School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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  • Julio Enrique Herrera Estrada

    Julio Enrique Herrera Estrada

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Earth System Science

    BioJulio E. Herrera Estrada is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University’s Department of Earth System Science working with Prof. Noah Diffenbaugh. He uses satellite data to calculate the impacts that climate extremes have had on electricity generation globally. Moreover, Julio is interested in developing recommendations for sustainable and resilient management of complex water-energy-food systems, and implementing risk identification, prevention, and management mechanisms for droughts and other natural hazards.

    Prior to Stanford, Julio obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources at Princeton University, where he also pursued a certificate in Science Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. At Princeton, Julio studied various aspects of droughts, including how they evolve in time and space and how they may be affected by climate change. He also quantified the impacts that droughts have had on pollutant emissions from the electricity sector in the Western U.S.

    Julio was awarded the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in 2014, and in 2015 he participated in the Young Scientists Summer Program at the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He has presented at several conferences including the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, and has been invited to present at The World Bank Group. In 2015, Julio co-founded Highwire Earth, an interdisciplinary online publication on sustainable development, where the Princeton University community can share their work and insights. He also served as President of the Latino Graduate Student Association and of the Graduate Student Representatives in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Princeton.

    Julio received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. There he was involved with the Columbia International Relations Council and Association and the Columbia Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Julio is originally from Mexico City, Mexico.

  • George Hilley

    George Hilley

    Associate Professor of Geological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsActive tectonics, quantitative structural geology and geomorphology; Geographic Information Systems;unsaturated zone gas transport; landscape development;active deformation and mountain belt growth in central Asia, central Andes, and along the San Andreas Fault; integrated investigation of earthquake hazards.

  • Miyuki Hino

    Miyuki Hino

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMiyuki studies climate change risks and adaptation decisions, with a particular focus on the socioeconomic drivers of transformational adaptation.

  • Carl Hoiland

    Carl Hoiland

    Ph.D. Student in Geological and Environmental Sciences

    BioI am broadly interested in regional tectonics, crustal evolution, global paleogeography, and the nature of orogenesis. My research is informed by a variety of techniques, including structural geology, mapping (i.e. spatial data visualization), geochronology, metamorphic petrology, thermochronology, thermobarometry, isotope geochemistry, and geophysical datasets.

    In the western US Cordillera, my research focuses on the interplay between crustal thickening, geothermal gradients, magmatism, and extension in the orogenic hinterland. I am also exploring the links between faulting in the upper crust and ductile flow in the middle/lower crust as highlighted by metamorphic core complexes. I primarily work in the northern Snake Range of Nevada where upper, middle, and lower crustal rocks have all been exposed at the surface.

    In the Arctic, I am working with a team of colleagues on the stratigraphic and tectonic history of the ocean basins and their surrounding continental shelves and landmasses. My own efforts attempt to better understand a major post-Caledonian plate reorganization that led to subduction initiation on the then-passive Laurussian margin, with suspected slab roll-back, backarc rifting, translation of "exotic" crustal terranes southward into the western US Cordillera, backarc inversion, and eventual ophiolite emplacement. My focus is on how the Arctic Alaska microplate fits into and helps constrain this story and whether and where a "Caledonian" suture might actually extend into northern Alaska.