Dr. Andy Grieshop joined NCSU in January, 2012. Dr. Grieshop was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia from 2008-2011. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and his MS in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to his re-entry to academia he led various other lives, working as a design engineer for a distributed energy technology start-up, teaching high school math and physics in New York City and building ecological toilets in a remote village in Mexico. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys a range of outdoor activities in his spare time.
Aditya Sinha Ph.D. Student email: firstname.lastname@example.org office: 1205 Burlington Labs
Aditya joined the group in the summer of 2016 after graduating with a Master's in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has previously worked on characterizing kinetic parameters of aged and fresh biomass emissions. Aditya enjoys playing a variety of racquet sports and has taken a recent liking to cooking.
Current research: Exploring the properties of aged emissions from cook stoves.
Mohammad Maksimul Islam Ph.D. Student email: email@example.com office: 1205 Burlington
Maksim joined the research group as a PhD student in the Fall, 2016. He has previously worked on air quality, meteorology and pollution sources during his BSc research and completed a Master's degree and was a lecturer at BUET, Bangladesh. He likes to play cricket and badminton. His hobbies are reading and watching movies.
Current research: Field measurements of emissions and ambient air quality.
Ashley Bittner Ph.D. Student email: firstname.lastname@example.org office: 1205 Burlington Labs
Ashley joined the group in Fall 2017 as a PhD Student after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's in Physics. She has previously worked in Rwanda, Ghana, and Malawi collecting field emission measurements from biomass burning and cookstove use. Her research interests include quantifying air pollutant emissions from biomass use, municipal solid waste burning, and other primary sources present mainly in developing regions, and modelling their effects on local air quality, personal exposure, and climate change. Ashley enjoys camping and backpacking, cooking, and coffee.
Current research: field measurements of cookstove emissions and usage
Stephanie Parsons Ph.D. Student email: email@example.com office: 1205 Burlington Labs
Stephanie joined the group in Spring 2019 as a PhD Student after graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. She has previously volunteered in Bolivia and Rwanda installing water distribution systems. Her research interests include evaluating the environmental and health impacts of energy poverty interventions, especially through interdisciplinary collaboration to investigate all dimensions of energy poverty. Stephanie enjoys playing frisbee, hiking, and traveling.
Current research: Energy poverty intervention evaluations, field measurements of cookstove emissions
Andrew Whitesell, Environmental Engineering
Andrew is doing further development on a low-cost optical method we've developed to measure black carbon on particulate matter filters, and exploring if this method can be expanded to brown carbon aerosols.
Ky Tanner, Environmental Engineering
Ky is working on lab characterization of emissions from pellet-fed gasifier stoves that we have tested in the field in Rwanda
Dr. Wyatt Champion (2017-2018) Research: Emissions from pellet-fed gasifier stoves in Rwanda, characterization of volatility and viscosity of secondary organic aerosols; Current position: ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow US EPA
Graduate Research Assistants
Provat Saha, Ph.D. (2017) Dissertation: Investigation of Organic Aerosol Volatility in the Lab and Field; Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University CAPS
Stephen Reece, M.S. (2017) Thesis: On-Line and Batch Lab Measurements of Primary and Photochemically Aged Biomass Cookstove Emissions; Current Position: ORISE Fellow US EPA
Roshan Wathore, M.S. (2016) Thesis: In-use characterization of emissions and fuel-use of Traditional, Natural- and Forced-Draft cookstoves in Rural Malawi; Current position: Field Research Manager, Stockholm Environmental Institute
Ryan Repoff, M.S. (2015); Thesis: Bringing the Kitchen to the Lab: Data Analysis and Method Development for Lab Simulation of In-Field Operation of Biomass Cookstoves; Current position: Environmental Engineer with Arconic
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Daniel Sodano, B.S. (2018) Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Nick Coco, B.S. (2017) Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
Megan Boland, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Henry Ricca, B.S. (2016) Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
Mutian Ma, B. S. (2015) Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
Paul Mera , B.S. (2014) Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Norman Hicks, B.S. (2012) Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University