Emily Wei-Hsin Sun

HMEI-STEP Fellow 2019
Civil and Enviromental Engineering

HMEI-STEP Topic: Predicting Soil Carbon Flux in Response to Small-Scale Amendments for Integration into Climate Policy Frameworks

Thesis Topic: Flow of Water and Organics Through Mineral Nanopores

Thesis Advisor: Ian Bourg

Using molecular dynamics simulations and nano- to micro- scale analytical techniques, Emily’s research looks at mechanisms underlying multiphase fluid flow and organic carbon at mineral interfaces. Emily’s STEP fellowship research will study how small-scale agricultural lands and incremental targets can impact carbon in the atmosphere and land productivity.