Meet the E²SHI Associates
E²SHI Associates is a research network that promotes interdisciplinary collaborations and proposals among JHU faculty and staff involved in research related to environment, energy, sustainability and/or health. Interested in joining the research network? Find out the benefits and how to get started
- Global environmental politics
- Scientific knowledge and experts in global governance
- Social-ecological systems
- History and politics of economic development
- Energy aware computing, energy efficient sensing, semiconductor technology for sustainable biotechnology and health care.
- Sustainability in semiconductor growth.
Public health emergency preparedness and response
Scarce resource allocation in public health crises
Peak petroleum & public health infrastructure
Keywords: Behavior Change, Health/Behavior/Society, Public Health, Emergency Preparedness
European eco-philosophy and the tradition of American nature-writing (Thoreau, Whitman)
Actor-Network-Theory's focus on the power or agency of nonhuman actors
Economic and social development
Rural development, particularly in Africa
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Developing Countries, Economic Development, Governance/Participation, Rural Development/Economies
Estimating the population health impacts of transportation policy - including alternative transportation such as bicycles - with a particular focus on preventing road traffic crashes.
Epidemiology of injuries in information-poor settings around the world.
Using systems modeling approaches to understand health impacts of transport and urban policy.
Water quality engineering as they relate to environmental and sustainability issues
Biofuels and alternative energy
Keywords: Energy (alternative), Water
Fundamental condensed matter physics
Development of magnetic and superconducting materials for energy applications
Keywords: Electrical Engineering, Energy (Renewable, Electricity)
Response of the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem to climatic and human disturbance using the fossil record of organisms and substances preserved in sediments.
Biological and physical processes controlling species distributions.
Atmospheric-biologic interactions in pollen dispersal.
Keywords: Environmental Sciences, Water
Kai Loon Chen
Fate, transport, and effects of engineered nanomaterials in environmental and biological systems.
Nanotechnology for membrane filtration processes, water treatment, and environmental remediation.
Identifying factors that cause or provoke asthma, especially in air pollutants and allergens that are especially problematic in inner city homes.
Examining how dietary patterns, especially a Western style diet may increase susceptibility to inhalable pollutants and allergens.
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Air Pollution, Behavior Change, Buildings, Cities/Built Environment, Environmental Health, Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Epidemiology, Health/Behavior/Society, Health Policy, International Health, Population Studies
Metagenomic approaches to understand the ecology of microorganisms in extreme environments on Earth, particularly those with extremely high salt concentrations and hyper-arid conditions.
Physiological responses of extremophiles to environmental stresses using model systems.
Phase behavior of petroleum, coal-related compounds, asphaltenes, and natural gas
Separation processes including adsorption and supercritical extraction
Characterization and environmentally relevant properties of engineered nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes)
Synthesis of nanocomposites
Keywords: Environmental Sciences, Nanotechnology, Water, Materials Synthesis/Characterization
Research areas: Chemical risk assessment, community environmental health
Keywords: Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Health Policy
Policy making, political economy of environmental policy
Sustainable development in China
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Community Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Developing Countries, Ecology, Energy Policy, Environmental Education, Environmental Law, Environmental Management, Environmental Policy, Foreign Policy, Globalization/Trade, Governance/Participation, Health/Behavior/Society, International Policy, Renewable Energy, Resource Management, Rural Development/Economies, Sustainable Development, Wildlife Conservation
Large-scale networked and interconnected systems with an emphasis on renewable and efficient energy systems.
Integrating renewable power generation sources into a "smart" electric power system.
Keywords: Energy Efficiency & Use, Energy (Electricity, Renewable), Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering
Infrastructure sustainability and reliability
Water systems & public health
Disaster risk management
Water resource management
Climate change & climate adaptation
Keywords: Cities/Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Climate Change, Engineering, Energy (Electricity), Environmental Management, Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Systems Engineering, Transport, Water, Decision-making, Risk Analysis, Operations Research
Coordinate coalition of researchers, companies, stakeholders on evolution of markets in health, low-carbon economy, and education, and potential roles for enabling technologies
Lead policy-oriented work on challenges of environment, energy, sustainability and health among advanced industrial societies
Policy implications of developments in environment, energy, etc.
Keywords: Environmental Policy, Foreign Policy, Globalization/Trade, Governance/Participation, International Policy
Ciaran J. Harman
- Relationship between landscape structure, the water cycle, and the transport and residence time of water and dissolved contaminants through the landscape.
- Link processes across scales, to understand how the physical processes at play in the bed of a stream, or in the shallow groundwater of a hillslope, or in a small watershed, scale up to produce the integrated effects on water supply, floods and water quality at landscape scales.
- Using field, experimental and theoretical techniques, including stable water isotope passive tracers, active tracers including chloride injections, experimental flume work (man-made channels for water), and numerical modeling at scales ranging from inches to large river basins.
Occupational infectious disease
Climate change and health
Public health impacts of industrial food animal production systems
Local sustainable food systems
Environmental and health impacts of solid waste disposal practices
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Air Pollution, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Epidemiology, Population Studies, Solid Waste
Theodore W. & Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management, Dept of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
Director of the Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute
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Policy, planning, operations and environmental impact of energy systems.
Decision analysis and economics of ecosystem restoration.
Keywords: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Ecosystem Management, Electrical Engineering, Energy Efficiency & Use, Energy (Electricity, Fossil Fuel, Nuclear, Renewable, Policy), Environmental Management, Environmental Policy, Renewable Energy, Resource Management, Systems Engineering, Water
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Biology, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Enhanced algal photosynthesis for biofuel and biomass production
Gene delivery to algae
Keywords: Energy (Renewable)
Research Areas: Sensing environmental and medically relevant vapors, organic solar cells and thermoelectrics
Keywords: Electrical Engineering, Energy (Electricity), Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Materials Synthesis and Characterization
Flow/turbulence/cavitation in turbomachines
Power generation and conversion
Oceanic & Atmospheric boundary layers
Fate of crude oil spills
Dynamics, behavior & distributions of plankton
Keywords: Energy (Fossil Fuel), Environmental Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Water
Water politics - political configuration of interests and level(s) at which actors organize and act
When decision-making affecting water (quantity or quality) becomes politically contentious
Have written extensively on environmental politics in Brazil, both urban and in Amazon region
Political aspects of adaptation to climate change and sustainability
Keywords: Developing Countries, Environmental Policy, Governance/Participation, Resource Management, Sustainable Development
Research areas: River-based community living on sand bars within the River Jamuna in Bangladesh, with a specific focus on how the dynamic environment informs social structures and everyday life. Understand what comprises climate change and adaptation to it in these parts.
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Behavior Change, Cities & Built Environment, Climate Change, Ecology, Immigration/Migration, Rural Development/Economies, Water
Research areas: History of science emphasizing history of ecology and environmentalism in 20th century
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Air Pollution, Cities/Built Environment, Ecology, Population Studies
Research areas: Public laboratories doing environmental analyses (i.e. measuring contaminants in air, water, soil, and people) with a focus on policy and practice
Keywords: Environmental Education, Environmental Health, Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Water, Informatics, Biomonitoring/Biomarkers, Laboratory Methods & Analysis, Systems Research
Research areas: New materials for energy applications
Keywords: Energy (Electricity, Renewable), Materials Chemistry and Physics
Environmental fluid mechanics
Wind energy fluid mechanics, simulation
Keywords: Climate Change, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Renewable Energy, Mechanical Engineering
Research areas: Solar energy
Keywords: Energy (Electricity, Renewable)
Using computational methods to discover and design new materials
Materials for energy storage and conversion
Keywords: Computer Engineering, Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering
- Policy and social science research on themes relevant to understanding and changing food systems, including promoting environmental sustainability and addressing disparities.
- Food and ecological concerns, including climate change, peak oil, and soil
- Public health and agricultural policy, especially the Farm Bill
- Access to sustainably produced and healthy food
Consumption of health insurance and health care service
Health insurance contract design
Energy pricing in the socially sustainable environment
Keywords: Behavior Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Developing Countries, Energy Efficiency & Use, Health/Behavior/Society, Health Policy, International Health
- Water and wastewater infrastructure sustainability, reliability and design
- Infrastructure adaptation to climate change
- Corporate environmental and social responsibility
- Aeration of open water system to improve quality
- Tidal pumping systems
- Renewable energy systems
- Atmospheric water generation system analysis
- Marine and dredging projects and sustainable design
- Analysis of environmental site contamination and remediation
STEM education/research for K-12 education
Teaching environmental education & sustainability issues to high school students
Keywords: Environmental Education
Co-Director, Program on Global Sustainability and Health, School of Public Health
Director, Global Environmental Change and Sustainability Major, School of Arts and Sciences
Associate Director, E²SHI
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Climate change policy initiatives for Maryland and nationally.
How global environmental issues, including climate change, are communicated in a way to motivate behavior change. The interplay between peak oil and climate change.
Working with communities to solve local and global environmental problems and sustainable development issues.
Keywords: Behavior Change, Climate Change, Energy Policy, Environmental Education, Environmental Health, Environmental Policy, and Health, Behavior and Society
Research areas: Collaboration and assessment of climate disruption impact
Keywords: Climate Change, Engineering, Systems Engineering, Knowledge Management, Decision Support, Modeling and simulations
Research areas: Safety and sustainability of the built environment
Keywords: Buildings, Cities & Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Sustainable Development
Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering and Department of Anthropology, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Director, Minor for Engineering in Sustainability
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Connections between environment and society.
Corporate culture and strategy, auto industry, electronics industry, mining, and multinational corporations
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Co-director, Program on Global Sustainability & Health
Co-director, Environmental Health Institute
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Built environment & health
Health effects of climate change and energy scarcity
Health effects of Marcellus shale production & abandoned coal mines
Keywords: Cities/Built Environment, Climate Change, Energy (Fossil Fuel), Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Epidemiology, Population Studies
Politics of food and agriculture
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Health Policy
- Develop game theory and optimization models for global natural gas markets.
- Examine decision making under uncertainty with energy and infrastructure applications.
Senior Research Scientist, Space Department, Applied Physics Laboratory
Atmospheric science modeling/analysis, satellite observation, field measurement
Turning climate science into actionable information
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Air Pollution, Climate Change, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Health/Behavior/Society, Health Policy, Human Interaction, Systems Engineering, Water
Effects of humans on the soil ecosystem - past and present land use change, introduced species, urbanization, pollution, crop management practices
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Ecology, Environmental Sciences
- Nanomaterials engineering for optoelectronic devices with a focus on renewable energy conversion and storage.
- Applying techniques from nanophotonics and scalable fabrication to produce devices and materials with novel optical and electrical functionality.
- Flexible photovoltaics, sustainably fabricating energy materials, and photocatalysis.
Research areas: Climate change and atmospheric chemistry
Keywords: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Water
Integrated assessment (IA) modeling – energy infrastructure and air quality models: building coupled (meta-models) and using them to better understand the built environment, including: projecting urban/regional energy infrastructure growth and subsequent air pollution and human impact to inform policy support measures.
Smart grid applications in terms of long-term policy analysis.
Statistical techniques to expand urban IA models to study regional and global energy systems with their subsequent pollution impact.
Keywords: Air Pollution, Energy, Climate Change, Urban Sustainability, Risk Assessment/Analysis
Research areas: Hydrology and climate science with focus on water resource sustainability, climate-based analysis of disease risk, and renewable energy analysis
Keywords: Agriculture/Food, Climate Change, Developing Countries, Energy (Renewable), Resource Management, Water
Air pollution epidemiology
Quantifying the costs of smoking
Stratospheric ozone depletion time series analysis and signal processing
Keywords: Air Pollution, Bioinformatics, Climate Change, Ecology, Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Epidemiology, International Health, Population Studies, Statistics
Behavioral determinants of waste in consumption as well as contextual factors that trigger conservation behavior, such as incidental resource cues, marketing cues, and color cues
Impact of the abundance psychology on the consumption of physical and mental resources
Keywords: Energy Efficiency & Use, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development, Waste & Resource Use