Areas of Expertise Chemical, Biological, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering; design, evaluation and analysis of these systems, including policy frameworks, with interests in extending traditional design principles. Examples include: utilizing design for the environment principles, sustainability pedagogy particularly using science-technology-society perspectives, and that involve innovation!
While at the Colorado School of Mines I have been developing pedagogical philosophy and a deep appreciation for community, made possible via work with a Denver Public School. As part of this process, Denver Urban Gardens community gardens have been used as experiential learning and teaching tools to build a basis for exploration of sustainability science topics that have allowed for extension and innovative as part of a senior design engineering program. My efforts have also allowed me to participate in a NSF GK-12 fellowship program and a student diversity internship with the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention in the US EPA. I am also interested in studies of China and in Asian Development.