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The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

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Publications - (2011-2017)

Peer reviewed publications 
PI Publication/Presentation/Poster Type Project
Anderson, John Kaitlin E. Moran, Jeffrey A. Nittrouer, Mauricio M. Perillo, Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba, and John B. Anderson. Morphodynamic modeling of fluvial channel fill and avulsion time scales during early Holocene transgression, as substantiated by the incised valley stratigraphy of the Trinity River, Texas. AGU Publications, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Publication  
Anderson, John C. Odezulu, J. Lorenzo-Trueba, D.j. Walace, and J.B. Anderson. Follets Island: a case of unprecedented change and transition from rollover to subaqueous shoals. Publication  
Anderson, John Wallace, D.J., and Anderson, J.B., 2013, Unprecedented erosion of the upper Texas Coast: response to accelerated sea-level rise and hurricane impacts, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B30725 Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu
Anderson, John McBride, R. A., Anderson, J.B., et al., 2013, Morphodynamics of Barrier Systems: A Synthesis, Treatise on Geomorphology, Elsevier, 244 pp. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu
Anderson, John Anderson, J.B., 2013, Coastal Processes and Environments under Sea-Level Rise and Changing Climate: Science to Inform Management, GSA Today, v. 23, p. 16-17. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu
Anderson, John Wallace, D.J., Woodruff, J., Anderson, J.B., and Donnelly, J., 2013, Paleohurricane reconstructions from sedimentary archives along the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and western North Atlantic Ocean margins, Geological Society of London, Special Publication 388.12, doi 10.1144/SP388.12. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu
Anderson, John Simms, A.R., Anderson, J.B., DeWitt, R., Lambeck, K., and Purcell, A., 2013, Calculating rates of coastal subsidence from the last interglacial (LIG) shorelines: A late Pleistocene Gulf of Mexico perspective illustrating the importance of sediment loading Global and Planetary Change, 111C, pp. 296-308 DOI information: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.10.002 Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu
Anderson, John Anderson, J.B., Wallace, D.J., Simms, A.R., Rodriguez, A.B., and Milliken, K.T., 2014, Variable Response of Coastal Environments of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change: Implications for Future Change, Review Article, Marine Geology, Review Article, v. 352, p. 348-366. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu
Anderson, John Odezulu, C.I., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., Wallace, D.J., and Anderson, J.B., Stratigraphic and sedimentological evidence for unprecedented shoreline migration rate during historical time: Follets Island, Texas, in review Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu
Bhatia, Neeraj Actar Publishers published The Petropolis of Tomorrow, edited by Neeraj Bhatia and Mary Casper of the Rice University School of Architecture. The book represents the results of the Award winning work by students and faculty on the project with the same name and funded in the 2011 and 2012 grant awards. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483923
Ecklund, Elaine Peifer, Jared, Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Cara Fullerton, How Evangelical Christians Frame Their Environmental Concern and Apathy, revise and resubmit, Review of Religious Research. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483699#Katherine_Sorrell
Epstein, Marc Measuring and Improving Social Impacts:  A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors –forthcoming in March 2014—based on extensive field research in North America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America  Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483907
Epstein, Marc Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts—2nd edition—forthcoming in March 2014--an updating of the very successful first edition with mostly new examples and updated text  Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483907
Griffin, Rob A.P. Rutter, K.M. Shakya, R. Lehr, J.J. Schauer, and R.J. Griffin, Oxidation of gaseous elemental mercury in the presence of secondary organic aerosol formation, Atmos. Environ., 59, 86-92, 2012. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483915
King, Lester King, L., Functional sustainability indicators - Ecological Indicators Publication http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X16000418
King, Lester O’Connell, H., King, L., Bratter, J., Community Resources in a Diverse City: Supermarket Location and Emerging Racial Hierarchies. Submission to City and Community. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483958
Li, Qilin Alireza Yazdani, Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio, Qilin Li, A scoring mechanism for the rank aggregation of network robustness, Common Nonlinear Sci Numer Simulat, Elsevier, March 2013. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483898
Lou, Jun P. Dong*, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang*, C. Peng*, Y. Zheng, L. Li, Z. Peng, G. Ruan, H. Lin, J. Tour, J. Lou, Graphene on Metal Grid as the Transparent Conductive Material for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, in review. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483898
Lou, Jun P. Dong*, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang*, H. Lin, R.H. Hauge, J. Tour, J. Lou, Single Wall Carbon nanotubes/Graphene on Ni foil as Highly Efficient Counter Electrode for Dye-sensitized Solar Cell, in preparation. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483898
Lou, Jun C. Yu, J. Ma, J. Zhang, J. Lou and Q. Li, Modulating Colloidal Particle Adhesion with Micro-Patterned Surfaces, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 6 (11), 8199-8207, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/am500887w Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483898
Lou, Jun  J. Ma, Y. Sun, K. Gleichauf, J. Lou and Q. Li, Nanostructure on Taro Leaves Resists Fouling by Colloids and Bacteria under Submerged Conditions, Langmuir, Vol. 27 (16), 10035-0040, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/la2010024. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483898
Masiello, Caroline

Sun, H., Brewer, C. E., Masiello, C. A., & Zygourakis, K. (2015). Nutrient Transport in Soils Amended with Biochar: A Transient Model with Two Stationary Phases and Intraparticle Diffusion. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54, 4123–4135.

Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484463  
Masiello, Caroline Brewer, C. E., Chuang, V. J., Masiello, C. A., Gonnermann, H., Gao, X., Dugan, B., et al. (2014). Beyond biochar chemistry: measuring density towards an understanding of porosity and environmental interactions. Biomass and Bioenergy, in Review. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484208
Masiello, Caroline Kinney, T. J., Masiello, C. A., Dugan, B., Hockaday, W. C., Dean, M. R., ZYGOURAKIS, K., & Barnes, R. T. (2012). Hydrologic properties of biochars produced at different temperatures. Biomass and Bioenergy, 41(C), 34–43. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.01.033 Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484208
Masiello, Caroline Masiello, C. A., Chen, Y., Gao, X., Liu, S., Cheng, H.-Y., Bennett, M. R., et al. (2013). Biochar and Microbial Signaling: Production Conditions Determine Effects on Microbial Communication. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(20), 11496–11503. doi:10.1021/es401458s Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484208
Masiello, Caroline Schneider, M. P. W., Pyle, L. A., Clark, K. L., Hockaday, W. C., Masiello, C. A., & Schmidt, M. W. I. (2013). Toward a “Molecular Thermometer” to Estimate the Charring Temperature of Wildland Charcoals Derived from Different Biomass Sources. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(20), 11490–11495. doi:10.1021/es401430f Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484208
Masiello, Caroline Barnes, R. T., Gallagher, M. E., Masiello, C. A., Liu, Z., & Dugan, B. (2014). Biochar-induced changes in hydraulic conductivity and dissolved nutrient fluxes in three contrasting soil materials. J Hydrology, in Review. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484208
Masiello, Caroline LeCroy, C., Masiello, C. A., Rudgers, J. A., Hockaday, W. C., & Silberg, J. J. (2013). Nitrogen, biochar, and mycorrhizae: Alteration of the symbiosis and oxidation of the char surface. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 58, 248–254. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.11.023 Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484208
Masiello, Caroline Sun, H., Hockaday, W. C., Masiello, C. A., & Zygourakis, K. (2012). Multiple Controls on the Chemical and Physical Structure of Biochars. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(9), 3587–3597. doi:10.1021/ie201309r Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484208
Padgett, Jamie Kameshwar, S. and Padgett, J. E. Stochastic modeling of geometric imperfections in aboveground storage tanks for probabilistic buckling capacity estimation. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, doi: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000846, C4015005. (Journal paper) Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484209
Padgett, Jamie Kameshwar, S. and Padgett, J.E. (2015). “Assessing the effectiveness of stifner rings in mitigating surge buckling fragility of above ground storage tanks.” Coastal Strucrures and & Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, September 9-11, 2015. (Conference paper) Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484209
Padgett, Jamie Kameshwar, S. and Padgett, J.E. (2015). “Fragility assessment of above ground petroleum storage tanks under storm surge.” 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15, 2015. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484209
Pope, Albert The Zero Carbon Development Plan was presented at Princeton and the Architectural League in New York by Dr. Albert Pope. The plan was also vetted by outside jurors in the Rice School of Architecture in December 2014. Publication http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484207
Pope, Albert Published in Cite, n. 97, Summer 2015, p 20-27 Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484207
Schuler, Douglas Kaseman, Tremayne, Jean Boubour, & Douglas Schuler. 2012. Validation of the Efficacy of a Solar-thermal powered autoclave system for off-grid medical instrument sterilization. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 87 (4): 602-607. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483911
Schuler, Douglas Schuler, Douglas A. Solar Thermal Autoclave for Developing Countries. World Usability Day. Rice University. November, 2011. (presentation) Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483911
Verduzco, Rafael High Performance Polymer Photovoltaics Final Report, Rafael Verduzco, Seth Darling, Kendall Smith, and Yen-Hao Li, (January, 2013) Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483941
Verduzco, Rafael Supramolecular Block Copolymers, Yen-Hao Lin, Macromolecules 2012, 45, 6571. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483941
Verduzco, Rafael Synthesis and Crystallinity of All-conjugated Poly (3-hexyl thiophene) Block Copolymers, Yen-Hao Lin, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 229. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483941
Verduzco, Rafael Poly(alkylthiophene) block copolymers prepared via externally initiated GRIM and click coupling, Chloe Kempf, Polym. Chem., DOI:10.1039/C3PY21098G. Publication https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483941



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