Mark E. Welch
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University

G. Wayne Wilkerson
Associate Professor Emeritus
Department of Landscape Architecture
Mississippi State University

Kimberly Wood
Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

Nick Younan
Professor and Head
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University

Song Zhang
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Mississippi State University

Yang Zhao
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Mississippi State University

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