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

Learn More about the Sustainable Energy Systems Group.

Group Leader
Thomas Kirchstetter

Deputy Group Leaders
Corinne Scown and Michael Sohn

Related Publications:



Hadley, Odelle L., and Thomas W. Kirchstetter. "Black carbon snow albedo reduction." Nature Climate Change 2 (2012): 437-440.
Singer, Brett C., William W. Delp, Michael G. Apte, and Phillip N. Price. "Performance of Installed Cooking Exhaust Devices." Indoor Air 22, no. 3 (2012): 224-234. Download: PDF (819.53 KB)
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)