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Nicole Ardoin Assistant Professor of Education and Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Professor Ardoin's research focuses on environmental behavior as influenced by environmental learning and motivated by place-based connections. In particular, she is interested in considerations of geographic scale, which is an understudied yet crucial aspect of people-place relationships in a rapidly globalizing, urbanizing world. 

212 Cubberley
(650) 721-2231
Kenneth Arrow Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, Emeritus

My research interests include the economics of information and organization, environment and growth, collective decision-making, and general equilibrium theory. My current research also integrates networks and markets.

Department of Economics
(650) 327-3957
Sergey Arsenyev-Obraztsov University Faculty other teaching Department of Energy Resources Engineering - Energy Resources Engineering Visiting Associate Professor
Gregory Asner University Faculty other teaching Environmental Earth System Science Professor (by Courtesy)

My research centers on how human activities alter the composition and functioning of ecosystems at regional scales. I combine field work, airborne and satellite mapping, and computer simulation modeling to understand the response of ecosystems to land use and climate change.

260 Panama Street
(650) 325-1521
Charles R. Bacon Faculty - Affiliated
Shilajeet (Banny) Banerjee University Academic staff H-STAR operation Sr. Res Engineer

I develop and study radically new ways for design thinking to bring about rapid change and meaningful impact to address the society’s bigger challenges, including environmentally conscious design, design semiotics, ambient media, human-centered design, and other design methodologies.

Stephen R. Barley Weiland Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor, by courtesy, of Education

Technology's role in occupational and organizational change. Science and innovation in industrial settings. Organizational and occupational culture. Corporate power. Social network theory. Macro-organizational behavior.

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
(650) 723-9477
William Barnett Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Business Leadership, Strategy, & Organizations

I study competition among organizations and how organizations and industries evolve over time, specifically how strategic differences and strategic change among organizations affect their growth, performance, and survival.

655 Knight Way, room W238
Michele Barry, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine (General Medical Discipline), Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Operations, Information and Technology in the GSB and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Areas of research
Ethical Aspects of research conducted overseas
Clinical Tropical Diseases
Globalization's Impact upon Health Disparities

SoM Deans Office
Sarah Billington The Milligan Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My research focuses on sustainable, durable construction materials and their application to structures and construction.
Douglas W Bird University Academic staff Anthropology Sr Res Scientist-Basic Ls

I am an ecological anthropologist with interests in how social and ecological factors influence natural resource use, and questions at the intersection of changes in livelihoods and landscapes. 

Rebecca Bird Associate Professor of Anthropology

My research focuses on two areas in the socioecology of subsistence: 1) patterns in individual decision-making; 2) the effects of aggregate decisions on habitat structure and how those decisions feed back over the long term to influence individual subsistence strategies.

450 Serra Mall--Bldg 50
Barbara Block Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment Thermal physiology, open ocean predators, ecological physiology and tuna biology Pick up
(831) 655-6236, (831) 655-6237
Alexandria Boehm Clare Booth Luce Associate Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My primary research area is coastal water quality, and recently I have expanded my research to include activities on sanitation more broadly. 

Y2E2 Room 189
(650) 724-9128
Alexandre Boucher Consulting Assistant Professor, Energy Resources Engineering (650) 498-4600
Alan Burnham Faculty - Affiliated
Margaret Caldwell Senior Lecturer in Law and at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My scholarship focuses on the environmental effects of local land use decisions; the use of science in environmental and marine resource policy development and implementation; and the development of private and public incentives for natural resource conservation.

Center for Ocean Solutions/ENRLP
(650) 723-4057
Louis Castanier Lecturer, Energy Resources Engineering 80C Green Earth Scie
(650) 723-0691, (650) 723-2223
Page Chamberlain Professor of Earth System Science

I use stable and radiogenic isotopes to understand Earth system history. These studies examine the link between climate, tectonics, biological, and surface processes.

Building 320
(650) 725-6835
Brent Constantz Consulting Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Roles of biomineral polytype precursors to biomineral polymorphs. Newly discovered liquid condensed phases in mineralization of biological minerals, especially carbonates, phosphates, and siliceous skeletons of animals and plants. The application of this new knowledge in addressing global climate disruption by sequestering carbon dioxide as carbonate minerals by forming rock aggregates that have commercial value and useful application in the built environment, especially in concrete.

Blue Planet Ltd.
408 458 3901
Craig Criddle Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My research focuses on biotechnology and microbial ecology for clean water, clean energy, and healthy ecosystems.

Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Energy & Envmnt Bldg Rm 151
Larry Crowder Edward Ricketts Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment Ecology, conservation, fisheries, protected species, ecosystem-based management 120 Oceanview Blvd
(831) 655-6217
Lisa Curran Roger and Cynthia Lang Professor in Environmental Anthropology and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

My research centers on natural resource extraction by transnational firms and the political ecology of land use, primarily in Indonesia and Brazil. My current research group works in Asian, African and Latin American tropical ecosystems to examine the socio-economic and political drivers of agribusiness coupled with community responses and change in livelihoods and land use.

Serra Mall Building 50 room 52K
Gretchen C. Daily Bing Professor in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment Land use, biodiversity dynamics, ecosystem services (650) 723-9452
Jenna Davis Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Professor Davis’ research and teaching is focused at the interface of engineered water supply and sanitation systems and their users in developing countries.

The Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Bu
(650) 725-9170
Mark Denny John B. and Jean De Nault Professor of Marine Sciences Biomechanics, ecology, and ecological physiology Pick up
(831) 655-6207, (831) 655-6208
Birol Dindoruk University Staff other teaching Department of Energy Resources Engineering - Energy Resources Engineering Consulting Professor
Rodolfo Dirzo Bing Prof in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-animal interactions, largely but not exclusively, in tropical forest ecosystems.
Conservation biology in tropical ecosystems.
Studies on biodiversity.
Education, at all levels, on biodiversity conservation.

Department of Biological Sciences
(650) 736-7643
William Durham Bing Professor in Human Biology and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

I study indigenous resource management, human health, and conservation issues in the tropics. My current research focuses on environmental causes of emerging infectious diseases in tropical areas, conservation tradeoffs in the Galapagos Islands, and ecotourism as a means to poverty alleviation and self-determination among indigenous and local peoples.

BLDG 50, Room 51C
(650) 723-0894
Anne Ehrlich Senior Research Scientist, Biology

My research focuses on population biology. I have also written extensively on issues of public concern such as population control, environmental protection, and environmental consequences of nuclear war.

Paul Ehrlich Bing Professor of Population Studies and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment The role of the social sciences in dealing with global change HERRIN 409
(650) 723-3171
Jo Eidsvik Faculty - Affiliated
W Gary Ernst The Benjamin M. Page Professor In Earth Sciences, Emeritus

Petrology/geochemistry and plate tectonics of Circumpacific and Alpine mobile belts; ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism in Eurasia; geology of the California Coast Ranges, the cental Klamath Mountains, and White-Inyo Range; geobotany and remote sensing of the Southwest; mineralogy and human health.

Mitchell Bldg room B53
(650) 723-0185
Walter Falcon Helen C. Farnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy, Emeritus

biotechnology; food security; food and agricultural policy in developing countries

(650) 723-6367
James Ferguson University Faculty Anthropology Professor

His research has focused on southern Africa (especially Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, and Namibia), and has engaged a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues. 

Dept. of Anthropology
Martin Fischer Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science

Professor Fischer's research goals are to improve the productivity of project teams involved in designing, building, and operating facilities and to enhance the sustainability of the built environment. 

Stanford Univ. - Civ. & Env. Eng.
(650) 725-4649
Zephyr Frank University Faculty History Department Assoc Professor

My research interests include wealth and inequality, Brazilian social history, Latin American economic history, and spatial history.

BLDG. 200
David Freyberg Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

A hydrologist and water resources specialist, Freyberg studies reservoir sedimentation and hydrology, hydrologic ecosystem services, summer drying of Pacific coast intermittent streams, tropical rainfall and throughfall, surface water-ground water interactions, especially in reservoir/sediment systems, and scaling and spatial distribution of recycled water systems.

Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Bldg.
(650) 723-3234
Oliver Fringer Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Fringer's research focuses on the development and application of numerical models and high-performance computational techniques to the study of fundamental processes that influence the dynamics of the coastal ocean, rivers, lakes, and estuaries.

(650) 450-1137
Tadashi Fukami Assistant Professor of Biology

Ecological and evolutionary community assembly, with emphasis on understanding historical contingency in community structure, ecosystem functioning, biological invasion and ecological restoration, using experimental, theoretical, and comparative methods involving bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.

Department of Biology
(650) 721-1711
Jonathan M.G. Glen Faculty - Affiliated
Deborah M Gordon Professor of Biology

Professor Deborah M Gordon studies the evolutionary ecology of collective behavior. Ant colonies operate without central control, using local interactions to regulate colony behavior.

(650) 725-6364
Mark Granovetter The Joan Butler Ford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences

Mark Granovetter's main interest is in the way people, social networks and social institutions interact and shape one another.

Bldg. 120 Room 128
(650) 723-4664
Elliot David Grunewald Faculty - Affiliated
Antoine Georges Louis Guitton Consulting Professor, Geophysics
Elizabeth Hadly Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

The research of Elizabeth Hadly probes how perturbations such as climatic change influence the evolution and ecology of Neogene vertebrates.

(650) 498-4995 ext. lab, (650) 725-2655
Peter Hill Hennings Consulting Professor

Research interests: reservoir geomechanics, characterization and hydraulic modeling of fractured and compartmentalized reservoirs, seismic interpretation methods, thrust belt kinematics, geology of the Laramide Rockies.  Stuff I teach: Introduction to Petroleum Systems: Sources, Reservoirs, Traps, and Basins of the Laramide Rockies (ConocoPhillips, AAPG, U WY); Geological Mechanics Field Seminar, Wyoming (ConocoPhillips, AAPG); Compressional Structures Field Seminar, Montana (Nautilus Inc); Structural Interpretation Fundamentals Workshop (GSA, U WY, U TX); 3D Architecture of Thrust Closures, Kananaskis, Alberta (AAPG)

ConocoPhillips Technology and Projects 600 North Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079
Thomas Holzer Consulting Professor, Geological Sciences

Currently developing a methodology for regional probabilistic mapping of earthquake-induced liquefaction hazard. Involves geotechnical characterization of surficial geologic units. Prototype maps have been published for the San Francisco Bay area, including predictions of the response of East Bay sandy fills for repeats of the 1868 Hayward and 1906 San Francisco earthquakes. Also pursuing the relation between world population and the frequency of earthquakes with extremely large death tolls.

(650) 329-5637
Dan Andrei Iancu University Faculty Graduate School of Business - Faculty Asst Professor

Professor Iancu's research is focused on problems at the interface of finance and operations, typically involving high degrees of risk and uncertainty. Specific application areas include supply chain management, revenue management, supply chain financing, and financial engineering.

Knight Management Center
(650) 724-6642
Rob Jackson Michelle and Kevin Douglas Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Precourt Institute for Energy

The Jackson lab examines the different ways that people affect the Earth. We seek to produce the building blocks of basic scientific knowledge and to use that knowledge to guide policy solutions for global warming, energy extraction, and other environmental issues.

Y2E2 Building, 379B
(650) 497-5841
Mark Jacobson Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, and at the Woods Institute for the Environment

The main goal of Jacobson's research is to understand physical, chemical, and dynamical processes in the atmosphere better in order to solve atmospheric problems, such as global warming and urban air pollution, with improved scientific insight and more accurate predictive tools. He also evaluates the atmospheric and health effects of proposed energy- and transportation solutions to global warming and air pollution, maps renewable energy resources, and studies optimal methods of integrating renewable electricity into the grid.

Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building
(650) 723-6836
James Holland Jones Associate Professor of Anthropology and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

I am a biological anthropologist with research interests in human ecology, demography and life history theory, and the ecology and evolutionary biology of infectious disease.

Department of Anthropology
Prof Terry Lynn Karl Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Political Science

Professor Karl has published widely on comparative politics and international relations, with special emphasis on the politics of oil-exporting countries, transitions to democracy, problems of inequality, the global politics of human rights, and the resolution of civil wars.

Department of Political Science
(650) 723-5220, (650) 724-4166
David Kennedy Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus

Reflecting his interdisciplinary training in American Studies, which combined the fields of history, literature, and economics, Professor Kennedy's scholarship is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history.

Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2)
Donald Kennedy President, Emeritus, and Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Emeritus

Interdisciplinary studies on the development of policies regarding such trans-boundary environmental problems as: major land-use changes; economically-driven alterations in agricultural practice; global climate change; and the development of regulatory policies.

401 East Encina Hall
(650) 725-2745
Herve C Kieffel Faculty - Affiliated
Simon Klemperer Professor of Geophysics and, by courtesy, of Geological Sciences

I study the growth, tectonic evolution, and deformation of the continents. My research group undertakes field experiments in exemplary areas such as, currently, the Tibet plateau (formed by collision between Indian and Asia); the actively extending Basin-&-Range province of western North America (the Ruby Range Metamorphic Core Complex, NV, and the leaky transform beneath the Salton Trough, CA). We use active and passive seismic methods, electromagnetic recording, and all other available data!

(650) 723-8214
Brian Knutson Associate Professor of Psychology

My lab and I seek to elucidate the neural basis of emotion (affective neuroscience), and explore implications for decision-making (neuroeconomics) and psychopathology (neurophenomics).

Room 470
Charles D. Kolstad Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics

I specialize in environmental, resource and energy economics.  Most of my current work is on the economics of climate change, including energy markets.  I am particularly interested in students who wish to undertake multidisciplinary PhD training in environmental and resource economics.  This involves acquiring substantial depth in economics, supplemented by breadth in some area of natural science relevant to your research interests.  Most of all, students should have a desire to solve important problems.

366 Galvez Street (Room 235)
(650) 721-1663
Jeffrey Koseff William Alden Campbell & Martha Campbell Professor in the School of Engineering and the Perry L. McCarty Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment

His research focuses on the interaction between physical and biological systems in natural aquatic environments, and in particular on turbulence and internal wave dynamics; transport, mixing, and phytoplankton dynamics in estuarine systems; and coral reef, kelp forest, and sea-grass hydrodynamics.

Yang and Yamazaki Env & Energy 185
(650) 736-2363
Warren Kourt Consulting Professor, Energy Resources Engineering
Angelle Desiree LaBeaud Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

Our laboratory investigates the epidemiology of arboviral infections, focusing on the burden of disease and the long-term complications on human health.
Venkataraman Lakshmi University Faculty other teaching Department of Geophysics - Geophysics Cox Visiting Professor MB 323
Carolyn Lampe University Staff other teaching Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences - Geological and Environmental Sciences Consulting Professor
Alexandre Lapene Faculty - Affiliated
Michael Lepech Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Lepech's research focuses on the integration of sustainability indicators into engineering design, ranging from materials design, structural design, system design, to operations management.

Yang & Yamazaki Energy & Environment Building Room 285B
(650) 724-9459
Dr. Stewart A. Levin University Staff other teaching Department of Geophysics - Geophysics Assoc Prof-Consulting Rm 307
Raymond Levitt Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Dr. Levitt founded and directs Stanford’s Global Projects Center (GPC), which conducts research, education and outreach aimed at delivering more sustainable global building and infrastructure projects. GPC's recent research focuses on developing more sustainable approaches for the financing and governance of infrastructure projects procured via the Private Partnerships (PPP or P3) delivery approach, and financed by institutional investors like pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Yang & Yamazaki Environment and Energy Buiding
Robert Lindblom Consulting Professor, Energy Resources Engineering Department of Petroleum Engineering
(650) 723-0680
Jack Lissauer University Staff other teaching Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences - Geological and Environmental Sciences Consulting Professor
Stephen Luby Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute

Dr. Luby’s research interests include identifying and interrupting pathways of infectious disease transmission in low income countries. He works primarily in Bangladesh.

Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building
(650) 723-4129
Richard Luthy Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

His area of teaching and research is environmental engineering and water quality with applications to water reuse, stormwater use, and systems-level analysis of our urban water challenges. His research addresses management of persistent organic contaminants and contaminants of emerging concern in natural systems that are engineered to improve water quality and protect the environment and human health.

Yang & Yamazaki Environment and Energy Bldg.
(650) 721-2615
Anne S Macfarlane Faculty - Affiliated
Stuart A. Macmillan Faculty - Affiliated
Leslie Magoon Consulting Professor, Geological Sciences
Mark Marley Consulting Professor, Geological Sciences (650) 604-0805
Janet Martinez University Academic staff Law Teaching Sr Lecturer

Janet Martinez focuses her research and consulting on the lawyer’s role in negotiation, domestically and internationally; conflict resolution system design; facilitation of public disputes, particularly in the fields of international trade and the environment; negotiation and consensus-building training; and negotiation curriculum development for clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Gould Center
(650) 723-4457
Gilbert Masters Professor (Teaching) of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus

Gil Masters works on energy efficiency and renewable energy systems as keys to slowing global warming, enhancing energy security, and improving conditions in underserved, rural communities. Although officially retired in 2002, he continues to teach CEE 176A: Energy-Efficient Buildings, and CEE 176B: Electric Power: Renewables and Efficiency.

(650) 725-1049
Michael Mastrandrea Stanford Woods Institute Consulting Assistant Professor

My research centers on scientific questions with political and societal implications and their accurate and effective translation for the general public and policy makers in particular. Specifically, my research focuses on climate vulnerability and impacts assessment as a tool for risk management of climate change. I also explore the implications of climate policy choices given the uncertainty inherent in future projections of climate change and climate impacts.

Yang and Yamazaki Environment & Energy Bldg, MC 4205
(650) 224-2070
Douglas McAdam Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor

Collective Action/Social Movements, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity

Bldg. 120 Room 138
(650) 723-9401
Daniel A. McFarland Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business

My current areas of research concern social network analysis, organizations, sociology of knowledge/science, computational social science, microsociology, learning analytics, social ecology, and the sociology of education. 

School of Education
(650) 723-2109
Michael McGehee Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Precourt Institute for Energy

McGehee's research group studies organic semiconductors, nanostructured materials and solar cells.

476 Lomita Mall
Tim McHargue Consulting Professor, Geological Sciences

The architecture of turbidite depositional systems and implications for petroleum reservoir performance through the study of 3D reflection seismic volumes, outcrops, and modern deep marine systems. Research includes rules based forward modeling, controls on architectural variation, and clastic sequence stratigraphy.
Kristian Meisling Consulting Professor, Geological Sciences (832) 444-1576
Lynn Meskell Professor of Anthropology

Lynn's current research and teaching interests include a broad range of fields, including ethnography in South Africa, Egyptian archaeology, identity and sociopolitics, gender and feminism, and heritage ethics. Lynn views contemporary archaeology as an anthropology of the past, a contextual and nuanced engagement with ancient culture that mirrors the ethnographic project.

Dept. of Anthropology
(650) 724-1751
Fiorenza Micheli University Faculty Hopkins Marine Station Professor

Her research interests include species interactions and species-habitat relationships in marine communities, the direct and indirect effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances in the coastal marine environment, and the applications of community ecology to the conservation and restoration of marine ecosystems.

Hopkins Marine Station
(831) 655-6251
Dale T. Miller University Faculty Graduate School of Business - Faculty Professor

His research interests include the impact of social norms on behavior, the role that justice considerations play in individual and organizational decisions, and the conditions under which individuals and organizations abandon one course of action to pursue another.

Knight Management Building
(650) 723-8368
Grant Miller Associate Professor of Medicine (PCOR), Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Economics and of Health Research and Policy

As a health and development economist based at the Stanford Medical School, my overarching focus is research and teaching aimed at developing more effective health improvement strategies for developing countries.
Stephen Monismith Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Hydrodynamics of lakes, estuaries, coral reefs, kelp forests and the coastal ocean

Room 313b
(650) 723-3921
Harold Mooney Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, Emeritus

Harold Mooney has demonstrated that convergent evolution takes place in the properties of different ecosystems that are subject to comparable climates, and has pioneered in the study of the allocation of resources in plants.

Clayton Nall University Faculty Political Science Assistant Professor

His research explains how policies that manipulate geographic space change American elections, issue politics, and public policy.
David Edward Nichols University Staff other teaching Department of Geophysics - Geophysics Consulting Professor
Leonard Ortolano UPS Foundation Professor of Civil Engineering in Urban and Regional Planning

Ortolano is concerned with environmental and water resources policy and planning. His research stresses environmental policy implementation in developing countries and the role of non-governmental organizations in environmental management. His recent interests center on corporate environmental management.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(650) 723-2937, (650) 723-4662
Stephen Palumbi Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

We're interested in ecological, evolutionary, and conservation questions related to marine (and sometimes terrestrial) organisms and ecosystems. We use evolutionary genetics and molecular ecology techniques, and our fieldwork takes us all around the world. Currently, we're studying coral diversity, the adaptive potential of corals in response to climate change, the movement of organisms between marine reserves, genetic changes in abalone in response to environmental.

Dept. Biological Sciences
(831) 655-6210, (831) 655-6214
Kiran Pande Consulting Professor, Energy Resources Engineering
Kenneth Peters Consulting Associate Professor, Geological Sciences (415) 419-6743, (415) 383-3744
Erica Plambeck Charles A. Holloway Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Erica Plambeck is an expert in manufacturing operations and supply chain management, and her current research focuses on environmental sustainability.

Knight Management Center
Walter W. Powell Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Management Science & Engineering, of Communication, of Sociology and of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business

Powell works in the areas of organization theory, economic sociology, and the sociology of science. He is interested in the processes through which knowledge is transferred across organizations, and the role of networks in facilitating or hindering innovation, and institutions in codifying ideas. His current work focuses on the emergence of novel organizational forms. 

(650) 725-7391
Dariush Rafinejad Consulting Associate Professor, Management Science and Engineering

I teach sustainable product design in the Product Realization Network. I have many years of experience as a senior executive in Silicon Valley high-tech industries, serving Corporate Vice President at both Applied Materials and LAM Research, both semiconductor process equipment manufacturers. I am currently president and founder of Blue Dome Consulting.

Huang Engineering Center
(650) 269-9944
Ram Rajagopal Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Rajogopal works on renewable energy, the smart grid, algorithms for load forecasting, dynamic response, and energy policy.

(650) 725-4268
Hayagreeva Rao University Faculty Graduate School of Business - Faculty Professor

Professor Rao studies collective action within organizations and in markets. His research and by implication, His teaching devolves around scaling up mobilization, innovation, and talent in organizations.
Stefan Reichelstein William R. Timken Professor in the Graduate School of Business

He is known internationally for his research on the interface of management accounting and economics. Much of his work has addressed issues in cost- and profitability analysis, decentralization, internal pricing and performance measurement.

Littlefield 255
(650) 736-1129
Thomas Robinson The Irving Schulman, M.D. Endowed Professor in Child Health and Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)

Dr. Robinson focuses on "solution-oriented" research, developing and evaluating effective health promotion and disease prevention interventions for children and adolescents. His research is mostly experimental, conducting school-, family- and community-based randomized controlled trials to test theory-driven behavioral, social and environmental interventions to prevent obesity, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, reduce smoking, and study the effects of children's television use.

Solutions Science Lab
(650) 723-5331
Joshua Ronen Consulting Professor, Geophysics
Terry Root Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Biology Impacts of climate change on wild plants and animals including extinction Woods Inst for the Environment
(650) 736-1296
Minik T Rosing Faculty - Affiliated
Robert Sapolsky John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor and Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery Neuron death, stress, gene therapy GILBERT HALL
(650) 723-2649
Debra Satz Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts, The Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science

I am currently working on two main projects.  The first project concerns the basis for and nature of the state's obligation to provide an education to its citizens.  The second project concerns the relationship between markets and social equality.  I am especially interested in the ways that markets can support, but also undermine, the relationship between citizens as equal members of a democratic society.

BLDG. 1, room 109
(650) 723-2133, (650) 723-2547
Allegra Hosford Scheirer Phys Sci Res Assoc, Geological Sciences
Gary Schoolnik Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Emeritus

Structure-function analysis of bacterial adhesion proteins and toxins; design and synthesis of synthetic antigens; immunobiology of human papillomaviruses

Beckman B241
W Scott Professor of Sociology, Emeritus

He is an organizational sociologist who has concentrated his work on the study of professional organizations, including educational, engineering, medical, research, social welfare, and medical systems.

Bldg. 120 Room 236
(650) 723-3956, (650) 723-3959
Richard Sears Consulting Professor, Energy Resources Engineering Green Earth Sciences 023
Itamar Simonson University Faculty Graduate School of Business - Faculty Professor

Itamar Simonson’s research includes consumer decision making, buyer behavior, consumer evaluation of brands and promotional offers, marketing management, and survey methods. Some of Simonson’s studies demonstrate a variety of seemingly irrelevant and irrational influences on consumers' decisions. These studies introduce a new perspective on consumer behavior and suggest more effective approaches to the design of market research investigations and marketing strategies.

Knight Center
(650) 725-8981
Deborah Ann Sivas University Faculty Law School Professor-Teaching

 Her current research is focused on the interaction of law and science in the arena of climate change and coastal/marine policy and the ability of the public to hold policymakers accountable.

Environmental Law Clinic
George Somero David and Lucile Packard Professor in Marine Science, Emeritus

We examine two aspects of organism-environment interactions: How does stress from physical (e.g., temperature) and chemical (oxygen levels, pH) factors perturb organisms and how do organisms respond, adaptively, to cope with this stress? We examine evolutionary adaptation and phenotypic acclimatization using a wide variety of marine animals, including Antarctic fishes and invertebrates from intertidal habitats on the coastlines of temperate and tropical seas.

Hopkins Marine Station
(831) 655-6238
Sarah A Soule University Faculty Graduate School of Business - Faculty Professor

Her research examines state and organizational-level policy change and diffusion, and the role social movements have on these processes.

Faculty West Building W244
Charles Sprenger Assistant Professor of Economics

Experimental tests of risk and time preferences and their predictive validity.
Stephen J. Stedman University Faculty FSI Senior Fellow

international organizations and global security; civil wars; mediation; conflict prevention; peacekeeping

Encina Hall, 2nd floor
(650) 725-2705
Eric Stoutenburg Lecturer, Energy Resources Engineering
James Sweeney Director, Precourt Center, Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Senior Fellow at Precourt Center and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution

Determinants of energy efficiency opportunities, barriers, and policy options. Emphasis on behavioral issues, including personal, corporate, or organizational. Behavior may be motivated by economic incentives, social, or cultural factors, or more generally, by a combination of these factors. Systems analysis questions of energy use.

Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building
(650) 723-2847
Jim Francis, Jr Sweeney Faculty - Affiliated

Economic and environmental effects of environmental policies; Implications of environmental policy for technological innovation.

Leon Szeptycki Professor of the Practice, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Leon is an attorney who specializes in water quality, water use and watershed restoration. His work includes issues related to stream flow restoration in the context of the western appropriative rights system and increasing human demands on water.
Marco Thiele Consulting Associate Professor, Energy Resources Engineering Green Earth Science Bldg - Rm 088
Barton Thompson Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law and Perry L. McCarty Director of the Woods Institute

A leading expert in environmental and natural resources law and policy, Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson, Jr. has contributed a large body of scholarship on environmental issues ranging from the future of endangered species and fisheries to the use of economic techniques for regulating the environment.

(650) 723-2518
Shripad Tuljapurkar The Dean and Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies

Stochastic dynamics of human and natural populations; prehistoric societies; probability forecasts including sex ratios, mortality, aging and fiscal balance; life history evolution.

Herrin Labs 454
(650) 723-6311, (650) 724-4171
Sylvain Jean Louis Gerard Vaglica University Student Department of Energy Resources Engineering Graduate
Jorge Vazquez Consulting Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences Uranium-series geochronology of Quaternary volcanism in the United States (650) 725-6536
Dr. Vikram Vishal University Visiting Scholar Department of Energy Resources Engineering - Energy Resources Engineering Visiting Scholar
Peter Vitousek Clifford G. Morrison Professor in Population and Resource Studies, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Earth System Science

Vitousek's research interests include: evaluating the global cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, and how they are altered by human activity; understanding how the interaction of land and culture contributed to the sustainability of Hawaiian (and other Pacific) agriculture and society before European contact; and working to make fertilizer applications more efficient and less environmentally damaging (especially in rapidly growing economies)

Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building 375
(650) 725-1866
Virginia Walbot Professor of Biology

Our current focus is on maize anther development to understand how cell fate is specified. Ultimately we want to understand how MuDR/Mu transposons of maize switch from a "cut and paste" biochemistry to a net replicative outcome late in the life cycle as cells in anther acquire pre-meiotic fate. We have discovered that frameshift translation is required to produce one form of the transposase.

(650) 723-2007, (650) 723-2227
Michael W Wara University Faculty Law School Assoc Professor

An expert on energy and environmental law, Michael Wara’s research focuses on climate and electricity policy. His current scholarship lies at the intersection between environmental law, energy law, international relations, atmospheric science, and technology policy.
Jeremy Weinstein Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

ivil war; ethnic politics; political economy of development; Africa
John Weyant Professor (Research) of Management Science and Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

His current research focuses on analysis of global climate change policy options, energy efficiency analysis, energy technology assessment, and models for strategic planning. 

Huang Engineering Center
(650) 723-0645, (650) 723-3506
Richard White Margaret Byrne Professor of American History

Richard White is a Pulitzer-Prize nominated historian specializing in the history of the American west, environmental history and Native American history.

BLDG. 200 Rm 31
(650) 723-2651
Michael V. Wilcox University Faculty Anthropology Assoc Professor-Teaching

Professor Wilcox's main research interests include Native American ethnohistory in the American Southwest; the history of Pueblo Peoples in New Mexico; Indigenous Archaeology; ethnic identity and conflict; DNA, race and cultural identity in archaeology and popular culture; and the political and historical relationships between Native Americans, anthropologists and archaeologists.

BLDG. 40-41G
(650) 736-1255
Mikael D Wolfe University Faculty History Department Asst Professor

I am an environmental historian of modern Mexico and Latin America focusing on the history of water control, agrarian reform, hydraulic technology, drought and climate change.
Chester Wrucke Faculty - Affiliated
Mary Lou Zoback Consulting Professor, Geophysics Natural hazard risk and disaster resilience