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    Pedram Hassanzadeh

    Pedram Hassanzadeh

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2013-2015
    PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University

    Pedram is a fluid dynamicist interested in climate dynamics and in particular the effect of climate change on extreme weather events.... Read more about Pedram Hassanzadeh

    Evan Hepler-Smith

    Evan Hepler-Smith

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2016-2018
    PhD History of Science, Princeton University
    Current Position: Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of History, Duke University

    Evan Hepler-Smith is a historian of science who studies the management of data and information in the chemical sciences and chemical regulation.... Read more about Evan Hepler-Smith

    Garth Heutel

    Garth Heutel

    Kernan Brothers Environmental Fellow: 2007-2009
    PhD Economics, University of Texas-Austin, 2007
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, Georgia State University

    Garth Heutel is an economist who studies the dynamic interactions between environmental policies and economic issues.... Read more about Garth Heutel

    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.

    ... Read more about Rafael Jaramillo

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    Jesse Jenkins

    HUCE Environmental Fellow: 2018-2019
    PhD Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Institute for Data Systems and Society
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

    Jesse Jenkins harnesses optimization methods and empirical data to improve planning, operations, regulation, and policy in the rapidly evolving electricity sector. He focuses in particular on two important trends: the transition to zero-carbon power systems and the proliferation of distributed energy resources.... Read more about Jesse Jenkins

    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

    Christopher Jones

    Christopher Jones

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2009-2011
    PhD History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennyslvania, 2009
    Current Position: Assistant Director of Graduates Studies and Associate Professor, History, Arizona State University

    Christopher Jones is a historian interested in the intersections between energy, technology, and the environment.... Read more about Christopher Jones

    Melissa E. Kemp

    Melissa E. Kemp

    National Science Foundation Environmental Fellow: 2015-2017
    PhD Biology, Stanford University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin

    Melissa Kemp is an evolutionary biologist who uses the fossil record and historical data to investigate species responses to global change phenomena.... Read more about Melissa E. Kemp

    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

    Jessica LaRocca

    Jessica LaRocca

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2012-2014
    PhD Pathobiology, Brown University
    Current Position: Mammalian Toxicologist and Regulatory Science Team Leader, Corteva Agriscience

    Jessica LaRocca is an environmental toxicologist interested in how exposures to endocrine disruptors during pregnancy can influence development before and after birth.... Read more about Jessica LaRocca

    Brian Lander

    Brian Lander

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2015-2017
    PhD East Asian Languages and Literatures, Columbia University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Environment and Society & History, Brown University

    Brian Lander employs textual, archaeological and paleoecological sources to study the human impact on the environment in ancient China.... Read more about Brian Lander

    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

    Chiara Lo Prete

    Chiara Lo Prete

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2012-2014
    PhD Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
    Current Position: Associate Professor of Energy Economics, The Pennsylvania State University

    Chiara Lo Prete is an energy economist who studies issues involved in the design and regulation of electricity markets.... Read more about Chiara Lo Prete

    Francis Ludlow

    Francis Ludlow

    Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2011-2013
    PhD Geography, Trinity College Dublin
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medieval Environmental History, Trinity College Dublin

    Francis Ludlow is a historical climatologist studying the long neglected documentary record of annalistic and chronicle sources compiled in Ireland from the fifth to the seventeenth centuries AD, with respect to their rich evidence for the occurrence of historic meteorological extremes, natural hazards and their impacts upon medieval Irish society and the biosphere.... Read more about Francis Ludlow

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