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/biogeochemistry) 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 through Latin America and SE Asia (by bike) 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. Previous topics of inquiry 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 M. Wade
Research Administrator, Department of Energy Science and Engineering - Energy Science and Engineering
BioI am a Research Administrator for the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. My role involves Finance, Grant & Affiliate Management. This means I am responsible for affiliate accounts, department accounts, sponsored grants (pre & post award) and faculty financial portfolios. I'm the financial liaison to the affiliates, and work with faculty to submit research proposals and then manage those sponsored awards.
Previously, I was Co-Editor & Project Manager with Principal Investigator, Francis Everitt at Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University and Diversity Officer for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University. I managed projects while editing three books with Prof. Everitt, with topics ranging from physics to history. I was also in charge of finances and recruiting while at the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Project Manager for the first Big Earth Hackathon – a two-day data science competition for Stanford students.
Before Stanford, I ran my own consulting company. My university education includes Mechanical Engineering and an internship at NASA building flight simulators. Prior to earning my MBA I was board member and representative for three non-profits.
Professor of Biology, Emerita
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.