PEI-STEP Fellows: Awarded 2018

  • Liao, Wenying

    Kelley Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    PEI-STEP Topic

    Designing Optimal Trading Network to Reduce Global Nitrogen Pollution From Nitrogen Fertilizer Use While Sustaining Food Yield

    PEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Thesis Topic

    Management of Global Nitrogen Cycle: From Understanding Natural Forests to Re-Designing Agricultural Practices

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Lars Hedin, Simon Levin

  • Luxum, Katja

    Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Geosciences

    PEI-STEP Topic

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

    PEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Elke Weber

    Thesis Topic

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

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Xinning Zhang

  • Powis, Tasman

    Perkins Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    PEI-STEP Topic

    Paving the Way for the Safe Commercialization and Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power in Outer Space

    PEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Frank von Hippel

    Thesis Topic

    Enabling Future High-Performance Electric Propulsion

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Igor Kaganovich, Mikhail Shneider

  • Tao, Yiheng

    Ford Fellow
    DEPARTMENT

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    PEI-STEP Topic

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

    PEI-STEP Adviser(s)

    Denise Mauzerall

    Thesis Topic

    Modeling Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    Thesis Adviser(s)

    Michael Celia