Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

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  • Mareldi Ahumada Paras

    Mareldi Ahumada Paras

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioPostdoctoral scholar working with the Climate and Energy Policy Program at the intersection of climate policy, energy resilience and decarbonization. My graduate research focused on power system resilience and planning during extreme events. Previously, I worked at General Electric Company as an Edison and operability engineer on power turbine design and remote diagnostics of existing fleet.

  • Carlos Alvarez Zambrano

    Carlos Alvarez Zambrano

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Geological Sciences

    BioCarlos' research interests include granular matter transport, sand dunes, multiphase flows, and the transport of particles in the atmosphere. At Stanford, Carlos is investigating the formation of eolian bedforms on Mars and Earth.

  • Nur Arafeh Dalmau

    Nur Arafeh Dalmau

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Oceans

    BioI am currently a postdoc at UCLA and Stanford and an Honorary Fellow at The University of Queensland. I am a marine community ecologist and marine spatial planner. My research focuses on understanding the impacts of marine heatwaves on kelp forest ecosystems. I also research the role of marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures for providing climate resilience and designing networks of climate-smart marine protected areas. I support conservation initiatives with NGOs, parks, and fishers, and teach decision tools such as Marxan. My heart remains in my beautiful Costa Brava, Spain (Catalonia), where I do my best to support conservation. I am a naive dreamer, and I know future generations will dive into healthy kelp forests and thriving marine ecosystems.

  • Areidy Aracely Beltran-Peña

    Areidy Aracely Beltran-Peña

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioAreidy Beltran-Peña is an Earth System Scientist and a Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow. She leverages integrated assessment and Earth system models to investigate the global and regional impacts of climate change on water resources available for natural and human consumption. Overall, her research sheds light on the intricate dynamics impacting water and food security amid a changing climate, highlighting the importance of both global and regional analyses.

  • Steffen Buessecker

    Steffen Buessecker

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests revolve around the co-evolution of microbial life and Earth processes, the relation of these to the planetary climate, as well as astrobiology. In the spirit of SDSS, I am also passionate about seeking solutions for global climate change by focusing on greenhouse gas removal. I see high potential in the carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide consumption by enhanced mineral-microbial catalysis – processes that have been controlling gas fluxes since billions of years.

  • Paul Berne Burow

    Paul Berne Burow

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioI am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. I am an interdisciplinary social-environmental scientist studying how human communities are impacted by environmental change. My work examines the cultural dynamics of environmental change in North America across scales using mixed methods from ethnography and archival research to field ecology and spatial analysis. My postdoctoral project explores the social dimensions and institutional effectiveness of collaborative forest stewardship with federal agencies and Native Nations in California.

    My previous work examined the social and cultural dimensions of environmental change in the North America's Great Basin. Based on thirty-six months of field-based ethnographic and historical research in California and Nevada, it investigated the cultural politics of land and its stewardship in dryland forest and shrub steppe ecosystems as it intersected with a changing climate, land use histories, and environmental governance regimes. Landscapes are undergoing material transformation due to climate change, land use practices, and settler colonialism, in turn reshaping how people relate to land, substantiate their place on it, and make claims to territory. This is creating new socioecological configurations of people, land, and place I call ecologies of belonging, the subject of my current book manuscript.

    Broadly, my research program addresses the cultural dynamics of environmental change, Indigenous environmental justice, and rural social inequality across North America. My areas of research and teaching interest include environmental anthropology, Indigenous environmental studies, ethnoecology, and human-environment geography. I am also engaged in community-based participatory research projects with Tribal Nations to expand Indigenous-led land stewardship and protect cultural landscapes from degradation for the benefit of future generations.

  • Xiaofan Cui

    Xiaofan Cui

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioWelcome to my home page! I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, sponsored by Prof. Simona Onori. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor working with Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz. My research bridges concepts from circuits, control, and systems to address challenges in future power and energy systems. My Ph.D. dissertation focused on physics-based modeling, control, and design of energy systems. At Stanford, I broadened toward data-driven modeling, identification, and prediction of energy systems. Future energy systems can be more heterogeneous in form and more agile in actuation because of more integration of power electronics. My proposed work addressed these challenges by innovating control-aware modeling frameworks, provably-correct control policies, physics-informed learning schemes, and high-performance hardware validations.

    I earned two M.S. degrees in ECE and Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I received two bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Tsinghua University, China. I enjoy reading and hiking in my spare time. If you are interested in future energy systems, I believe my “full-stack” skillsets from theory to hardware would be a good complement to your previous experiences. Please feel free to reach out to me by email. Have a good day!

  • Matteo Frigo

    Matteo Frigo

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioMatteo Frigo has been a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at Stanford University since August 2023.
    He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Padua in 2014 and 2017, respectively.
    In 2020, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Padua, with a major in Numerical Analysis.
    During his Ph.D., he spent a period as a Visiting Researcher Student at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), California, USA.
    His leading scientific interests include mathematical and numerical modeling of multiphysics problems mainly related to poromechanics and fracture mechanics.
    His research mainly focuses on studying numerical linear algebra problems and preconditioning techniques.
    He has experience in implementing high-performance parallel codes on supercomputers with distributed memory and GPU accelerators.