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Sustainable Energy Area of Study for M.S., M.P.S. or Ph.D. in Forest Resources Management

The Sustainable Energy area of study examines the biological, technical, economic, environmental, business, and policy feasibility and life cycle impacts of sustainable energy systems, with a particular focus on biobased sustainable energy.

The area employs an array of research methodologies from the fields of Agroforestry, Agronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, Forestry, Law and Policy in order to fully address the multidisciplinary roles that sustainable energy systems play in the modern world.

Participating Faculty

  • Tristan R. Brown; trbro100@esf.edu
    sustainable energy law & policy; energy systems analysis; techno-economic analysis; and climate policy
  • Robert W. Malmsheimer; rwmalmsh@esf.edu
    How laws and the legal system affect natural resources management, including how carbon accounting policies affect forest and natural resources.
  • Nehan Naim; nenaim@esf.edu
    Energy Economics and Finance, Regulations, Industrial Organization, Internet of Things, Disruptive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Timothy A. Volk; tavolk@esf.edu
    silviculture, forest management for renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy, energy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis, ecophysiology, international forestry

Contact Us

Diane Kuehn
Associate Professor
Graduate Education Coordinator - FNRM
310A Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6561
Fax: (315) 470-6535


Current Graduate Students in Sustainable Energy


Current Students Only currently registered students appear — new names appear at start of academic year

John Finlay

jmfinlay@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Brown
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor* (Earth and Environmen)


Jenny Frank

jrfran01@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer


Haksoo Ha

hha102@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Brown


Kirsten McGiver

kcmcgive@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Brown


Phoebe O'Connor

phoconno@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer


Ryan Quinn

rquinn@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): and Brown


Julio Rosado

jcrosado@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s):


Maggie Tarsel

motarsel@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Malmsheimer


Wayne Wang

wswang@syr.edu
Sustainable Energy
Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Brown
Undergraduate Institution: National University of Singapo (Environmental Engine)