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Alfred M. Spormann
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMetabolism of anaerobic microbes in diseases, bioenergy, and bioremediation
BioProfessor Sun is currently visiting Stanford during the 2022-2023 academic year. He is an associate professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Columbia University. He obtained his B.S. from UC Davis (2005); M.S. in civil engineering (geomechanics) from Stanford (2007); M.A. degree from Princeton (2008); and Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Northwestern (2011). From 2011-2014, he worked in the mechanics of materials department at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA), first as a postdoc, then promoted to the rank of a senior member of technical staff in 2013. Sun's recent research interest is in high-precision machine learning and data-driven natural and man-made materials modeling. Dr. Sun has published over 70 journal articles. His research has been recognized by several awards across the globe, including the John Argyris Award from IACM, Leonard de Vinci Award from ASCE EMI, Zienkiewicz Numerical Methods in Engineering Prize, among others.
William Abraham Tarpeh
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
BioReimagining liquid waste streams as resources can lead to recovery of valuable products and more efficient, less costly approaches to reducing harmful discharges to the environment. Pollutants in effluent streams can be captured and used as valuable inputs to other processes. For example, municipal wastewater contains resources like energy, water, nutrients, and metals. The Tarpeh Lab develops and evaluates novel approaches to resource recovery from “waste” waters at several synergistic scales: molecular mechanisms of chemical transport and transformation; novel unit processes that increase resource efficiency; and systems-level assessments that identify optimization opportunities. We employ understanding of electrochemistry, separations, thermodynamics, kinetics, and reactor design to preferentially recover resources from waste. We leverage these molecular-scale insights to increase the sustainability of engineered processes in terms of energy, environmental impact, and cost.
Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus
BioTatum's teaching interests are construction engineering and technical construction. His research focuses on construction process knowledge and integration and innovation in construction.
Professor of Earth System Science and, by courtesy, of Geophysics and of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPhysical oceanography; theory and numerical modeling of the ocean circulation; dynamics of ocean fronts and vortices; upper ocean processes; air-sea interaction.
Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Geophysics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRock Physics, Fossil Energy Exploration, Volcanic and Geothermal Environments and Microseismicity
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAdam's research concerns natural hazards engineering in general, focusing on probabilistic hazard assessment; calibration and development of numerical models to estimate structural response, damage, and losses; and large-scale simulations to describe the impact of natural disasters on an urban environment.