Led by Laura Lautz, EMPOWER is a team of over 40 people, including the leadership team, affiliated faculty, staff, graduate students, and external advisors. Browse our full directory below, which includes the leadership team and our graduate student trainees, or check out the information about our affiliated faculty and external advisors.
Charles DriscollUniversity Professor of Environmental Systems and Distinguished Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering
Driscoll’s teaching and research interests are in the area of environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and water quality modeling. He has initiated a number of research projects and used a variety of approaches to study the biogeochemistry of forest, wetland, freshwater and coastal ecosystems, including field investigations, laboratory studies, long-term field measurements, whole-ecosystem manipulation studies, and the development and application of models. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and has had more than 100 funded research projects. He is currently the principal investigator of the National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research project at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire. He has received numerous awards and honors. In 1984, he was designated as a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers. He has provided expert testimony to Congressional and State Legislative committees. He has been acknowledged by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as one of the top 250 most highly cited researchers in two areas: environmental science and engineering. He has served on many local, national and international committees including National Research Council and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency committees. He is interested in advancing science communication, and participates in the Science Policy Exchange.
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