Research Team

Leadership Team

Joe Ryan
Faculty Director
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Civil, Environmental,
and Architectural Engineering
Professor

Mike Hannigan
Education and Outreach Team Lead, Air Quality
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Jana Milford
Air Quality Team Lead, Energy Scenario Modeling
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Kathryn Mutz
Practices and Policies
Natural Resources LLC 
Attorney

Air Quality

Jana Milford
Air Quality Team Lead, Energy Scenario Modeling
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Gabrielle Pétron
Air Quality: Monitoring
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Earth System Research Laboratory
Associate Scientist

Michael Hannigan
Education and Outreach Team Lead, Low Cost, Next Generation
Air Quality Monitoring
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor

Gregory Brinkman
Air Quality: Energy Scenario Modeling
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Strategic Energy Analysis Center
Energy Analysis Engineer

Stefan Schwietzke
Air Quality: Monitoring
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Rene Nsanzineza
Air Quality: Energy Scenario Modeling
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Water Quality

Joe Ryan
Water Quality
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Civil, Environmental,
and Architectural Engineering
Professor

Jessica Rogers
Water Quality
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Owen Sherwood
Lab Analysis: Water Quality
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research
Research Associate

Water Quantity: Transport Modeling and Water Use

Harihar Rajaram
Water Quantity Team Co-Lead: Transport
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Civil, Environmental,
and Architectural Engineering
Professor

Greg Lackey
Water Quantity: Transport
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Reagan Waskom
Water Quantity Team Co-Lead: Water Use
Colorado State University
Director, Colorado Water Institute

Panagiotis (Takis) Oikonomou
Water Quantity: Water Use
Colorado State University
Research Assistant, Colorado Water Institute

Karie Boone
Water Quantity: Water Use
Colorado State University
Graduate Research Assistant

Ken Carlson
Water Quantity: Water Use
Colorado State University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor

Water Treatment

Karl Linden
Water Treatment Team Co-Lead
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Professor

James Rosenblum
Water Treatment
University of Colorado Boulder
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kurby Sitterly
Water Treatment
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Tzahi Cath
Water Treatment Team Co-Lead
Colorado School of Mines
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
Associate Professor

Stephanie Riley
Water Treatment
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Research Assistant

Bryan Coday
Water Treatment
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Research Assistant

Public Health Effects

John Adgate
Health Effects Leader
Colorado School of Public Health
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Professor, Chair

Lisa McKenzie
Health Effects
Colorado School of Public Health
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Assistant Research Professor

Ben Allshouse
Health Effects
Colorado School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Professional Research Assistant

Ben Blair
Health Effects
Colorado School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Professional Research Assistant

Practices and Regulations

Kathryn Mutz
Practices and Policies
Natural Resources LLC 
Attorney

Matt Samelson
Practices and Policies
Western Environmental Law Partners
Attorney

Erica Gajda
Practices and Policies
University of Colorado Boulder

Decision Analysis

Joe Kasprzyk
Decision Systems
Assistant Professor Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder

Matthew Alongi
Decision Analysis
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Melissa Estep
Decision Analysis
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Economic Effects

John Loomis
Economics of Oil and Gas Development
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Colorado State University

Michelle Haefele
Economics of Oil and Gas Development
Colorado State University
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Political and Social Effects

Tanya Heikkila
Policy Actor Analysis
University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
Professor

Chris Weible
Policy Actor Analysis
University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
Professor

Kristin Olofsson
Policy Actor Analysis
University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
Graduate Research Assistant

Analytical Laboratory

Bruce Vaughn
Lab Analysis
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research
Senior Professional Scientist
Stable Isotope Lab Manager

Owen Sherwood
Lab Analysis: Water Quality
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research
Research Associate

Embedded Technology

Robert Dick
Embedded Technology Team Lead
University of Michigan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Associate Professor

Education and Outreach

Michael Hannigan
Education and Outreach Team Lead, Air Quality
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor

Katya Hafich
Education and Outreach Coordinator
University of Colorado Boulder

Lisa Gardiner
Teacher Professional Development Lead
K-12 Education Lead
UCAR Center for Science Education 

Daniel Knight
Assessment Team Lead
Design Center Colorado
Education Program Assessment
Research Associate

Joanna Gordon Casey
Education and Outreach: Air Quality
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Ashley Collier
Education and Outreach: Air Quality
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Previous AWG Team Members

William Fleckenstein
Natural Gas Infrastructure Lead, 2013-2016
Colorado School of Mines
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Chair

Alfred Eustes
Natural Gas Infrastructure, 2013-2016
Colorado School of Mines
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Associate Professor

Doug Wilson
Natural Gas Infrastructure, 2014-2016
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Research Assistant

Carver Stone
Natural Gas Infrastructure, 2014-2016
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Research Assistant

Madeline Newman
Health Effects, 2014-2016
Colorado School of Public Health
Graduate Research Assistant

Tori Billings
Water Treatment, 2014-2016
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Research Assistant

Roxana Witter
Health Effects, 2013-2015
Colorado School of Public Health
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Associate Research Professor

Shannon Capps 
Air Quality: Energy Scenario Modeling 2014-2016
University of Colorado Boulder
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Melissa Dozier
Managing Director, 2013-2017
University of Colorado Boulder

Stephen Osborn
Water Quality, 2012-2016
California State Polytechnic University Ponoma
Department of Geological Sciences
Professor

Danny Birdsell
Water Quantity: Transport
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant

Mark Williams
Data Management Team Leader, 2012-2016
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research
Professor

Troy Burke
Database Manager, 2012-2016
University of Colorado Boulder

Maddie Polmear
Education Program Assessment, 2013-2014
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant