Marion E. Hourdequin
DR. MARION HOURDEQUIN is a Professor of Philosophy at Colorado College, where her research focuses on ethics and justice in relation to climate change and climate engineering; the social and ethical dimensions of ecological restoration; and environmental ethics. She has published work in a variety of journals, including Environmental Ethics; Environmental Values; Ethics & the Environment; Ethics, Policy, & Environment; Science, Technology, & Human Values; and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. She is the author of Environmental Ethics: From Theory to Practice (Bloomsbury, 2015) and editor, with David Havlick, of Restoring Layered Landscapes (Oxford, 2016). Dr. Hourdequin is Vice President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, and she currently serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Environmental Values and on the Editorial Board of Environmental Ethics. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy at Duke University (2005) and her undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University (1995).
James W. Hurrell
DR. JAMES W. HURRELL is the Scott Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering and a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Jim is a former director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where he was a Senior Scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD). He is also the former Chief Scientist of Community Climate Projects in CGD, which includes the Community Earth System Model (CESM), and a former director of CGD and the NCAR Earth System Laboratory. Jim’s research has centered on empirical and modeling studies and diagnostic analyses to better understand climate, climate variability and climate change. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as dozens of other planning documents, workshop papers and editorials. Jim has been extensively involved in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) on Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR), including roles as co-chair of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG) of both U.S. and International CLIVAR and membership on several other CLIVAR panels. He is currently a member of the Joint Scientific Committee of WCRP. Jim also has served the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) as a member of the Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC) SSG and the CLIVAR-PAGES (Past Global Changes) working group. Jim has served on several National Research Council (NRC) panels, and he has provided briefings and testimonies to both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on climate change science.
DR. ANDREW LIGHT is University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences at George Mason University, and Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute, in Washington, D.C. From 2013-2016 he served as Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the Special Envoy on Climate Change and Staff Climate Adviser in the Secretary of State's Office of Policy Planning, in the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity he served on the senior strategy team for the UN climate negotiations, Director of the U.S.-India Joint Working Group for Combating Climate Change, and Chair of the Interagency Climate Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals, among other duties. In recognition of this work, Andrew was awarded the inaugural Alain Locke Award for Public Philosophy, from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in March 2016, and, with the larger State Department team working on Paris, a Superior Honor Award, from the U.S. Department of State in July 2016, for “contributions to the U.S. effort that made the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, where the landmark Paris Agreement was concluded, a historic success.” In his academic work, Andrew is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters, primarily on the normative dimensions of environmental policy, especially on climate change, restoration ecology, and urban sustainability, and has authored, co-authored, and edited 19 books, including Environmental Values (2008), Controlling Technology (2005), Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice (2003), Technology and the Good Life? (2000), and Environmental Pragmatism (1996).
MR. ALBERT LIN is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he specializes in environmental and natural resources law and also teaches evidence. His research interests include toxic torts and the relationship between emerging technologies, the environment, and law. Prior to joining the UC Davis faculty in 2003, Professor Lin was a trial attorney for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He is also the author of Prometheus Reimagined: Technology, Environment, and Law in the 21st Century (Univ. of Michigan Press 2013) and the co-author of a widely used environmental law casebook. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1996), his M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School (1995), and his B.S. in biology from Emory University (1992).
DR. DOUGLAS MacMARTIN is a senior research associate in the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, and also a Visiting Researcher in Computing + Mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Caltech in 2000, he led the active control research and development program at United Technologies Research Center. His primary research focus is on solar climate engineering (geoengineering), working to develop the knowledge base to support informed future societal decisions. This includes using design principles to assess what outcomes are possible from different strategies, simulating projected climate impacts of those strategies, how to assess and manage uncertainty, as well as supporting ongoing efforts to develop governance. Dr. MacMartin’s research interests also include applying engineering dynamics and feedback analysis to study climate dynamics more broadly, as well as control design for the Thirty Meter Telescope project. He has authored or coauthored more than 70 journal articles and 70 conference papers, as well as several book chapters, and patents on active noise control. In 2017 he testified in the US Congress at a hearing on geoengineering, and has provided numerous briefings including to the UN Environment Program. He received his Bachelors’ degree in engineering science from the University of Toronto in 1987, and Masters and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1990 and 1992, respectively.
MR. ROBERT McHENRY is a Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) Executive in Residence (EIR), conducting a comprehensive business case analysis of a PARC technology to assess and optimally structure it for commercialization. Since joining PARC in 2012, Rob has managed the Energy Technology Program, created and led the Public Sector Operations team that manages the Government sponsored research portfolio that fuels PARC’s early stage R&D, and served as the Chief Operating Officer leading company-wide technical project execution and business support services. Previously he was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), led a defense technology consulting firm, and he began his career as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Rob has an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in marine engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
DR. JUAN MORENO-CRUZ is an Associate Professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and the Canada Research Chair in Energy Transitions at the University of Waterloo. He is also a CESifo Research Affiliate. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Calgary in Canada in 2010, and his B.Sc. (2003) and M.Sc. (2004) in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. Prior to his current position, he was an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2011-2017), where he remains an Adjunct Professor. He has been a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University and an Advisor for Carnegie Energy Innovation (since 2017). Moreno-Cruz’s research focuses on the interaction of energy systems, technological change, and climate policy. Moreno-Cruz has investigated how technologies designed to modify the climate affect the strategic interaction among nations. His work on climate geoengineering economics has been published in top journals in his field and presented at venues across the US, Canada and Europe. Moreno-Cruz's work is at the intersection between applied theory and public policy.
DR. KATHARINE RICKE is an assistant professor at the School of Global Policy & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, and holds a joint appointment with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is a climate change scientist who integrates tools from the physical and social sciences to analyze climate policy problems. Dr. Ricke recently served as a research associate in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and a fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Her publications on solar geoengineering have included physical science on the regional climate effects, economic analysis of the strategic incentives created by geoengineering impacts, and foreign policy analysis of the international relations implications of solar geoengineering. Her research develops methods for accounting for uncertainty and heterogeneity in both the effects of climate change and in preferences for how to address them. She has analyzed uncertainty associated with phenomena including ocean acidification’s effects on coral reefs, the warming effect from an emission of carbon dioxide today, the social cost of carbon and decadal climate variability’s influence on international climate agreements. Dr. Ricke received her B.S, in earth, atmospheric and planetary science from MIT and her Ph.D. in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
Lynn M. Russell
DR. LYNN M. RUSSELL is Professor of Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, where she has led the Climate Sciences Curricular Group since 2009. Her research focuses on the processes that control atmospheric aerosols and their cloud interactions. Dr. Russell’s work uses both modeling and measurement studies of atmospheric particles and their chemical composition and she has studied marine aerosols, flux and entrainment in the marine boundary layer, terrestrial biogenic particles, combustion emissions, and feedbacks between climate and particle sources. She completed undergraduate degrees at Stanford University and received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology for her studies of marine aerosols. Her postdoctoral work as part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Advanced Studies Program investigated aerosol and trace gas flux and entrainment in the marine boundary layer. She served on the faculty of Princeton University in the Department of Chemical Engineering before accepting her current position at Scripps in 2003. Dr. Russell has been honored with young investigator awards from ONR, NASA, Dreyfus Foundation, NSF, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation, and she received the Kenneth T. Whitby Award from AAAR (2003) for her contributions on atmospheric aerosol processes. She was elected as a fellow of AAAR in 2014 and of AGU in 2017. Dr. Russell also served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Geoengineering Climate: Technical Evaluation and Discussion of Impacts, which produced two reports including Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth in 2015.
Ambuj D. Sagar
DR. AMBUJ D. SAGAR is the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies and the founding Head of the School of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Ambuj’s interests broadly lie at the intersection of science, technology and development. His work has focused on innovation policy for meeting sustainability and inclusivity challenges, energy innovation policy and strategies (in areas such as biofuels, clean cookstoves, coal power, automobiles, and institutional mechanisms such as climate innovation centers), climate change policy and politics, capacity development, and higher education policy. He has been an advisor/consultant to various Indian Govt. ministries as well as many multilateral and bilateral agencies. Ambuj did his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering (1985) at IIT Delhi. He subsequently received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (1986) from the University of Michigan and then an M.S. in Materials Science (1989), a Ph.D. in Polymers (1994), and an M.S. in Technology and Policy (1994) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Paul O. Wennberg
DR. PAUL O. WENNBERG (NAS) is R. Stanton Avery Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering and the Director of Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science at the California Institute of Technology. He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of stratosphere and troposphere composition and their impacts on climate, ozone depletion, and air quality. His advances have come from the development of state-of-the-art in situ laboratory, air-borne, and ground-based instruments, of space-based remote sensors, and highly insightful interpretation of these measurements. Dr. Wennberg's laboratory studies the photochemistry of volatile organic compounds emitted by both humans and the biosphere. This chemistry is important for determining the levels of oxidants (e.g., ozone) and aerosol. His lab has developed new instruments for measurement of the oxidation products of these organic compounds. These instruments have participated in numerous field campaigns across the world. Dr. Wennberg's laboratory has also been at the center of the development of space- and ground-based measurement of greenhouse gases by remote sensing. He has helped to create the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) that is used as the ground-based standard for measurement of greenhouse gas column abundance. Dr. Wennberg earned his B.A. in chemistry from Oberlin College in 1985 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Harvard University in 1994. He was elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 2017 as a member of the geophysics section.