E²SHI Associates Appointed Faculty Scholar Positions

E²SHI congratulates two E²SHI Associates appointed faculty scholar positions for their work in understanding and developing solutions for environment and energy challenges. The scholar positions are made possible through a generous endowment by Johns Hopkins alum L. Gordon Croft (’56) to the Whiting School of Engineering.

Dennice Gayme, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named the Carol Linde Croft Faculty Scholar.

Dr. Gayme’s research addresses modeling, design, and control of distributed systems for energy applications. Her group studies interconnected and spatially distributed systems using computational and theoretical methods from applied mathematics, dynamics, controls, optimization, and fluid mechanics. Her group focuses on wall bounded turbulent flow; wind farm modeling and control; stability and performance coupled oscillator networks; and integrating renewable energy sources into the grid.

Ciaran Harman, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, has been appointed the Russell Croft Faculty Scholar.

Dr. Harman’s work focuses on understanding the complex dynamics of water flow through the landscape, and finding ways to connect the multi-scale space-time variability of that flow with tractable model representations. Studying the emergent hydrologic properties of landscapes helps us to understand how the earth's surface functions as a life-supporting system, how we can make predictions about water resources in areas without long stream gauge records, how hydrologic processes affect water chemistry, and how contaminants are transported.

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt