Institute of Earth, Oceans, and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Title: Bennett L. Smith Chair in Business and Natural Resources; Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Rutgers Energy Institute, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Marine and Coastal Sciences, Institute of Earth, Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences
    Phone: 848-932-2436
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Algal Biofuels, Novel Catalysts, Energy Efficiency
    Energy Research Focus: Optimizing the production of algal feedstocks for biofuels and secondary metabolites. Designing and optimizing biologically inspired catalyses’ for hydrogen production and nitrogen fixation. Analyses of long term changes in technology that increase energy efficiency.

    Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory

  • Title: Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of Center for Ocean Observing Leadership
    Department / Research Program: Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership
    Phone: 848-932-3380
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Coastal Ocean Processes, Storms Hurricanes & Typhoons, Air-Sea Interactions, Ocean-Sediment Interactions, Ocean Modeling and Forecasting, Turbulent Closure, Ocean Observing Technology Development, Marine Education
    Energy Research Focus: Interests include the development of new autonomous ocean observing technologies, their application to scientific research in remote and extreme environments, and the demonstration of new educational paradigms. My technology development work focuses on autonomous systems that can be operated remotely as distributed networks to improve the spatial sampling of complex environments. A major scientific focus is extreme events, including storms, hurricanes and typhoons, investigating with observations and numerical models the linkages between the ocean, the atmosphere above, and the seabed below. My educational activities are designed to better prepare students to meet the challenges of a changing environment using modern observatories to explore the global ocean.
  • Title: Associate Director
    Department / Research Program: Environmental Analysis and Communications Group; Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    Phone: 848-932-2725
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Climate Change, public policy, participatory decision-making, science communication, environmental justice, community engagement, vulnerable populations.
    Energy Research Focus: Framing science informed clean energy and climate change public policy. Engaging a variety of decision-makers and stakeholders in science-informed policy development.
  • Title: Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences; Director,Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
    Department / Research Program: Earth & Planetary Sciences
    Phone: 732-200-2705
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Policy, Economics, Integrated Assessment
    Energy Research Focus: Climate and energy decision-making under uncertainty
  • Title: Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Earth and Planetary Sciences and Institute of Earth, Oceans, and Atomosperhic Sciences
    Phone: 848-445-3622
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Carbon Capture and Sequestration
    Energy Research Focus: Evaluation of the storage capacity of onshore and offshore U.S. east coast saline aquifers for carbon dioxide