Alumni (in reverse chronologic order)

Se Jong Cho – Ph.D

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Se Jong is a watershed scientist and management decision analysis specialist, and working as a postdoc research associate. Her current work involves integrating different watershed management, sediment flux, and nutrient transport models at a large watershed scale with multiple collaborators. In addition to her work in science, she paints pictures of aquatic environments and more.

Education
B.S. Civil Engineering, Northwestern University
M.S. Environmental Science, Johns Hopkins University
M.S.E Environmental Management and Economics, Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering and Management, Johns Hopkins University

Research Areas
Watershed modeling
Sediment transport
Environmental management analysis
Policy and decision analysis


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Hubert (Huaqing) Guo - M.S.E

Hubert currently works in Constellation Energy. He loves the idea of reducing the complicated world to mathematical models to gain insights and to solve practical problems.

Education
B.S. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Research Areas
System Dynamics
Simulation Modelling
Systems thinking
Municipal Solid Waste Management 


Find me on LinkedIn: Hubert(Huaqing)

Jonathan Ho - M.S.E.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Jonathan Ho is now working in Electricity Forecasting and Modeling Group at NREL in Golden, Colorado. His work is to develop and preform analysis with the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS), a long term electric sector capacity expansion model, on issues critical to the electric sector, including potential energy and environmental  policy as well as the deployment of renewable energy. During spare time he can be found tinkering with computers and exploring Colorado by bike and on foot.

Education
M.S.E Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2014
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2012

Research Areas
Large-scale Generation-Transmission Cooptimization
Renewable Energy Integration
Electricity Market
Energy Economics


Email: Jonathan.Ho@nrel.gov


Lin Deng - M.S.E

ICF International

Lin Deng is now working in Energy Advisory & Solutions Group of ICF International Fairfax office. Her work is to perform advanced quantitative and economic analysis of energy and environmental markets, like assess future of electric power and fuels prices, fuel consumption, environmental emissions and compliance, transmission, and regulatory effects, among other parameters.

Education
M. S. E., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
M.E. Tongji University, Shanghai, China
B.S. East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Research Areas
Electricity Market
Energy Models
Energy modeling and policy 
Power Market Policy
Risk& Decision Analysis
Environmental management and economics

Email: Lin.Deng@icfi.com

Melissa Kenney - Ph.D

University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD

Assistant Research Professor in Environmental Decision Analysis

Education

Ph.D. Water Quality Modeling and Decision Analysis, Duke University

B.A. Distinction in Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2002 


Research Areas
Ecosystem Restoration
Decision Analysis


Dr. Kenney’s research in environmental decision analysis broadly addresses how to integrate both scientific knowledge and societal values into policy decision-making under uncertainty. This multidisciplinary research addresses a range of topics including global change indicators, nutrient criteria setting, non-market benefits of nutrient reductions, cost-benefit analysis of urban stream restoration, scale of economies and diseconomies in coastal restoration, adaptive environmental decision making for complex systems, model-based bias correction factors for expert elicitation surveys, and value of information of indicators. 

Please visit Dr. Kenney's http://melissakenney.org/

Email: kenney@umd.edu

Adam Christensen - Ph.D

Adam Christensen is a National Science Foundation Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Fellow and works with E²SHI as a postdoctoral researcher. His research focuses on evaluating biofuel tax credits against key sustainability criteria and exploring opportunities that could make these credits more sustainable in the future. Much of this work will revolve around modeling the business needs of biofuels producers and exploring the environmental performance of advanced biofuels. His research will also contribute to developing a solid understanding of how the Renewable Fuel Standard (administered by the EPA) affects the business case to produce and deploy biofuels in the United States. Learn more about his research

Adam graduated with his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Following graduation, he worked on Capitol Hill as an American Society of Mechanical Engineering Congressional Fellow where he spent a year in the House of Representatives with Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and second year in the Senate with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). In both offices, he focused heavily on biofuels tax issues. Prior to joining John Hopkins University, Adam was the Staff Engineer for the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, an energy efficiency advocacy group.

Email: adam.christensen@gmail.com

Pearl Donohoo - Brattle - Ph.D

Education
Ph.D. Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014)
S.M. Technology and Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Franklin W Olin College of Engineering (2007)

Research Areas
Transmission Planning
Generation Planning
Renewable Energy Integration
Wind Power

Pearl is a power-system enthusiast and postdoctoral researcher. In addition to modeling the transmission grid, she actively follows wind and solar integration research. She publishes under the less lengthy nom de plume of Pearl Donohoo. When not coding, she can be found searching for the perfect latte or conquering the Maryland countryside on her road bike.

Email: pearl@rootdv.com

S. Jalal Kazempour - Ph.D

Education

Ph.D., University of Castilla - La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain (2013)
M.Sc., Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran (2009)
B.Sc., University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran (2006)

Research Areas
Power Systems
Electricity Markets
Optimization and its Applications

Email:jseykaz@elektro.dtu.dk Website: https://sites.google.com/site/jalalkazempour/

Francisco D. Munoz - Ph.D

Education
PhD. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
M.S.E Environmental Management and Economics, Johns Hopkins University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Chile


Research Areas
Transmission Planning
Market Design and Market Mechanisms
Electricity Market Modeling
Decision Analysis and Risk Management
Large-scale Optimization

Francisco D. Munoz is a Fulbright Scholar pursuing a PhD in Energy Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He worked as an intern at ENDESA Chile and SIEMENS Power Generation, and as a visiting researcher at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). He is interested in new approaches to proactively plan new transmission infrastructure to accommodate renewable generation.

Ph.D. Thesis: "Engineering-Economic Methods for Power Transmission Planning under Uncertainty and Renewable Resource Policies"

Email: fdmunoz@uai.cl 

Chiara Lo Prete - Ph.D

Ziff Environmental Fellow: 2012-2014
Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE)

Chiara Lo Prete is an energy economist who studies issues involved in the design and regulation of electricity markets. Her doctoral research addressed topics in energy and environmental economics, applied econometrics and empirical industrial organization. Chiara is interested in the application of economic and econometric models to issues that are relevant in wholesale electricity markets, including market power and price dynamics. Another branch of her work uses economic-engineering models for gaining insights into the economic, environmental and reliability impacts of microgrids on electricity networks.

As an Environmental Fellow, Chiara will work with William Hogan of the Harvard Kennedy School on the manipulation of wholesale electricity markets through virtual bidding.

Education
PhD. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
M.S. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
M.A. Energy Economics, Scuola Enrico Mattei, 2004
B.A. Economics, Luiss University, 2003


Research Areas
Energy and environmental economics
Applied econometrics
Empirical industrial organization
Mathematical programming models of energy markets


Website: http://environment.harvard.edu/about/fellows/chiara-lo-prete
Email: chiaraloprete@psu.edu 
Curriculum vitae

Robert Kennedy Smith - Ph.D

Education
Ph.D. Environmental Management and Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
B.S. Mathematics and Economics (With Honors), Georgetown University, 2004


Research Areas
Energy Policy
Biofuels Markets

Dr. Smith is with the US Energy Information Agency of the US Department of Energy

Ph.D. Thesis: "Biomass Electricity Plant Allocation Through Non-Linear Modeling and Mixed Integer Optimization"

Jeremy Hargreaves - Ph.D

Consultant
Energy and environmental Economics, Inc. San Francisco, CA

Education
Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2010
Thesis: Novel optimization modeling applications for environmental and economic decision support in land and energy management, 2010

M.S. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2007
MEng, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London,UK, 2005

Research Areas
Natural resources management
Decision and policy analysis


Website: http://www.ethree.com/about/hargreaves.php
Email: jeremy@ethree.com

Pearl Zheng - Ph.D

Dr. Zheng is with Abt Associates Inc. undertaking research and projects on cost-benefit and risk-based decision analysis to the field of natural resources management.

Education
Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
M.A. Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
M.Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering, McMaster University, 1998
B.Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tianjin University, 1995
B.A., English, Tianjin University, 1995


Research Areas
Natural resources management
Decision and policy analysis

Ph.D. Thesis:
"Decision Analysis and Risk Analysis of Multiple Dam Removals: Optimizing Tradeoffs among Dam Failure Risk, Removal Cost, and Ecosystem Benefit"

Sarah Keenan Jacobi - Ph.D

Dr. Jacobi held a David H. Smith Conservation Fellowship with the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, and is now a researcher at the Chicago Botanic Garden undertaking research on habitat management for the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Education
Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
M.S. Geography and Environmental Engineering, JHU, 2004 M.S. Applied Mathematics and Statistics, JHU, 2006.
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999


Research Areas
Ecosystem management
Optimization for habitat design

Ph.D. Thesis:"Environmental Systems and Decision Analysis Models for Aiding Environmental Policy Decisions under Deterministic and Stochastic Settings"

Ming-Che Hu - Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University

Education
Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
M.S. Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2000
B.S. Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1996

Research Areas
Ecological Engineering, Energy Market, Biomass Feedstock Production System, Environmental Policy and Economic Analysis, Uncertainty Analysis

Ph.D. Thesis:"Essays in Energy Policy and Planning Modeling under uncertainty: value of information, optimistic biases, and simulation of capacity markets"

Website: http://www.ae.ntu.edu.tw/people/bio.php?PID=44
Email: mchu@ntu.edu.tw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yihsu Chen- Ph.D

Associate Professor
School of Engineering
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
University of California, Merced, Merced, CA

Education
Ph.D. , Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2006
Thesis: Analyzing Interaction of Electricity Markets and Environmental Policies using Equilibrium Models
M.S. Environmental Health and Health Policy and Management, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA, 1999
B.S. Environmental Science, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Research Areas
Professor Chen's research focuses on examining the interactions of environmental policies and energy industry. In particular, he is interested in studying emissions and economic implications when the energy sector is subject to various market-based environmental instruments. Professor Chen is also interested in empirical research that addresses the effect of transportation infrastructure and environmental regulation on air quality and human health.

Website :http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/ychen/
Email:yihsu.chen@ucmerced.edu

Jongbun Kim - Ph.D

President of CERPD

CERPD Inc. is dedicated to the international effort to reduce greenhouse gases and to utilize renewable energy sources. CERPD advise the energy and industrial sectors, the banking and financial sectors, and government on the growing thicket of mandatory and voluntary programs now being put into effect, and on the emissions trading programs that are fundamental to many carbon reduction strategies.

Education
Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2003

Research Areas
Natural resources management
Decision and policy analysis

Ph.D. Thesis: "Multicriteria Bayesian analysis of lower trophic level uncertainties and value of research in Lake Erie"

Website: http://www.cerpd.com/
Email: jhujb@yahoo.com

Richard Anderson - Ph.D

Research Scientist
Puget Sound Institute, University of Washington Tacoma

Richard Anderson is a research scientist at the Puget Sound Institute at University of Washington Tacoma, where he is using decision analysis to help guide protection and restoration of the Puget Sound, Washington USA.  He has broad interests in engineering and decision analysis, having previously worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a risk analyst and served as Assistant Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  

Education
Ph.D., Geography and Environmental Engineering, The John Hopkins University, 2003
M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, The John Hopkins University, 1996
B.S.E., Engineering Mechanics, The John Hopkins University, 1991

Research Areas
Dr. Anderson's special areas of application include biases in preference assessment and Bayesian network models in natural resource management.

Website:http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/center-urban-waters/richard-anderson
Email: andersrmr@aol.com 

Udi Helman - Ph.D

Senior Advisor
BrightSource Energy, Inc.

Udi Helman consults on economic and policy analysis for BrightSource Energy, the CSP Alliance, as well as other energy firms and organizations. BrightSource is the developer of the Ivanpah 392 MW solar power tower plant under construction near the California-Nevada border, co-owned with NRG and Google. Previously, Helman was a principal focused on market design and policy analysis in the market and infrastructure development division of the California Independent System Operator. Before that, he worked for almost 10 years on electric power market design and monitoring at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. He has BA and MA degrees from the University of Toronto and a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in applied economics and systems analysis.

Education
Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2003

Research Areas
Decision and policy analysis

Email: udi@helmananalytics.com