Friday, June 28, 2019

Ben Wisner publishes in Oxford Research Encyclopedias Online
Benjamin Wisner, Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Studies, has co-authored an extensive review article with co-author Terry Gibson of Inventing Futures, in Natural Hazard Science, published by Oxford University Press.

Global Overview of the Role of NGOs in Natural Hazard Governance  

Terry Gibson and Benjamin Wisner

The article includes an Appendix that defines acronyms, plus a long list of recommended reading followed by cited sources.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Pavel Kucheryavy publishes in Journal of Chemical Physics

AIP Publishing
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Pavel Kucheryavy is co-author on this recently published article:
Spectroscopic characterization of metal ligation in trinuclear iron-mu(3)-oxo-based complexes and metal-organic frameworks.  Journal of Chemical Physics 150(17): article 174707.  May 7, 2019. DOI: 10.1063/1.5096796

Authors:  Hanna, L., Kucheryavy, Pavel, Lahanas, N., Lockard, JV.
 --as indexed in Web of Science

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

John Scofield authors book on Building ENERGY STAR Scores

Professor of Physics John Scofield has authored a new book, Building ENERGY STAR Scores: Good Idea, Bad Science.  It is now in the display of recent science faculty scholarship on view in the science library, and will return to the new book shelf soon.

From the book cover:
Professor Scofield has focused his research on energy use in buildings for nearly two decades, and is the author of several "peer-reviewed articles looking at energy savings (or lack thereof) of LEED-certified buildings."

"This book is the result of a three-year investigation into the science behind the U.S. EPA's energy star building benchmarking score.  In a nutshell, these scores are found to have little scientific value and are essentially ad hoc scores with little meaning or reproducibility."