IonE Fellows

IonE Fellows are the bedrock of IonE. They enrich IonE and all its members intellectually, and they attract visibility and external investment. They are a primary path toward achieving the sustainable future, one enriched by knowledge and innovation that IonE envisions. They, together with IonE scientific staff and students, are the community that IonE seeks to serve, promote, and advance.

IonE Fellows are generally quite established in their career, having demonstrated excellence in one or more disciplines related to environmental protection or sustainability. IonE Fellows will have a significant publication record or equivalent demonstration of topical competency and recognition by national and international colleagues. Importantly, they also will have a track record of applying their research to real-world situations, helping partners outside the university understand and solve environmental problems. They are highly creative and innovative thought-leaders.

IonE Fellows will often be tenured faculty at the University of Minnesota, but membership is open to outstanding members of other organizations provided they meet a similar standard of excellence. Pre-tenured faculty may be nominated as IonE Fellows when they have served previously as an IonE Associates. Non-tenure-track faculty, including scientific staff with their primary appointment at IonE, may be nominated and elected when they have a stature similar to tenure, as demonstrated through years of service and rigorous external review. IonE Fellows are generally researchers pursuing environmental innovation, but nominations from educators with a publication or other demonstrated record in environmental pedagogy are also welcome.

Download the IonE Affiliates Program PDF to learn more.

Nominations for IonE Fellows are due to the ioneaffiliates@umn.edu by Sept. 18, 2017, with announcement of new IonE Fellows by late October.

IonE Fellows

  • Portrait: Aaron Doering
    Aaron Doering
    Fellow since 2011
    Curriculum & Instruction
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Alexandra Klass
    Alexandra Klass
    Fellow since 2011
    Law School
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Alptekin Aksan
    Alptekin Aksan
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Anu Ramaswami
    Anu Ramaswami
    Fellow since 2014
    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Arindam Banerjee
    Arindam Banerjee
    Fellow since 2011
    Computer Science & Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Arne Kildegaard
    Arne Kildegard
    Fellow since 2016
    Division of Social Justice
    University of Minnesota Morris
  • Portrait: Bill Arnold
    Bill Arnold
    Fellow since 2012
    Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: C. Ford Runge
    C. Ford Runge
    Fellow since 2011
    Applied Economics
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Carissa Schively Slotterback
    Carissa Schively Slotterback
    Fellow since 2010
    Urban & Regional Planning
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Carl Rosen
    Carl Rosen
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Cheryl Robertson
    Cheryl Robertson
    Fellow since 2016
    School of Nursing
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Chrsitine Baeumeler
    Christine Baeumler
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Clarence Lehman
    Clarence Lehman
    Fellow since 2010
    Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Craig Packer
    Craig Packer
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Biological Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Dan Philippon
    Daniel Philippon
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: David Lipset
    David Lipset
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Denise Young
    Denise Young
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Dominic Travis
    Dominic Travis
    Fellow since 2012
    Epidemiology
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Dylan Millet
    Dylan Millet
    Fellow since 2012
    Soil, Water & Climate
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Elizabeth Borer
    Elizabeth Borer
    Fellow since 2016
    Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Eray Aydil
    Eray Aydil
    Fellow since 2016
    Chemical Engineering and Material Science
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Erik Brown
    Erik Thorson Brown
    Fellow since 2014
    Large Lakes Observatory
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: G. David Tilman
    G. David Tilman
    Fellow since 2010
    Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: George Heimpel
    George Heimpel
    Fellow since 2011
    Entomology
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: George Weiblen
    George Weiblen
    Fellow since 2011
    Plant Biology
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Gillian Roehrig
    Gillian Roehrig
    Fellow since 2012
    STEM Education Center
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Grant Domke
    Grant Domke
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Gurumurthy Ramachandran
    Gurumurthy Ramachandran
    Fellow since 2012
    Environmental Health Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Ibrahim Volkan Isler
    Ibrahim Volkan Isler
    Fellow since 2010
    Computer Science
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jacques Finlay
    Jacques C. Finlay
    Fellow since 2012
    Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: James Forester
    James Forester
    Fellow since 2012
    Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jason Hill
    Jason Hill
    Fellow since 2010
    Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jeannine Cavender-Bares
    Jeannine Cavender-Bares
    Fellow since 2010
    Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jeff Broadbent
    Jeffrey Broadbent
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jennifer Powers
    Jennifer Powers
    Fellow since 2010
    Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Jerry Lynch
    Fellow since 2016
    General Mills
    General Mills
  • Portrait: Jian-Ping Wang
    Jian-Ping Wang
    Fellow since 2012
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • John Downing
    Fellow since 2016
    Sea Grant
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: John Gulliver
    John S. Gulliver
    Fellow since 2012
    Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jonathan Schilling
    Jonathan Schilling
    Fellow since 2011
    Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jonee Kulman Brigham
    Jonee Kulman Brigham
    Fellow since 2014
    College of Design
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Julie Etterson
    Fellow since 2016
    Swenson College of Design and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Katey Pelican
    Katey Pelican
    Fellow since 2010
    Veterinary Population Medicine
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Ken Smith
    Ken Smith
    Fellow since 2016
    Ever-Green Energy
    Ever-Green Energy
  • Kimberly Hill
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Laura Gagliardi
    Laura Gagliardi
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Laura Musacchio
    Laura Musacchio
    Fellow since 2012
    Landscape Architecture
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Lawrence Wackett
    Lawrence Wackett
    Fellow since 2012
    Biotechnology
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Lee Frelich
    Lee Frelich
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Lucinda Johnson
    Fellow since 2016
    Natural Resources Research Institute
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Marc Hillmyer
    Marc Hillmyer
    Fellow since 2011
    Chemistry
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Mark Pedelty
    Fellow since 2010
    Communication Studies
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Marla Spivak
    Marla Spivak
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Martin Saar
    Martin Saar
    Fellow since 2012
    Earth Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Meggan Craft
    Meggan Craft
    Fellow since 2011
    Veterinary Population Medicine
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Michael Sadowsky
    Michael Sadowsky
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Biological Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Michael Wilson
    Michael Wilson
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Ned Mohan
    Ned Mohan
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Nick Jordan
    Nick Jordan
    Fellow since 2011
    Agronomy & Plant Genomics
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Paige Novak
    Paige Novak
    Fellow since 2011
    Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Patrick Hamilton
    Patrick Hamilton
    Fellow since 2010
    Global Change Initiatives
    Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Peter Calow
    Fellow since 2016
    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Peter Reich
    Peter Reich
    Fellow since 2010
    Forest Ecology
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Peter Seiler
    Peter Seiler
    Fellow since 2012
    Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: R. Lee Penn
    R. Lee Penn
    Fellow since 2012
    Chemistry
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Raj Rajan
    Raj Rajan
    Fellow since 2016
    Ecolab
    Ecolab
  • Portrait: Randel Hanson
    Randel Hanson
    Fellow since 2012
    Environmental Studies & Geography
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Randy Singer
    Randy Singer
    Fellow since 2010
    Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Rebecca Montgomery
    Rebecca Montgomery
    Fellow since 2012
    Forest Resources
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Richard Graves
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Design
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Richard McGehee
    Richard McGehee
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Robert Sterner
    Robert W. Sterner
    Fellow since 2014
    Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Biology
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Rolf Weberg
    Fellow since 2016
    Natural Resources Research Institute
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Saif Benjaafar
    Saif Benjaafar
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Sarah Hobbie
    Sarah Hobbie
    Fellow since 2011
    Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Scott St George
    Scott St. George
    Fellow since 2012
    Geography
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Shashi Shekhar
    Shashi Shekhar
    Fellow since 2012
    Computer Science & Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Singdhansu Chatterjee
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Stephen Polasky
    Stephen Polasky
    Fellow since 2010
    Applied Economics
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Steven Manson
    Steven Manson
    Fellow since 2010
    Geography
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Thomas Fisher
    Thomas Fisher
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Design
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Tian He
    Tian He
    Fellow since 2014
    College of Science & Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Tim Smith
    Tim Smith
    Fellow since 2010
    Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Tracy Lipke-Perry
    Tracy Lipke-Perry
    Fellow since 2012
    Music
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Valentine Cadieux
    Valentine Cadieux
    Fellow since 2014
    Formerly with the Departments of Sociology and Geography, Society and the Environment at UMN
    Hamline University
  • Portrait: Vipin Kumar
    Vipin Kumar
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Emeritus

  • Portrait: Efi Foufoula-Georgiou
    Efi Foufoula-Georgiou
    Fellow since 2010
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    University of California Irvine
  • Tom Johnson
    Fellow since 2011
    Large Lakes Observatory
    University of Minnesota Duluth