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    Nicole Smith Downey

    Nicole Smith Downey

    Beagle Environmental Fellow: 2006-2008
    PhD Environmental Science and Engineering, Cal Tech, 2006
    Current Position: Owner and Principal Consultant, Earth System Sciences, LLC

    Nicole Smith Downey has examined the uptake of molecular hydrogen by soils and received her PhD in environmental science and engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She worked on an integrated model of the terrestrial biogeochemical cycle of mercury.... Read more about Nicole Smith Downey

    Sebastian D. Eastham

    Sebastian D. Eastham

    NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellow: 2015-2017
    PhD Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
    Current Position: Research Scientist, Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Sebastian David Eastham is an environmental scientist interested in the transport and impacts of pollutants and trace species over long distances through the atmosphere.... Read more about Sebastian D. Eastham

    Valeriy Ivanov

    Valeriy Ivanov

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2006-2007
    PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 2006
    Current Position: Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Valeriy Ivanov is a hydrologist interested in how climate and topography affect water, energy, and vegetation dynamics in natural landscapes.... Read more about Valeriy Ivanov

    Rafael Jaramillo

    Rafael Jaramillo

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2009-2011
    PhD Experimental Physics, University of Chicago, 2008
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

    Rafael Jaramillo is a solid state physicist who feels an imperative to work to develop sources of energy for our economy that are sufficient, safe, and renewable. As a physicist with an engineering background he also has deep interests in the science that it will take to achieve this goal.

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    Alex Johnson

    Alex Johnson

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2006-2008
    PhD Physics, Harvard University, 2005
    Current Position: Founder, Plotly

    Alex Johnson is a physicist who will use his experimental and theoretical skills to design, build, and test a new generation of fuel cells that might be used to power portable electronics or cars.... Read more about Alex Johnson

    Jacob Krich

    Jacob Krich

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2009-2011
    PhD Physics, Harvard University
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa

    Jacob Krich is a theoretical condensed matter physicist interested in the quantum mechanical properties of materials at the nanoscale, and especially on applications of these properties to clean energy science.... Read more about Jacob Krich

    Elizabeth Landis

    Elizabeth Landis

    Henson Environmental Fellow: 2010-2012
    PhD Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross

    Beth Landis is a materials chemist who is interested in applying surface chemistry to solar energy collection and storage.... Read more about Elizabeth Landis

    Prineha Narang

    Prineha Narang

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2016-2017
    PhD Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Prineha Narang is a physicist and material scientist interested in the theoretical fundamentals of nanoscale energy transfer.... Read more about Prineha Narang

    Kelsey Sakimoto

    Kelsey Sakimoto

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2016-2018
    PhD Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
    Current Position: Founder and Science Director, Kula Bio

    Kelsey Sakimoto is a chemist interested in the sustainable production of fertilizer and beneficial soil microorganisms through solar energy for use in modern agriculture.... Read more about Kelsey Sakimoto

    Alex Wissner-Gross

    Alex Wissner-Gross

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2008-2010
    PhD Physics, Harvard University, 2007
    Current Position: President and Chief Scientist, Gemedy and Managing Director, Reified

    Alex Wissner-Gross is a condensed matter physicist whose broad research interests concern the science and technology of programmable media, with a recent focus on the intersection of computation, energy, and the environment.... Read more about Alex Wissner-Gross