Meet the Experts

Find experts across Johns Hopkins involved in research and teaching related to environment, energy, sustainability and/or health. The following list is organized by the expert's last name. You can also search by area of expertise.

Learn more about the support E²SHI provides to Hopkins faculty, staff researcher or instructors.


Andreas Andreou

Professor, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

andreou@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Energy aware computing
  • Energy efficient sensing
  • Semiconductor technology for sustainable biotechnology and health care
  • Sustainability in semiconductor growth.
Keywords: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Efficiency & Use, Renewable Energy, Sustainability in Computing

Edward Bouwer

Abel Wolman Professor of Environmental Engineering, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

bouwer@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Water quality engineering as they relate to environmental and sustainability issues
  • Biofuels and alternative energy

Selected Publications

Onesios-Barry, K.M., Berry, D., Proescher, J.B., Sivakumar, I.K., Bouwer, E.J. (2014). "Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products during Water Recycling: Microbial Community Structure and Effects of Substrate Concentration." Applied Environmental Microbiology, 80(8), pp. 2440–2450.

E²SHI-Supported Projects

A novel integrated microfluidic system for detecting and isolating PPCP-degrading microorganisms

Keywords: Water and wastewater treatment, Alternative energy

Collin Broholm

Gerhard H. Dieke Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

broholm@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Fundamental condensed matter physics.
  • Development of magnetic and superconducting materials for energy applications.
Keywords: Electrical Engineering, Energy (Renewable, Electricity)

Stuart Chaitkin

Senior Associate, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research Areas:
  • Energy, environment and public health linkages.
  • Energy regulation and policy analysis.
  • Regional transportation planning and analysis.
  • Sustainable cities.           
Keywords: Energy and health, transportation

Marc Donohue

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

mdd@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Algal biofuels
  • Phase behavior of petroleum, coal-related compounds, asphaltenes, and natural gas
  • Separation processes including adsorption and supercritical extraction
Keywords: Engineering, Fossil Fuels, Renewable Energy

Jonah Erlebacher

Professor, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

Jonah.Erlebacher@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • 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.
Keywords: Energy, Nanoparticles

Paul Ferraro

E²SHI Executive Committee member
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Carey Business School and Whiting School of Engineering (Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering)

pferraro@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • 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

Selected Publications

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.

Keywords: Behavior analysis/change, Ecology, Energy, Policy, Water

Dennice Gayme

Assistant Professor and Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

dennice@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • 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.

Selected Publications

Chandra, F., Gayme, D.F., Chen, L., Doyle, J.C. (2011). “Robustness, Optimization, and Architectures.” European Journal of Control, 17(5), pp. 472-482.

Gayme, D.F., & Topcu, U. (2013). “Optimal power flow with large-scale storage integration.” Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 28(2), pp. 709-717.

Yeh, H., & Gayme, D.F. (2012). “Adaptive VAR Control for Distribution Circuits With Photovoltaic Generators.” Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 27(3), pp. 1656-1663.

E²SHI-Supported Projects

Wind Integration Simulations Partnership for International Research and Education (WINDINSPIRE)

Keywords: Energy systems, Smart grid, Mechanical engineering

Shoji Hall

Assistant Professor, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

shoji@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:

The application of mesoscopic materials for renewable energy applications.

Keywords: Renewable energy, Chemistry

Ben Hobbs

Theodore W. & Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management, Dept of Environmental Health and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Director of the Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute

bhobbs@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Policy, planning, operations and environmental impact of energy systems.
  • Decision analysis and economics of ecosystem restoration.
Keywords: Energy markets and modeling, Air quality, Climate change, Environmental management, Environmental policy, Water

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Nearly all our present ecological problems arise from deep-seated social problems.
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