People

Max Zhang, Principle Investigator
Dr. Zhang joined the Cornell MAE faculty in 2006. Prior to that, he was a research scientist at the Air Quality Research Center, University of California at Davis. Before that he was a visiting scientist to USEPA National Exposure Research Laboratory in 2000 and 2002. Dr. Zhang teaches Engineering Thermodynamics, Future Energy Systems, and Air Quality classes through the Sibley School.

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Shaojun Zhang, Post-doctoral Associate
Dr. Shaojun Zhang joined EERL in 2017, after working with Ford Motor Company for two years. He received his PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University.  Shaojun was a visiting PhD  student to EERL

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Kevin Kircher, PhD Candidate
Kevin received an MEng in engineering physics from Cornell (2009) while working at EERL and a BS magna cum laude in applied math and physics from UW-Milwaukee (2008). After graduating with MEng, Kevin interned at the Bangalore headquarters of Infosys, and was a member of the building technologies group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Kevin is working on estimation and control algorithms for stochastic systems, with applications at the edge of the power grid and building systems. He is currently developing a microgrid powered by micro-hydro and solar energy.

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Bo Yang, PhD Candidate
Bo joined EERL in 2009 as a visiting scholar, and returned in 2013 as a PhD candidate.  With his expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Bo has been developing the CTAG model to simulate the evolutions of different types of exhaust plumes, including on-road vehicles, large coal-fired power plants, small natural gas combustion turbines, diesel backup generators and biomass CHP. Bo is also applying computational techniques to improve emission characterizations of combustion sources.

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Jiajun Gu, PhD Candidate
Jiajun joined EERL in 2015 after receiving her M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering at Cornell. Her doctoral research focuses on developing emission source estimation techniques.

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Jeffery Sward, PhD Candidate
Jeff joined EERL in 2016 after receiving his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of New Mexico. His current project is to evaluate the environmental impacts of REV initiatives in New York State.

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Khaled Hashad, PhD Candidate
Khaled joined EERL in 2016 after receiving his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Connecticut. His current project is to design transportation green infrastructure to mitigate near-road air pollution.

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Liyan Cao, Visiting PhD Student
Danyang joined EERL in 2017 as a visiting PhD student from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and is working on energy systems modeling.

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Kartikay Gupta, M.S. Candidate
Kartikay joined EERL in 2016 as a Mechanical Engineering MENG student, and is currently a M.S. candidate working on energy systems optimization.

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Maroua Jabouri, MENG Student
Maroua joined EERL in 2017 as a Mechanical Engineering MENG researcher, and is working on regional electrification of the heating sector.

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Alexander Li, Undergraduate Researcher

Alex joined EERL in 2017 as an undergraduate researcher, and is working on woodsmoke analysis and IoT-based energy and environmental sensing.

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Jackson Siff, Undergraduate Researcher
Jackson joined EERL in 2017 as an undergraduate researcher, and is working on renewable energy analysis.

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Dan Shaw, Undergraduate Researcher
Dan joined EERL in 2017 as an undergraduate researcher, and is working on green infrastructure designs.

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Bonnie Powell, Undergraduate Researcher
Bonnie joined EERL in 2017 as an undergraduate researcher, and is working on energy system analysis and modeling for the Maplewood project.

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Graham Merrifield, Undergraduate Researcher
Graham joined EERL in 2018 as an undergraduate researcher, and is working on energy system analysis and modeling for the Maplewood project.

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Cayla Hamann, Undergraduate Researcher
Cayla joined EERL in 2018 as an undergraduate researcher, and is working on IoT-based energy and environmental sensing.

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Navin Ramsaroop, Undergraduate Researcher
Navin joined EERL in 2018 as an undergraduate researcher and Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar, and is working on IoT-based energy and environmental sensing.

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