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David E Adelman

David E Adelman

Professor and Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, School of Law
dadelman@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0877

Expertise: David E. Adelman teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and climate change policy. Professor Adelman's research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His articles have addressed such topics as the implications of emerging genomic technologies for toxics regulation, the tensions between legal and scientific evidentiary standards in regulatory decision making, and development of effective policies for promoting innovation relevant to addressing climate change.

Owen L Anderson

Lecturer, School of Law
oanderson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1446

Expertise: Oil, gas/energy law

Lynn E Blais

Lynn E Blais

Professor, School of Law
lblais@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1334

Expertise: Environmental law, adminstrative law, and property

R M Brown

R M Brown

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
rmbrown@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3364

Expertise: Cellulose is the most abundant macromolecule on earth, yet details about its biosynthesis and structure remain unclear. We are using broad, interdisciplinary advances and tools to study cellulose and its biosynthesis.

Karen H Clary

Director of Plant Conservation, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, School of Architecture
kclary@wildflower.org
+1 512 232 0160

Expertise: Native plant conservation, including rare and endangered plants, invasive species management, botany

Ian J Duncan

Ian J Duncan

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
ian.duncan@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5117

Expertise: Expertise in geomechanic and geochemistry applied to: risks associated with CO2 sequestration; hydraulic fracturing for shale gas production; environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing; and the water-energy nexus. Current research focuses on the scientific, environmental and public policy aspects of unconventional natural gas production, the water-energy nexus, and carbon capture and storage. He has a particular interest in risk analysis, decision making, and legal/regulatory issues related to fracing, CO2 sequestration, CO2-EOR, and energy production.

Shirley P Dutton

Shirley P Dutton

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
shirley.dutton@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0329, +1 512 471 1534

Expertise: Sandstone petrography and diagenesis, interpretation of diagenetic history by integration of petrographic, geochemical, and stratigraphic data; relationship of diagenesis to porosity, permeability, and other petrophysical properties of oil and gas reservoirs; timing of diagenesis and hydrocarbon maturation with respect to basin thermal and subsidence history

David J Eaton

David J Eaton

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
eaton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8972, +1 512 471 8959

Expertise: Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas.

William L Fisher

William L Fisher

Professor and Leonidas T. Barrow Centennial Chair in Mineral Resources, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
wfisher@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5600

Expertise: Basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, petroleum geology, resource assessment, energy policy

Michael L Garrison

Michael L Garrison

Professor, School of Architecture
mgarrison@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0185, +1 512 471 1922

Expertise: Advanced Design, environmental controls, solar design

Nathan M Jensen

Nathan M Jensen

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
natemjensen@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Relationship between multinational corporations and domestic governments; politics of natural resources; political economy of international institutions; diffusion of policy across borders; business corruption; civil war

Stephen E Laubach

Stephen E Laubach

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
steve.laubach@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6303, +1 512 475 8786

Expertise: Structural diagenesis, structural geology, fracture analysis, fluid inclusion and cathodoluminescence studies, rock mechanics, mechanical and fracture stratigraphy, hydrocarbon exploration and development in deep and/or structurally complex areas, tight gas sandstone, coalbed methane, shale gas; geologic aspects of hydraulic fracturing, application of borehole-imaging geophysical logs to stress and fracture evaluation, structural evolution of North American Cordillera, fracture history of NW Scotland, regional fracture studies Argentina.

Sheila M Olmstead

Sheila M Olmstead

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
sheila.olmstead@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2064

Expertise: Olmstead is an environmental economist whose current research projects examine the environmental externalities associated with shale gas development in the United States, regulatory avoidance under the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act, the influence of federal fire suppression policy on land development in the American West, and free-riding in dam placement and water withdrawals in transboundary river basins. She has worked extensively on the economics of water resource management, focusing on water demand estimation, water conservation policy, and access to drinking water services among low-income communities. Climate and energy policy are additional topics of her research, especially with regard to the application of market-based environmental policy instruments.

Jeffrey G Paine

Jeffrey G Paine

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1260, +1 512 471 1534

Expertise: Near-surface geophysics in hydrogeology and environmental and Quaternary geology; coastal geology; Quaternary geology and geomorphology; computer applications in the geological sciences

Victor B Saenz

Victor B Saenz

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
vsaenz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8585
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Higher education policy issues; Educational benefits of racial/ethnic diversity; Desegregation issues; Access, transition, and retention issues for underrepresented college students, especially Latino males in higher education; Policy impacts of affirmative action and remedial education policies; Assessment issues in higher education (learning outcomes)

Bridget R Scanlon

Bridget R Scanlon

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
bridget.scanlon@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8241, +1 512 471 1534

Expertise: Evaluation of the impact of climate variability and land use change on groundwater recharge, application of numerical models for simulating variably saturated flow and transport, controls on nitrate contamination in aquifers

Melinda E Taylor

Melinda E Taylor

Executive Director, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
mtaylor@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3641

Expertise: Melinda E. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law. Taylor joined the faculty of the Law School in January 2006. Prior to joining the faculty, she was the director of the Ecosystem Restoration Program of Environmental Defense where she managed a staff of attorneys, scientists and economists engaged in projects to protect endangered species and water resources across the United States. Taylor has also served as deputy general counsel of the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C. and was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson in Washington.

Scott W Tinker

Scott W Tinker

Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
scott.tinker@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0209, +1 512 471 1534

Expertise: Global energy supply and demand, Technology Administration, Multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, Carbonate sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, 3-D reservoir modeling, Resource assessment.