Research

i2kStart-Up: I am currently assisting in the development of knowledge bases used by the i2k Connect software system, developed by Stanford computer scientists for intelligent classification of information related to petroleum and renewable energy industries.  We’re mentioned in the Journal of Petroleum Engineers October 2016 issue (pg 37).

cam2Academic: Read more about my geophysics PhD research on volcanoes here, and a related paper in J Fluid Mechanics here. I have also helped a colleague to publish an analysis of a sustainable heating/cooling system for a house in Tlemcen, Algeria. The paper can be found in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

rnNon-Profit: In the summer of 2013, I assisted my colleague as she launched a non-profit organization called Research Now based in Eastsound, WA. This involved preparing materials, largely based on scientific literature reviews and analyses, with the mission of defining and funding science to provide specialist advice needed to inform public policy decisions. The goal was to provide public policy makers responsible for permitting decisions with the best available site-specific research on topics such as air and water quality; increased risks of oil and coal spills; human health, safety, and economic impacts; and costs of mitigations. Our pilot study was the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal near Bellingham, WA and has resulted so far (October 2015) in two environmental research projects being funded. Read my news articles here and here, and our working concept paper here.

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