Dr. Lal undertakes research that explores interconnections among society, energy and the environment. He integrates activities of the Center into a broader and more meaningful technology, economics and policy framework with multiple outcomes.
Dr. Birur specializes in economy-wide modeling of agricultural, energy, environment, and international trade policies. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as Research Economist at Research Triangle Institute, and as a Consultant at McKinsey and Company, performing research for government and private clients.
Dr. Wolde works on environmental and energy economics issues such as clean energy, water economics, food systems, and natural resource management and conservation. He provides science-based insights to government and non-government clients.
Center Program Coordinator
Dann coordinates ongoing programs, events, and activities for CESAC.
Meghann is researching the potential environmental and economic impact of apple cider production in the northeastern U.S. and rural and agri-tourism management issues.
Taylor’s research focuses on the economic and health impact of combined sewer overflows (CSOs), green infrastructure and stormwater runoff controls.
Erik’s research examines the spread of Emerald Ash Borer in New Jersey’s forests through spatial modeling and economic analyses, and explores diseased trees as bioenergy source.
Gia is using hydrologic and economic models to evaluate human activities in aquatic environments including hydropower dam construction, agricultural activities.
Sydney is undertaking econometric and economic modeling to explore renewable energy adoptions in African countries.
Anthony is researching spatial economics of clean energy in New Jersey and assessing suitability and long-term success of renewable energy technology, energy efficiency strategies, and electric generation emission reduction programs.
Mike is conducting technoeconomic and life cycle analyses of bioenergy production through switchgrass and sugarcane bagasse in U.S.
Robert is exploring licensed site remediation program in New Jersey and environmental and policy aspects arising from adoption of this program.
Gin is researching environmental and economic aspects of solid waste management in Dominican Republic.
Gita is researching flood resilience and human-wildlife conflict with a focus in developing countries like Nepal.
Kristina is a student in filmmaking with passion for editing. She creates informational videos and new media on energy and environmental issues for the Center
Ingrid is using GIS to assess suitability of of biomass cultivation for bioenergy and has worked on implementing BMPs for stormwater management.
Nicolette’s research concentrates on issues pertaining to energy sustainability, particularly regarding implications of bioenergy, solar and wind energy.
Daniel investigates programs and incentives for supporting the use of green infrastructure in both the business and residential sectors as well as provides support for statistical post-analysis of surveying data.
Jay, a soil ecologist, is working on identifying the parameters that determine the yield of switchgrass, a candidate feedstock for bioethanol production across the U.S.
Idaho National Laboratory
Colorado State University
Earth & Environmental Studies
School of Communication and Media