Alumni

Below are some profiles of ESS alumni as well as those outside of the ESS program, but with interdisciplinary education in sustainability and engineering from the University of Michigan.

Amy (Mikus) Anderson
Project Engineer
WSB & Associates, Inc.
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2010

Aaron Batchman
Certification Engineer
Eaton Corporation
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2011

Cailin Buchanan
PhD Candidate
University of Michigan, Department of Chemical Engineering
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2018

Zicheng (Kevin) Bi
Energy Modeler – Engineer II
National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2017

Sofía Camarero
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems. 2022

Jiarui Cai
Senior Consultant
EY
MS Sustainable Systems /MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2016

David Carruthers
Postdoctoral Researcher
Joint BioEnergy Institute
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2016

Matt Chambers
Water Resource Control Engineer
California State Water Resource Control Board
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2018

Lu Chen (Sophie)
Water Resource Engineer
AECOM
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2016

Amy Chiang
Manager
3Degrees Group, Inc
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2015

Tzu-Hsin Chiao
Water Resources Analyst
Otak
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2012

Andres Clarens
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia
PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2007

Joseph Colett
Manager, Customer Technology Services
Portland General Electric
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2013

Daniel Cox
Physical Scientist
U.S. EPA
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2013

Robert De Kleine
Life Cycle Research Analyst
Ford Motor Company
ESS Sustainable Design & Manufacturing, 2009

Jarett Diamond
Product Development Engineer II
Terumo Cardiovascular Group
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2012

Claire Dodinval
Energy Markets Consultant
ICF
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2021

Elena Essa
Fellowship Associate
Clean Energy Leadership Institute
MS Sustainable Systems /MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2021

Andrew Fang
Energy Advisor
USAID
MS Sustainable Systems/ MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2012

Michelle Farhat
Arc Engineer
PJM Interconnection
MS Sustainable Systems / MSE Environmental Engineering, 2019

Amanda Farthing
Research Engineer II
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2021

Sydney Forrester
Scientific Engineering Associate
Berkeley Lab
MS Sustainable Systems / MSE Mechanical Engineering, 2019

Erica Gardner
PhD Candidate
University of Michigan- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2021

Anne Gidley
Product Development Engineer
Ford Motor Company
MS Sustainable Systems/ MSE Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 2017

Justin Gillespie
Senior Research Scientist
CNA Corporation
PhD Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, MS Sustainable Systems, 2012

Erica Green
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota- Large Lakes Observatory
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2012

Prashanth Gururaja
Program Manager
ClimateWorks Foundation
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems , 2013

Andrew Harrison
Economist
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2020

Andrew Heairet
Energy and Controls Manager
Best Buy
ESS Energy Systems Engineering, 2013

Stephen Hilton
Information Analyst
Emory University- Center for Global Safe WASH
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2020

Krutarth Jhaveri
Carbon Footprint & Roadmap Engineer
Apple
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2018

Siddharth John
Research Scientist
The University of British Columbia
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2013

Brieland Jones
Environmental Engineer
Tetratech
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2014

Rachel Kaup
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems , 2022

 

Alissa Kendall
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis
PhD SEAS/Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2007

Benjamin Kunstman
Exposure Assessor
U.S. EPA
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2016

Andrew Layman
Civil Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2015

Michael Lepech
Professor
Stanford University- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2006

Anne Marie Lewis
AV Safety Regulatory Lead
Argo AI
PhD SEAS & Mechanical Engineering, 2013

Patty Liao
Vice President, Offtake Advisory
Marathon Capital
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2011

Leona Liu
Sr. Sustainability Analyst
Steelcase
MS SEAS / MSE Environmental Engineering, 2019

Lixi Liu
Researcher
NREL
Ph.D. SEAS / Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, 2020

Jason MacDonald
Principal Scientific Engineering Associate
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2011

Youssef Machkhas
Data Analyst
Veolia
MS Sustainable Systems /MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2021

Nathan MacPherson
Energy Balance and Strategy Engineer
General Motors
ESS Sustainable Design & Manufacturing, 2013

Julia Magee
Consultant
PA Consulting
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2020

Jocelyn Marchyok
Analyst
Customer First Renewables
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2021

Kely Markley
Battery Lifecycle Engineer
General Motors
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2019

Trevor McManamon
Director of Market Development
LEAP
MS Sustainable Systems/ MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2014

Stephen McShane
Energy Markets Consultant
ICF
MS Sustainable Systems /MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2021

Robert Meyer
Manager and Operations Program Engineer
Northrop Grumman
ESS Sustainable Design & Manufacturing Systems, 2017

Kamerhon Moses
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2022

Amy Murdick
Landscape Architect & Water Resources Engineer
Tetra Tech
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2015

Meredith Neely
Principal Environmental Engineer
City of Rockville- Department of Public Works
ESS Sustainable Water Resources, 2012

Bhuvan Neema
Associate Manager, Renewable Natural Gas
NextEra Energy Resources
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2017

Nathan Niese
Partner and Associate Director- Electrification and Climate Change
The Boston Consulting Group
PhD Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering/MS SEAS, 2012

Josh Novacheck
Electricity Systems Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2014

Jeremy Nyitrai
Environmental Engineer
GHD
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2021

Conner O’Brien
Energy & Utilities Analyst
PA Consulting
MS Sustainable Systems /MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2021

Nolan Orfield
Cofounder & Innovation Fellow
ShapeLog
ESS Sustainable Design & Manufacturing 2011/ PhD Resource Policy & Behavior 2013

Kyle Pettibone
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2020

Binoy Philip
Project Manager
AdvantageCS
MSE Aerospace Engineering, 2006; MS Sustainable Systems, 2014

Gabriela Porras
Associate Engineer
TRC Engineering
MS Sustainable Systems/ MSE Environmental Engineering, 2019

Sundeep Ramachandran
Sustainability Solutions Architect
Amazon Web Services
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems 2013

Chelsea Ransom
Lead and Copper Rule Manager, Safe Drinking Manager
U.S. EPA
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2013

Puneeth Reddy
Distributed Energy Resource Analyst
ICF International
MS Sustainable Systems/M ENG Energy Systems Engineering, 2016

Michael Reiner
Analyst, Office of Energy Justice Policy
Department of Energy
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2018

Grace Rodriguez
Environmental Consultant
Aeterra
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2017

Nicole Ryan
AAAS Science & Tech Policy Fellow
Department of Energy
Joint PhD in SEAS and Mechanical Engineering, 2020

Syne Salem
ARC Engineer
PJM Interconnection
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2017

Jefferson G. Sanchez-Mayorga
CXO & Co-Founder
Revonate
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2016

Astrid Santiago
Senior Project Manager
Säzän Environmental Services
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2016

Selim Sardag
Associate- Southeast Asia Clean Energy Transition
Rocky Mountain Institute
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems/Mechanical Engineering, 2019

Allie Schafer
Fuel Economy Engineer
Ford Motor Company
MS Sustainable Systems/ MSE Mechanical Engineering, 2010

Samhita Shiledar
Associate
Rocky Mountain Institute
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2017

Ryan Smith
Product Manager
TPC Training
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2012

Rebecca Spellissy
Senior Consultant
Ramboll
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2016

Wenting Sun
Energy Efficient Technical Architecture Consultant
Schneider Electric
ESS Sustainable Water Resources, 2009

Kanchan Swaroop
Technical Advocacy Associate
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2020

Brittany Szczepanik
Co-Founder
Positive Scenarios Consulting, LLC
MS Sustainable Systems/MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2017

Daniela Tapia-Pitzzu
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems 

Tirumalai Tejas
Vice President, Optimization and Analysis
8minute Solar Energy
MS Sustainable Systems/MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2013

Ajay Varadharajan
CEO
GreenSwapp
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2011

Abhijeet Walchale
Senior Development Engineer
Lightsource bp
MS Sustainable Systems / MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2019

Eric Weinberg
Senior Energy Engineer
MCFA
ESS Sustainable Water Resources, 2015

Kyle Welch
Project Manager
ARCO/Murray
MS Sustainable Systems / MEng Construction Engineering & Management, 2015

Dan Wilson
Director of Energy Solutions
Inspiration Mobility
ESS Energy Systems Engineering, 2010

Maxwell Woody
Research Associate
University of Michigan- Center for Sustainable Systems
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems – Sustainable Systems/Mechanical Engineering, 2020

Cory Wydysh
Project Manager
NYSERDA
MS Sustainable Systems /MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2016

Cindy Yao
Manager of Measurement- Data Access
Bright Power, Inc.
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2018

Cody Yarbrough
Environmental Engineer
U.S. EPA
ESS Sustainable Water Systems, 2016

Ye Yue
Consulting Professional
Bain & Company
MS Sustainable Systems/MEng Energy Systems Engineering, 2013

Yicong Zhu
Renewables Analyst
Rystad Energy
ESS Sustainable Energy Systems, 2015

Julie Zimmerman
Professor & Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
School of Engineering and Applied Science/School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
PhD SEAS/Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2003