Group Members

Daniel Cohan

Daniel Cohan is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. His research specializes in the development of atmospheric models and their application to air quality management, energy policy, and health studies. He received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from Georgia Tech, and served as a Fulbright Scholar to Australia. Dr. Cohan is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award and was a member of the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, 70 articles in popular media, and the book, Confronting Climate Gridlock, published by Yale University Press in March 2022.

Graduate Students

Lina Luo

Lina Luo is a Ph.D. student focusing on modeling emissions from soils and their impacts on ozone and particulate matter. Lina completed her M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Chen Chen

Chen Chen is a Ph.D. student modeling the air pollution and health impacts of black carbon emissions from oil and gas flares. Chen completed his M.S. degree in Environmental Sciences at Emory University.

Hannah Vincent

Hannah Vincent is a masters student modeling the complementarity of wind and solar resources. 

Undergraduate Students

Ricky Morse

Ricky Morse is an undergraduate research assistant who researched the air pollution impacts of emissions from chemical fires near Houston and is modeling how wind and solar power could replace coal in Texas.

George Lyu

George Lyu is an undergraduate research assistant who conducted a study of the life cycle emissions of hydrogen production and is researching opportunities for wind and solar power and battery storage in Texas.

Anusha Srivastava

Anusha Srivastava is an undergraduate research assistant who is modeling the output of rooftop solar systems.

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'