EXPERTS

Anthropology

SHANNON LEE DAWDY

Professor
Expertise: Urban landscapes and ecologies; disaster studies and climate change; environmental impact of human death practices
sdawdy@uchicago.edu

 

SARAH NEWMAN

Assistant Professor
Expertise: histories of waste and reuse, long-term landscape transformations, and human-animal relationships
senewman@uchicago.edu

 

 

MICHAEL FISCH

Associate Professor
Expertise: conceptualizations of nature; culture; technological innovation
mfisch@uchicago.edu

 

ALAN L. KOLATA

Distinguished Service Professor
Expertise: human-environment interactions; human dimension of global change;, agricultural and rural development
kol7@uchicago.edu

 

JOSEPH MASCO

Professor
Expertise: Planetarity; worldings; futurity; industrial toxicity; existential dangers; technological revolution; justice
jmasco@uchicago.edu

 

Argonne National Laboratory

SETH BENJAMIN DARLING

Chief Science & Technology Officer; Senior Scientist; Director of the Center for Molecular Engineering
Expertise: water; energy; materials engineering
darling@anl.gov

Art History

NIALL ATKINSON

Associate Director
Expertise: urban history, premodern cities
nsatkinson@uchicago.edu 

Chemistry

LAURA GAGLIARDI

Richard and Kathy Leventhal Professor
Expertise: Quantum chemical methods for sustainable energy
lgagliardi@uchicago.edu

STUART ROWAN

Barry L MacLean Professor
Expertise: responsive and circular polymers; sustainable materials; polymers for energy; biomaterials; new polymer synthesis; materials for polymers; water purification
stuartrowan@uchicago.edu

LUPING YU

Professor
Expertise: organic materials with novel electronic and optical properties
lupingyu@uchicago.edu

Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics

MARY SILBER

Professor and  Director, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics
Expertise: Mathematical modeling for Earth; its climate; and its ecosystems
msilber@uchicago.edu

Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization

ALEXANDER ARROYO

Associate Director of the Urban Theory Lab
Expertise: geopolitics, empire, and environment/climate change; environmental data, geospatial technology, and politics; histories of environmental design and infrastructure
aarroyo@uchicago.edu

EVAN CARVER

Assistant Instructional Professor
Expertise: public space; environmental policy and participation; sustainable urban development
ehc@uchicago.edu

RAY LODATO

Assistant Instructional Professor
Expertise: environmental policy; environmental law and justice; environmental politics; urban sustainability, urban policy and politics
rlodato@uchicago.edu

SABINA SHAIKH

Senior Instructional Professor, Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU)
Director of Academic Programs, Director of Undergraduate Studies, CEGU
Co-Lead, Environmental Frontiers Initiative & Faculty Director, Chicago Studies

Expertise: human relationship to environmental change
sabina@uchicago.edu

EMILY TALEN

Professor
Expertise: urban design, urbanism, built environment and social equity
talen@uchicago.edu

Classics

CATHERINE KEARNS

Assistant Professor
Expertise: environmental history, archaeology, urbanism and ruralism
cmkearns@uchicago.edu

Computer Science

ANDREW CHIEN

William Eckhardt Professor and Director,  CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing
Expertise: Sustainable Computing; Renewable Energy; Power Markets Cloud Software; Resource Management aachien@cs.uchicago.edu

Divinity School

SARAH FREDERICKS

Associate Professor
Expertise: religion and nature; environmental ethics; sustainable energy; environmental guilt and shame; environmental justice
sfredericks@uchicago.edu

Ecology and Evolution

STEFANO ALLESINA

Professor
Expertise: ecological networks; theoretical ecology; food webs; community ecology
salesina@uchicago.edu

LUIS BETTENCOURT

Professor and Inaugural Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
Expertise: complex systems theory; cities and urbanization; epidemiology, sustainable growth and human development bettencourt@uchicago.edu

CATHERINE PFISTER

Professor
Expertise: ecology; evolutionary biology
cpfister@uchicago.edu

Economics

MICHAEL GREENSTONE

Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the Becker Friedman Institute & the Energy Policy Institute
Expertise: energy; environmental and climate economics; climate impacts and policy; social cost of carbon; air pollution impacts; energy access; development economics
mgreenst@uchicago.edu

MICHAEL KREMER

Professor
Expertise: Development economics; education; health; water; agriculture in developing countries
kremermr@uchicago.edu

ESTEBAN ROSSI-HANSBERG

Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor
Expertise: international trade; spatial and urban economics; macroeconomics; environmental and climate economics
rossihansberg@uchicago.edu

English

LOREN KRUGER

Professor
Expertise: Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization; Urban Studies (Africa, after decolonization)
lkruger@uchicago.edu

BENJAMIN MORGAN

Associate Professor
Expertise: environmental humanities, extinction, energy cultures, and the literary history of climate change
bjmorgan@uchicago.edu

JENNIFER SCAPPETTONE

Associate Professor
Expertise: Environmental humanities; Waste and discard studies; Urban studies, urban nature, and constructions of “landscape”; Ecopoetics/Geopoetics; Literary history of environmental disaster, pollution, environmental justice; Literary and artistic responses to extractive industries; Writing and social activism
jscape@uchicago.edu

Geophysical Sciences

EDWIN KITE

Associate Professor
Expertise: planetary science
kite@uchicago.edu

ELISABETH MOYER

Associate Professor
Expertise: climate change and cloud physics, climate impacts, energy technology
moyer@uchicago.edu

Harris School of Public Policy

RYAN KELLOGG

Professor and and Deputy Dean for Academic Programs
Expertise: economics of energy supply investments; oil and gas leasing; fuel price expectations and volatility; greenhouse gas mitigation policies
kelloggr@uchicago.edu

History

DIPESH CHAKRABARTY

Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor
Expertise: climate change and human history dchakrab@uchicago.edu

AARON JAKES

Assistant Professor
Expertise: global environmental history; world ecology; political economy
ajakes@uchicago.edu

Political Science

GARY HERRIGEL

Paul Klapper Professor
Expertise: sustainability and agriculture; energy transitions; global supply chains; political economy; governance
g-herrigel@uchicago.edu

Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

CHIBUEZE AMANCHUKWU

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
Expertise: Batteries; Carbon capture and conversion; AI for science; Electrolyte design chibueze@uchicago.edu

MATTHEW TIRRELL

Professor and Dean of Pritzker School of  Molecular Engineering
Expertise: Biomolecular Engineering; Nanotechnology; Polymer Properties mtirrell@uchicago.edu

GIULIA GALLI

Liew Family Professor
Expertise:Theoretical and Computational Modeling of Materials for Renewable Energy Sources and Quantum Information Technologies gagalli@uchicago.edu

SIHONG WANG

Assistant Professor
Expertise: Soft Electronic Materials and Devices; Bio-electronics; Organic Electronics; Functional Polymers; Energy Harvesting; Nanotechnology

sihongwang@uchicago.edu

AARON ESSER-KAHN

Associate Professor
Expertise: Immune Programming Polymers; Carbon Capture Methods aesserkahn@uchicago.edu

CHONG LIU

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
Expertise: Materials Science; Electrochemistry; Water; Energy; Separation
chongliu@uchicago.edu

Public Health Sciences

KAVI BHALLA

Associate Professor
Expertise: Batteries; Transport systems; road safety; population health measurement
kavibhalla@uchicago.edu

Romance Languages & Literatures

PAULINE GOUL

Assistant Professor
Expertise: literature and the environment; environmental criticism; early modern ecologies; waste studies
pgoul@uchicago.edu

VICTORIA SARAMAGO

Associate Professor
Expertise: ecocriticism; theoretical approaches to the representation of forest and rural areas in Latin America; energy humanities
saramago@uchicago.edu

Sociology

NEIL BRENNER

Lucy Flower Professor
Expertise: urban environmental studies; environmental social theory; environmental and energy geography; infrastructure studies; environmental design
neilbrenner@uchicago.edu

LUC ANSELIN

Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor and Director, Center for Spatial Data Science
Expertise: spatial data science, spatial econometrics anselin@uchicago.edu

Other experts

ALISON ANASTASIO

Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Expertise: urban ecology; Calumet region; environmental studies; novel ecosystems
Note: Dr. Anastasio does not run a lab or advise student research.

alison.anastasio@gmail.com

ALICIA BERG

Assistant Vice President, Facilities
Expertise: campus planning; sustainability strategy
aliciaberg@uchicago.edu

MELINA HALE

Vice Provost and William Rainey Harper Professor
Expertise: UChicago ECo; support in environmental research and sustainability; external partnerships
mhale@uchicago.edu

SARA POPENHAGEN

Sustainability Manager, Facilities
Expertise: sustainability goals; greenhouse gas emissions inventories; natural resource conservation and energy efficiency; LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and sustainable buildings; waste diversion; partnerships
popenhagen@uchicago.edu

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