Members

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Saikawa Group Picture in Fall 2016

Postdocs

Min
Min Zhong is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental Sciences and has worked in the group since September 2013. She received her doctorate degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida in August 2013. As a researcher in atmospheric science, she is interested in aerosols, air quality, and climate change. Her research has focused on aerosol formation, growth, chemical and physical properties, and the impact of aerosols on regional air quality and climate change. She is currently working on simulating aerosols and air quality, using regional atmospheric chemical transport models, focused on East and South Asia.

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Brian Seok is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental Sciences and has worked in the group since October 2013. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from University of Colorado Boulder, researching the impacts of greenhouse and reactive trace gases released from snow covered soils on the climate. Brian is currently improving the implementation of the denitrification/decomposition (DNDC) model framework in the Community Land Model (CLM).

Students

Ph.D.

Sam Peters
Sam Peters is a second-year Ph.D. student in Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and has worked in the group since Fall 2015.His research interests focus on the environmental impact of agricultural practices. He is currently researching the effects of mulch systems on soil greenhouse gas emissions. He plans to expand this work to urban agriculture sites in Atlanta and the EMBRAPA agricultural research center in Petrolina, Brazil, in the winter of 2017, funded by the Borlaug Fellowship. Outside of the lab, Sam teaches about his research in the classroom through the ORDER Fellowship, and write free lance science and health journalism for Georgia Health News

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Jiawen Liao is a first-year Ph.D. student in Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and has been involved in the group since Fall 2016. His research focus include air pollution, exposure science, and global health.

Master’s

Geoff
Geoff Martin is a second-year master’s student in the Department of Environmental Sciences and has worked in the group since Fall 2015. He received his undergraduate degree in Development Studies from Brown University in May 2011. Before coming to Emory, Geoff worked with Massachusetts’ energy efficiency program, MassSave, for a private company conducting home energy assessments. He is interested in US energy policy as it relates to climate change, in particular the Clean Power Plan, and the impact reducing power plant emissions will have on affected communities.

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Nicole Swartwood is a second year MSPH candidate in Environmental Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health. She received her undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Microbiology from the University of Tennessee in 2014. Her undergraduate work on coal dust dispersion granted her the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Trainee Grant for graduate study. Nicole is interested in air pollution in South Asia as it relates to respiratory health outcomes and agricultural pathogens. Her thesis is focused on estimating the effect of brick kiln emission on Dhaka City, Bangladesh air quality and respiratory health.

Undergraduates

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Nia Dubon-Robinson is a sophomore and has been in the group since Fall 2016. She is currently interested in majoring in Environmental Sciences and Sociology. In Environmental Sciences, she enjoys policy studies and sustainability science. In regards to Sociology, she wishes to explore the interdisciplinary aspect between both the environment and societal theories. She will be measuring nitrous oxide emissions and analyzing data from the indoor air quality fieldwork in Tibet over the summer.

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Jennifer Fundora is a junior majoring in International Studies and Environmental Sciences and has worked within the group since Fall 2015 as a Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) student. She is from Miami, Florida and is is interested in studying the power of international institutions when dealing with environmental policy. She is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and she is researching what has led to a higher deforestation rate in Haiti, compared to the Dominican Republic.

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Caiwei (Anna) Huang is a senior majoring in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies and has worked in the group since Fall 2015. She is originally from China and is currently researching China’s domestic environmental law and climate change policies. She was a Center for the Study of Law, Politics and Economics (CSLPE) Undergraduate Fellow in AY 2015-16.

Raquel
Raquel Soat
is a senior majoring in Political Science, minoring in Environmental Sciences, and on the pre-law track. She has worked in the group since Spring 2015. She is collecting data on nitrogen fertilizer use and trace gas emissions from agricultural soil. She plans to practice agricultural law after law school.

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Peter Oliveira Soens is a sophomore majoring in Engineering Sciences. He has worked with the group since Fall 2016 through the Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) program. He is currently investigating nitrous oxide emissions into the atmosphere.

Jennie Sun
Jennie Sun
is a senior majoring in Environmental Sciences and Economics and graduated from Oxford College in May 2015. She has worked in the group since Spring 2016. She is working on creating brick kiln emissions inventory for Nepal.

Vicky
Qianru (Vicky) Wu is a senior double majoring in Environmental Sciences and Economics and has worked in the group since Spring 2015.  She has been involved in analyzing various emissions inventories in India and she is currently working on assessing the impact of garbage burning in Nepal and India on South Asian air quality.

Soungbin
Soungbin Yim is a senior majoring in Environmental Sciences and has worked in the group since Fall 2014. He is originally from South Korea, but lived in Michigan for 6 years. He is considering pursuing graduate studies in public health and actively volunteers with the Center for Pan Asian Community Services. He is researching how air pollution affects human health in Asia.

Alumni

Former Postdocs:

Cindy Young (currently at Georgia Institute of Technology)
Marcus Trail (currently at Georgia Environmental Protection Department) 

Master’s:

Qingyang Xiao (MPH ’14, Rollins School of Public Health, Environmental Health)
Steven Sclar (MPH ’15, Rollins School of Public Health, Global Health)
Wenlu Ye (MDP ’15, Development Practice)
Futu Chen (MPH ’16, Rollins School of Public Health, Environmental Health)
Seongmin Shim (MPH ’16, Rollins School of Public Health, Environmental Health)

Undergraduates:

Hankyul Kim (Math & Econ ’15, 2014 Fall – 2016 Spring)
Elyse Lim 
(Biology ’15, 2014 Fall – 2015 Spring)
Abhishek Patel
 
(Business ’17, 2014 Fall – 2015 Spring, SIRE)
Anika Tabasam (Biology & Economics ’16, 2015 Fall – 2016 Spring)
Camilla Schramek (ENVS & Math/Political Science ’16, 2013 Fall – 2016 Spring)
Rachel Spector  (Biology ’17, 2013 Fall – 2015 Spring, SIRE)
Jacqueline Yap (ENVS & East Asian Studies ’15, 2013 Fall – 2016 Spring)
Zijia Ye (CS/Math ’18, 2014 Fall – 2015 Spring)
Siyue (Jenny) Zong (ENVS ’17, 2014 Fall – 2016 Spring)

Volunteer:

Liudmyla Zapukhliak (2016 Spring)

Previous Pictures

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2015 Fall

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