Led by Charley Driscoll, EMPOWER is a team of over 50 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.

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Megan Daley

PhD, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Megan is from Syracuse originally and received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from SU in 2011. She spent three years at the engineering firm Arcadis after graduation before coming back to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering to work with Drs. David Chandler and Steve Shaw (SUNY ESF) in 2014. Her research interests are in low-flow stream recession and groundwater hydrology in small watersheds in the northeast.…

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Julianne Davis

MS, Earth Sciences

Julianne is a MS student in the Department of Earth Sciences working with Dr. Laura Lautz. She earned her BA in geology from SUNY Geneseo in 2016. Her undergraduate research experience ranged from geomorphic landing site assessments for NASA’s InSight mission to Mars to analyses of the Holocene hydrology of the Dead Sea. A NSF Graduate Research Fellow, her current research uses remote sensing and hydrologic modeling to understand the effects of beaver dam analogs on riparian areas in the western United States.…

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Laura DeMott

PhD, Earth Sciences

Laura is a PhD student in the Department of Earth Sciences, under the advisement of Dr. Chris Scholz. Her research interests are the sedimentology and geochemistry of non-marine carbonate rocks, and her doctoral research focuses on depositional processes of these rocks in rift lakes of the Basin and Range. She is also passionate about geoscience education and outreach, and has been an instructor for the GeoFORCE Texas high school outreach program.…

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Eric Deutsch

MS, Earth Sciences

Eric earned his Bachelor of Arts in Geosciences from Skidmore College in 2018.  While there, he discovered his passion for utilizing multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing techniques to study Earth processes.  His undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research has taken him to NASA Glenn Research Center, NASA Langley Research Center and Boston University to study the topics of harmful algal blooms, river and coastline change and urban flooding.…

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Charles Driscoll

EMPOWER Program Director & University Professor of Environmental Systems and Distinguished Professor

EMPOWER PI Charley 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.…