We wish you all a splendid summer!
2017 E-IPER PhD and Joint MS graduates and advisors
Earlier in the day, during the 126th Commencement ceremony in Stanford Stadium, E-IPER alumnus
Dan Reineman (PhD 2015)
, lecturer in the
School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
, was the recipient of Stanford University's highest teaching honor, the
Walter J. Gores Award
. Dan was recognized for being "a knowledgeable, caring, enthusiastic and thoughtful mentor" and "a beacon of light and positivity for students."
Congratulations to all 2016-2017 E-IPER graduates!
Participating alumni and staff, from left: Billy Xia, Nicholas Flanders, Victoria Beasley, Anjana Richards, Jessica McClintock, Jana Hennig, Susannah Barsom, Benjamin Ha, Marcela Ochoa
(MS-MBA 2016) and his colleagues at Opus 12 launched their new website,
; they were also awarded two additional grants from DOE and the ARPA-e
program, to support the development of their technology to convert CO2 emissions into valuable products. This is in addition to their recent NASA grant to build a prototype system for converting CO2 on Mars into plastics and rocket fuel.
(MS-JD 2014) is starting a new job in Los Angeles as a Deputy Attorney General in the Natural Resources Law Section of the California Office of the Attorney General.
In July 2018,
(PhD 2015) will be leaving his postdoctoral position at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (and Visiting Research Scholar at Dartmouth College) to take a post at Dartmouth College as Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, with appointments in Earth Sciences and Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems & Society (EEES). He wants to let the E-IPER community know that he will be looking for postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.
(PhD 2011) has taken a position as Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Tufts University.
(PhD 2007) is now a tenured
Associate Professor in
the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa.
After years of service to E-IPER and the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences,
(PhD 2015) will be leaving Stanford for CSU Channel Islands, where he is joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management.
(MS-MBA 2013) and Valhalla, the energy company he co-founded, were featured in a recent MarketWatch
on Chile's increasing use of renewable energy.
Publications and Presentations
(PhD 2013) has recently published two books. The
is Personal and Planetary Wellness: Addressing Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice Challenges, a collection of essays on these topics, as viewed through the lenses of behavioral science, design thinking, biomimicry and meditation. The
is World of Love: Delicious Plant-Based and Gluten-Free Cooking Made Simple. A follow-up to her last cookbook, Food of Love, the new publication continues her theme of staying close to nature in the ways that people cook and eat for a healthier body, mind, spirit, and planet.
recently published an article, "Defining ecological drought for the 21st century," in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
2017 has been a busy year for
(PhD 2013), who has published several papers, including (1)
"Policies for reintegrating crop and livestock systems: A comparative analysis," published in Sustainability; (2) "Social and ecological analysis of commercial integrated crop livestock systems: Current knowledge and remaining uncertainty," in Agricultural Systems; (3) "The restructuring of South American soy and beef production and trade under changing environmental regulations," in World Development; and (4) "Corporate investments in supply chain sustainability: Selecting instruments in the agri-food industry," published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
, (PhD 2010) recently published an article on post-disaster humanitarian standards, drawing on a case study of Haiti. The article, titled "Humanitarian standards in urban, post-disaster contexts: a study of Sphere shelter standards in Haiti," appears in Humanitarian Exchange Magazine.
(PhD 2015) has two papers in press in the Journal of Climate. The first is titled "The curious case of projected 21st-century drying but greening in the American West," and the second, available by request at this time, is titled "A robust null hypothesis for the potential causes of megadrought in western North America."
In a recent issue of Urban Studies
(PhD 2016) published an
titled "How family networks drive residential location choices: Evidence from a stated preference field experiment in Bogotá, Colombia."
(PhD 4th) presented her forthcoming paper, "Improving environmental practices in agricultural supply chains: The role of company standards" at the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Annual Research Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
(PhD 2015) has published an
titled "Does collaboration affect the duration of environmental permitting processes?" in the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
Susannah Barsom, Ann Marie Pettigrew, Benjamine Ha and Anjana Richards
Thank you for your continued
support of E-IPER!