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.
Quercus HamlinMS, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Quercus is an MS student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He earned his BS in GIS from Michigan State University in 2017. At MSU, he developed high resolution maps of nitrogen and phosphorous loading to the landscape across the Great Lakes Basin. He is currently working with Dr. Laura Condon to use integrated groundwater-surface water modeling to study drought in irrigated systems. Outside of research, he makes art (including using computational and geospatial methods), bikes, and watches basketball with his cat, Ophelia.