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

2013

2012

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.