Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science
Professor Park is the Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science at Columbia University and is also the Interim Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, where she researches issues in energy, environmental engineering and particle technology. Some of Park’s areas of research interest are carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); sustainable energy conversion systems; synthesis of hydrogen and liquid fuels from alternative energy sources; particle technology; electrostatic charging penomena in multiphase flows; and electrostatic tomography.
Park has received numerous honors and distinctions throughout her career as a researcher. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the International Committee at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, where she has also been elected as the Vice-Chair (2009-2011) and Chair (2011-2013) of the Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems Group and Treasurer (2010-present) of the Particle Technology Forum. She has also recently received the James Lee Young Investigator Award, the NSF Career Award, and a nomination for the Packard Fellowship. In 2011, she was the distinguished speaker at the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit. A more complete list of her many accomplishments can be found on her website.
A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Professor Park received a Bachelor of Applied Science with distinction and a Masters of Applied Science, both in Chemical and Biological Engineering. She received a PhD degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the Ohio State University.
Megan H. Meyer
Megan H. Meyer joined the Lenfest Center in November 2015, she helps to manage the Center’s overall operations and oversees the programs and outreach activities. Previously, she worked as the Marine Program Coordinator at the Office of Marine Operations at Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. During her time at L-DEO she assisted swith the operation and management of the NSF owned Columbia operated seismic Research Vessel, Marcus G. Langseth. She has a Bachelor’s in Coastal Management and Policy Studies from the University of Rhode Island.
Martin Cerny is a second year M.S. candidate within the Columbia University Chemical Engineering department. He is working as an outreach and communications intern within the Lenfest center. He has previous working experience in the private sector, from a large multinational chemical company, working as a LEAN specialist and a financial planner. Martin received his B.A. degrees in Economics and Chemistry from Ithaca College.