Carbon Mitigation Initiative


Alumni Research Staff & Students

Ali Ahmad Ali Ahmad
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nuclearfutures Laboratory

Policy & Integration Group

Ali Ahmad is research fellow in the Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. His work focuses on the assessment of the technological aspects of small modular reactors and the potential for their deployment, and more broadly the introduction of nuclear power to new markets. A Physics graduate from The Lebanese University in Beirut, Ali holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Cambridge University.

Talal T. Al-Housseiny Talal T. Al-Housseiny
Graduate Student, CBE

Fluids & Energy Group

Investigation of technical challenges at the intersection of fluid mechanics and energy research; the study of interfacial instabilities that occur in fluid-fluid displacements in porous media: applications to Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Sequestration; the integration of Microbial Fuel Cells in microfluidic devices.

Andrew Altevogt Andrew Altevogt
Research Associate, CEE, (2001-2006)

Fluids & Energy Group
Climate Change Program Manager, California Environmental Protection Agency

Numerical modeling projects; theoretical fluid dynamics, groundwater modeling and aquatic chemistry.

Brian Arbic Brian Arbic
Research Associate, AOS, (2003-2005)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor, Florida State University, Department of Oceanography

Dynamics and energy budgets of oceanic mesoscale eddies, the general circulation, barotropic tides, and baroclinic tides; the impacts of dissipative processes such as bottom boundary layer drag and topographic internal wave drag on both low-frequency motions and tides; isotropy of ocean eddies, coherent vortices and jets, oceanic decadal variability, paleotides, and the coupling between motions in the solid earth and ocean.

Andrew Babbin Andrew Babbin
Graduate Student, AOS

Carbon Science Group

Biogeochemical modeling in the ocean; interaction of microorganisms with their environment, and the consequences they have on the nitrogen and carbon cycles; how climate change will affect these elemental cycles in the future.

er Bruce A. Barnett
Technical Research Staff, GEO, (2010)

Carbon Science Group
Research Analyst, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University

Use of stable isotopic tracers in food web systems. Development of new measurement techniques of productivity.

Sarah Batterman Sarah Batterman
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB, Carbon Science Group
Carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems, and the roles of plant biodiversity and nutrient limitation.

Claudie Beaulieu Claudie Beaulieu
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, AOS

Carbon Science Group

Statistical applications in atmospheric and water sciences.

Jean-Philippe Bellenger Jean-Philippe Bellenger
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEO, (2010)

Carbon Science Group
Professor, Département de Chimie, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Environmental chemistry; biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems; chemistry and dynamics of soil-organism interactions.

Hande Yurttan Benson Hande Yurttan Benson
Postdoctoral Fellow, PEI, (2001-2002)

Policy & Integration Group
Assistant Professor at the Decision Sciences Department in the LeBow College of Business of Drexel University

Modeling and optimization of pipeline networks for CO2 transportation; nonlinear programming, using interior point techniques to solve large-scale real-world optimization problems.

Daniel Bianchi Daniele Bianchi
Graduate Student, AOS

Carbon Science Group
Postdoctoral Fellow Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, McGill University Montreal, QC, Canada

Connections between the large scale ocean circulation and biogeochemical cycling of elements, such as nutrients, oxygen and carbon, as well as radiocarbon and helium-3, patterns of water mass circulation from the distribution of tracers; physical and biological mechanisms that contribute to the maintenance of the observed tracer distribution.

Stephanie Bohlman Stephanie Bohlman
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB, (2010)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida

Tropical forest ecology, particularly as it relates to carbon cycling; linking remote sensing and field data in forest modeling; landscape patterns of species and functional diversity in forests and their underlying physical and historical causes; evaluating current and historical landscape patterns for tropical conservation purposes.

Massimo A Bollasina Massimo A Bollasina
Associate Research Scholar, GFDL

Carbon Science Group

Massimo’s interest focuses on the analysis and modeling of the hydrological cycle of the South Asian summer monsoon from intraseasonal to decadal time-scales, with focus on land-atmosphere and air-sea interactions. He is also interested in studying the influence of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau in the development and evolution of the summer monsoon. Massimo is currently working on the improvement of the understanding of the mechanisms of aerosols-driven changes in regional hydroclimate and circulation over South Asia and other regions of the world with the GFDL model.

Valentina Bosetti Valentina Bosetti
Visiting Fellow, PEI, Energy Group, (2008-2009)

Policy & Integration Group
Senior Researcher, FEEM

International climate agreements, coalition formation and stability; the role of linking reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) to climate agreement; innovation in low carbon technologies.

Robert Bruant Robert Bruant
Lecturer, CEE, (2003-2004)

Fluids & Energy Group

Aqueous chemistry, organic/inorganic geochemistry, (multiphase) fluid flow, geology, hydrogeology, CO2 sequestration.

Kenyn Brysse Keynyn Brysse
Postdoctoral Research Associate, WWS (2008-2010)

Policy & Integration Group
Instructor, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Alberta

History and philosophy of paleontology; how scientific knowledge travels across disciplinary boundaries; the reaction of vertebrate paleontologists to the hypothesis that a bolide impact caused the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction 65 million years ago.

John Cannarella John Cannarella
Graduate Student, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy Group

Development of economical clean energy technologies; methods of improving the cycle life of lithium-ion batteries for more cost-effective energy storage.

Brendan Carter Brendan Carter
Postdoctoral Research Associate, AOS

Carbon Science Group

I am currently working to combine the inverse and forward modeling approaches. The forward modeling method suffers from uncertainty in the assumptions inherent to the model. The inverse method typically suffers from a lack of measurement constraints to fully resolve the time-history of a parcel of measured water. I intend to incorporate the high-uncertainty estimates of processes obtained with forward models into inverse models that would otherwise be under-constrained. I am beginning this effort by reexamining calcium carbonate cycling using alkalinity distributions and ocean mixing parameterizations from ocean circulation models.

John Caspersen John Caspersen
Research Associate, EEB, (1998-2002)

Carbon Science Group

Human impacts on the structure, composition, and function of forest ecosystems, as well as the interactions between forest ecosystems, global biogeochemical cycles, and climate.

Nicolas Cassar Nicolas Cassar
Associate Research Scholar, GEO, (2004-2009)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor in Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University

Atmospheric oxygen; in conjunction with atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements, O2/N2 can be used to better understand the global carbon cycle and, more specifically, the mechanisms by which some of the anthropogenic carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere (land biosphere vs. ocean).

Fuat Celik Fuat Celik
Research Associate, PEI, (2002-2003)

Capture Group

Solid super acid catalyzed carbon-carbon bond formation in ethylene glycol precursors.

Anping Chen Anping Chen
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB

Carbon Science Group

The global carbon cycle and climate change; understanding the impact of human activity to global carbon balance, vegetation dynamics; modelling biodiversity and biogeography.

Haiping Chen Haiping Chen
Visiting Fellow, PEI, (2010)

Capture Group
Professor, North China Electric Power University, Beijing

Energy conservation technology; Energy economics and policy; Condition monitoring and control for power plant equipment.

Shoibal Chakravarty Shoibal Chakravarty
Associate Research Scholar, PEI, Energy Systems Analysis Group

Policy & Integration Group

The study of energy use and emissions as a function of economic development and the resulting change in lifestyle patterns; the projection of aviation demand resulting from economic growth over the next fifty years; integrating equity into international climate policies.

Sandy Clark Sandy Clark
Computing Systems Manager, AOS

Carbon Science Group
Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Computer and Information Science

Computer and network security, network eavesdropping and risk perception.

Heleen de Coninck Heleen de Coninck
Visiting Student Research Collaborator, PEI, (2006)

Policy & Integration Group
Manager, International Energy and Climate Issues, ECN Policy Studies

Rural electrification, the Clean Development Mechanism, CO2 capture and storage, and policy interactions in climate policy, particularly in energy security and air quality.

Stefano Consonni Stefano Consonni
Visiting Research Scientist, PEI, (2002-2003, 2007)

Policy & Integration Group

Turbomachinery; themodynamic analysis of energy systems; gas turbine and combined cycle power plants; power generation from coal, biomass or non-conventional fuels; CO2 capture and storage; waste-to-energy systems; cogeneration of electricity and heat; strategies and technologies to mitigate the greenhouse effect.

Benjamin Court Benjamin Court
Graduate Student, CEE (2006-2011)

Fluids & Energy Group
Senior Associate, Boston Consulting Group, Paris

Modeling of large-scale CO2 storage in deep saline formations in Alberta (Canada); quantifying CO2 and brine leakage risk through abandoned wells; technical, regulatory, and public acceptance barriers of large-scale CCS implementation; specifically investigating potential synergies to tackle both the additional water demands of CO2 capture, as well as CO2 sequestration pressure management challenges.

Cyril Crevoisier Cyril Crevoisier
Research Associate, AOS, (2007)

Carbon Science Group
Research Officer, Laboratoire de Météorologique Dynamique/CNRS/IPSL

Improving the understanding of carbon sources and sinks at the surface through the development of new estimation methods involving data from various origins (aircrafts, towers) and different kinds of models (atmosphere, ocean and land);the use of observations from space to study CO2 atmospheric distribution.

David Denkenberger David Denkenberger
Graduate Student, MAE, (2005)

Capture Group

Optimizing wind turbine technology for turbine arrays, coupling with electricity storage or long transmission lines, and climate impacts.

Jeanne DeNoyer Jeanne DeNoyer Osnas
Graduate Student, EEB, (2005-2011)

Carbon Science Group

Linking plant ecology to ecosystem dynamics; phylogenetic and biogeographic patterns of plant traits and plant communities; trophic cascades; savannah structure and function.

Curtis Deutsch Curtis Deutsch
Graduate Student, PEI-STEP, (2000-2003)

Carbon Science Group

Contribute to a coherent understanding of the interactions between ecosystems and climate so that we may better understand past and predict future changes in the environment. Use numerical models with varying degrees of complexity to synthesize and clarify current understanding because these interactions involve diverse processes occurring on many spatial and temporal scales. Current research has focused on modeling connections between ocean biogeochemistry and climate from human to geological time scales and understanding large scale patterns in the response of terrestrial species to anthropogenic climate warming.

Mark Dobossy Mark Dobossy
High Performance Computing Specialist, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Development of massively parallel semi-analytical algorithms to predict leakage of CO2 stored in deep brine aquifers.

Jeffrey Domanski Jeffrey Domanski
Graduate Student, WWS, (2005-2011)

Policy & Integration Group
Director, Sustainability Strategies, Cushman & Wakefield

The development and implementation of environmental emissions trading markets with a focus on the regional and international markets that are forming to address carbon emissions linked to global climate change. The impacts of individual/group behavior and decision-making on the successful application of these policies through a focus on the participation of U.S. farmers in these markets.

Simon Donner Simon Donner
Research Associate, PEI-STEP, (2003-2007)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

Climate change and aquatic ecosystems, using field measurements and computer modeling to evaluate how past climate experience affects the resilience of ecosystems like coral reefs to climate change. This research helps develop effective strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Ongoing projects include coral reef resilience in the central equatorial Pacific; developing global tools for predicting coral bleaching; climate change adaptation strategies for south and central Pacific Islands; and the effect of climate variability on nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to coastal waters.

Florian Doster Florian Doster
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Fundamentals of multi-phase flow in porous media, in particular how process history dependence, i.e. hysteresis and trapping of fluids relate to each other. In CO2 storage, a profound understanding of trapping phenomena is particularly relevant because trapping increases storage security.

Stephanie Downes Stephanie Downes
Senior Research Assistant, AOS

Carbon Science Group
Research Fellow, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Research School of Earth Sciences
The Australian National University

Research focuses on the formation and circulation of Southern Ocean water masses. The simulation of the Southern Ocean overturning circulation among climate models, and compared with observations, significantly varies depending on, for example, mixing parameterisations and surface buoyancy and momentum forcing.

Andrew Duguid Andrew Duguid
Graduate Student, CEE, (2003-2007)

Fluids & Energy Group

Groundwater hydrology; numerical modeling of multi-phase flow in saturated well cements.

Raymond J. Dybzinski Raymond J. Dybzinski
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB

Carbon Science Group

The mechanisms of plant species coexistence and plant community structure; the effects of resource dynamics, recruitment, and natural enemies on community dynamics; human impacts on ecological and biogeochemical systems.

Aloysius Eerhart Aloysius Eerhart
Visiting Student Research Collaborator, PEI, (2007-2008)

Capture Group
Junior Researcher, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Evaluated the Fortran catalyst model for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis within ASPEN Plus and incorporated the PU-PEI's Energy Group technical and economic models for the master thesis at Utrecht University, titled "Exploring the Perspectives of Alternative Fuels Production."

Thomas Elliot Thomas Elliot
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

2D and 3D imaging and analysis; upscaling of processes; radiative energy transport concepts; transfer and utilization of scientific knowledge within government agencies and collaborating groups; policy development and rapid assessment of site response.

Brian Ellis Brian Ellis
Graduate Student, CEE (2007-2012)

Fluids & Energy Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Geologic carbon sequestration in deep saline formations as a means to mitigate carbon emissions to the atmosphere; understanding the complex geochemical reactions that will occur after carbon dioxide injection; how these reactions will impact the sealing ability of caprocks and the long-term flow characteristics of the injection formation; combining geochemical modeling and experimental work to investigate these CO2-water-rock interactions.

Romain Fardel Romain Fardel
Postdoctoral Research Associate, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy Group

Energy storage systems, processing of energy storage materials, nanostructuring of materials.

Caroline E. Farrior Caroline E. Farrior
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB

Carbon Science Group

Understanding the role of plant communities in the land carbon sink.

Abigail Faulkner Abigail Faulkner
Graduate Student, CEE, (2003-2005)

Fluids & Energy Group

Effects of carbon dioxide flux on soil biogeochemistry in the vadose zone; using soil column experiments to elucidate changes in soil after saturation with carbon dioxide.

Jie Feng Jie Feng
Graduate Student, MAE

Fluids & Energy Group

Experimental studies and theoretical modeling for dispersal of nano-droplets at a triple interface by bubble bursting and its application to produce nano-emulsion and nano-particles with low energy input. Characterization of the near-surface flow on slippery liquid-infused porous surface.

Trenton Franz Trenton Franz
Postdoctoral Research, University of Arizona

Fluids & Energy Group (2004-2010)

Dryland ecosystems; hydrological and vegetation interactions.

Ivy Frenger Ivy Frenger
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, AOS

Carbon Science Group

I am interested in the climate system and its response to anthropogenic forcing. I focus my work on the Southern Ocean, a region which is central to global ocean circulation, ocean biogeochemistry and air-sea heat and tracer exchange, yet its dynamics are not fully understood. Ocean mesoscale eddies are thought to be determinant in the area. In previous work, I investigated properties of ocean eddies based on remote sensing and in-situ data. In my current and future work, I want to further explore eddy properties based on high resolution model simulations which include biogeochemistry, and at the same time examine integrated effects of eddies on the Southern Ocean water mass structure and their biogeochemical characteristics.

Thomas Frölicher Thomas Frölicher
Postdoctoral Research Associate, AOS

Carbon Science Group

Carbon cycle modeling; variability in the carbon cycle from regional to global scales; ocean acidification; oxygen minimum zones; past and future climate change.

Sarah Gasda Sarah Gasda
Graduate Student, CEE, (2001-2007)

Fluids & Energy Group

Problems related to flow in porous media, including geological carbon sequestration and groundwater flow and transport problems. Computational modeling of multiphase flow problems, with an emphasis on exploring ways to improve computational methods that are applied to problems that have wide ranges in spatial and temporal scales. Upscaling techniques for aspects of multiphase flow problems as well as contaminant transport problems in complex porous media.

Daniel Giammar Daniel Giammar
Research Associate, CEE, (2002)

Fluids & Energy Group
Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Department, Department of Environmental Studies, and Center for Materials Innovation at Washington University, St. Louis

Chemical reactions occurring at mineral-water interfaces, including sorption-desorption and dissolution-precipitation reactions; examining the rates and equilibrium of mineral-water reactions occurring at conditions expected during deep aquifer sequestration of carbon dioxide.

Emanuel Gloor Emanuel Gloor
Research Scholar, EEB, (2003-2005)

Carbon Science Group
EBI Research Fellow, School of Geography , University of Leeds

The global carbon cycle and biogeochemical cycles related to the carbon cycle like the oxygen, carbon monoxide and methane cycles. Yhe current state and changes of carbon pools using 3D fluid dynamic models of atmosphere and oceans to interpret concentration data. This is important because feedbacks of land vegetation and ocean circulation and biota as a consequence of global warming are not fully understood and may well hold surprises.

Anand Gnanadesikin Anand Gnanadesikan
Lecturer, AOS, (2010)

Carbon Science Group
Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Physical circulation, biogeochemical cycling, climate modeling.

Anne Gothmann Anne Gothmann
Graduate Student, GEO

Carbon Science Group

Interested in the relationships between climate, the carbon cycle, and large-scale geologic processes. Currently, research focuses on using fossil corals to reconstruct past changes in seawater chemistry, with an eventual goal of achieving a better understanding of how those changes are linked to the earth-climate system.

Gennady Gor Gennady Gor
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group
Simulations of carbon dioxide leakage conditions from deep saline aquifers: coupling thermodynamics of CO2-brine mixtures, transport in porous media and geomechanics.

Imene Goumiri Imene Goumiri
Graduate Student, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Computational fluid dynamics and numerical modeling of leakage of CO2 stored in deep saline aquifers.

Jeffrey Greenblatt Jeffrey Greenblatt
Postdoctoral Associate, PEI, (2003-2007)

Policy & Integration Group
Climate and Energy Technology Manager,

Ocean carbon cycle modeling, the economics of wind energy and energy storage, and the development of the "wedge" climate stabilization concept.

Bo Guo Bo Guo
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CEE

Technology Group

Bo earned his Bachelor degree of Hydraulic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2011. His research interests lie in multi-scale models for CO2 storage. Currently, he is developing a vertically-integrated model which accounts for vertical dynamics. This type of model will provide an intermediate choice in model complexity between full three-dimensional models and vertical-equilibrium two-dimensional models.

Xiangbo Guo Xiangbo Guo
Visiting Fellow, PEI, (2010)

Capture Group
Associate Professor, SINOPEC'S Research Institute for Petroleum Processing, Beijing

Kinetic simulation and experimental research on catalytic processes including Fluid Catalytic Cracking process and Hydrotreating process; assessment of clean fuels-related energy technologies and systems; process package design for petroleum processing and chemical process.

Andrew Guswa Andrew Guswa
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, CEE, (2000-2001)

Fluids & Energy Group
Associate Professor Engineering, Smith College

To improve our understanding and representation of hydrologic processes to facilitate informed decision-making. The interactions between one's predictive goals and tolerance for uncertainty, and one's characterization of the spatial and temporal variability of model parameters and representation of the physical processes. Recent areas of research include ecohydrologic modeling and an investigation of the role of dry-season precipitation in the tropical montane cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Amir Haji-Akbari Amir Haji-Akbari
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CBE

Carbon Science Group

Works on the nucleation of ice and hydrates and dynamical heterogeneities in thin films of hyrdrocarbons.

Naima Hammoud Naima Hammoud
PhD Candidate, PACM

Fluids & Energy Group

Naima received her BS and MS from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She joined the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University in 2010. Currently she works on problems in the area of Fluid Dynamics. Her interest in finance is more of a curiosity to learn about the dynamics of one of the most complex systems out there. She is mostly interested in the derivatives market, and keeps up-to-date on what is happening in options trading.

Phillip Hannam Phillip M. Hannam
Graduate Student,

Policy & Integration Group

Renewable energy in developing countries; international financing of renewable energy; flexible mechanisms; climate change burden sharing; China-Africa energy investment.

Ilkka Hannula Ilkka Hannula
Research Scientist

PEI Energry Group
Research Scientist, Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT

Biomass gasification; Biomass to liquid fuels and chemicals; Low-carbon load following power systems; Process simulation; Energy economics.

Stephanie Henson Stephanie Henson
Associate Research Scholar, AOS, (2008-2009)

Carbon Science Group
Research Fellow, National Oceanography Centre (UK)
Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Department

Ecosystem response to perturbations in physical forcing; using a combination of satellite and in situ data, along with model output to quantify how interannual to decadal variability in atmospheric and oceanic conditions impact phytoplankton distributions and productivity.

Jake Herb Jake Herb
Graduate Student, Chemistry

Low-Carbon Energy Group

Jake’s research is focused on the development of new battery technologies. He is currently working on the synthesis and electrochemical characterization of electrolytes for magnesium-ion batteries.

John Higgins John Higgins
Harry Hess Postdoctoral Fellow, GEO, (2009-2011)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor, Princeton University, Department of Geosciences

Processes that control Earth's climate over Earth history; using measurements of stable isotope ratios to reconstruct the chemical composition of the ocean and atmosphere over interesting intervals in geologic time; measuring trapped gases in ice cores drilled in the Allan Hills region of Antarctica to try and extend the record of atmospheric greenhouse gases beyond 800,000 years ago.

Michael Hiscock Michael Hiscock
Physical Scientist, Office of the Science Advisor, Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling, US Environmental Protection Agency

Carbon Science Group

Understanding the ocean's role in the maintenance and variability of the climate; marine ecosystem dynamics using models of and field campaigns to the Southern Ocea; how upwelling Modified Circumpolar Deep Water regulates primary production and carbon export off the coast of Antarctica.

David Ho David Ho
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, GEO, (2001-2002)

Carbon Science Group
Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii

Using variations in atmospheric O2 concentrations to study factors that affect the global carbon cycle, including rates of net production (photosynthesis minus respiration) on the scale of a hemisphere.

Brian M. Hopkinson Brian M. Hopkinson
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEO, (2010)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia

Research focuses on how marine phytoplankton, and to a lesser extent bacteria, acquire and process nutrients (primarily carbon and iron), and how, in turn, the availability of these nutrients alters the abundance and distribution of marine microorganisms; mechanisms phytoplankton use to acquire CO2 for photosynthesis, and the effects of rising CO2 on the physiology and ecology of marine phytoplankton.

Xinwo Huang Xinwo Huang
Graduate Student, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Xinwo has a general interest in energy and environmental studies. His current research interest lies in multi-phase flow in porous media and large-scale numerical modeling, with application to geological carbon sequestration. The ongoing research project takes the Basal Aquifer of Canada as the test case, in order to determine the ability of different models varying in complexity to predict the impact of carbon dioxide injection. With the planned injection sites and rates, and the real petro-physical parameters and geometries of the Basal Aquifer, he compares a cascade of models ranging from single-phase semi-analytic solutions to multi-phase numerical simulators.

Andrew R. Jacobson Andrew R. Jacobson
Research Associate, AOS, (2005)

Carbon Science Group
Research Associate at NOAA/ESRL/GMD in Boulder, Colorado

How ocean and atmospheric CO2 measurements can be interpreted in terms of land and ocean sources and sinks. The spatial and temporal variations of CO2 concentrations at the Earth's surface are the result of atmospheric and oceanic transport acting on fluxes into and out of the atmosphere. Both processes are incompletely known, so addressing one necessarily involves the other; statistical models of ocean ecosystem productivity by interpreting satellite observations of ocean color.

Adam Janzen Adam Janzen
Graduate Student, CEE, (2008-2010)

Fluids & Energy Group
Consultant for Geological Storage Consultants, LLC

Numerical modeling of CO2 injection and geologic storage, efficient calculation of wellbore pressures with subscale analytical corrections, effects of diffuse flows through aquitards on pressure response.

Hao Jiang Hao Jiang
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CBE

Technology Group

My research is focused on the thermodynamic properties, especially the phase equilibria properties, of CO2/H2O/NaCl system using Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation.

Bror Jonsson Bror Jonsson
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEO

Carbon Science Group

Biological production in the Southern Ocean. Comparisons of biogeochemical models and observations. Remote sensing of ocean productivity. measurements of NCP using O2/Ar. Coastal dynamics. Lagrangian particle tracking as a method to explore General circulation models.

Jan Kaiser Jan Kaiser
Research Associate, GEO, (2003-2006)

Carbon Science Group
Lecturer, University of East Anglia

Stable isotope measurements of atmospheric gases and aerosols and air-sea exchange.

Mary Kang Mary Kang
Graduate Student, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Carbon capture and storage options and related policy areas.

Kelly Kearney Kelly Kearney
Graduate Student, AOS

Carbon Science Group
Postdoctoral researcher, Marine Biology and Fisheries Dept., University of Miami, RSMAS

Biogeochemical and trophic dynamics in open ocean and coastal marine food webs.

Andrew Kelley Andrew Kelley
Graduate Student, MAE, (2007-2011)

Capture Group

High pressure and high temperature flame speed measurements used to determine the chemistry of bio-fuel combustion; the ignition dynamics of spark ignited hydrogen/air flames.

Hyoungsoo Kim Hyoungsoo Kim
Postdoctoral Research Associate, MAE

Fluids & Energy Group

I am specialized in a three-dimensional velocimetry for microfluidics flow. I hold special interests in understanding hydrodynamics instabilities (thin film instability) and microfluidics applications (electrokinetic flow). I am very open to cooperate with other topics, e.g. biology (thin-film flow in vivo or the flow field surrounding a living organism). However, to study fundamental problems in fluid dynamics is still at the core of my research.

Ja-Myung Kim Ja-Myung Kim
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEO

Carbon Science Group

My research focuses on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine phytoplankton. During my Ph.D. (at POSTECH in South Korea), a main research topic was to investigate the CO2-induced changes in growth rate of natural phytoplankton assemblages and organic carbon production. As a postdoc in Morel’s group, I am interested in the bioavailability of iron (Fe), an essential cofactor of enzymes utilized in photosynthesis and respiration in phytoplankton, under acidified ocean conditions. The bioavailability of Fe depends on its binding to organic compounds and the rate of dissolution of Fe minerals. My aim is to understand how these processes are affected by acidification and the resulting change in the bioavailability of Fe to phytoplankton.

Seung-Rae Kim Seung-Rae Kim
Research Associate, PEI, (2005)

Policy & Integration Group
Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Public Finance, Seoul, Korea

Environmental economics, public finance, and computational economics.

Bob Kopp Bob Kopp
Research Associate, PEI-STEP, (2007-2009)

Policy & Integration Group
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology, Department of Energy

Earth history, especially the evolution of global biogeochemical cycles and paleoclimate, and its implications for future changes to Earth systems; integrating Pleistocene interglacial sea-level records as a way of constraining ice sheet stability.

Sven Kranz Sven Kranz
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEO

Carbon Science Group

During my Ph.D., which I completed at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and the University of Bremen in Germany in 2010, I worked on carbon acquisition and dinitrogen fixation by the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. My goal is to quantify as well as to understand the underlying physiological mechanisms of the response of phytoplankton to variations in environmental factors during climate change. Using different techniques based on mass spectrometry, fluorescence and molecular biology allows us to study the metabolism of phytoplankton cells in great detail. Understanding cellular responses will allow us to assess future changes in phytoplankton ecology and ocean productivity.

Elena Krieger Elena Krieger
Graduate Student, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy Group

Materials for energy conversion and storage with a focus on ultracapacitor electrode morphology.

Oh Chae Kwon Oh Chae Kwon
Researcher, MAE

Fluids & Energy Group


Eun Young Kwon Eun Young Kwon
Associate Research Scholar, MAE

Carbon Science Group

Understanding global climate change and its impact on the oceanic carbon cycle through the use of analytical, statistical, and numerical tools.

Thomas Lafitte Thomas Lafitte
Associate Research Scholar, CBE

Carbon Science Group

Molecular simulation of organic-hybrid materials.

Andrea Lanzini Andrea Lanzini
Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student, MAE, (2010-2011)

Capture Group
Fuel Cell Scientist/Energy Systems Modeler, Post-graduate research associate, PhD
Politecnico di Torino, Energetics Dept.

Research is mostly focused on Solid Oxides Fuel Cells (SOFC), both from an experimental and modeling stand point of view. Also involved in the modeling of innovative SOFC-based power cycles with CO2 capture.

Ants Leetmaa Ants Leetmaa
Director of NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). Retired in 2007

Carbon Science Group

Developing the physical understanding and tools required to forecast climate from seasonal to centennial time scales.

Nicolas Lefevre-Marton Nicolas Lefèvre-Marton
Graduate Student, WWS

Policy & Integration Group

Induced climate friendly technological change; comparative advantage to change; the role of emerging economies in climate friendly technological change.

Evan Leister Evan Leister
Graduate Student, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Evan's research involves comparing the performance of numerical and analytic simulations of two-phase flow. This comparison of modeled sites will be compared to experimental data from existing injection sites. Evan received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. There he studied analytical modeling techniques with applications for municipal supply and dewatering.

Jennifer Levy-Varon Jennifer Levy-Varon
Postdoctoral Research Associate, PEI

Carbon Science Group

Modeling tropical forest carbon and nitrogen dynamics; impacts of disturbance on ecosystem carbon cycling.

Dan Li Dan Li
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Dan’s current research focuses on the impact of urbanization on local and regional climate, as well as the water cycle. The goal of his research work, including his STEP (Science, Technology and Environmental Policy) project, is to study the potential of urban planning policies to reduce anthropogenic stresses on the urban environment, such as urban heat island effect and modification of water flux, based on a better understanding of the interactions between urban development pattern, the climate system, and the urban water cycle.

Jie Li Jie Li
Energy Specialist, South Asia Region, World Bank

Policy & Integration Group (2004-2010)

Energy efficiency, carbon accounting, CCS, and public-private partnership of power sector.

Li Li Li Li
Graduate Student, CEE, (2000-2005)

Fluids & Energy Group
Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Contaminant reactive transport in natural systems, an interdisciplinary area integrating elements of biogeochemistry, environmental engineering, and subsurface contaminant hydrology; (bio)geochemical reactions in natural porous media (such as soils, sediments, and aquifers) that have major impacts on water quality and on natural attenuation and remediation processes.

Yun Li Yun Li
Visting Researcher, PEI, (2005)

Policy & Integration Group

Energy demand and supply; carbon emissions; cost-benefit analysis of carbon management; energy, environmental, and climate-related policies; and international burden-sharing of carbon control.

Jeremy Lichstein Jeremy Lichstein
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB, (2010)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida

Dynamics and biogeography of plant communities, particularly forests, encompassing both theoretical and applied aspects of forest ecology, including species coexistence mechanisms, the carbon cycle, and impacts of climate change on forest communities. Approaches used include mathematical and simulation models, statistical analysis of forest inventory data, and field campaigns designed to leverage large datasets.

Ning Lin Ning Lin

Policy & Integration Group

Hurricane multihazards risk analysis within the context of climate change.

Christopher Little Christopher Little
Postdoctoral Fellow, WWS

Science and Policy Integration Groups

Improving the comprehensiveness and robustness of numerical ice sheet models; framing sea level rise projections in a form that is amenable to decision-making; volunteer chapter scientist in the IPCC SREX special report, which emphasizes the social context underlying vulnerability to climate-related impacts.

Guangjian Liu Guangjian Liu
Assistant Professor, North China Electric Power University, School of Energy and Power Engineering

Capture Group (2007-2010)

Design and simulation of natural gas conversion and gasification-based conversion of coal and biomass to clean liquid fuels and/or electricity and the application of thermo-economic and lifecycle analysis methods to integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and polygeneration system design.

Yang Lui Yang Liu
Graduate Student, CHE

Fluids & Energy Group

The phase behavior of nano-confined water.

Wei Liu Wei Liu
Graduate Student, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy Group

Nonpremixed ignition temperature measurements of liquid hydrocarbons; kinetic mechanism reductions.

Xinyi Minnie Liu Xinyi Minnie Liu
Postdoctoral Research Associate, AOS

Low-Carbon Energy Group

Xinyi Minnie Liu’s research interests include material science and energy storage systems. Her current work is on mechanical properties of lithium-ion battery, and characterizing the relationship between stress and state of charge and state of health of a lithium-ion battery.

Adi Livnat Adi Livnat
Graduate Student, EEB, (2001-2006)

Carbon Science Group
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computer Science Division

Currently working to build bridges between theoretical computer science and theoretical biology.

Jenna Losh Jenna Losh
Graduate Student, GEO

Carbon Science Group

The ocean's response to climate change, specifically the response of phytoplankton to increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Luca de Lorenzo Luca de Lorenzo
Graduate Student, MAE, (2003-2006)

Fluids & Energy Group

Clean coal technologies, hydrogen production from coal, via innovative membrane-reactor separation systems and coal-gas competition in the power sector; focusing on Integrated Assessment Modeling of energy systems, in particular on the future role of coal in the power sector under alternative climate change policies and considering US energy security.

Gao Qing Lu Gao Qing Lu
Visting Researcher, PEI, (2001)

Capture Group
Vice President for Research, University of Queensland, Australia

Membranes for CO2 and hydrogen separation, fuel cells, and catalytic conversions of gas to liquid.

Brian Magi Brian Magi
Associate Research Scholar, AOS, (2007-2011)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Simulations of global fire to investigate the role of fire in the carbon cycle.

Joseph Majkut Joseph Majkut
Graduate Student, AOS

Carbon Science Group

Use of ocean models to constrain and study the carbon cycle, ocean circulation and ocean tracer distributions. Example topics include: How can we identify carbon-cycle feedbacks to climate change? To what degree are random and systematic uncertainty affecting the misfit of climate models to data? How informative are tracer distributions to our study of the deep circulation?

Irina Marinov Irina Marinov
Graduate Student, AOS, (2005)

Carbon Science Group
Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania

The role of oceanic circulation in determining the strength of the biological carbon pump and atmospheric pCO2; large scale iron fertilization as a method of sequestering carbon in the deep ocean, using both general circulation models and simple box models. Fertilizing different areas of the ocean with iron can result in very different drawdowns of atmospheric CO2 despite similar increases in biological production.

Galen McKinley Galen McKinley
Visiting Research Fellow, AOS, (2003-2004)

Carbon Science Group
Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Ar and N2 in a ocean and atmospheric models; worked on refining the global air-sea exchange rate with 14C and inverse techniques; and continued work on variability of air-sea CO2 and O2 fluxes.

Edward Matteo Edward Matteo
Graduate Student, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Understanding the mechanism of cement corrosion, such that predictions may be made regarding the possibilities for long-term storage in depleted petroleum reserves; characterizing silica gel that is the end product of the cement corrosion and by doing so, gaining insight into both its mechanical properties and its transport properties.

Duncan Menge Duncan Menge
Postdoctoral Researcher, EEB

Carbon Science Group

Understanding global biogeochemical patterns and nutrient limitation to plant growth and carbon storage.

Bryan K. Mignone Bryan K. Mignone
Graduate Researcher and Fellow, PEI-STEP, 2000-2006

Policy & Integration Group
Bryan is currently on leave from the Brookings Institution, serving as a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Science of global climate change; climate economics and carbon markets; energy technology and innovation policy; politics of climate and energy.

Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher
Associate Research Biogeochemist, AOS, (2006-2009)

Carbon Science Group
Scientist at National Institute of Water and Air Research

Atmospheric and oceanic modelling of carbon species, oxygen, methane, and isotopes, inverse modelling, analysis of trends, variability, and anomalies in records of atmospheric tracers related to climate change and ocean biogeochemistry. Recent projects since moving to New Zealand include developing a regional carbon cycle model for Australasia, analysis of newly available Southern Ocean CO2 datasets, and using models to interpret observed concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane in terms of regional sources and transports.

Anatoli Morozov Anatoli Morozov
Research Staff, Manager Laser Laboratory, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy Group

Powerful subpicocecond lasers systems and their applications. Soft X-ray laser development. Raman amplification of ultrashort laser pulses in plasmas.

Adele Morrison Adele Morrison
Senior Research Assistant, AOS

Carbon Science Group

Adele’s work is focused on the large-scale dynamics of the Southern Ocean and in particular the role of eddies in modifying the circulation response. The Southern Ocean plays a central role in the dynamics of past and future global climate change, through its control over the transfer of carbon and heat between the deep ocean and atmosphere. However, due to a scarcity of observations and the difficulty of accurately modeling the Southern Ocean, we lack a comprehensive understanding of how the circulation responds to change. The energetic eddy field directly impacts the response of the circulation, but the small scale of eddies has generally been below the resolution of numerical ocean models.

Eric Naevdal Eric Naevdal
Research Associate, PEI-STEP, (2003-2005)

Policy & Integration Group
Senior Research Fellow, Frisch Centre, Associated member of Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Dept. of Biology, University of Oslo

Dynamic optimization in the presence of threshold effects; The economics of epidemic control; Empirical and theoretical analysis of animal behavior and implications for resources management; The economics of global warming.

Juan Nogues Juan Nogues
Graduate Student, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Quantifying the uncertainty related to predicting the risk of leakage of CO2 associated with geological sequestration, using a computational model developed at Princeton. The model calculates the leakage of CO2 into overlying formations through a set of analytical and semi-analytical solutions; how this leakage can be detected through monitoring wells and what is the detection limits associated with certain types of leakage scenarios.

Jan Nordbotten Jan Nordbotten
Hydrologic Modeling Specialist, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Fluids & Energy Group

Dr. Nordbotten works in the fields of mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of flow in porous media. His main work revolves around fast methods for simulating CO2 storage, properties of numerical methods, and upscaling/multiscale methods.

Joan Ogden Joan Ogden
Research Scientist, PEI, (2000-2003)

Policy & Integration Group
Co-Director, Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS) Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, Professor, Environmental Science and Policy Department

The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier, particularly hydrogen infrastructure strategies, and applications of fuel cell technology in transportation and stationary power production.

Kiona Ogle Kiona Ogle
Research Associate, EEB, (2005-2006)

Carbon Science Group
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Botany (75%) and Statistics (25%), University of Wyoming

An integrative approach that merges mathematics, statistics, and ecology, with the aim of understanding and predicting how plants, plant communities, and ecosystems are (or will be) affected by environmental perturbations such as those associated with climate change.

Dobromir Parushev Dobromir Parushev
Princeton in Latin America Fellow, Endeavor, Chile

Policy & Integration Group (2006-2010)

Energy systems analysis in the framework of carbon mitigation and economic optimization, especially in the field of liquid fuels production.

Christina Peabody Christina Peabody
Graduate Student, MAE, (2005-2011)

Capture Group
Battery Scientist, Qnovo, Inc.

Developing a fundamental understanding of the relationship between electrochemical and mechanical properties of lithium-ion battery materials, and to use this information to develop new processing and fabrication techniques for these battery systems that will help extend their cycle life.

Yves Plancherel Yves Plancherel
Graduate Student, AOS

Carbon Science Group
James Martin Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

Understanding and quantifying processes controlling the distribution of Rare Earth Elements (REE) in the Ocean, whose distinct fractionation signatures and isotopic abundances can be used to learn about the land to ocean exchange of elements, to evaluate the role of particles on metal distribution, to trace water masses and they can be used as paleoproxy to reconstruct redox conditions and biological export.

Arun Prabhu Arun Prabhu
Graduate Student, CBE

Fluids & Energy Group

Investigation of rates of formation and stability of clathrate hydrates (specifically CO2 hydrates) under different conditions of pressure, temperature, salinity and dispersant concentrations.

Drew Purves Drew Purves
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB, (2001-2007)

Carbon Science Group
Head, Computational Ecology and Environmental Carbon Science Group, Microsoft Research Cambridge

To produce accurate models of communities and ecosystems, of the kind that could be used to predict how communities respond to various anthropogenic perturbations, and / or to devise better ways to manage our environment.

Matthias Preisig Matthias Preisig
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Computational fluid dynamics; numerical modeling of leakage of CO2 stored in deep saline aquifers.

Sam Sidwell Rabin Sam Sidwell Rabin
Graduate Student, EEB

Carbon Science Group

Incorporating the effects of land use into global vegetation fire models, using these and other insights to improve the simulation of tropical forest fires, and considering the effects of changing tropical forest fire regimes on REDD+.

Mileva Radonjic Mileva Radonjic
Visiting Scholar, PEI, (2005)

Fluids & Energy Group
Assistant Professor Craft and Hawkins, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University

The integrity of abandoned oil wells, specifically the durability of hydrated cement within CO2 sequestration conditions.

Matthew Reuer Matthew Reuer
Research Associate, GEO, (2005)

Carbon Science Group
Technical Director, Environmental Program and Chemistry, Colorado College

Analytical environmental chemistry and aquatic systems.

Tianling Ren Tianling Ren
Visiting Fellow, PEI, (2002-2003)

Capture Group
Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

The technologies and strategies of conversion and use of energy, and modeling and simulation of energy systems. His research at PEI focused on configuration, energy and economic analysis of oxygen-blown coal gasification-based polygenerations that co-produce liquid fuel, chemicals and electricity with CO2 capture, which is part of the "Syncity" project, a collaborative research program between Tsinghua University, China and Princeton University.

Kathleen Riesing Kathleen Riesing
Graduate Student, MAE (2009-2013)

Fluids & Energy Group

As part of Professor Howard Stone's Complex Fluids Group, research interests include the study of density-driven convection to model the process of carbon sequestration. Specifically, research seeks to evaluate the effects of porosity and an inclined boundary on the rate of convection.

Sara Rocks Sara Rocks
Associate Research Scholar, GEO, (2009-2010)

Carbon Science Group
Research Chemist, FLSmidth, Inc., Salt Lake City, Research and Development

Interactions between organisms and their environment, specifically trace metal acquisition and mechanisms of metal uptake under varying environmental conditions.

Somnath Baidya Roy Somnath Baidya Roy
Research Associate, CEE, (2001-2004)

Fluids & Energy Group
Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Impact of land-surface heterogeneity on regional hydrometeorology using numerical atmospheric models; quantifying the effects of the changing land-use pattern over the past 300 years on the climate of the U.S. and the meteorological impact of deforestation in Amazonian and African rainforests.

Sapna Sarupria Sapna Sarupria
Senior Research Assistant, CE

Fluids & Energy Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University

Developing a quantitative understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of CO2 hydrate formation using principles of statistical mechanics along with detailed molecular simulations.

Nathan Serota Nathan Serota
Undergraduate, Class of 2014, AOS

Carbon Science Group

Nathan Serota is a senior in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton studying the influence of anthropogenic aerosols on the land carbon sink. His other research interests include climate finance and “stranded assets.”

Dalin Shi Dalin Shi
Graduate Student, GEO

Carbon Science Group

The interactive influences of iron and CO2 on marine phytoplankton; how the ongoing increase in CO2 would affect iron acquisition and requirements in iron-limiting phytoplankton; physiological and/or biochemical mechanisms.

Suin Shim Suin Shim
Graduate Student, MAE

Fluids & Energy Group

Experimental studies of the dissolution of bubbles of carbon dioxide during flow in microfluidic channels; Comparisons of the dissolution rates with of the dissolution process, including influences of the background flow.

Avneet Singh Avneet Singh
Research Assistant

Policy & Integration Group

The impacts of dynamic uncertainty on optimal carbon management strategies. His main projects are: (i) The effects of increasing and decreasing uncertainty on optimal investments, and (ii) developing an efficient parallel genetic algorithm for optimization of climate control problems.

Richard Slater Richard Slater
Senior Professional Specialist, AOS

Carbon Science Group


Allison Smith K. Allison Smith
Postdoctoral Research Associate, AOS

Carbon Science Group

Ecological forecasting in marine environments; predicting the impacts of climate change on species distributions; mechanistic modeling of organisms in oxygen minimum zones; physiology and behavior of invertebrates.

Gregory de Souza Gregory de Souza
Postdoctoral Research Associate, AOS

Carbon Science Group

Large-scale ocean biogeochemistry based on nutrient stable isotope systems. As an isotope geochemist with a strong interest in global-scale ocean biogeochemistry, I use stable isotope tracers to study this interaction, in research that is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation with support from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Supramaniam Srinivasan Supramaniam Srinivasan
Visiting Senior Research Scientist, PEI, (1997-2002) Deceased.

Fluids & Energy Group

Basic and applied electrochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, and electrochemical energy conversion and storage.

Samir Succas Samir Succar
Technical Staff, PEI-STEP, (2003-2008)

Policy & Integration Group
Energy Analyst at Natural Resources Defense Council

Integration issues associated with large-scale wind energy. Specific interests include implementation of energy storage solutions as a strategy for optimizing transmission utilization and mitigating the variability inherent in wind. Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is of particular interest for enhancing the capacity factor of large wind farms and allowing wind to play a role in baseload power markets. Other topics include the competition of large-scale wind with other low-carbon technologies such as coal IGCC with CCS under various climate mitigation policy scenarios.

Hongyan Sun Hongyan Sun
Associate Research Scholar, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy Group

Thermochemistry and chemical kinetics by utilizing state-of-the art quantum chemistry techniques to characterize molecular structures, energies and reaction pathways on the pyrolysis and oxidation of hydrocarbon fuel and propellants; detailed elementary reaction mechanisms for modeling complex combustion process.

Massimo Tavoni Massimo Tavoni
Postdoctoral Research Associate, PEI, Energy Group, (2008-2011)

Policy & Integration Group
Senior Reseacher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan, Italy

Energy and climate change economics; the evaluation of climate and energy policies, using integrated assessment models and looking at the particular role of technological evolution and uncertainty, as well as that of land use change; the consumption patterns of environmentally stressful goods, especially in countries in economic transition; the aviation sector.

G. David Tilman G. David Tilman
Visiting Senior Research Scholar, PEI,

Carbon Science Group
Regents Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Research interests cover the life cycle impacts of alternative paths by which greenhouse gas emissions may be reduced, including via biofuels, changes in global agricultural practices, and changes in soil and ecosystem management. Much of the work addresses the food-energy-environment nexus, taking a 50-year perspective on the environmental impacts of globally accelerating demands for food and energy and how such impacts could be moderated.

Richard Tol Richard Tol
Research Associate, PEI, (2006)

Policy & Integration Group
Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources and Energy, ESRI and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

The application of economic, mathematical and statistical techniques, such as time series analysis, valuation, decision analysis, and game theory, to environmental problems, in particular climate change, natural disasters, and river basin management.

Annette Trierweiler Annette Trierweiler
Graduate Student, EEB

Carbon Science Group

Annette studies how nutrient limitation and rising CO2 affect nitrogen fixation and primary productivity in the tropics. Her work focuses on how geologically-derived nutrients such as phosphorus and molybdenum can limit nitrogen fixation in tropical forest ecosystems now and into the future. Annette is using a combination of experimental field studies, greenhouse studies and modeling to explore the interactions of nutrients, nitrogen-fixation and climate change.

Peichun Amy Tsai Peichun Amy Tsai
Postdoctoral Research Associate, MAE

Fluids & Energy Group

Interested in fluid dynamical problems in CO2 capture and storage. Current research focuses on the experiments of porous media flows, in particular gravity currents, immiscible fluid displacement in a varying geometry, and dissolution-generated, density-driven convection.

Frederico Vigano Frederico Vigano
Visiting Research Fellow, PEI, (2002-2003)

Capture Group

The production of H2 and electricity from both coal and natural gas using "commercially ready" technologies.

James Wang James Wang
Graduate Student, CEE, (2009-2010)

Fluids & Energy Group
Associate, ICF International , Energy & Carbon Markets group

Developing software package and GUI in MATLAB to automate parameter estimation (primarily permeabilities and compressibilities) from abandoned wells using an adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo sampler.

Shaopeng Wang Shaopeng Wang
Visiting Graduate Student, EEB, (2010)

Carbon Science Group

Origination and maintenance of species diversity; neutral theory of biodiversity.

Sookyun Wang Sookyun Wang
Researcher, CEE

Martin Wagner Martin Wagner
Visiting Research Fellow, WWS, (2003-2004)

Policy & Integration Group
Faculty, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

Large scale economic modeling of environmental issues as well as the econometric analysis of environmental Kuznets curves; econometrics, quantitative economics, environmental economics and transition economics.

Wei Wang Wei Wang
Graduate Student, MAE, (2004)

Fluids & Energy Group

Christopher Weaver Christopher Weaver
Graduate Student, GEO

Carbon Science Group

Clouds and climate, land-surface/atmosphere interaction, and climate modeling.

Lawrence Adam Wolf Lawrence Adam Wolf
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, EEB

Carbon Science Group

Understanding how plants control the earth's chemical cycles and energy balance, and how soils and climate interact with plant species to determine their distribution on earth. Remote sensing simulation, flux measurements and modeling, and wireless sensor networks.

Yuan Xu Yuan Xu
Graduate Student, WWS, (2004-2010)

Policy & Integration Group
Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Geography and Resource Management

China's goal process of SO2 emission control, including goal setting, goal implementation, policy enactment, policy enforcement and goal attainment; provide insights on achieving a CO2 goal; energy, public policy, and the environment.

Xiangtao Xu Xiangtao Xu
Graduate Student, GEO

Carbon Science Group

Ecological models, plant functional types, nutrients cycles of terrestrial ecosystems, anthropogenic influence on water cycles.

Yan Xu Yan Xu
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEO

Carbon Science Group

The effects of ocean acidification on the bioavailability of trace metals to marine phytoplankton; the characterization of metalloenzymes which are involved in major nutrient acquisition in marine phytoplankton.

Christopher Yang Christopher Yang
Graduate Student, MAE (2000-2003)

Capture Group
Research Scientist at the Institute for Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis

Modeling of infrastructure systems to estimate costs, emissions, energy use, infrastructure design and transition issues for different alternative fuels.

Huiyan Yang Huiyan Yang
Graduate Student, AOS (2005)

Carbon Science Group

The microphysics and global distribution of black carbon aerosols in the atmosphere and its radiative impact on tropospheric photochemistry.

Jodi Young Jodi Young
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geosciences

Carbon Science Group

Mechanisms phytoplankton use to acquire carbon for photosynthesis, in particular how these mechanisms will respond to changing concentrations of CO2.

Hannah Zanowski Hannah Zanowski
Graduate Student, AOS

Carbon Science Group

I am currently studying the formation mechanisms and impacts of open ocean polynyas in the Weddell Sea in various climate models. In particular, I am interested in understanding the large-scale, deep ocean changes that occur as a result of these polynyas, and how these changes affect abyssal ocean heat content and circulation over time.

Jie Zhang Jie Zhang
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group

Shale permeability; shale pore-structure; hydration and setting of well cement.

Xinning Zhang Xinning Zhang
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, GEO

Carbon Science Group

Interplay between microbes and the physical environment on both short (transcriptional) and long (evolutionary) timescales. In the Morel lab, studying the impacts of trace metals on nitrogen fixation by diverse bacteria.

Zheng Zhong Zhong Zheng
Postdoctoral Research Associate, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy and Policy & Integration Group

CCS source-sink match optimization and potential early actions in China.

Zhe Zhou Zhe Zhou
Visiting Graduate Student, MAE (2009-2010)

Capture Group
Ph.D. Student in Thermal Engineering Department at Tsinghua University

System analysis of co-production of liquid fuels and electricity from coal & biomass and biomass pretreatment technologies.

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