School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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  • David J.X. Gonzalez

    David J.X. Gonzalez

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Winter 2017
    Student Employee, Dean for Community Engagement and Diversity

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDavid studies population health sciences, with a focus on environmental epidemiology and global health. His research examines the impacts of extractive industries, such as drilling and mining, on children's and indigenous health in the U.S. an Latin America.

  • Steven Gorelick

    Steven Gorelick

    Cyrus Fisher Tolman Professor in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental 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.

    Professional Activities
    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).

  • Ian Gottschalk

    Ian Gottschalk

    Ph.D. Student in Geophysics

    BioIan is a 3rd year Ph.D. Student in the Environmental Geophysics group lead by Rosemary Knight. He is interested in finding ways to use geophysical methods to reduce uncertainty in groundwater systems. Currently, his research focuses on applying airborne electromagnetic data to investigate the mechanisms and extent of seawater intrusion.

    Check out the "Research & Scholarship" tab and the Stanford GEM Center Website for more info!

  • Meritxell Gran

    Meritxell Gran

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioMeritxell Gran is a Postdoctoral fellow in the Benson Lab since 2016 where she has been applying her knowledge on multiphase flow to carbon sequestration studies. She works on multiphase flow experiments in fractured basalt rocks to study the nature of the multiphase fluid interactions in a fracture. These experiments combine core-flooding with two different scan imaging techniques: X-Ray CT and PET (Positron Emission Tomography). From these, she obtains fracture relative permeability curves and gains understanding on the fundamentals of multiphase flow in fractures.

    Meritxell is a geological engineer and she obtained her doctoral degree in the Hydrogeology Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). During her thesis she studied the behavior of water and energy fluxes in dry soils, focusing on evaporation and water-energy transfer mechanisms. She used two different scales, laboratory- and field-scale, and applied two methodologies, experiments and numerical modeling.

  • Kristen Marie Green

    Kristen Marie Green

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsKristen's research interests are sustainable marine resource planning for Alaskan communities. She seeks to understand how communities that are highly dependent on coastal resources will adapt and maintain resiliency in the face of climate change.