Jefferson W. Tester

Jefferson W. Tester

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Tester is the Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems and Chief Scientist for Earth Source Heat. His research focuses on improving the technical and economic performance of ESH reservoir and drilling systems.

Rick Burgess

Rick Burgess

Vice President, Facilities and Campus Services
Burgess oversees the Office of the University Architect, Contract College Facilities, Facilities Management, Energy and Sustainability, Transportation and Delivery Services, Finance and Administration, Engineering and Project Management and Cornell Real Estate. His focus is on the acceleration and transformation of Cornell University into a world recognized model of excellence, innovation and sustainability. Burgess is also a co-chair of the Sustainable Cornell Council (SCC).

Paul J. Streeter

Paul Streeter

Vice President for Budget and Planning
Streeter’s responsibilities include development and monitoring of the university’s annual operating and capital budget, development of multi-year resource planning models and allocation strategies and oversight of institutional research and other data analysis activities.

Richard W. Allmendinger

Richard W. Allmendinger

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Allmendinger is an emeritus professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and a structural geologist focused on understanding brittle upper crustal deformation during earthquakes as well as longer-term, finite deformation. His research focuses on structural geology and tectonics, earthquake-related fracturing, structural geodesy, numerical kinematic modeling, interpretation of seismic reflection profiles, etc. Some of his former students work in the geothermal industry.

Larry D. Brown

Larry D. Brown

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Brown is the Sidney Kaufman Professor in Geophysics. His research focuses on the application of multichannel seismic reflection methods for the exploration of the continental lithosphere.

Lance R. Collins

Lance R. Collins

Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
Lance R. Collins is serving his second term as the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University. Under Dean Collins’ leadership, Cornell Engineering has maintained its rank as one of the top engineering colleges in the world, and he was part of the leadership team that successfully bid to partner with New York City to build Cornell Tech. Collins is also co-chair of the Sustainable Cornell Council (SCC).

Edwin A. (Todd) Cowen

Edwin A. (Todd) Cowen

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cowen is the director of the DeFrees Hydraulics Laboratory and a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research program focuses on environmental transport processes, water-wave induced flows, lake hydrodynamics and quantitative imaging techniques.

Anthony R. Ingraffea

Anthony R. Ingraffea

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ingraffea holds the Dwight C. Baum Professorship in Engineering Emeritus. His research concentrates on computer simulation and physical testing of complex fracturing processes.

Teresa Eileen Jordan

Teresa Eileen Jordan

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Jordan is the J. Preston Levis Professor of Engineering. Her ongoing projects span from geothermal energy and shale characteristics in the Appalachian foreland basin, to groundwater resources and tectonic uplift of the northern Chile forearc. She is the lead in a geothermal assessment project evaluating the geothermal potential of the sediment rock reservoirs in the Appalachian basin of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Rowena B. Lohman

Rowena B. Lohman

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Lohman’s specific research involves the use of satellite-based remote sensing observations of ground deformation before and during earthquakes, identifying anomalous behavior along fault zones and creating models of the dynamics of earthquake nucleation and rupture by using geodetic observations of ground deformation, primarily InSAR. Increasingly, she is also interested in the effects of land use change (logging, mining, etc.) on observations of ground deformation and other remote sensing observations.

Matthew Earl Pritchard

Matthew Earl Pritchard

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Pritchard is a geophysicist who measures changes in the shape of the Earth using the satellite-based InSAR technique (among others) and develops models of the myriad natural and human processes that cause these changes including: earthquakes, volcanoes, groundwater, energy production, landslides and glaciers

Jery R. Stedinger, NAE, Dist. ASCE

Jery R. Stedinger, NAE, Dist. ASCE

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stedinger holds the Dwight C. Baum Professorship in Engineering. His research addresses project planning and risk assessment for renewable energy projects, and specifically statistical issues addressing characterization of geothermal resources and hydropower operations.

M. Todd Walter

M. Todd Walter

Biological and Environmental Engineering
Walter is a professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. His research emphasis is on the interactions between hydrology, ecology and biogeochemistry. He applies physical hydrology and water resources engineering to a broad range of multidisciplinary research interests and pursues questions that cross the traditional academic boundaries of hydrology and terrestrial ecology.

Fengqi You

Fengqi You

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
You is the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor and David Croll Faculty Fellow. He concentrates his efforts on process, energy, and environmental systems engineering. Particular research interests lie in: Sustainable design and synthesis of energy systems, including biofuels processes, photovoltaics, carbon capture and separation, and shale gas; Systems analysis, modeling and optimization for the water-energy nexus; Life cycle analysis and optimization of energy, environmental and economic systems.

Steve Beyers

Steve Beyers

P.E., Cornell Facilities Engineering
Steve leads a small group of civil and environmental engineering professionals looking to bring sustainability to practical use at Cornell. A former Cornell College of Engineering graduate student, Steve has spent more than three decades providing engineering and project management support, including the last 15 at Cornell. He was the project manager for Cornell’s original award-winning Climate Action Plan, is providing permitting and technical support for Cornell Tech’s campus geothermal and solar projects, and previously provided permitting, local approvals and technical support for Cornell’s successful Combined Heat and Power project. Together with other staff and faculty, he aims to provide similar technical and project management support for Cornell’s Earth Source Heating project.

Robert R. "Bert" Bland

Robert R. “Bert”  Bland

P.E. | Associate Vice President for Energy & Sustainability, Cornell University
Bert leads the teams that operate the Ithaca campus district energy system and produce the Climate Action Plan for a future carbon neutral campus. He also manages energy and sustainability plans for the Cornell Tech campus. He began his career as an environmental/energy engineer in the oil industry and then pursued research in the conversion of waste biomass to fuel ethanol. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in engineering and an MBA from Cornell.

Ole Gustafson

Ole Gustafson

Senior Environmental Professional
Ole is a geologist in the civil & environmental group within Facilities Engineering, and is committed to supporting geothermal energy projects as a critical part of Cornell’s renewable energy vision. Ole came to Cornell from the environmental consulting field and has helped the university address environmental and energy issues for almost 20 years, including as part of the planning and execution for the Cornell Tech campus geothermal heating and cooling system. As a Ph.D. candidate within Geological Sciences at Cornell, Ole strives to promote greater collaboration between the academic research and facilities operations portions of the university.

Sarah Zemanick

Sarah Zemanick

Facilities and Campus Services
Sarah is the Director of the Campus Sustainability Office with a vision for Cornell as a carbon neutral living laboratory for sustainability innovation. Sarah has spent her career in the field of environmental compliance and sustainability in higher education. Her educational background is environmental science and policy. As part of her current role, she leads Cornell’s renewable electricity supply projects, and is active in NY state energy policy related to renewable energy generation.

Cornell’s Affiliated Centers and Institutes

Cornell Energy Systems Institute

The mission of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute (CESI) is to develop and deploy cost-effective energy systems that take advantage of innovations in materials, technology and systems design to lower humanity’s carbon footprint.

Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability

The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability is the hub of collaborative sustainability research at Cornell University, forging vital connections among researchers, students, staff and external partners. The center’s funding and programming accelerate groundbreaking research within and across all of Cornell’s colleges and schools. In turn, the center is the university’s home to bold ideas and powerful new models that ensure people and the planet not only survive, but thrive.

Facilities and Campus Services

Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors. With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, the over 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff of FCS serve as stewards of campus resources and operations.