Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

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  • Alireza Namayandeh

    Alireza Namayandeh

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Namayandeh's research interests are centered around three primary areas: 1) the formation and transformation of natural nanoparticles, 2) their interaction with contaminants and nutrients in the Earth's surface environment, and 3) how these interactions impact human health. He is currently working on identifying toxic metal-containing particulate matter (PM2.5) formed during California wildfires. His research also involved solving global and environmental health problems, particularly in low-income countries. He is working on two projects in Bangladesh focusing on lead exposure and the formation of toxic metal-bearing particulate matter in coal-fired brick kilns.

    He is also interested to integrate environmental justice into his research. He conducts Eco-theater workshops at Stanford, in which participants create performing arts about the social aspects of California wildfires, including the impact on underrepresented groups such as inmate firefighters.

  • Chelsea Pardini

    Chelsea Pardini

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioChelsea Pardini began as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in May 2023 and is contributing research to help inform wildand fire policy with the Climate and Energy Policy Program in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. She has her Ph.D. in economics and her current work will leverage her training in game theory, applied microeconomics, environmental and natural resource economics, and econometrics. Prior to joining Stanford, Chelsea worked as an Economic Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity in New York University School of Law.

    Chelsea has published in fields including environmental, agricultural, and health economics. She is dedicated to producing policy-relevant research that supports environmental and social justice and amplifies the voices of marginalized communities. As a Tlingit woman, Chelsea is especially interested in doing research that supports Indigenous communities. In her primary dissertation chapter, she used game theory to highlight the coercion and some of its consequences for Indigenous peoples in settler colonial land exchange. Through her work, Chelsea hopes to inform evidence-based policies that promote equity and sustainability.

  • Minghao Qiu

    Minghao Qiu

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioI am a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, working with Marshall Burke as a part of the ECHO (Environmental Change and Human Outcomes) Lab. My research interest is in environmental and energy policies with a global focus on issues involving air pollution, climate change and energy systems. I use causal inference, machine learning, and atmospheric chemistry modeling to study the sustainability challenges at the intersection of energy, pollution and climate using real-world data.

    I received my PhD degree from MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society on September 2021, advised by Noelle Selin. I also worked closely with my committee members: Valerie Karplus, Cory Zigler and Colette Heald. I received bachelor degrees in environmental sciences and economics from Peking University in Beijing.

  • Luwen Wan

    Luwen Wan

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science

    BioLuwen is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, working with Dr. Kate Maher, Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Earth System Science. Her postdoctoral research focuses on developing tools for tracking the recovery and activity of the North American beaver from a computer version and evaluating beaver as a tool for fostering sustainable waterways. She received her Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science from Michigan State University, where she worked on nutrient transport modeling across the Great Lakes Basin and agricultural tile drainage mapping across the US Midwest region.