Post Docs & Associates
|First Name||Last Name||Position||Research Interests|
Urban Political Ecology, Urban Forests and Urban Greenspaces, Affective Ecologies, Environmental Justice, Urban Theory, and Volunteered Geographic Information
|Christian M.||Lastoskie||Associate Professor, Research Investigator||
Chemodynamics- what is it? The adsorption of gases in nanoporous materials; the movement of microorganisms in aquifer media; the binding of metals onto intracellular proteins: these are all phenomena associated with chemodynamics, the study of chemical fate and transport. Our research group investigates both theoretical and applied aspects of chemodynamics using an integrated program of molecular modeling, computer simulation and experiment. An interconnecting theme of our work is the application of atomistic methods and statistical simulation to address a spectrum of research problems spanning chemical, biomedical and environmental engineering.
|Geoffrey||Lewis||Core Staff, Research Specialist|
|John||Sullivan||Research Associate, External Advisory Board Member||
materials, structures, vehicle safety, life cycle assessment, recycling, and sustainability
|Martin||Heller||Core Staff, Research Specialist||
Life Cycle Assessment of Food and Agricultural Systems; Food System Sustainability; Sustainable Diets; Integrating Nutrition and Environmental Impact
|Nolan||Orfield||Core Staff, Lecturer, Research Associate||
Dr. Orfield is interested in product design and the role that life cycle modeling can play in the creation of products that serve rather than deplete the planet. His background in both entrepreneurship and academic research position him to understand not only the complex interaction between goods and the natural world, but also the design constraints required for commercialization.
Research interests include life cycle assessment of food systems, especially as they apply to individual diets. Current work includes developing a novel methodology for characterizing the water use of U.S.-grown crops by applying regional water stress indicators. Follow-on work is aimed at application in individual diet studies.
Investigating impacts of water scarcity risks on the global trade network.