Amr ElAlfy studies deep decarbonization strategies and sustainability transitions for corporations and municipalities. He also works on Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) frameworks by utilizing various modelling and observation techniques to better understand climate patterns and their impacts on the environment and society.
Climate science, modelling and observation
Peter Crank's research seeks to address questions of modelling urban spaces to understand the impact urban climate mitigation strategies have on the thermal environment as well as on all facets of human health (from physical heat stress to psychological disorders). His research team uses physical and applied climatology skills, data analytics, computer science, and instrumentation to study the impacts of a changing climate on individuals and the local environment.
Quinn Lewis' research broadly focuses on the process-form interactions of rivers, geomorphology, and water resources. Additionally, his research leverages state-of-the-art technology to improve our understanding of dynamic and interrelated physical processes and landforms.
Tony Wirjanto's research focuses on the intersection between statistics and econometrics. This includes financial time series with a focus on volatility modeling/forecasting and financial risk management and financial mathematics with a focus on portfolio optimization in a high-dimensional setting and on global climate change risks.
Philippe Van Cappellen’s research focuses on the biogeochemistry of soils, sediments and aquatic ecosystems, the cycles of water, carbon, nutrients and metals, global change, geobiology, chemical hydrology, water-rock interactions and environmental modeling.
Fereidoun Rezanezhad research investigates the effects of ongoing and future climate and land use changes and management practices on the fate of carbon, nutrients and contaminants, as well as on biogeochemical fluxes between the atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere.
Armaghan Salehian’s research interests include smart materials for sensing-actuation and energy harvesting applications, vibrations and dynamics, cable-harnessed structures modal and vibrations analysis, vibrations and control of space structures, inflatable space structures dynamic analysis, and UAV payload design for sea ice and soil moisture measurements using GNSS reflectometry to monitor climate change.
Grant Gunn's research interests aim to improve the retrievals of physical components of the Cryosphere, including permafrost (active layer thickness, timing of thaw/refreeze) and ice parameters in sub-Arctic and Arctic environments. His research applies emerging technologies including: airborne/spaceborne synthetic aperture radar, high-performance cloud computing (ex. Google Earth Engine), interferometry, polarimetric decomposition, thermodynamic modeling, and the collection of field variables to validate these remote observations.
Gennaro Notomista's main research interests lie at the intersection of design and control of robotic systems for long-duration autonomy with applications to environmental monitoring.
Tonya DelSontro’s research focus is to advance our understanding of how human activities and climate change alter aquatic carbon cycles and greenhouse gas budgets. She integrates field-based system analyses and experimental laboratory work to define and predict anthropogenic impacts on freshwater systems’ greenhouse dynamics from local and regional to global scales.