Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability


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  • Hong Yang

    Hong Yang

    Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences, admitted Autumn 2018
    Masters Student in Geophysics, admitted Autumn 2021

    BioHong Yang is currently a PhD student in Geological Science working with Wendy L. Mao. He joined Mao’s lab at Stanford University in 2018, after finishing his Master’s Degree at HPSTAR, Shanghai, where he was supervised by Jung-Fu Lin. His Master’s thesis focused on the experimental determination of iron isotopic fractionation behavior of lower mantle phases using the Synchrotron X-ray technique NRIXS. Before that, he was an undergraduate majoring in Geochemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China. There he performed the quality assessment of bottled drinking water and water from Lake Chao under Fang Huang’s supervision.

    Hong’s research interests include the chemical (especially isotopic) evolution of the Earth and other planetary bodies; structure and sound velocities of iron-alloys at high pressure; pressure-induced electronic, magnetic, elastic and structural transitions in materials; as well as high pressure photon science. His recent research was published on Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 506, 113-122 (2019), entitled “Iron isotopic fractionation in mineral phases from Earth’s lower mantle: Did terrestrial magma ocean crystallization fractionate iron isotopes?”.

  • Zutao Yang

    Zutao Yang

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioI am an ecosystem ecologist using data-driven approaches to study global environmental changes, including climate change, land use land cover change, and coupled natural and human (CNH) systems. My data comes from both remote sensing observation and field measurements. My current project is studying methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells and from home appliances in California.

  • Audrey Yau

    Audrey Yau

    Educational Affairs Program Director, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

    BioAs the Educational Affairs Program Director and a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Audrey develops educational programs and courses that connect academic learning with real world applications. In this role, Audrey serves undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in Stanford Earth.

    She teaches the Earth 1 Know Your Planet series of courses designed to introduce undergraduates to the challenges that face our planet today and the people working on solving those problems. Audrey also developed and teaches the Earth 200 course series that supports graduate students and postdocs in developing powerful professional portfolios that include academic excellence, professional skills, and personal development.

    In her role, Audrey manages the School's undergraduate peer advisors, who advocate for student needs within the School as well as create educational programs and social events for the undergraduate community at large. She oversees the School's graduate teaching mentors, who serve as resources in teaching and learning for graduate students. And, Audrey serves as the School's primary partner to the Postdoc Advisory Council, supporting the needs of postdocs across Stanford Earth.

    Audrey also hosts a series of co-curricular educational programs that allow undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs the chance to gain practical experiences and knowledge. These include a peer-taught Skillshare series, a faculty-led Pro-Seminar series, a Conversations with Alumni series, and a variety of workshops throughout the year.

  • David Zhen Yin

    David Zhen Yin

    Research Scientist

    BioDavid Zhen Yin is the Research Scientist at Stanford Center for Earth Resources Forecasting. He is the Co-PI of the Stanford-KoBold Metals collaboration project, leading the research to look for critical minerals that power the green energy transition. He develops data-scientific approaches for prediction, uncertainty quantification, and decision-making in earth resources exploration and developments (including critical minerals, groundwater, and oil and gas).

    David developed broad experience working with complex projects involving academia and industry and broad knowledge of the fields. His research delivered several key technologies transferred as in-house technologies in Chevron, Equinor, and KoBold. His research developments have been implemented on a broad spectrum of subjects, from Antarctica bed topography modeling, critical mineral explorations in Canada/China/US, and the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico projects.

    Before joining Stanford, David was a Research Associate (Reservoir Geophysics) at Edinburgh Time-Lapse Project in Scotland, leading a research project in collaboration with Equinor from 2016 to 2018. He was also a Technology Consultant at Equinor's Research Center in Bergen, Norway. He was then a Chevron CoRE Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford from 2018 to 2021.

    David received his Ph.D. in Geosciences from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, in 2016 and his B.Eng from China University of Petroleum in 2011. His research interests include data science for geosciences, geological uncertainty quantification, and decision-making under uncertainty. He has authored tens of articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences on these topics.

  • Leehi Yona

    Leehi Yona

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Autumn 2018
    Juris Doctor Student, Law

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLeehi studies greenhouse gas inventories and how countries use (or misuse) scientific knowledge in developing national carbon inventories and climate policies. She is particularly interested in the global carbon cycle, and how ecosystem and forest carbon is understood by policymakers.