HMEI-STEP Fellows: Awarded Ford

  • Feng, Kairui

    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

  • Brunner, Claudia

    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

  • Smyth, Jane

    Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Assessing Vulnerabilities of the Brazilian Energy System to Projected Changes in the South American Monsoon

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Investigating the Physical Mechanisms of Monsoon Variability with a Hierarchy of Climate Models

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Yi Ming

  • Tao, Yiheng

    Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Projecting the Energy Landscape in the Midwestern United States in the Next Two Decades

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Denise Mauzerall

    Thesis Topic

    Modeling Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Michael Celia

  • Luxum, Katja

    Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Geosciences

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Transferring Expertise From Geoscientists to Decision-Makers: Applying Choice Architecture to Design Optimal Factsheets

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Elke Weber

    Thesis Topic

    Converting Nitrogen Gas into Fertilizer: Physiological Implications of Mo-Independent Nitrogen Fixation

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Xinning Zhang

  • Spokas, Kasparas

    Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Policies to Promote Dispatchable, Low-Carbon Electricity Generation to Complement Intermittent Renewable Energy Growth: Evaluation of the Limitations of a Carbon Tax and Alternative Policy Mechanisms to Incentivize CO2 Capture for Flexible Fossil Fuel Power Plants

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Eric Larson, Tom Kreutz

    Thesis Topic

    Geochemistry of Reactive Fluids from Subsurface Energy Technologies

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Catherine Peters

  • Mignone, Bryan

    Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Geosciences

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Political economy of International environmental agreements.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Physical controls on the oceanic uptake and storage of anthropogenic carbon.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Jorge Sarmiento

  • Shrestha, Junu

    Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    HMEI-STEP Topic

    Developing effective mitigation banking policies based on modeling and experimental studies.

    HMEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    David Wilcove

    Thesis Topic

    Cumulative effects of vegetation and nitrates on the redox chemistry of Riparian Wetlands.

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Peter Jaffe

  • Edwards, David

    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