Rutgers Climate Institute

  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Environmental Sciences; Rutgers Climate Institute
    Email: broccoli@envsci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-5749
    Detailed Profile: http://envsci.rutgers.edu/~broccoli
    Research Areas: Climate dynamics, climate modeling
    Energy Research Focus: My research group focuses on the dynamics of the climate system, with a specific emphasis on understanding the fundamental mechanisms that are involved in changes in climate. Climate models are powerful tools for learning about such mechanisms, as they enable us to test hypotheses about climate system behavior by performing controlled experiments.
  • 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
    Email: falko@marine.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-2436
    Detailed Profile: https://marine.rutgers.edu/main/paul-falkowski
    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. http://ebme.marine.rutgers.edu/

    Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory

  • Title: Director and Research Professor
    Department / Research Program: Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP) and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    Email: ffelder@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-2750
    Detailed Profile: http://policy.rutgers.edu/faculty/felder/
    Research Areas: Electricity markets, renewable energy and energy efficiency evaluation, reliability analysis of electric power systems, electric power systems and climate change
    Energy Research Focus: http://ceeep.rutgers.edu/

    Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy (CEEEP)

  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Email: Qguo@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-2983
    Detailed Profile: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~qguo/
    Research Areas: Hydropower, Technology Development, Energy Resiliency
    Energy Research Focus: Develop and evaluate innovative technologies for harvesting energy from natural and engineered water systems. Apply these technologies to enhance the energy resiliency in response to emergency and future change.
  • Title: Director
    Department / Research Program: School of Environmental and Biological Sciences EcoComplex
    Email: guran@aesop.rutgers.edu
    Phone: (609) 499 3600 x4225
    Detailed Profile: http://ecocomplex.rutgers.edu/
    Research Areas: Advanced biofuels, Low-carbon drop-in fuels, Thermochemical Catalytic Conversion of sustainable biomass and waste in to low-carbon energy forms, Carbon foot print of fuels. LCA.
    Energy Research Focus: Catalytic Pyrolysis of unrecycled plastic waste and waste biomass into drop-in diesel and other fuels; Assessment of Biomass Energy Potential in New Jersey; Assessment of food-waste to low-carbon distributed energy generation potential of New Jersey’s hurricane prone counties for sustainability and resiliency.
  • Title: Associate Director
    Department / Research Program: Environmental Analysis and Communications Group; Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    Email: jherb@ejb.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-2725
    Detailed Profile: http://eac.rutgers.edu/jeanne-herb-associate-director/
    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: Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute; Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
    Department / Research Program: Earth & Planetary Sciences
    Email: robert.kopp@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 732-200-2705
    Detailed Profile: http://www.bobkopp.net/
    Research Areas: Policy, Economics, Integrated Assessment
    Energy Research Focus: Climate and energy decision-making under uncertainty
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Geography and Rutgers Climate Institute
    Email: robin.leichenko@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-4056
    Detailed Profile: http://geography.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-core/44-people/faculty/87-faculty-leichenko
    Research Areas: Vulnerability, adaptation, economics, equity
    Energy Research Focus: Understanding Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation of energy infrastructure to climate change. Exploring social drivers of energy usage and triggers for social transformation.
  • Title: Assistant Teaching Professor
    Department / Research Program: Human Ecology
    Email: jal226@sebs.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 609-384-1232
    Detailed Profile: http://humanecology.rutgers.edu/faculty.asp?fid=121
    Research Areas: Sustainability, Water Monitoring, Food Waste, Radiation Emergency Response and Recovery, Sustainable Waste Management.
    Energy Research Focus: Energy Research Focus: Sustainability, Interrelationships between energy, economy, environment and social systems.
  • Title: Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Earth and Planetary Sciences and Institute of Earth, Oceans, and Atomosperhic Sciences
    Email: kgm@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-3622
    Detailed Profile: http://geology.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/19-people/faculty/242-kenneth-g-miller
    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
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
    Email: pray@aesop.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-9121
    Detailed Profile: http://www.dafre.rutgers.edu/faculty.html
    Research Areas: Biotechnology, Biofuels
    Energy Research Focus: Science and technology policy with specific interests in biotechnology applied to agriculture, food and biofuels; Food and agricultural policy; Economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries.
  • Title: Associate Professor
    Department / Research Program: Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Email: yingfan@eps.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-3437
    Detailed Profile: https://geology.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/people-list/19-faculty/244-ying-fan-reinfelder
    Research Areas: Water Cycle, Terrestrial Ecosystems
    Energy Research Focus: Geologic Carbon Sequestration
  • Title: Dinstinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Environmental Sciences
    Email: robock@envsci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-5751
    Detailed Profile: http://envsci.rutgers.edu/~robock/
    Research Areas: Climate Change, Climate Modeling, Geoengineering, Nuclear Winter
    Energy Research Focus: My research involves many aspects of climate change. I conduct both observational analyses and climate model simulations. My current research focuses on geoengineering (also called climate engineering or climate intervention), climatic effects of nuclear weapons, and the effects of volcanic eruptions on climate.
  • Title: Assistant Professor
    Department / Research Program: Human Ecology
    Email: shwomrac@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-9235
    Detailed Profile: http://shwomrac.tumblr.com/
    Research Areas: Energy efficiency, Energy consumption, Political and social dimensions of energy transitions, Risk governance
    Energy Research Focus: I study how different groups of people in society make sense of and seek to address energy and environmental problems at the organizational and household level.
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Economics
    Email: hsigman@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-8667
    Detailed Profile: https://economics.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/people/86-faculty/200-sigman-hilary
    Research Areas: Economics
    Energy Research Focus: Environmental economics and policy
  • Title: Assistant Professor
    Department / Research Program: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Email: rq.wang@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-4288
    Detailed Profile: https://cee.rutgers.edu/fac/ruo-qian-roger-wang
    Research Areas: Offshore Wind, Marine, and Solar Energy, Micro-hydropower, Energy-Water-Food Nexus, and Coastal Engineering
    Energy Research Focus: Developing numerical models to connect big data and decision-making in coastal engineering, natural hazards, water resources and renewable energy systems.