Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
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Adrian A. Wackett
Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences, admitted Autumn 2022
BioAdrian A. Wackett was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota (unceded Wahpekute/Dakota lands). He double majored in Chemistry and Geosciences at Trinity University (TX) before returning to Saint Paul and completing his MS degree in Land & Atmospheric Sciences (specifically pedology/soil science) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he studied global w'o'rming. Before coming to Stanford as an NSF GRFP Fellow he traveled extensively by bike through Latin America and Asia and worked as an independent researcher affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Umeå University and the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko, Sweden. He is broadly curious in learning how the world works, and this informs his outlook towards research; that is to say he specializes in nothing and is interested in everything. Some previous research topics include: coupling ant bioturbation to the erosion and weathering of hillslope soils in SE Australia, exploring earthworm invasions and their deterministic effects on soil carbon stocks and forms in Fennoscandian and Alaskan forests, and examining the biogeochemical diversity of ‘black smoker’ plume particles at deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
Diane Wade, MBA
RA, Finance Grant & Affiliate Management, Department of Energy Science and Engineering - Energy Science and Engineering
Current Role at StanfordResearch Administrator for the Energy Science and Engineering Department in the Doerr School of Sustainability.
Diane’s current role involves:
Finance Management – faculty portfolios, operating budgets, gifts, discretionary funds, projections, annual budgets, transaction approvals, monthly statement review
Research Administration – pre-award and post-award management, e-certification, grant close-outs, budgets
Industrial Affiliate Management – contract processing, invoicing, receivables and fund management
HR – appointments, reappointments, visas
Department Account Management - revenue & fund management for department accounts including the department operating budget
Professor of Biology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur current focus is on maize anther development to understand how cell fate is specified. We discovered that hypoxia triggers specification of the archesporial (pre-meiotic) cells, and that these cells secrete a small protein MAC1 that patterns the adjacent soma to differentiate as endothecial and secondary parietal cell types. We also discovered a novel class of small RNA: 21-nt and 24-nt phasiRNAs that are exceptionally abundant in anthers and exhibit strict spatiotemporal dynamics.
Shiqi (Axel) Wang
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics, admitted Autumn 2017
BioI am a PhD student in geophysics. My research interest is on high-frequency guided seismic waves primarily in the lithosphere. One application of these waves is to use their amplitude ratios to determine if an earthquake nucleated within the continental mantle.
Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences, admitted Autumn 2017
Ph.D. Minor, Computer Science
BioLijing is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford University. Her research focuses on using data-driven methods for efficient and sustainable groundwater exploration and exploitation. She is currently working on 1) geomodeling with electromagnetic images using computer vision methods and 2) hierarchical Bayesian uncertainty quantification method for reservoir predictions and further decision making. She is passionate about teaching data science methods to geoscience audiences and the broader scientific community.
Personal website: https://lijingwang.github.io/
Shan X. Wang
Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsShan Wang was named the Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering in 2018. He directs the Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology and is a leading expert in biosensors, information storage and spintronics. His research and inventions span across a variety of areas including magnetic biochips, in vitro diagnostics, cancer biomarkers, magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic sensors, magnetoresistive random access memory, and magnetic integrated inductors.