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Michael Wara, Associate Professor, Law

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research focuses on domestic and international climate policy and regulation. My current scholarship addresses the performance of the emerging global market for greenhouse gases and mechanisms for reducing emissions, especially in developing countries after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012.

Jeremy Weinstein, Associate Professor, Political Science; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research interests range across the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and political economy. Much of my current work examines the organization and behavior of non-state actors in internal conflict, but I have also written about ethnic politics, democratic transition, and humanitarian intervention.

John Weyant, Professor, Management Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My current research focuses on global climate change, energy security, corporate strategy analysis, and Japanese energy policy. I currently direct the Energy Modeling Forum and co-direct the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, and am an adviser to the US Department of Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, History

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I am an environmental historian. My research focuses on the environmental history of the American West as well as the history of Native Americans.

Michael V. Wilcox, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Jennifer Wilcox, Assistant Professor

Department of Energy Resources Engineering

Modeling and measurement of trace metal speciation, i.e., mercury, arsenic, and selenium, released from coal combustion or gasification processes; sorbent design for high-temperature mercury capture; catalytic membrane design for CO2/H2 separation; CO2 sequestration; coal-to-liquid catalyst design.

Mikael D Wolfe, Asst Professor

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Interests include Modern Mexican and Latin American history; environmental history, especially the socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of water management, engineering and technology, and climate change; Comparative and World History, especially between Latin America and the U.S. and Latin America and East Asia.

Mark Zoback, Benjamin M. Page Professor

Department of Geophysics

I conduct research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir
geomechanics. I was one of the principal investigators of the SAFOD project
in which a scientific research well was successfully drilled through the San
Andreas Fault at seismogenic depth. Most of my current work is in the fields
of reservoir geomechanics, carbon sequestration and intraplate seismicity.