Meet the Team

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Metrics Used to Measure Project Success Guide the Formation of our Teams

Full List of All Team Members:

Jagger Alexander

Temperature and Energy Modeling Team

Riti Bhandarkar (Alumni)

Trophic Modeling Team

Young Yoon Choi (Alumni)

NOx Valorization Team

Peter Dynes

Education & Communication, Finance, and Policy Team

Greg Elliot

Education & Communication, Finance, and Policy Team

Ellie Flint

Trophic Modeling Team

Joseph Frankovic

Writing and Language Team

Ryan Habeck

Temperature and Energy Modeling Team

Xiaohui Han

Material Science Team

Rabeya Hussaini (Alumni)

Temperature and Energy Modeling Team

Brittany Jones

Ocean De-acidification Team

Skye Lam

Skye Lam

Education & Communication, Finance, and Policy Team

Drew Lira (Alumni)

Ocean De-acidification Team


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Sophia Morgan

Education & Communication, Finance, and Policy Team

Gregory Pan

Urban Built Environment Team

Romy Morgan Pein

Urban Built Environment Team

Laya Pothunuri

Food Security Team

Alfredo Quezada

Trophic Modeling Team

Karthik Ramesh (Alumni)

Temperature and Energy Modeling Team

Wrishija Roy

Ocean De-acidification Team

Sebastian Barquin Sanchez

Urban Built Environment Team

Andrew Scacchi (Alumni)

Urban Built Environment Team

Erik Schreiner

Temperature and Energy Modeling Team

Priyansh Sharma (Alumni)

NOx Valorization Team

Barbara Sneath

Education & Communication, Finance, and Policy Team

Ye Tao

Project Founder

Isabel Wellington

Education & Communication, Finance, and Policy Team

Sophia Yue

NOx Valorization Team

Asia Zhang (Alumni)

Trophic Modeling and Material Science Team

Victoria Zhang (Alumni)

Temperature and Energy Modeling Team

Zoe Lilja Zwecker

NOx Valorization Team


Dr. Ye Tao

Ye joined the Rowland Institute at Harvard in September 2016 from the physics department of ETH Zurich. Prior to graduate studies in the mechanical detection of weak forces in scanned probe microscopy (Christian Degen, MIT and then ETH), he performed research work in mechanisctic organic catalysis (Eric Jacobsen, Harvard), structural biology of RNA (Victoria D'Souza, Harvard), the mechanism of spontaneous crystal chiral symmetry breaking (Louis Cuccia, Concordia University), and combinatorial syntheses of zwitterionic lipids (Olof Ramstrom, KTH). These various research topics are linked by a desire to understand the relationships between the properties/behavior of a system and the atomic structural details of its constituents. Since starting an independent career in 2016, Dr. Tao’s team has achieved important advances in nanotechnology, including the synthesis of the most magnetic oxide thin film (Ho2O3), demonstration of machining with atomic depth resolution, and the design of nanomechanical force sensors with properties beyond what had been possible. As the founder of Project MEER:ReflEction, Dr. Tao applies his passion in thinking deeply and mechanistically from the atomic through to the planetary scales to devise new paradigms, strategies, and technologies to help humankind gain a chance for a livable, hopefully prosperous, future beyond 2050.