2012 Resident Fellows

The 14 individuals chosen as 2012 IonE resident fellows were each awarded $20,000 over three years to carry out interdisciplinary projects related to environmental grand challenges. Here’s what they’re doing with their fellowship funds:

Bill Arnold

William Arnold

Arnold is exploring how human alterations of the environment lead to and affect chemical pollution problems, including how changes in organic matter affect photochemistry and the production of natural pollutants. Full bio

John Carmody

Carmody is bringing together policy experts, planners, designers, engineers and scientists to create model self-sufficient sustainable neighborhoods in the U.S. and Haiti.

James Forester

James Forester

Forester is connecting veterinary science, ecology and statistics to address the spread of disease between farm animals and wildlife and explore the impacts of biofuel production on wildlife.

Tracy Lipke-Perry

Tracy Lipke-Perry

Lipke-Perry is exploring and advancing the intersection of arts and sustainability by creating green fine arts studio and teaching resources and hosting events related to art and sustainability.

Dylan Millet

Dylan Millet

Millet is engaging in a collaborative project using satellite data to better understand local-to-global patterns of air pollution exposure for different population groups. Full bio

Ruth Okediji

Ruth Okediji

Okediji is developing a graduate-level seminar addressing the role of intellectual property rights around climate change technologies, hosting a roundtable event, and conducting research on the effectiveness of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Green Technology Pilot Program. Full bio

Hari Osofsky

Hari Osofsky

Osofsky is advancing law and policy related to energy justice, geoengineering and smart grid application with a focus on helping build the University’s new environmental and energy law program and a sustainability graduate program. Full bio

R.Lee Penn

R. Lee Penn

Penn is building collaborations with faculty in microbiology, civil engineering, and other fields. and organizing scientific conference presentations related to advancing understanding of the impact of nanotechnology on microorganisms and other ecologically relevant life forms. Full bio

Gurumurthy Ramachandran

Ramachandran is examining the consequences of rapid economic changes and industrialization in India on potentially increased exposures to a wide variety of chemical and other hazards. Full bio

Kim Robien

Kim Robien

Robien developing data collection tools to measure exposure to food and water contaminants for use in future epidemiologic studies, and validating the tool in a local pilot study. Full bio

Gillian Roehrig

Gillian Roehrig

Roehrig is developing satellite data–based visualizations and storylines for the Exploradome to help K–12 students understand Earth as a system dramatically influenced by humans. Full bio

Martin Saar

Saar is working with the Bell Museum and other partners to develop a documentary about geothermal energy.

Shashi Shekhar

Shashi Shekhar

Shekhar is applying spatio-temporal data analytics to problems posed by sustainability science in areas such as environmental forensics and climate modeling. Full bio

Scott St. George

Scott St. George

St. George is collaborating with scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and NASA to study whether persistent shifts in global climate can be used to improve drought forecasts in North America. Full bio

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