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STEP Fellows: Awarded 2007

Ning Lin, Ford Fellow

Ning Ling
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
STEP Topic: Impact of climate change on hurricane-related risk and decision making.
STEP Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: Hurricane surface wind field and damanage analysis.
Thesis Adviser: Erik Vanmarcke, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Christopher Little, Ford Fellow

Chris Little
Department: Geosciences
STEP Topic: Constraining eustatic sea-level rise with a hierarchy.
STEP Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: Constraining ocean circulation and basal melting under ice shelves.
Thesis Adviser: Anand Gnanadesikan, Geosciences

Luke MacDonald, Perkins Fellow

Luke MacDonald
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
STEP Topic: An effective, sustainable treatment strategy to halt the fluorosis endemic in rural villages of Jharkhand State, India.
STEP Adviser: Burton H. Singer, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: The kinetics of microbially mediated iron reduction and an investigation of related plant-driven redox controls on arsenic and lead mobility in a contaminated wetland.
Thesis Adviser: Peter Jaffe, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Yan Zhang, Kelley Fellow

Yan Zhang
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
STEP Topic: Impacts of atmospheric aerosols on weather and public health - science and policy of China's air quality
STEP Adviser: Denise L. Mauzerall, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: Precipitation climatology in urban environment.
Thesis Adviser: James A. Smith, Civil and Environmental Engineering