Postdoctoral Scholars

Benzeev, Rayna

Rayna Benzeev

Rayna is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow studying tropical forests, socio-environmental systems, forest landscape restoration, and geospatial modeling of land use change. She applies spatial approaches to analyze ... Continue Reading »

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Visiting Scholars

Brouyaux, Louis

Louis Brouyaux


Louis is a Visiting Researcher and BAEF Research Fellow at the Energy and Resource Group with Prof. Duncan Callaway. He investigates the large-scale deployment of modeling and control algorithms to ... Continue Reading »

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Gao, Xiulin

Xiulin Gao

Xiulin is a fire ecologist using experimental and modeling studies to understand climate-vegetation-fire feedbacks in terrestrial ecosystems. Research Groups: Kueppers Lab Contact:

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Schaumann, Felix

Felix Schaumann


Felix Schaumann is a visiting PhD researcher, staying at ERG for three months in fall 2023. He is working on integrated assessment models and the social cost of carbon, but ... Continue Reading »

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Buotte, Polly

Polly Buotte

Polly Buotte currently works on modeling the effects of climate on vegetation productivity, mortality, and distribution. She has a BS in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State, an MS in Wildlife ... Continue Reading »

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Jones, Christopher

Christopher Jones


Chris Jones is Director of the CoolClimate Network, a university-government-industry partnership at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lecturer at the Haas School of Business. His primary research interests are ... Continue Reading »

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Past Postdocs, Visiting Scholars, and Researchers

Anthony Edwin Nahas

Anthony Edwin Nahas

Tony is managing the Oakland EcoBlock project, an urban sustainability experiment that brings together over 100 residents of a local Oakland neighborhood block and an inter-disciplinary team of urban designers, ... Continue Reading »

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Arrechea, Susana

Susana Arrechea

Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Dr. Susana Arrechea holds a PhD and masters degree in Nano-science and Nanotechnology from the University of Castilla—La Mancha (UCLM), Toledo, Spain, and a bachelors in chemical engineering from the ... Continue Reading »

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Benveniste, Hélène

Hélène Benveniste

Hélène is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is visiting Professor Anthoff’s ... Continue Reading »

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Carrara, Samuel

Samuel Carrara


Samuel Carrara holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Major: Energy and Mechanical Plants) and a PhD in Energy and Environmental Technologies, all from the University ... Continue Reading »

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Clar, Christoph

Christoph Clar

Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Christoph Clar is a political scientist whose work combines approaches from political and environmental science, social geography and natural resource governance. After his graduation from the University of Vienna (Doctoral ... Continue Reading »

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Cohen, Alasdair

Alasdair Cohen

Alasdair Cohen is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Environmental Health Scientist with over 10 years of water and development related work and research experience. He completed his PhD in Environmental Science, ... Continue Reading »

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Colelli, Francesco Pietro

Francesco Pietro Colelli

PhD candidate in climate change economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, focusing on the costs and benefits of adaptation in the energy sector. Research Group(s) Society, Environment and Economics ... Continue Reading »

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Deborah Sunter

Deborah Sunter

Deborah Sunter received a B.S in Mechan­i­cal and Aero­space Engi­neer­ing at Cor­nell University. There she developed a nanosatel­lite mis­sion that was suc­cess­fully launched into orbit. Although fas­ci­nated by aero­space applica­tions, ... Continue Reading »

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Drigo, Alessandra

Alessandra Drigo

PhD Student in Science and Management of Climate Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Visiting Research Scholar at UC Berkeley, Energy and Resource Group. She is currently working on ... Continue Reading »

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Ganapathy, Cauvery

Cauvery Ganapathy

Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Cauvery is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar working on her doctoral dissertation on "The politics of energy security: India's foreign and domestic policy imperatives." Currently, Cauvery is a Research Fellow at Global India Foundation and a Doctoral student at Jadavpur University, Calcutta.

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Habla, Wolfgang

Wolfgang Habla

Wolfgang works at the intersection of political economy and environmental economics. His current research focuses on how national politics form international policies; on the political economy of environmental tax reforms, and on the strategic interaction of governments facing mobile factors of production such as capital and energy.

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Hernandez, Rebecca R.

Rebecca R. Hernandez

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow

Rebecca's work examines processes where human and natural systems interact and those that elucidate the functioning of the Earth system. Her research quantifies and informs a broad range of topics from global environmental change to renewable energy systems.

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Hoffmann, Martha

Martha Hoffmann

In her doctoral studies, Martha is working on the realization of a socially just and accepted energy transition. For this, she plans to add social and ecological aspects to the ... Continue Reading »

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Johnston, Josiah

Josiah Johnston


Josiah Johnston grew up in a rural part of the Ozark Mountains. He is great at construction and swinging a pick. Between college and grad school he lived in Baltimore ... Continue Reading »

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Kameshwar Poolla, Bala

Bala Kameshwar Poolla


Bala Kameshwar Poolla received his B.Tech. (H) degree in Electrical Engineering, M.Tech. degree in Control System Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2013 and the Ph. D. degree in Electrical ... Continue Reading »

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Karagiannopoulos, Stavros

Stavros Karagiannopoulos

Stavros is a PhD student in the power systems laboratory of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He received his diploma in electrical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and his ... Continue Reading »

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Kaushal, Kevin R.

Kevin R. Kaushal

Kevin is currently a PhD student, who works with environmental and energy economic modeling. His current research focuses on; optimal unilateral climate polices in the presence of carbon leakage, and ... Continue Reading »

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Lesage-Landry, Antoine

Antoine Lesage-Landry

B.Eng, PhD

Antoine Lesage-Landry is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he received the B.Eng. degree in Engineering ... Continue Reading »

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Liu, Mingxi

Mingxi Liu

Mingxi Liu is currently an NSERC Postdoc Fellow working at the Energy Modeling, Analysis & Control Group (EMAC) in Energy & Resources Group (ERG) with Dr. Duncan Callaway. He is ... Continue Reading »

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Mozersky, David

David Mozersky

David Moz­er­sky is the Found­ing Direc­tor of the Pro­gram on Con­flict, Cli­mate Change and Green Devel­op­ment. An expert on Sudan and South Sudan, he has been involved in con­flict pre­ven­tion ... Continue Reading »

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Raghavan, Shuba

Shuba Raghavan

Shuba Raghavan is interested in the assessment of renewable energy technologies and policies to promote a low carbon economy. Her current research involves evaluating life cycle costs and emissions of ... Continue Reading »

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Rising, James

James Rising

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow

James received his PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. He previously taught assorted seminars at MIT's Experimental Study Group and electrical engineering at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Until recently, he worked as a software developer, working with over a dozen companies on signal processing, social networks, and artificial intelligence. He hopes to use new technologies to help communities act on modeling insights to mitigate climate change, promote social justice, and pursue ecocentric world changing.

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Shirley, Rebekah

Rebekah Shirley


Rebekah Shirley believes that there is more than one path to a bright, energy secure future. Developing nations strive to connect more and more of their communities to energy. Many have emulated the fossil fuel intensive model of developed nations, but Rebekah believes that this is not necessarily the only way.

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Umemura, Kaito

Kaito Umemura

Kaito's research focuses on the dynamics of stochastic variables and probability distribution functions, which describe the behavior of macroscopic environments, such as ecological systems, climate systems and human social systems.

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