DGE Postdocs

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Enrico Antonini

Enrico is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist for the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University. His research aims to understand the physics of wind power extraction for regional-scale wind farms. Enrico is investigating how the wind farm power extraction changes with the wind farm size and he aims to identify the transition scales at which this change occurs.

Candise Henry

Candise Henry is a researcher with a background in geology and geomorphology. Her previous work has examined the influence of externally- versus internally-driven geological processes on sediment deposition and basin architecture at passive margins for use in oil and gas exploration. She also has an interest in energy systems, and has published research looking at the impacts of climate change on thermoelectric power production in the U.S. She will join the Caldeira Lab at the Carnegie Institution in January of 2019 to research efforts towards near-zero emissions energy systems.

Yixuan Zheng

Yixuan is a postdoctoral research fellow at Ken Caldeira’s lab focusing on energy-related issues, including clean energy transition,  energy-induced air pollution and climate change. His previous works analyzed drivers of China’s aerosol pollution. These studies indicated, for him, the role of energy transition in resolving energy-related pollutions, and further motivated his work at Carnegie.

Karine Prado

Karine Prado studied Biology Science at the University of Montpellier 2 (France) where she obtained an MRes in Plant Functional Biology then a prestigious doctoral fellowship from INRA in 2010 (Contrat Jeune Scientifique). Prado's Ph.D. was carried out at INRA of Montpellier under the supervision of Dr Christophe Maurel and was aimed to determine the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling the hydraulic properties of the Arabidopsis thaliana rosette, focusing on the role of water channel proteins in response to environmental stresses.

David Farnham

David Farnham is an environmental engineer and hydroclimatologist interested in how climate affects our engineered water and energy systems. David’s work can broadly be described as the development of statistical models to estimate and/or predict climate risks at time scales ranging from daily to seasonal to multi-decadal.

Mengyao Yuan

Mengyao Yuan is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist working with Dr. Ken Caldeira at the Carnegie Institution for Science. She models and analyzes near-zero-emission energy systems for transition to a reliable, equitable, and sustainable energy future. In her previous work, she investigated carbon capture and other low-emissions technologies using both experimental and computational methods. She is broadly interested in energy systems modeling, carbon capture and storage, energy and environmental policy, and energy and sustainable development.

Lee Anderegg

Leander studies the biogeographic, demographic and biogeochemical implications of tree responses to climate change. He combines methods from community ecology, dendrochronology, plant ecophysiology, and stable isotope biogeochemistry to understand the sensitivity of forests in the western U.S.A. and Australia to various global change drivers.

Yelu Zeng

Since July 2017, I have been as a postdoctoral research fellow in Joe Berry lab working on the radiative transfer of solar induced fluorescence from leaf to canopy scale. My research mainly focuses on the 3D radiative transfer modeling in canopies of natural and agricultural ecosystems. I'm also interested in the extraction of vegetation biophysical parameters (e.g., leaf area index ), the validation of remotely sensed LAI products, spatial sampling for up-scaling over heterogeneous land surfaces, and vegetation phenology.


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