Research Interests: My research focuses on the technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainable bioenergy production from current and next-generation feedstocks.
Education: AB Biology (Harvard University), PhD Plant Biological Sciences (University of Minnesota)
Research interests: Sustainable agriculture, ecosystem services, social and cultural drivers of land use change, life-cycle assessment, complex system dynamics and emergent behaviors.
Education: BSc in Biology and Mathematics with minor in Computer Science/Bioinformatics (McGill University)
Research Interests: My research is on the assessment and valuation of ecosystem services, with a special focus on water quality. Additional research interests include economic and environmental consequences of bioenergy production, reactive nitrogen pollution, and GIS-based decision tools for conservation and spatial planning.
Education: BS in Biology (Colorado College), MS in Ecology (University of Minnesota)
Research Interests: My primary research interests focus on the life cycle impacts of alternative energy systems on the environment and developing sustainable pathways for novel bioenergy feedstocks.
Education: BS Chemistry (Augsburg College), MS Environmental Change and Management (Oxford University), MS History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Oxford University), Research Fellow (University of Minnesota)
Department of Civil Engineering,
Julian Marshall’s group
Research Interests: My research interests include the connections between air pollution, energy conversion systems, transportation, and public health.
Education: BME in Mechanical Engineering (University of Minnesota), PhD candidate Civil Engineering (University of Minnesota)
Research Interests: My research interests include bioenergy feedstocks, life cycle assessment (LCA), biodiversity, public health, and sustainability.
Education: BS in Bioproducts Marketing and Management (University of Minnesota)
Research interest: My research areas are on life cycle assessment (LCA), resilience of industrial systems and design for sustainability.
Education: BS in Environmental Engineering (Tianjin University), MS in Environmental Engineering (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), PhD in Environmental Engineering (Purdue University)
Research interest: My research uses multivariate methods to understand different ways plants respond to environmental and man-made stressors, and how these responses may affect biofuel production.
Research Interests: My research is on the interactions between engineered and natural systems; transitioning energy systems; sustainability science.
Education: BS (Valparaiso University), MBA (University of Chicago), MPA (Harvard University), PhD (Harvard University), Weinberg Fellowship (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Research Interests: My research is looking at the FDA policy decision that required food companies to label trans fats and the potential environmental implications of that decision.
Education: BS Food Science (University of Minnesota)
Dept. Forest Resources
Dr. Anthony D’Amato’s Group
Research Interests: My main research interests include life cycle assesment and economics of biofuels, Energy sustainability, Rural livelihoods, Biodiversity conservation, Policy formulation and eveluation and perception anaysis.
Education: MS Chemistry (Garhwal University, Srinagar, India), MS Forestry (Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Dehradun, India), PhD Forest Resources and Conservation (University of Florida)
Research Interests: My research is primarily focused on the spatial and economic aspects of energy production systems.
Education: BA in Biology/Environmental Studies (St. Olaf College),
MA Energy and Environmental Analysis (Boston University)
Zhiyu Wang (Beverly)
Research interest: My research focuses on environment and resource economics, particularly, the environmental and economic aspects of woody biomass biofuel production.
Education: BA in Public Finance (Nankai University), MA in Economics (Duke University)