Environmental and Energy Policy Graduate Faculty

The following faculty members are either core or affiliated members of the Environmental and Energy Policy Graduate program. Core faculty members typically serve as primary advisors to our MS and PhD students while affiliated faculty members can serve on our MS thesis or PhD dissertation committees.

Core Faculty

Social Sciences

Graduate Director
Energy Policy; Ecological Economics; Emissions Trading
  
Faculty
The historical interaction between technological change, uses of the environment, and systems of governance; The political ecology of energy
Woody bioenergy; Climate change; Natural resource policy; Water resource policy; Bioenergy policy
Environmental history; Watershed change; Ecological history; Fisheries history; Mining history
Environmental anthropology/political ecology; Anthropology of industry (mining, sugar); Hawai`i and the Pacific; Anthropology of public policy
Environmental and Natural Resources Policy; Sustainability science; Landscape ecology; Biodiversity and Conservation; International Trade; Information Theory
Political and Cultural Geography; Environmental and Energy Policy; Transboundary Water Governance; Water Security; Environmental Governance; Nature-Society
Social simulation; Agent-based modeling; Land-use modeling; Norm evolution; Survey design; International relations
Renewable energy technologies; Alternative technology adoption; Renewable and alternative technology policy; Sustainable communities; Self-provisioning; Environmental education
Canadian Energy and Environmental Issues; Climate Change Adaptation; Oil Sands Development; Forest Policy; Canadian history
 
Rural Sociology; Population and Environment; Environmental Sociology; Community Engaged Scholarship; Internal Migration; GIS and spatial analysis
  

Affiliated Faculty 

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Device Physics of Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Gallium nitride (GaN) and indium gallium nitride (InGaN), Hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon (a-Si:H, nc-Si:H); Applied Sustainability and Green Engineering: Solar energy, Sustainable development, Open Source Appropriate Technology, and Energy Policy; Open-source 3-D printing, RepRap (self-replicating rapid prototyper), recyclebot (waste plastic recycling to 3-D filament, low-cost metal 3-D printing, distributed manufacturing, ethical filament
Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Contaminant Transport in Groundwater Vadose Zones; Mathematical Optimization of Groundwater Remediation Systems: Multi-Objective and Uncertainty Problems; Surfactant-Enhanced Dissolution of Nonaqueous Phase Liquids in Subsurface Systems; Groundwater Flow in a Fault Zone in the Vicinity of Desert Hot Springs, California; Simulation of Saltwater Intrusion in the Guaymas Valley, Sonora, Mexico California
Humanities
19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially Phenomenology); Ancient Philosophy; Ethics; Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Science and Technology
Mechanical Engineering
School of Business and Economics
Metal markets; Sustainability of mining; Social decision-making about resource use
Supply chain management and modeling; Infrastructure integration and management; Business and cost feasibility in implementing environmentally sustainable management practices, including alternative energy technologies; Benchmarking and performance measurement; Lean practices in service operations
Metal, Energy, and Commodity Price Cycles; Business and Commodity Cycles; Energy Economics; Implementation of Alternative Energy; Natural Resource Industries and the Environment
Social Sciences
Critical heritage studies; Heritage landscapes; Indigenous and expert knowledge; Extractive industries; Ethnographic methods; Politics of archaeology
History of Technology; Environmental History; Architectural History; Industrial Archeology; History of the Organization of Industrial Enterprises