Sustainable Energy Systems

The Sustainable Energy System (SES) Group strives to understand energy systems and their environmental and health impacts.  We use a multidisciplinary approach to study problems of diverse topics and applications.  Group members have backgrounds in engineering, sciences, economics, statistics, and public health. 

Current Topics include:Climate diagram

  • Water-energy interactions
  • Energy economics
  • Resource and Life Cycle Assessment
  • Human and environmental health risk
  • Indoor Environment modeling and hazard assessment
  • Primary and Secondary Aerosols
  • Ozone Production
  • Urban Meteorology and Energy Balance
  • Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Group Leader
Thomas McKone

Deputy Group Leaders
Thomas Kirchstetter and Michael Sohn

Sustainable Energy Systems Group Staff

Related Publications:

In Press



Jeong, Seongeun, Chuanfeng Zhao, Arlyn E. Andrews, Laura Bianco, James M. Wilczak, and Marc L. Fischer. "Seasonal variation of CH4 emissions from central California." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 117, no. D11 (2012). Download: PDF (23.32 MB)
Hadley, Odelle L., and Thomas W. Kirchstetter. "Black carbon snow albedo reduction." Nature Climate Change 2 (2012): 437-440.