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16 August 2022
Iman is a postdoc at the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) and Global to Local Analysis of System Sustainability (GLASS) at Purdue. He has been working on the economic analysis of compound extremes, year-on-year volatilities, and adaptation.
1 June 2022
Sizhuo is a Ph.D. candidate in Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics at Penn State. Her research in environmental economics uses microeconometric methods to study natural hazard adaptation and resilience from a socio-economic perspective.
4 March 2022
Thomas is a Ph.D. candidate in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. At the intersection of natural and social sciences, his research in environmental economics leverages applied econometrics and statistics to explore the causal impacts of human activities on natural systems.
17 January 2022
Energy systems, especially the electric-power system, are vulnerable to natural stressors such as wildfires, severe storms, extreme temperatures and long-term disruptions of the hydrological cycle.
4 January 2022
Brayam is a Ph.D. candidate in Energy Systems Engineering at Penn State. His research is primarily focused on applying mathematical optimization methods and data analysis techniques to address several issues in the power system operation and planning.
18 December 2021
PCHES participants from five universities presented new research at the 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.
12 November 2021
PCHES researchers find corn, or maize, yields to be very sensitive to extreme heat and that models used by the agriculture industry are ineffective at predicting the impact of extended periods of harsh conditions.
8 November 2021
Karen Fisher-Vanden, co-Director of PCHES, has been elected President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE).
28 October 2021
Brian is a Ph.D. candidate in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His research uses microeconometric methods and climate model diagnostics to understand how people interact with the natural world.
19 October 2021
A Penn State led research team has been awarded $17 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate how interconnected systems are exposed to natural hazards that create vulnerabilities and risks for society.
31 August 2021
Joseph Perla is a Ph.D. candidate in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State. His research interest lies in environmental economics and computable general equilibrium models.
11 June 2021
If the agricultural sector fails to adapt better to climate change, food production is set to fall – 10% by mid-century and 25% by 2100 – affecting the supply of a growing world population, a new PCHES study has found.
8 June 2021
Jiameng Zheng is a Ph.D. candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin. Her research focuses on using applied microeconomic theory, applied econometrics, and policy analysis to study the economics of environmental problems and policy, with a focus on water pollution control.
6 April 2021
Florian Grosset is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He primarily investigates the ways in which individuals, firms, and policy-makers cope with risk – as well as the distortions that their risk-coping strategies induce.
2 February 2021
Bining Zhao is a postdoc in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State. She is currently working with Dr. Mort Webster to study stochastic generation expansion planning problems in electricity systems and electricity market reformation.
11 January 2021
PCHES participants across four institutions attended and presented at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.
9 December 2020
Alfredo is a postdoc in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication at Purdue University. He is currently working with Dr. Thomas Hertel studying the economic impacts of flooding in the US and the impact of global trade on biodiversity.
6 October 2020
Samantha is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Penn State Department of Statistics. Her research interests include spatio-temporal modeling and modeling extreme precipitation events.
10 September 2020
PCHES researchers Klaus Keller and Vivek Srikrishnan are taking leading roles in the MultiSector Dynamics (MSD) community.
10 August 2020
David Lafferty is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are centered around quantifying uncertainty in earth system models.
1 August 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new challenges for the research community, especially when it comes to holding national meetings. The PCHES leadership team showcased its adaptability this June by successfully hosting the third annual Research Outreach Meeting in remote format.
7 May 2020
Julian Plough is a Ph.D. student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on applied statistics and environmental economics and natural resources management.
19 February 2020
Vijay is a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. His research interest focuses on development of methods for sequential decision making under uncertainty, with an application towards power system planning.
14 December 2019
PCHES participants across four institutions attended and presented at the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.
10 December 2019
Haochen is a PhD student in Penn State’s Department of Geosciences. He has a background in Computer Engineering and Climate Science. Haochen’s research interests include climate science, climate impacts and how their uncertainties influence people’s decision making.
10 October 2019
Jill is a PhD student in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Her work focuses on modeling complex environmental systems to improve scientific understanding and decision making.
26 September 2019
The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) is currently accepting applications for two new postdoctoral scholar positions, a scientific programmer, and research data management specialist.
26 November 2018
The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) invites applications for a full-time Scientific Programmer to join the PCHES research team.
15 November 2017
The Fall 2017 issue of Research/Penn State, an e-magazine showcasing Penn State’s $836-million-per-year research program, featured PCHES in the article “Power Up!” by Krista Weidner which discusses Penn State’s new data center.
13 October 2017
Pursuing sustainable irrigation without significant irrigation efficiency gains could negatively impact environmental and development goals in many areas of the world, a new PCHES study has found.
10 January 2017
A $20 million, five-year project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) looks to create a state-of-the-art framework of computational tools that will help to assess the impacts of weather-related variability and change.