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Expertise Clusters

UNLV faculty bring wide-ranging expertise to bear on a variety of real-world challenges and research questions. The following master list provides a snapshot of this expertise. Below, several key areas of interest to the community, state, region, and nation are listed; and after each, you will find a list of faculty with expertise in the given area.

To search for faculty expertise by keyword(s), go to UNLV Research Match.

  • Energy and Environment — The energy and environment cluster represents expertise in various sectors, including energy (renewable, nuclear, power transmission), and water (supply, demand, treatment, processes), and environment (earth and space sciences).
  • Infrastructure and Technology — The infrastructure and technology cluster includes faculty with expertise in such fields as transportation, built environment, building systems, and cyber infrastructure (e.g., high performance computing, parallel computing, and software frameworks).
  • Education — The education cluster represents expertise of faculty conducting research related to educational psychology, teaching and learning, and clinical studies.
  • Health — The health cluster represents expertise in various fields, including biotechnology, molecular biology, health care, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, public health, and nursing.
  • Social Services — The social services cluster includes faculty expertise related to human capital and human systems in fields such as sociology, political science, history, psychology, and social work.
  • Business/Hotel Administration — The business/hotel cluster represents expertise in the various sectors involving gaming, hotel administration, economic development, economic analysis, and market analysis.
  • Cultural — The cultural cluster includes faculty expertise in such fields as the fine and performing arts, design, and the humanities.

Expertise Form

Note to faculty: If you would like to update the information on your areas of expertise on the master list, please fill out the following form:

Expertise Update Form