Former Students

Daniel Thorpe

Graduated: MSc 2015
Daniel was a research fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from 2015 to 2017. He supported a range of work within the Keith Group, including an EdX course taught by Professor Keith. 
Current Job: Clinical Research Coordinator, Adams Clinical

Hossein Safaei 

Graduated: PhD 2014
Thesis: Techno-Economic Assessment of the Need for Bulk Energy Storage in Low-Carbon Electricity Systems With a Focus on Compressed Air Storage (CAES)
University: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Current job: Manager of Development and Planning and Board Secretary, DNO ASA Norway

Ashley Mercer

Graduated: PhD 2014
Thesis: An Examination of Emerging Public and Expert Judgments of Solar Radiation Management.
University: Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
Current job: Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of Energy Research and Development, Natural Resources Canada

Katharine L. Ricke

Graduated: PhD 2011
Thesis: Characterizing Impacts and Implications of Proposals for Solar Radiation Management, a Form of Climate Engineering.
University: Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Current job: Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego

Ganesh Dolumweerawatta Gamage

Graduated: PhD 2011
Thesis: Assessing the Effectiveness of Wind Power and Cogeneration for Carbon Management of Electric Power Systems.
University: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Calgary
Current job: Research Director, Canadian Energy Research Institute

Mehdi Zeidouni

Graduated: PhD 2011
Thesis: Analytical and Inverse Models for Leakage Characterization of CO2 Storage.
University: Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
Current job: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

Geoffrey Holmes

Graduated: 2010
Thesis: A Carbon Dioxide Absorption Performance Evaluation For Capture From Ambient Air
University: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary
Current job: Business Development Manager, Carbon Engineering

Sarah M. Jordaan

Graduated: PhD 2010
Thesis: The land use footprint of energy extraction in Alberta. Available on request.
University: Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary.
Current job: Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Internationl Studies

Eduard Cubi Montanya

Graduated: 2009
Thesis: Performance of Underfloor Air Distribution Systems. Temperature Stratification and Ventilation Effectiveness in the Child Development Centre.
University: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary
Current job: Performance Analysis Associate, Sustainability and Energy, WSP in Canada

Juan Moreno-Cruz

Graduated: PhD 2009
Thesis: Essays on the Economics of Geoengineering.
University: Department of Economics, University of Calgary
Current job: Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jamie Rhodes

Graduated: PhD 2007
Thesis: Carbon mitigation with biomass: An engineering, economic, and policy assessment of opportunities and implications.
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Current job: Senior Fellow, Embori Group LLC

Joshuah Stolaroff

Graduated: PhD 2006
Thesis: Capturing CO2 from ambient air: A feasibility assessment. Civil and environmental engineering and Engineering and public policy. (This version is formatted for on screen viewing and compact printing. A version with the original formatting is available upon request)
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Current job: Leader of Carbon Capture Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Hassan Hassanzadeh

Graduated: PhD 2006
Thesis: Simulation of convective mixing in porousmedia for geologic storage of CO2.
University: Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
Current job: Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering

Joseph Decarolis

Graduated: PhD 2004
Thesis: The Economics and Environmental Impacts of Large-Scale WindPower in a Carbon Constrained World.
University: Engineering and Public Policy, CarnegieMellon University
Current job: Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Elizabeth Wilson

Graduated: PhD 2004
Thesis: Managing the Risks of Geologic Carbon Sequestration: ARegulatory and Legal Analysis.
University: Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Current job: Professor of Environmental Studies and the inaugural Director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Dartmouth University

Timothy Johnson

Graduated: PhD 2002
Thesis: Electricity Without Carbon Dioxide: Assessing the Role ofCarbon Capture and Sequestration in US Electric Markets.
University: Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Current job: Associate Professor of the Practice in Energy and the Environment and Chair of the EE Program, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment