School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

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  • Nathan Dadap

    Nathan Dadap

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science

    BioNathan Dadap is a PhD student in Professor Alexandra Konings’ Group in the Earth System Science Department at Stanford University. He is interested in using remote sensing to better understand peatland hydrology - an important control on fire risk and carbon emissions. Currently, Nathan is working on a research project relating soil moisture and fire in Equatorial Asia. Prior to graduate school, Nathan worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on hazardous waste issues. Nathan holds a BS in Applied Physics from Columbia University.

  • Frances Davenport

    Frances Davenport

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science

    BioFrances studies hydroclimate in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. She is interested in how climate change will affect precipitation extremes, flooding, and water availability. Her research also aims to quantify the impacts of extreme events on society. In addition, she is interested in understanding the efficacy of various adaptation strategies for managing hydrologic extremes (for example, floods and droughts). Previously, Frances worked as a civil engineer on a variety of flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration projects in Colorado and around the U.S. You can visit her personal website here:

  • John Steven Davis

    John Steven Davis

    Affiliate, Department of Energy Resources Engineering - SUPRI-C

    BioSteve is a research affiliate with the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage (SCCS). In the Stanford SCCS he is collaborating with Sally Benson's group on development of site selection criteria and risking/ranking methods to improve identification and assessment of potential geologic carbon dioxide storage sites.

    Steve has more than 22 years experience at Exxon Mobil in the geosciences. While at Exxon Mobil Steve's research and applications spanned a wide spectrum of disciplines including fault and top seal analysis (as the corporate discipline expert), geologic and engineering risking methodologies, technical software development, seismic structural interpretation techniques and workflows, and pore-scale capillary processes in tight reservoirs. During his time at Exxon Mobil Steve was involved in multiple cross-disciplinary geoscience and engineering research collaboratives with universities and government research organizations.

    Prior to his time at Exxon Mobil Steve spent more than 5 years in the geotechnical engineering field. In this role Steve was responsible for designing and completing geotechnical engineering testing and analysis programs on an extremely broad range of construction projects. His work spanned everything from field evaluation to rock and soil mechanics to engineering analysis to design recommendations.

    Steve holds a PhD from the U. of California, Davis (structural geology and tectonics), an MS from the U. of Montana, and a BS from U. of California, Santa Cruz. Steve has published his work in a wide range of peer-reviewed geoscience and engineering journals with topics including structural analysis, tectonics, pore-scale capillary flow modeling, basin modeling, natural rock fractures, and fault seal analysis.

  • Eliza Dawson

    Eliza Dawson

    Ph.D. Student in Geophysics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am investigating how changes in the thermal regime at the ice-bed interface could force the Antarctic ice sheet to evolve. My approach combines large scale ice sheet modeling, regional airborne ice-penetrating radar sounding analysis, and the synthesis of the two. Currently, I am using the Ice-sheet and Sea-level system model (ISSM) to learn about basal thaw processes that could drive mass loss and ultimately contribute to sea level rise.