Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
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Associate Director of Finance and Administration, Woods Institute
Current Role at StanfordAssociate Director of Finance and Administration, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Radiology (Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur lab is dedicated to solving problems at the interface of engineering, soft matter, and biology. Current focus includes microfluidics fundamentals and applications in disease diagnostics (e.g., tuberculosis, sepsis, allergy), and single-cell wound repair and learning. For details see https://web.stanford.edu/group/tanglab/
William Abraham Tarpeh
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
BioReimagining liquid waste streams as resources can lead to recovery of valuable products and more efficient, less costly approaches to reducing harmful discharges to the environment. Pollutants in effluent streams can be captured and used as valuable inputs to other processes. For example, municipal wastewater contains resources like energy, water, nutrients, and metals. The Tarpeh Lab develops and evaluates novel approaches to resource recovery from “waste” waters at several synergistic scales: molecular mechanisms of chemical transport and transformation; novel unit processes that increase resource efficiency; and systems-level assessments that identify optimization opportunities. We employ understanding of electrochemistry, separations, thermodynamics, kinetics, and reactor design to preferentially recover resources from waste. We leverage these molecular-scale insights to increase the sustainability of engineered processes in terms of energy, environmental impact, and cost.
Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus
BioTatum's teaching interests are construction engineering and technical construction. His research focuses on construction process knowledge and integration and innovation in construction.
Associate Professor of Earth System Science and, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPhysical oceanography; theory and numerical modeling of the ocean circulation; dynamics of ocean fronts and vortices; upper ocean processes; air-sea interaction.
Program Manager, Woods Institute
BioRoberta provides administrative oversight for Woods' educational and leadership programs including RELP, YES, MUIR and SEIC. She also assists the DC office with California external affairs issues. Roberta came to Woods via Stanford's Department of Communication where she supported student services and faculty affairs. Prior to Stanford, she oversaw environmental education programming and outreach activities at The Land Trust of Napa County, Romberg Tiburon Center (SFSU), and UCSF's Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics.
The Dean and Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStochastic dynamics of human and natural populations; prehistoric societies; probability forecasts including sex ratios, mortality, aging and fiscal balance; life history evolution.