About Our Division

Natural and applied sciences at Loyola engages its students through excellence in the study of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, and data sciences. Students learn to become adaptive learners and ethical leaders ready to serve in a diverse and changing world through one-on-one support by faculty. Honors seminar courses, innovative first-year-experiences, and student research programs create students who are ethical team members and effective leaders. Faculty members stay sharp by conducting research in their fields of specialty and keeping well-informed of creative uses of technology.

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Donnelly Science Center, Room 145
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4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210

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Natural and Applied Sciences Steering Board

Timothy Durkin

B.S., Loyola University Maryland
M.Ed., University of Maryland

Mr. Tim Durkin is the Department Chair of Science at Liberty High School. He teaches Honors Conceptual Physics and AP Physics. Mr. Durkin is also the Central Maryland Physics Olympics Coordinator and Host. He is a National Board Certified Teacher whose certification is in Adolescent/Young Adult Physics.

Gino Gemignani

Gino GemignaniB.S, in Physics, Loyola University Maryland
A.C.E, Baltimore Junior College

Gino Gemignani is retired as senior vice president after 52 years of service with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. He was responsible for the organization’s business strategy and building technology initiatives. In addition to his leadership role at Whiting-Turner, he is actively involved in promoting and supporting organizations such as the Maryland Center for Education & Innovation (MCCEI) and the B&O Railroad Museum. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He also serves as a board member or trustee of the following: the Engineering Advisory Board of UMBC, Loyola University Maryland, St. Mary's Seminary and University and the Engineering Advisory Committee of Loyola University Maryland. He is also a graduate of the LEADERship program of the Greater Baltimore Committee and Leadership Maryland. Mr. Gemignani received the Brother Bartholomew award from Mount St. Joseph High School, the Distinguished Alumni award from Baltimore City Community College, the Carroll Medal from Loyola College, the UMBC 2001 Engineer of the Year award and the 2003 Business Leader of the Year award from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola. He is also a former chair of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Council, the Alliance for the Mentally Disabled, the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) and the Collegetown Business Advisory Council.

Michael Hinkey

Mike HinkeyB.S, in Physics and Engineering Science, Loyola University Maryland
M.E, in Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia

Mike Hinkey is retired Sector Vice President and General Manager, Engineering, Manufacturing & Logistics for the Electronic Systems sector at Northrop Grumman. In this role, he was responsible for Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics performance across the Electronics Sector’s campuses. In addition, he was responsible for Facility Management and Capital Investment execution for the sector. Mike currently serves on the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Computer Science/Electrical Engineering Visiting Committee.

Jacqueline Le Moigne

B.S., in Mathematics, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
M.S., in Mathematics, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Ph.D., in Computer Science, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Dr. Le Moigne is the Assistant Chief for Technology in the Software Engineering Division at NASA Goddard. Since 2010, she has been involved in the development of the Space TJacqueline LoMoigneechnology Roadmap for NASA Office of Chief Technologist (OCT), especially in the software domain, and is currently working with the Space Technology Research Grants Program (STRGP). She has previously been involved with the Earth Science Technology Office / Advanced Information Systems Technology Program. Dr. Le Moigne has published over 120 publications, including 24 journal papers; she is first author of an edited book on “Image Registration for Remote Sensing”, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. Her research interests include image registration, data fusion, high-performance and on-board processing, as well as distributed spacecraft missions. She is Innovator or co-Innovator on 11 Disclosures of Invention and Principal Innovator for one Patent. She has been Associate Editor for several journals, is a NASA Goddard Senior Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member and a Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Board in Engineering and Technology (ABET). She has been a NATO Science for Peace and Security Committee Panel Member, and in 2012, she received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the Goddard Information Science and Technology Award.

Timothy E. Mueller

B.S, in Chemistry, Loyola University Maryland
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A&M University 

Dr. Mueller currently oversees the Inorganic Chemistry group residing in the Materials Science division of DuPont’s Central Research & Development. Dr. Mueller leads a diverse team focused on delivering rationally designed and synthetic challenging materials across a wide range of compositional and size domains. In addition to his research role, Dr. Mueller also participates as a core member of DuPont’s cyber security effort.

Bill OlsenWilliam Olsen (Chair)

B. E. in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
M.B.A., Loyola University Maryland

Bill Olsen, Director and System Delivery Lead for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cyber and National Agencies accounts, has been with the firm for 10 years.   With a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University and a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Bill has over 25 years of experience in large-scale systems development, high performance computing, and Service-Oriented Architectures. He has directed initiatives in emerging best practices such as Scaled Agile Framework and DevOps and has worked for large System Integrators, including Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, TRW, and Westinghouse. He enjoys serving as a mentor to future technology leaders via Booz Allen’s Software Development and Architecture Functional Community and as a leader and advisor for STEM organizations and universities, including FIRST Robotics, STEMAction, and University of Maryland. Beyond his professional life, Bill enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his daughter’s many academic and extra-curricular interests.

Karen Snetselaar

Karen SnetselaarB.L.S., Iowa State University
M.S., in Botany (Mycology), Iowa State University
Ph.D., in Plant Pathology (Mycology), Iowa State University

Dr. Snetselaar is the Graduate Director and Professor of the Department of Biology at Saint Joseph's University. Dr. Snetselaar is highly interested in science education in general and specifically in promoting science education outreach into K-12 schools. Dr. Snetselaar is the director for the SJU GeoKids LINKS program, which brings hands-on science into Philadelphia classrooms.

Michael Tangrea

B.S., in Biology, Loyola University Maryland
Ph.D., in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Maryland.

Dr. Tangrea is the Director of Translational Research, Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, Sinai Hospital. He has co-authored 40 peer-reviewed publications, 10 book chapters and seven review publications. Dr. Tangrea brings 22 years experience in molecular biology, with a special interest in tissue microdissection and molecular pathology. He has co-invented a number of technologies enabling the molecular analysis of tissue specimens, resulting in six issued U.S. patents. Before joining the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, Dr. Tangrea conducted research at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., for over 12 years.

Lisa Mazzuca

 Lisa MazzucaDr. Lisa Mazzuca is the NASA Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission Manager. In that capacity she represents NASA both nationally and internationally to set policy and standards for the SAR community, as well as supply technological innovation and engineering expertise for satellite-aided emergency transmitters for air, land, and sea conditions. Dr. Mazzuca began her career at NASA in 1991 as a Flight Dynamics engineer, where she developed and coded mathematical specifications related to spacecraft orbit trajectories. She received a master’s degree in Astrophysics from John’s Hopkins University in 1997, and then a doctorate in Astronomy from the University of Maryland in 2006. In 1998 Dr. Mazzuca joined the Hubble Space Telescope Project to become its Payload Operations Manager. In this capacity she managed the operational healthiness of all instruments onboard HST, as well as overseing the next generation of instruments being developed. In 2005 she accepted the position of Operations Integration and Test Manager for the final Servicing Mission, where she guided the operations ground test program for the new and repaired instruments as well as the communications to Hubble via the Space Shuttle. Dr. Mazzuca has received several awards over her tenure at NASA including the Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2016, the Exceptional Service Medal, Silver Snoopy Astronaut Award and Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award in 2009, and the Goddard Space Flight Center Engineer of the Year in 2008.

Thomas Clark

B.S., in Physics, Loyola University Maryland
M.S., in Physics, Lehigh University
Ph.D., in Physics, University of Maryland College Park

Dr. Clark is the Supervisor of the Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems and Technologies Group and a member of the Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has over 25 years of research and development experience in the technology fields of Lasers and Electro-Optics.  Dr. Clark has worked as a Research Physicist in the Optical Sciences Division at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, Senior Optical Design Engineer at the venture-backed Dorsal Networks, Columbia, MD, and Director of Photonics at Pharad, LLC in addition to his current position at JHU/APL. His current research interests focus on the development and characterization of low-noise and ultrafast photonic systems and devices and the application of photonics to problems in optical communications and microwave and millimeter wave systems. Dr. Clark is an active member of the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society of America. He has served on and has been the chair of numerous conference technical subcommittees and has recently served as Technical Program and General Program Chair of the IEEE Photonics Conference.

Natural and Applied Sciences Steering Board Report