All HMEI-STEP Fellows

  • Sun, Emily Wei-Hsin

    ‘19 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Predicting Soil Carbon Flux in Response to Small-Scale Amendments for Integration into Climate Policy Frameworks

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Tim Searchinger

    Thesis Topic

    Flow of Water and Organics Through Mineral Nanopores

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Ian Bourg

  • Alexander, Celeste

    ‘12 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Anthropology

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    The Production and Reception of Expert Knowledge Practices in a Tanzanian Wildlife Management Area

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    David Wilcove

    Thesis Topic

    An Ethnography of Community Engagement with Conservation and Development in a Tanzanian Wildlife Management Area

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Joao Biehl

  • Baldwin, Jane

    ‘15 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Correlated Risk of Climate Extremes with Global Warming and its Implications for Catastrophe Insurance

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Climate Drivers and Environmental Sensitivity of Arid Regions in Asia

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Gabriel Vecchi

  • Berg, Alexander

    ‘16 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Electrical Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Patent Internalization and Renewables Specialization in Emerging Economies

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    James Sturm

  • Blaisdell-Pijuan, Paris

    ‘20 Perkins Fellow
    Paris Blaisdell-Pijuan
    DEPARTMENT

    Electrical Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Assessing Routes to Clean Hydrogen: Meeting the Norwegian Hydrogen Demand with Hydropower

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Infrared Catalysis and Hydrogen

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Claire Gmachl

  • Brunner, Claudia

    ‘19 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Offshore Wind Energy in the United States — From Burgeoning Technology to Competitive Market Force?

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Alex Glaser

    Thesis Topic

    Unsteady Airfoil Aerodynamics with Applications to Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Marcus Hultmark

  • Conley, Joe

    ‘02 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    History

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Emission trading for mercury? Addressing the 'hot spot' problem.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Environmentalism contained: A history of corporate responses to the environmental movement.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Daniel Rodgers

  • Dalin, Carole

    ‘12 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Productivity in China Through Water Management and Agricultural Policies

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Denise Mauzerall

    Thesis Topic

    The Transfer of Water Resources through the Trade of Water-Intensive Products, or “Virtual Water Trade”.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe

  • Debats, Stephanie

    ‘13 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Reducing Crop Yield Losses through Improved Food Security Forecasts and Agricultural Land-Use Policies

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Crop Yield Variability in Dryland Agricultural Systems

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Kelly Caylor

  • Deng, Hang

    ‘12 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Incorporation of CCS – and Nuclear Energy Related Risks in Current Energy Economic Model and its Implications to Energy Policy

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Evaluation of Caprock Integrity and its Evolution Due to Brine-CO2-rock Interactions

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Catherine Peters

  • Deutsch, Curtis

    ‘00 PEI RISE Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Oceanic iron fertilization and N2O production: global warming feedbacks.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    David Bradford

    Thesis Topic

    Marine nitrogen cycle.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Jorge Sarmiento

  • Dreyfus, Gabrielle

    DEPARTMENT

    Geosciences

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Assessing the validity and implications of using MIS 11 as an analog for the unperturbed Holocene

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Ice core paleoclimatology using the composition of trapped air.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Jean Jouzel

  • Duguid, Andrew

    ‘03 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Risk assessment of CO2 leakage through abandoned wells.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    CO2 leakage through abandoned wells.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Michael Celia

  • Edwards, Ryan

    ‘15 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Exploring Environmental Policy and Regulation of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development Internationally

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Denise Mauzerall

    Thesis Topic

    Environmental Impacts and Opportunities of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Michael Celia

  • Edwards, David

    ‘03 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Chemistry

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Metal Risk in the environment: the Waste Minimization Prioritization Tool (WMPT)

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Valerie Thomas

    Thesis Topic

    Molecular studies of siderophore complexes in aqueous solution.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Satish Myneni

  • Egleston, Eric

    ‘05 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    The role of mechanistic models in regulatory risk assessment.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Denise Mauzerall

    Thesis Topic

    Trace metal accumulation in diatoms.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Francois Morel

  • Ellis, Brian

    ‘09 PEI RISE Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Investigation of the impact of carbon dioxide gas stream purity regulations on competitiveness of CCS technologies in the energy market.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Denise Mauzerall

    Thesis Topic

    Geologic carbon sequestration–Investigation of brine acidification and ensuing water-rock interactions.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Catherine Peters

  • Escarra, Matthew

    ‘09 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Electrical Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    The implementation and use of remote measurements tovalidate CO2 Emissions reductions.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    High performance quantum cascade lasers for spectroscopic applications.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Claire Gmachl

  • Feng, Kairui

    ‘20 Ford Fellow
    Kairui Feng
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Empiric and Diagnostic Policies to Tame Hurricane and Climate Change Risks

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Adaptive Decision-Making for Infrastructure-Human Systems Affected by Hurricanes and Climate Change

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Ning Lin

  • Frazer, Michelle

    ‘16 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Policy Implications of Regional Climate Responses to Stratospheric Aerosol Albedo Modification

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer, Robert Socolow

    Thesis Topic

    Toward Understanding the Role of Clouds in the Climate System

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Yi Ming

  • Fuller, Emma

    ‘14 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    The Ecosystem Effects of Individual Transferable Quotas in US West-Coast Commercial Fisheries

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    David Wilcove

    Thesis Topic

    Social-Ecological Systems, Fisheries, Foraging Theory

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Simon Levin

  • Ganguly, Aahana

    ‘13 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Chemistry

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Responsible Regulation of Engineered Nanomaterials under Risk Uncertainty: Evaluation of the Toxic Substances Control Act

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Surface Science Studies on Nanoparticle Catalysts

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Steven Bernasek

  • Gerlein, Cynthia

    ‘14 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Understanding the Impacts of Policy on Reducing Deforestation in Tropical Forests

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Denise Mauzerall

    Thesis Topic

    Ecohydrology

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Kelly Caylor

  • Gregory, Nathan

    ‘04 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    The role of anthropogenic fire and livestock grazing in East African Savannas.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Emmanuel Kreike

    Thesis Topic

    The role of anthropogenic Fire and Livestock Grazing in sustaining avian diversity in East Aftican Savannas

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    David Wilcove

  • He, Xiaogang

    ‘17 Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Incorporation of Human Dimensions into the Hydrological Model and its Implications to Policy-Making for Drought Adaptation in California

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Flood and Drought Risk Assessment

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Eric Wood

  • Helm, Jermiah

    ‘00 PEI RISE Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Chemistry

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Analysis of the cause and cure of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    David Bradford

    Thesis Topic

    Ramoplanin: structure-activity correlation.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Suzanne Walker

  • Hoang Lu, Jack

    ‘15 Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Modeling and Application of Antibiotic Pollution Mitigation Strategies to Address Resistance Development

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Bryan Grenfell

    Thesis Topic

    Moving Beyond Antibiotics: Development and Translation of Next-Generation Antivirulence Therapies

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Robert Prud'homme

  • Huang, Xinwo

    ‘13 Ford Fellow