Meet the E²SHI Associates
E²SHI Associates is a network of experts across Johns Hopkins involved in research and teaching related to environment, energy, sustainability and/or health. The following list is organized by the Associate's last name. You can also search by area of expertise.
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Kai Loon Chen
Assistant Professor, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering
- Fate, transport, and effects of engineered nanomaterials in environmental and biological systems.
- Nanotechnology for membrane filtration processes, water treatment, and environmental remediation.
Ang, W.S., Tiraferri, A., Chen, K.L., Elimelech, M. (2011). “Fouling and cleaning of RO membranes fouled by mixtures of organic foulants simulating wastewater effluent.” Journal of Membrane Science, 376(1), pp. 196-206.
Chen, K.L., Bothun, G.D. (2013). “Nanoparticles Meet Cell Membranes: Probing Nonspecific Interactions using Model Membranes.” Environmental Science and Technology, 48(2), pp. 873-880.
Petersen, E.J., Zhang, L., Mattison, N.T., O’Carroll, D.M., Whelton, A.J., Uddin, N., . . . Chen, K.L. (2011). “Potential Release Pathways, Environmental Fate, And Ecological Risks of Carbon Nanotubes.” Environmental Science and Technology, 45(23), pp. 9837-9856.
Whitney G. Colella
Principal Research Engineerwcolella@alumni.princeton.edu • Faculty Website
Computer simulation, testing, and independent analysis of novel, low-carbon energy systems to improve their thermodynamics, economics, and environmental performance. Develops and applies analytic approaches to understand the design and performance space of networked stationary polygenerative fuel cell power plants and other distributed energy generation and storage devices, as well as advanced transportation systems. Advanced energy conversion system design, operation, and control. Thermodynamics, chemical engineer process plant design, economics, computer modeling, and independent testing of advanced energy systems.
Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine
- 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.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Biology, Krieger School of Arts and Sciencesjdiruggiero@jhu.edu • Faculty Website
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.
Crits-Christoph, A., Robinson, C.K., Barnum, T., Fricke, W.F., Davila, A.F., Jedynak, B., . . . DiRuggiero, J. (2013). “Colonization patterns of soil microbial communities in the Atacama Desert.” Microbiome, 1(28), pp. 1-13.
Robinson, C.K., Wierzchos, J., Black, C., Crits-Christoph, A., Ma, B., Ravel, J., . . . DiRuggiero, J. (2014). “Microbial diversity and the presence of algae in halite endolithic communities are correlated to atmospheric moisture in the hyper-arid zone of the Atacama Desert.” Environmental Microbiology, 17(2), pp. 299-315.
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineeringmdd@jhu.edu • Faculty Website
- Algal biofuels
- Phase behavior of petroleum, coal-related compounds, asphaltenes, and natural gas
- Separation processes including adsorption and supercritical extraction
Professor and Chair, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering
- Materials applied to energy technologies – fuel cells, electrocatalysis, ultra-high strength and durable metals, and novel methods for carbon fiber production.
- Developing new catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells.
Professor, Dept of Chemistry
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Characterization and environmentally relevant properties of engineered nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes)
- Synthesis of nanocomposites
- Photolysis effects
Huang, H., Fairbrother, H., Teychene, B., Ajmani, G., Chalew, T.A., Gallagher, M.J., . . . Jacangelo, J. (2014). “Carbon nanotube composite membranes for small ‘designer’ water treatment systems.” Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 14(5), pp. 917-923.
Yang, J., Bitter, J.L., Smith, B.A., Fairbrother, D.H., Ball, W.P. (2013). “Transport of Oxidized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes through Silica Based Porous Media: Influences of Aquatic Chemistry, Surface Chemistry, and Natural Organic Matter.” Environmental Science and Technology, 47, pp. 14034-14043.
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Carey Business School and Whiting School of Engineering (Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering)
- Behavioral economics in a broad set of environmental issues, including energy, water and ecosystems
- Designing and evaluating environmental programs in the private and public sectors
Ferraro, P.J., Hanauer, M.M, Miteva, D.A., Nelson, J.L., Pattanayak, S.K., Nolte, C., Sims, K.R. (2015). "Estimating the Impacts of Conservation on Ecosystem Services and Poverty by Integrating Modeling and Evaluation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(24), pp. 7420-7425.
Ferraro, P.J. and Hanauer, M.M. (2015). "Through What Mechanisms do Protected Areas affect Environmental and Social Outcomes?" Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B, 370(1681), 267.
Assistant Professor, Dept of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Healthmfox@jhu.edu • Faculty Website
- Chemical risk assessment
- Community environmental health
Chari, R., Burke, T.A., White, R.H., Fox, M.A. (2012) "Integrating Susceptibility into Environmental Policy: An Analysis of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Lead." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9(4), pp. 1077-1096.
Associate Director of China Studies, School of Advanced International Studies
Executive Director, Foreign Policy Institutecfreeman5@jhu.edu • Faculty Website
- Policy making, political economy of environmental policy
- Sustainable development in China