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Current Graduate Students

Information on our graduate students is provided here to facilitate communication between enrolled students as well as to inform and encourage prospective students. Photos may be of the student or of their research interest.

Graduate SchoolCurrent Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Atif AliAtif Ali
aali31@syr.edu

FRM Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Therasme

Emily AntonacciEmily Antonacci
ejantona@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Nowak

Mark BremerMark Bremer
mabremer@syr.edu

FRM Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Naim and Newman

Links
Web Link

Graduate Research Topic
Drivers of Technology Diffusion in Green Buildings

Wilson BurtonWilson Burton
wpburton@syr.edu

Forest Mgt and Operations

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Oswaldo CarrilloOswaldo Carrillo
oicarril@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Yanai

Elizabeth ClippardElizabeth Clippard
eaclippa@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Erin CornellErin Cornell
ecorne01@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Green

Personal Statement
I'm a graduate student interested in forest ecosystem health and dynamics, particularly from the perspective of nutrient cycling.

Graduate Research Topic
Free-living N fixation and beech bark disease

Favorite Quote
“The story of a place comes forth as the landscape reveals its experience through our careful attention” - Tom Wessels

Philip CorneyPhilip Corney
pjcorney@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Scott DaiScott Dai
sdai03@syr.edu

FRM Ecology and Ecosystems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Rundell

Personal Statement
I am a master's student for Ruth Yanai learning about how nutrient colimitation in northeastern hardwood forests influences ecosystem functioning. I'm trying to figure out if the herbaceous layer and/or wood density is influenced by our fertilization regimes... tune in later to see what I decide on, or if I have a different idea entirely!

Favorite Quote
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

Joy DamonJoy Damon
jcdamon@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Madeleine DesrochersMadeleine Desrochers
mldesroc@syr.edu

FRM Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Alexandra DillAlexandra Dill
acdill@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer

Sara DreibelbisSara Dreibelbis
sdreibel@syr.edu

Forest Mgt and Operations

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Germain

Parisa EteghadParisa Eteghad
peteghad@syr.edu

FNRM Sustainable Construction Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Ahmadzaderazkenari

Alexandra FarrellAlexandra Farrell
abatorsk@syr.edu

SCME Sustainable Construction

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Ahmadzaderazkenari

Benjamin GartenbergBenjamin Gartenberg
bgartenb@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Germain

Naghmeh GhalamsiahNaghmeh Ghalamsiah
nghalams@syr.edu

Sustain Constr Mgt & Wood Sci

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Ahmadzaderazkenari

Michael GoodmanMichael Goodman
mgoodm03@syr.edu

FRM Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Brown

Samuel GordonSamuel Gordon
sjgordon@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Md Sahadat HossainMd Sahadat Hossain
mhossa09@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Naim and Volk

Poonam JoshiPoonam Joshi
pjoshi08@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Germain

Andrew KorikAndrew Korik
agkorik@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Briggs

Basanta LamsalBasanta Lamsal
blamsal@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Wagner

Anusha LamsalAnusha Lamsal
alamsal@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain

Stacey MackStacey Mack
samack@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain and Moran

Graduate Research Topic
Resource challenges associated with hydraulic fracturing

Favorite Quote
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."- Steve Prefontaine

Ian MccarthyIan Mccarthy
ipmccart@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer

Catherine McLaughlinCatherine McLaughlin
cmmclaug@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Shayan MirzabeigiShayan Mirzabeigi
smirzabe@syr.edu

FNRM Sustainable Construction Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Ahmadzaderazkenari and Crovella

Links
Linkedln

Personal Statement
I received my previous graduate degree in Building and Architectural Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in 2020. My master dissertation was about solar radiation and human comfort. I worked as a research intern at the research group SEEDLab for parametric analysis to define mitigation strategies for solar transmittance of existing ETFE envelopes. Moreover, I have obtained the Sustainable Building Design certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My current research interests focus on energy efficiency in the built environment, urban energy and thermal stress simulation, human-building interaction, and built environment sustainability.

Favorite Quote
"What makes a building memorable? I believe it comes not from the glossy images in a magazine, but from the experiences of people who live, work, or pass through the interior spaces."- Gail S. Brager

Golandam Mortaz HedjriGolandam Mortaz Hedjri
gmortazh@syr.edu

FRM Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Naim and Volk

Mandira PokharelMandira Pokharel
mpokhare@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain

Abishek PoudelAbishek Poudel
apoudel@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Personal Statement
My research interest lies in conservation and management of natural resources through application of UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) and Geo-Spatial Information System.

Graduate Research Topic (MS)
Quantifying stand structure and dynamics of a white oak plantation in Central Missouri

Leah PrudentLeah Prudent
lprudent@syr.edu

FRM Forest Management and Silviculture

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Dovciak and Burton

Robert RutherfordRobert Rutherford
rrutherf@syr.edu

FRM Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Natasha TorresNatasha Torres
nmtorres@syr.edu

FRM Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Gabriela WempleGabriela Wemple
gbwemple@syr.edu

FRM Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Jin YinJin Yin
jyin100@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Newman

Graduate Research Topic
Community-based Forest Management in China's Minority Areas

Areas of Interest
Biodiversity conservation; Indigenous knowledge; Land use change; Forest policy; Remote sensing and GIS; Ecosystem services

Yangming ZhangYangming Zhang
yazhang@syr.edu

FNRM Sustainable Construction Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Wang

Baowen ZhangBaowen Zhang
bzhang13@syr.edu

FNRM Construction Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Wang

Jenna ZukswertJenna Zukswert
jmzukswe@syr.edu

ESC Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Yanai

Links
Web Link

Personal Statement
I am a forest ecosystem ecologist interested in bridging the gap between those who conduct research and those who use the results.

Graduate Research Topic
Functional Ecology of Northeastern Forests