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Ajla Aksamija

Professor and Distinguished Chair for Resilient Places
College of Architecture + Planning

Focus Areas
High-Performance Buildings, Advanced Building Technologies, Energy-Efficient Design, Building Science
Zlatan Aksamija

Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas
Energy materials, Thermoelectrics, Photovoltaics
William Anderegg

Director of the Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy
Associate Professor of Biology
College of Science/School of Biological Sciences

Focus Areas
Climate change, Nature-based Climate Solutions, Carbon markets, Policy
Scott Anderson

Distinguished Professor
Science/Chemistry

Focus Areas
High Temperature Surface Reactions, Catalysis, Electrocatalysis, High Temperature Materials
A.K. Balaji

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Focus Areas
Sustainable design and manufacturing, Recycling, Redesign, and Remanufacturing, Advanced manufacturing, Energy efficiency in advanced manufacturing
Alexander Balk

Professor
Mathematics

Focus Areas
Nuclear fusion, Transport barriers, Magnetic confinement, Drift waves
Michael Barber

Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Focus Areas
Hydropower, Water
Michael Bartl

Research Professor
College of Science/Chemistry

Focus Areas
Geoinspired Materials, Nanoconfined Fluids, Geothermal, Hydrogen
Dmitry Bedrov

Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

Focus Areas
Batteries, Fuel Cells, Modeling
Tabitha Benney

Associate Professor
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Political Science

Focus Areas
Energy Transition, Clean Energy, Tribal and Rural Energy, Air Pollution
Lauren Birgenheier

Associate Professor
Geology & Geophysics

Focus Areas
Critical Minerals, Carbon storage, Hydrocarbon, Geothermal
Connor Bischak

Assistant Professor
College of Science/Chemistry

Focus Areas
Ion transport, Electron transport, Thermal energy storage, Solar
Christoph Boehme

Professor
Physics & Astronomy

Focus Areas
Solar
Darryl Butt

Dean of the Graduate School
College of Science/Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas
High Temperature Materials, Nuclear Materials, Energy Materials, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
Marc Calaf

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Focus Areas
Wind Energy, Solar Energy
Aurora Clark

Professor
College of Science/Chemistry

Focus Areas
Critical Minerals, Nuclear, separations, batteries
Lincoln Davies

Professor of Law
S.J. Quinney College of Law

Focus Areas
Energy law and policy, Renewables (solar, wind, etc.), Nuclear, Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
Juan Carlos de Obeso

Assistant Professor
CMES Geology and Geophysics

Focus Areas
Petrology, Geochemistry, Carbon Mineralization
Milind Deo

Director Energy & Geoscience Institute
Professor
Chemical Engineering/Energy & Geoscience Institute

Focus Areas
Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Hydrogen, Reservoir Engineering, Energy Storage
Jessica DiCarlo

Assistant Professor
Geography

Focus Areas
Critical Minerals, China, (Geo)politics, Environment
Todd Easton

Professor (Lecturer)
College of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Focus Areas
Distribution Network
Eric Eddings

Professor
College of Engineering/Chemical Engineering

Focus Areas
Renewable fuels, Fossil fuels, Carbon products, Carbon capture
Eric Edelman

Postdoc Research Associate
Energy and Geoscience Institute (EGI)

Focus Areas
Carbon sequestration, Rock mechanics, Porous media, Reservoir simulations
Danielle Endres

Professor of Communication
Director of Environmental Humanities Program
Communication/EH/College of Humanities

Focus Areas
Energy Democracy & Decision-Making, Energy Humanities, Nuclear Energy and Waste, Energy Justice
Zak Fang

Professor
CoS and CoE/Materials Sci and Engineering/Metallurgy

Focus Areas
Industrial Process Energy Efficiency, Critical Minerals and Materials, Hydrogen, Additive Manufacturing
Matt Fry

Associate Professor
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Geography and ENVST

Focus Areas
Energy Governance, Social Science, Policy, Oil and gas
Rajive Ganguli

Professor of Mining Engineering
Mining Engineering/College of Mines and Earth Sciences

Focus Areas
Artificial Intelligence, Systems Engineering, Mining Engineering, Critical Minerals
Tao Gao

Professor
Chemical Engineering

Focus Areas
energy storage, critical material, industry decarbonization, sustainability
Tom Georgis

Managing Director Energy Accelerator
Adjunct Lecturer
Eccles

Focus Areas
Clean Tech, Entrepreneurship, Decarbonization, Climate Solutions
Cari Johnson

Professor
COS/CMES/Geology and Geophysics

Focus Areas
CCUS, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Workforce Development
William Johnson

Professor
Geology & Geophysics

Focus Areas
Critical minerals
Karoly (Charles) Kocsis

Professor
CMES/Mining Engineering Department

Focus Areas
Mine Ventilation Optimization, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mine Safety and Health, Critical Minerals
Sarah Lambart

Assistant Professor
CMES-CoS/Geology and Geophysics

Focus Areas
Critical Minerals, Carbon sequestration
Fan-Chi Lin

Associate Professor
College of Science/Geology and Geophysics

Focus Areas
Subsurface imaging, Geothermal
John Lin

Professor
Atmospheric Sciences

Focus Areas
Carbon emissions, Air quality, Greenhouse Gases, Atmospheric modeling
Peter Lippert

Associate Professor
CMES/Geology & Geophysics

Focus Areas
Geothermal, Critical Minerals, Environmental Science
Mingxi Liu

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Focus Areas
Renewable energy, Energy Justice, Control and Optimization, Power systems
Cathy Liu

Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Focus Areas
Transportation, Electrification, Energy, Vulnerable population
Ainsley Lloyd

Associate Director
Energy Accelerator, Technology Licensing Office

Focus Areas
Commercialization
Kate Magargal

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Honors College

Focus Areas
Energy Equity, Social Dimensions of Energy Transitions, Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, Firewood
John McLennan

Professor
Chemical Engineering

Focus Areas
Geothermal, Sequestration
Brijes Mishra

Associate Professor
Mining Engineering

Focus Areas
Underground Energy Storage, Geothermal Heat Extraction from Dry Rock, Critical Minerals Extraction, Abandoned Mined Land Utilization
Swomitra Mohanty

Assoicate Professor
College of Engineering/Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering

Focus Areas
Sensors, Environment, Critical Materials, Energy
Valeria Molinero

Distinguished Professor; Jack and Peg Simons Endowed Professor of Theoretical Chemistry
College of Science/Department of Chemistry

Focus Areas
Water and Ice (Climate Mitigation), Electrolysis and Fuel Cells (Hydrogen Economy)
Eric Montoya

Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Focus Areas
Energy efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Energy Efficient Computing
Nathan Moodie

Research Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Focus Areas
Geologic Carbon Storage, Carbon Capture and Storage, Reservoir Engineering, Relative Permeability
Pania Newell

Associate Professor
Engineering/Mechanical

Focus Areas
Geological Systems, Hydrogen Storage, Geothermal, Geo-Inspired Materials
Michael Nigra

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

Focus Areas
Catalysis, Hydrogen, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Carbon conversion
Alex Novoselov

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Focus Areas
Hydrogen, Ammonia, Clean Combustion, Emissions
Kristine Pankow

Research Professor
Geology and Geophysics

Focus Areas
Seismology, Utah FORGE
Eric Pardyjak

Professor
College of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Focus Areas
Urban Energy, Mass, and Momentum Exchange, Wind, Wind and Solar Resource Assessment
Keunhan Park

Associate Professor
College of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Focus Areas
Solar, Concentrated Solar Power, Nanoscale Energy Conversion, Thermal Management
Masood Parvania

Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Focus Areas
Economics and Resilience of Power and Energy Systems, Machine Learning, Grid Resiliency
Jamie Pleune

Associate Professor of Law (Research)
S.J. Quinney College of Law

Focus Areas
Environmental Law & Policy, Public Lands, Critical Minerals, Permitting
Kody Powell

Associate Professor
College of Engineering

Focus Areas
solar energy, Energy Efficiency, Industrial Decarbonization, Manufacturing
Sameer Rao

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

Focus Areas
Solar, Carbon Capture, Thermal Storage, Decarbonization of Manufacturing
Bryony Richards

Research Scientist
Energy and Geoscience Institute (EGI)

Focus Areas
Critical Minerals, Hyperspectral Imaging, Minerals, Imaging
Carsten Rott

Professor
Science / Physics & Astronomy

Focus Areas
Solar, Antarctica
Prashant Sarswat

Research Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas
Critical Minerals: Rare Earth Extraction, Rare Earth Metal: Refining, Lithium Separation
Michael Scarpulla

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering

Focus Areas
Thin Film Photovoltaic Materials & Devices, Semiconductors for Efficient Power Handling
Gerard Schuster

Research Professor
College of Science/GG Geophysics

Focus Areas
Oil & Gas Exploration, Education, Seismic Experiments, Machine Learning
Eiichi Setoyama

Research scientist
Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI)

Focus Areas
Natural hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, Hydrogen
Julie Sieving

Co-Director, Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center
College of Engineering

Focus Areas
Underserved STEM Populations, Workforce Development, Olympics
Matthew Sigman

Distinguished Professor
College of Science/Chemistry

Focus Areas
Flow Batteries, Recyclable Polymers
Christopher Simon

Professor
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Political Science-Public Affairs

Focus Areas
Renewable Energy–Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility
Michael Simpson

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas
Nuclear, Molten Salt, Recycling, Waste
Glenn Sjoden

Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Focus Areas
Nuclear Systems Analysis, Nuclear Energy Data Science, Radiation Transport, Reactor Physics
Misha Skliar

Professor
Chemical Engineering

Focus Areas
Spatially-Resolved Ultrasonic Thermometry, Sensing in Extreme Environments, Structure-Integrated Sensing, State Estimation, Machine Learning, and Control
Hong Yong Sohn

Distinguished Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas
Hydrogen, Hydrogen Steelmaking
Jessica Swanson

Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Focus Areas
Climate Mitigation, Methane Reductions, Nature-Based Solutions, Methanotrophic Bioreactors
Orest Symko

Professor
College of Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Focus Areas
Waste Heat Harvesting, Refrigeration, New Materials, Carbon-Free Power
Ming Lee Tang

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Focus Areas
Solar, Photon Upconversion
Joel Thornton

Associate Dean, Collections & Scholarly Communication
J. Willard Marriott Library

Focus Areas
Ashutosh Tiwari

Professor
College of Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas
Critical Minerals, Mobility Electrification, Carbon-Free Power
Valy Vardeny

Distinguished Professor
College of Science, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Focus Areas
Solar, Photovoltaics
Rich Walje

CEO
RAW-Energy, Inc.

Focus Areas
Energy Transition, Carbon Sequestration, Hydrogen Production
Xuming Wang

Research Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas
Mineral Processing, Critical Mineral, Polymer Solid Electrolyte for Battery, Li-S and Na-ion Batteries, Surface Chemistry
Chen Wang

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas
Wind Energy Materials, Polymer Materials from Renewable Resources, Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials
Roseanne Warren

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Focus Areas
Batteries, Energy Storage
Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Focus Areas
Carbon-free Power, Hydrogen Economy, Critical Minerals, Solar power
Kevin Whitty

Professor
College of Engineering/Chemical Engineering

Focus Areas
Biomass Energy, Hydrogen, Carbon Capture, Gasification
Ling Zang

Professor
College of Engineering/Materials science and Engineering

Focus Areas
Critical Minerals, Solar Cells, Lithium Battery
Qilei Zhu

Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department

Focus Areas
Sustainable Chemical Synthesis, Electrocatalysis, Photochemistry
Qilei Zhu

Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department

Focus Areas
Sustainable Chemical Synthesis, Electrocatalysis, Photochemistry