School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
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Leif Alesaundro Gonzales-Kramer
Masters Student in Earth Systems
Student Employee, Earth Systems Program
BioLeif is currently a Stanford Earth Systems Coterminal Master's student and has a strong interest in the global food system and climate change solutions. With a focus on design thinking, he is interested in creating, sustaining, and scaling social enterprises with environmentally and socially based missions.
Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
Other Tech - Graduate, Dean for Community Engagement and Diversity
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDavid is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University in environmental health sciences. He studies how pollution from extractive industries affects reproductive health and contributes to health disparities.
Ph.D. Student in Geological and Environmental Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am a fifth year Ph.D. student working with Steve Graham and a member of the Sedimentary Research Group. I am interested studying source-to-sink sediment transport patterns and basin development during the transition from convergent to transform margins. My current research focuses on the Cenozoic evolution of two systems: 1) the San Joaquin Basin and adjacent Salinian Block of Central California, USA; and 2) the Marlborough and Northern Canterbury Regions on the South Island of New Zealand.
My work in California uses detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology to characterize provenance changes in sedimentation due to the development of the San Andreas transform margin and consequential shutdown of the Cretaceous forearc system. These provenance signals can be used to re-evaluate key offsets points to better constrain the slip history of major strike-slip faults, and then applied to better understand the resulting interplay of local and regional sediment dispersal.
In New Zealand, my research employs a variety of methods, including characterizing outcrop stratigraphic architecture, sandstone petrology, conglomerate clast composition, and detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology to address questions of deep-water sediment transport patterns in response to the onset of uplift, local basement exhumation, and subsequent development of the oblique-slip Marlborough Fault System.
In addition, I have numerous ongoing collaborations with other research groups within and outside our department that include paleoclimate, paleoecology, thermochronology, and reservoir modeling studies.
Cyrus Fisher Tolman Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch
As a hydrogeologist, my research involves the study of water resources and water security with emphasis on groundwater. Using lab and field data, our aim is to develop an understanding of fundamental aspects of the transport of water and contaminants, and to investigate regional water resources systems. We have developed simulation-based planning tools to aid in sustainable agricultural and urban water management in the US, Mexico, India, and Jordan. With my colleagues, we have initiated the Global Freshwater Initiative, which studies water resources vulnerability problems throughout the world. During the past 14 years, our field investigations have focused on the interactions between groundwater and patterns of vegetation in studies of both meadow and salt-marsh ecohydrology. Scales of physical processes of interest extend from the domain of small pores to vast regional subsurface flow environments. Although driven by observations and data, we develop conceptual and quantitative models to rigorously understand physical processes, make predictions, and explore the impacts of new water management policies, such as taxes, quota, and markets. Such models enhance our understanding of groundwater flow behavior and provide the means to better manage water resources.
I teach courses for graduate and undergraduate students involving principles and methods used in physical and contaminant hydrogeology. In addition, I run a seminar series that exposes students to a variety of multidisciplinary topics involving hydrology.
2016 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2014 Best Paper in Environmental Research Letters in 2014 (Padowski and Gorelick, (2014), 2013 Editor's Choice Award, Water Resources Research for paper Srinivasan et al., (2012), Member, US National Academy of Engineering (2012), International Fellow, Institute for Environmental Science and Research (ESR) (2011), New Zealand, Fulbright Senior Scholar (2008-09); Chester C. Keisel Memorial Lecturer, University of Arizona (2008); Best Paper Award in Computers and Geosciences, International Association for Mathematical Geology (2006); fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2005); Stanford representative to the Consortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (2005-2008); M. King Hubbert Science Award, NGWA (2004); Ineson Distinguished Lecturer (1998); Fulbright Senior Scholar (1997); O.E. Meinzer Award, GSA (1994) James B. Macelwane medal, AGU (1990); Fellow, GSA (1988) and AGU (1990); Editorial Board, Optimization and Engineering Journal (1990-present); visiting professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Ecological Engineering Laboratory (2006); visiting professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, jointly at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (2005); visiting scholar, University of Cambridge, Zoology (2007); visiting scientist, CSIRO, Perth, Australia (2009); Member AGU Water and Society Technical Committee (2011-present) visiting professor, University of Western Australia Centre for Ecohydrology (2012); visiting professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich (2013, 2019), Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology and Innovation, Australian-American Program (2019-2020).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Earth System Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMichael studies the large-scale extratropical circulation response to tropical convection, the tropospheric signal associated with sudden stratospheric warming events, and teleconnections more generally. Additionally, he has recently researched the role of anthropogenic global warming on increasing the risk of wildfires in California, such as the destructive and deadly wildfire seasons of 2017 and 2018.
Affiliate, Department of Earth System Science
Visiting Scholar, Department of Earth System Science
BioOliver Gottfried is a Visiting Scholar with the Precourt Institute for Energy’s Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) at Stanford University. He is an expert on China-EU relations, with a deep understanding of Chinese politics and Chinese capital markets. His current research is centered on China’s energy sector policy with a specific focus on Green Finance and its implications for future US-China-EU relations.
He holds a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University on EU-China economic and energy policy with an emphasis on impact investing in China. He also received a Master’s in international relations from Tsinghua University. He has worked in a variety of senior positions in governmental affairs and business development for Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds in China focusing on EU-China affairs, which included analyzing policy developments in China’s Green Finance sector.
As a result of his work with SFI, he will publish a paper on China’s energy policies, emphasizing impact investing as a future investment tool for sustainable development in the People’s Republic of China.
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
BioIan is a 5th year Ph.D. Student in the Environmental Geophysics group lead by Rosemary Knight. He is researching ways to use geophysical methods to reduce the uncertainty in management decisions. His research focuses on finding effective ways to relate the geophysical properties we measure to the groundwater properties and processes that we care about. His thesis investigates a method to combine the geophysical method of airborne electromagnetics with numerical groundwater models to better understand seawater intrusion.
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Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Welton Joseph and Maud L'Anphere Crook Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Geophysics and of Energy Resources Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSedimentary basin analysis; petroleum geology