Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
My lab is dedicated to developing new approaches to carbon dioxide removal that leverage natural processes. My work sits at the intersection of multiple fields, including physics, oceanography, geochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, and environmental engineering. My current research interests are focused on ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (ocean CDR), including: the optimization and commercialization of electrochemical ocean CDR; its effects on marine ecosystems; establishing and improving methods for measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV), including both model and sensor development; designing and performing the experiments and tests needed to gain the social license to operate; and the potential for colocation and co-benefits of electrochemical ocean CDR with other carbon removal approaches. Please contact me if you are interested in joining the group as a postdoc, postgrad, graduate student, or undergraduate.
I joined the EPS Department and the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture (YCNCC) in 2023 as an Associate Professor. In 2021, I co-founded Ebb Carbon, a startup based in San Carlos, CA that is commercializing ocean-based carbon dioxide removal. I currently advise Ebb Carbon as Chief Scientist. Prior to Yale, I was an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University from 2014-2023, a Physicist at Brookhaven National Lab from 2011-2014, an Applied Physicist in the Cleantech Innovation Program at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, CA from 2008-2011, and an NRC Postdoc at NIST from 2006-2008. I received a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard in 2006 and an A.B. in Physics from Princeton in 2000.