School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Kenneth Czapla

    Kenneth Czapla

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioMy research combines biogeochemical and molecular techniques to answer questions about how microbes transform nitrogen and carbon in the environment, and how site-specific factors and human impacts may alter these transformation processes. My research at Stanford is focused on how the microbial communities in San Francisco Bay’s benthic sediments process high levels of nitrogen primarily from wastewater sources. Findings from this work will be used to calibrate a nitrogen removal model that may inform management decisions about nitrogen inputs to the bay. Shortly before arriving at Stanford in August 2020, I completed my Ph.D. at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (William & Mary) with a dissertation on the impacts of fertilization on salt marsh carbon accumulation, nitrogen removal, and resilience to sea level rise.

  • Murray Duncan

    Murray Duncan

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Geological Sciences

    BioI am a marine scientist trying to understand how environmental conditions drive ecological patterns of fish and fisheries through a physiological lens. The goal is to generate knowledge that can be incorporated into fisheries management frameworks to enhance resource sustainability. I earned my PhD at the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, Rhodes University under the supervision prof. Warren Potts in the SAFER lab, Dr Nikki James and Dr Amanda Bates in the Physiological Diversity Lab at Southampton University. I subsequently did a postdoc with the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity where I helped coordinate multiple research projects across southern Africa. I am currently based at Stanford University, working in Prof. Erik Sperling's Historical Geobiology Lab and Prof. Fio Micheli's lab at Hopkins Marine Station. During this postdoc I will use physiological models to predict climate impacts and identify spatial refugia of key California fishery species including Red Abalone and Purple Urchin.

  • Sahar El Abbadi

    Sahar El Abbadi

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioSahar El Abbadi is a post-doctoral researcher in Energy Resources Engineering. Her research focuses on developing circular economies by transforming waste methane into useful products. Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is emitted atmosphere by industrial sources (wastewater treatment plants, landfill, fossil fuel extraction) because it is uneconomical to capture, clean and use. However, methane-consuming bacteria can transform this harmful pollutant into protein-rich cells and biodegradable polymers. Sahar's PhD research evaluated the economic potential of using these bacteria to reduce methane emissions while providing a new source of high-quality protein that can be used as a feed for agriculture and aquaculture. Sahar continues to expand on this work in considering the path to industrialization in both the United States and Bangladesh using methane produced at landfills. Sahar completed her Bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley (2012) in Environmental Engineering Science, and her MS (2015) and PhD (2021) in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford.

  • Paul Furumo

    Paul Furumo

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioPaul R. Furumo is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist focused on sustainable land use in the tropics. His current research seeks to scale up zero-deforestation commodity production through improved governance solutions at the interface between public and private sectors. His research integrates remotely sensed data, policy analysis, and expert interviews to understand how policymaking influences land use decisions. A major goal is to enhance the temporal and spatial targeting of instruments to unlock policy synergies that advance climate and development targets.

    His past and current research experiences have focused on coupled human-natural systems in Latin America, with a specialization in the Colombian palm oil sector. In Colombia, Paul has pursued his research as a Fulbright fellow and a National Geographic Explorer. His work engages a broad coalition of stakeholders including governments, businesses, civil society, and underrepresented communities. He has brought his science to these stakeholder groups through fieldwork, education and outreach in industry fora, co-development of research, and mentoring of Latin American students.

  • Irene Garousi-Nejad

    Irene Garousi-Nejad

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioI am a hydrologist. My research is in the field of hydrology and water resources management at the interface of process-oriented hydrology science and large-scale geospatial data science. I study physical processes involved in the hydrologic cycle, incorporate the understanding of the relationship among its components into parameterizations of the critical processes, and conduct simulations and analyses of hydrologic models to answer critical questions related to the drivers, patterns, and consequences of environmental natural and human-induced changes in hydrologic response through space and time. I am currently a postdoc in Earth System Science at Stanford University, where I am involved in developing hydrological models to identify strategies for the management of both floods and droughts in heavily developed watersheds in India. I received my doctoral degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University in 2021, where my research was centered on advancing hydrological modeling to improve flood and water supply forecasting in the western United States basins. I obtained my bachelor's and master's degrees in Agricultural Engineering – Water Resources Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran. Outside of my office, I enjoy hiking, reading, and painting.