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STEP Fellows: Awarded 2013

Stephanie Debats, Perkins Fellow


Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
STEP Topic: Reducing Crop Yield Losses through Improved Food Security Forecasts and Agricultural Land-Use Policies
STEP Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer, Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: Crop Yield Variability in Dryland Agricultural Systems
Thesis Adviser: Kelly Caylor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aahana Ganguly, Perkins Fellow


Department: Chemistry
STEP Topic: Responsible Regulation of Engineered Nanomaterials under Risk Uncertainty: Evaluation of the Toxic Substances Control Act
STEP Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer, Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: Surface Science Studies on Nanoparticle Catalysts
Thesis Adviser: Steven Bernasek, Chemistry

Xinwo Huang, Ford Fellow


Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
STEP Topic: Regulation of Subsurface Systems in China: Is it Possible for both Shale Gas Production and Carbon Sequestration to Coexist
STEP Adviser: Denise Mauzerall, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Thesis Topic: Model Complexity for Subsurface Porous Medium Flow
Thesis Adviser: Michael Celia, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Geeta Persad, Ford Fellow


Department: Program in Atmosphere and Oceanic Sciences
STEP Topic: International Policy Implications of the Nonlocal Climate Impacts of Asian Aerosol Emissions
STEP Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer, Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: Aerosol/Climate Interactions
Thesis Adviser: V. Ramaswamy, Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences