Welcome


The Cohan Research Group studies the interactions of air pollution, climate change, and energy, and is led by Daniel Cohan, an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. We are especially interested in how energy use impacts the atmosphere, and how air pollution, in turn, impacts human health. Current research includes simulating the formation of ozone and particulate matter; modeling the emissions of reactive nitrogen species from soils and the impact of agricultural practices; assessing the air quality, climate, and economic impacts of electric power generation and alternative fuel vehicles; and chronicling U.S. efforts to address climate change.

Dr. Cohan is the author of Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future, published by Yale University Press in March 2022, and over 50 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Daniel Cohan
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rice University
6100 Main Street MS 318
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-5129
Office: Ryon 209
Email: cohan 'at' rice.edu