Solving problems that reduce human suffering

My goal is to solve problems that reduce human suffering through technology development, software development, and data analysis. As a Research Scientist in the Environmental Technologies Area, I lead and direct research for the Reacting Flow Applications Laboratory and the Biomass Stoves Laboratory. Currently, my research includes developing novel, low emissions burner technologies for residential appliances and distributed energy generation; advanced biomass cookstoves for the developing world; a low-cost, robust warmer for preventing neonatal hypothermia; an adaptive computational tool that predicts bioproduct and biofuel properties for screening and validation; and assessing opportunities for combined heat and power and district energy systems using conventional and alternative energy sources.

Latest News

June 20, 2019

I am very honored to be featured on the Women@Energy website along with so many other amazing women in this field. Thanks to everyone who made this happen! Check out the full article here.

May 29, 2019

Thanks to everyone who toured the Reacting Flow Applications Laboratory during the Better Plants 2019 Technology Days. For more information, visit the 2019 Technology Days Website or read the summary in the LBNL newsletter here.

January 15, 2019

A publication demonstrating the effectiveness of the infant warmer in Rwanda was accepted for publication in the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. This research assess the safety, effectiveness, and feasibility of an inexpensive, reusable, non-...

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