Sustainability Science Program

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

2014-15 Sustainability Science Fellows (alphabetically)

Mauricio Arias, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Hydrological alterations from hydropower development in the Amazon

Manoela Assayag, Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow
Governing sustainability: How do peaks of issue attention drive innovation and access to innovation in health?

Christian Binz, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Low-carbon leapfrogging in China: An international innovation system perspective

Sushanta Chatterjee, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
The renewable energy policy dilemma in India: Should the Renewable Energy Certificate mechanism compete or merge with the Feed-in-Tariff scheme?

Ross Collins, Doctoral Research Fellow
Evaluating infrastructure policy for sustainable development: How will interventions impact the development trajectory of countries over time?

Fabio Farinosi, Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow
Vulnerability of hydropower generation to changes in climate, hydrology and land use in Brazil

Rachael Garrett, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Diversifying and integrating agricultural practices in Brazil for climate change adaptation and sustainable development

Shibani Ghosh, Research Fellow
Exploring legal avenues to tackle air pollution in India

Tara Grillos, Doctoral Research Fellow
Participatory development and capacity for collective action

Santosh Harish, Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Adapting to chronic power outages in India: Modeling residential demand for energy services with unreliable supply

Alicia Harley, Doctoral Research Fellow
Agriculture innovation systems and collective action

Eunjee Lee, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Unsteadiness of the Amazonian hydrologic cycle? The roles of land-cover and climate change

Zhu Liu, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
A low-carbon pathway for China’s sustainable development

Kira Matus, Visiting Scholar
Innovation and access to technologies for sustainable development in the manufacturing sector

Janhavi Nilekani, Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow
Evaluating the impact of Indian vehicular emissions standards

Meredith Niles, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Assessing knowledge and innovation systems for climate smart agriculture

Annalidia Pansini, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow
The role of the renewable energy sources towards the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean energy cooperation partnership

Fábio Pereira, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Conceptual evaluation of surface hydrology in the Tapajos River Basin and implications of climate and land use change for hydropower operations

Lucilla Spini, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow
The role of international science and technology capacity-building towards sustainable development and innovation: A focus on the water/health nexus

Anish Sugathan, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institutional design for efficient provision of electricity: Experimental study of electricity consumption under misallocation and theft

Tian Tang. Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow
The impacts of transmission barriers on wind power diffusion in China

Vanessa Timmer, Associate
Systems change in the manufacturing sector: Innovation and access to technologies for sustainable development and improved livelihoods

Livio Valenti, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow
New technologies for improving global health: A roadmap for commercializing silk-based innovation

Joy Vazhayil Pathrose, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Key policy elements of India’s transition matrix for sustainable development involving public private partnerships

Margherita Vitale, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow
Green claims for sustainable development, innovation and competitiveness: Potential development in the Brazilian apparel industry

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2014-15 Sustainability Science Fellows (by Initiative)

Initiative on Sustainable Development of the Amazon and its Surrounding Regions: The Interplay of Changing Climate, Hydrology, and Land Use

Mauricio Arias, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Hydrological alterations from hydropower development in the Amazon

Fabio Farinosi, Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow
Vulnerability of hydropower generation to changes in climate, hydrology and land use in Brazil

Eunjee Lee, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Unsteadiness of the Amazonian hydrologic cycle? The roles of land-cover and climate change

Fábio Pereira, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Conceptual evaluation of surface hydrology in the Tapajos River Basin and implications of climate and land use change for hydropower operations

Initiative on Sustainable Development of the Energy Sector in China

Christian Binz, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Low-carbon leapfrogging in China: An international innovation system perspective

Zhu Liu, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
A low-carbon pathway for China’s sustainable development

Tian Tang, Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow
The impacts of transmission barriers on wind power diffusion in China

Initiative on Building Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development Regulation and Energy Use in India

Sushanta Chatterjee, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
The renewable energy policy dilemma in India: Should the Renewable Energy Certificate mechanism compete or merge with the Feed-in-Tariff scheme?

Shibani Ghosh, Research Fellow
Exploring legal avenues to tackle air pollution in India

Santosh Harish, Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Adapting to chronic power outages in India: Modeling residential demand for energy services with unreliable supply

Janhavi Nilekani, Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow
Evaluating the impact of Indian vehicular emissions standards

Anish Sugathan, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institutional design for efficient provision of electricity: Experimental study of electricity consumption under misallocation and theft

Joy Vazhayil Pathrose, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Key policy elements of India’s transition matrix for sustainable development involving public private partnerships

Initiative on Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development

Manoela Assayag, Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow
Governing sustainability: How do peaks of issue attention drive innovation and access to innovation in health?

Ross Collins, Doctoral Research Fellow
Evaluating infrastructure policy for sustainable development: How will interventions impact the development trajectory of countries over time?

Rachael Garrett, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Diversifying and integrating agricultural practices in Brazil for climate change adaptation and sustainable development

Tara Grillos, Doctoral Research Fellow
Participatory development and capacity for collective action

Alicia Harley, Doctoral Research Fellow
Agriculture innovation systems and collective action

Kira Matus, Visiting Scholar
Innovation and access to technologies for sustainable development in the manufacturing sector

Meredith Niles, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Assessing knowledge and innovation systems for climate smart agriculture

Annalidia Pansini, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow
The role of the renewable energy sources towards the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean energy cooperation partnership

Lucilla Spini, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow
The role of international science and technology capacity-building towards sustainable development and innovation: A focus on the water/health nexus

Vanessa Timmer, Associate
Systems change in the manufacturing sector: Innovation and access to technologies for sustainable development and improved livelihoods

Livio Valenti, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow
New technologies for improving global health: A roadmap for commercializing silk-based innovation

Margherita Vitale, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow
Green claims for sustainable development, innovation and competitiveness: Potential development in the Brazilian apparel industry