School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
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Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science
BioBennett Kapili is a Ph.D. student in the Dekas Laboratory. He is interested in studying the microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of environments that push the limits of life. Through developing our understanding of how microbes function in extreme environments, he seeks to advance our search for life within our solar system. He holds a BS in Science of Earth Systems from Cornell University.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI mainly focus on the electrical transport and optical properties of low-dimensional materials at extreme conditions, such as ultra-high pressure, low temperature, high magnetic-fields.
Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMarine nitrogen biogeochemistry: field studies, isotope analysis, and vertical modeling of nitrous oxide production, consumption, and flux in the eastern tropical North Pacific Ocean.
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
BioI am a graduate student in geophysics at Stanford University working with Rosemary Knight using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to study porous materials for groundwater applications. My thesis is focused on using NMR to identify different regions where fluid flow occurs in unconsolidated materials. I am also working with Dustin Schroeder on using radar data to measure englacial water content as my second project.
Professor (Teaching) of Earth System Science, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch
For the past 21 years I have been active in designing and running the school's interdisciplinary environmental science and policy undergraduate major, the Earth Systems Program. I have specific interest in interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and in the effective communication of complex interdisciplinary problem descriptions, analysis methods, and solutions to expert and non-expert audiences. I advise and work on research projects with undergraduate and master's level students whose interests include ecology, energy, land systems management, ocean science and policy, sustainability, environmental education, and science communication.
I teach classes in interdisciplinary problem analysis and in critical reading and review of environmental literature. I also am one of a number of faculty who co-teach the Earth Systems gateway course, Introduction to Earth Systems.
My professional activities center on undergraduate education. I have been active for decades on Stanford committees that examine standards and policies, the review of general education requirements, undergraduate advising programs, student mental health, and student diversity.
Hassaan Furqan Khan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Earth System Science
BioHassaan is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University in the Department of Earth System Science working with Dr. Steven Gorelick. He is part of the FUSE team developing integrated hydrogeologic and human systems model to inform sustainable urban water management in Amman (Jordan) and Pune (India). He is also a visiting scholar with LEAD Pakistan where he is working on developing a systems model for the transboundary Kabul River in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
Before coming to Stanford, Hassaan completed his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At UMass, he worked with Dr. Casey Brown studying water management under climate change in developing countries. For his dissertation, he designed a coupled human-nature modeling framework to simulate the impacts of water management decisions on the food-water-energy-environment (FWEE) nexus at a watershed scale. He also lead work on a long-term vulnerability assessment of climate and socioeconomic factors for the San Francisco Water Utility to provide guidance on future water supply decisions. He has presented his research at several conferences, both in the US and internationally.
Hassaan graduated from Lafayette College with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Hassaan is originally from Karachi, Pakistan