Nicole Downey, Ph.D.
Nicole has worked on a variety of problems related to emissions from oil and gas operations, ozone, ozone precursors, greenhouse gases, mercury and molecular hydrogen in the atmosphere. She has experience with laboratory experiments, field-work, remote sensing and computer modeling. Nicole is well versed in oil and gas air emission sources and leads the development of ESS’s oil and gas emission models. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Caltech in 2006 and went on to become an Environmental Fellow at Harvard University. She spent two years as a postdoc at the University of Texas at Austin before founding Earth System Sciences in 2010. She specializes in data analysis, advanced statistical methods and scientific research that answers policy-relevant questions. e-mail Nicole
Reid Smith (Gordon Reid Smith)
Reid has over 35 years experience in the oil and gas industry. His background includes domestic and international field operations, climate and environmental policy, GHG management and compliance. Reid is a recognized global leader in understanding Oil and Gas GHG and air pollutant emissions to the atmosphere. He is experienced in all aspects of oil and gas air emissions including field operations, emission inventory development, implementation, emissions management and policy. e-mail Reid
Doug Blewitt, CCM
Doug has over 30 years experience in regulatory modeling and emissions inventory development for oil and gas sources. He has comprehensive knowledge of industry practices, processes that drive emissions, and experience with different control strategies and their effectiveness. Doug has a strong background in meteorology and is versed in various air pollution modeling techniques. Doug specializes in data analysis and project planning to address scientific issues at the heart of air quality modeling. e-mail Doug
Laura Hebert, Ph.D.
Laura has extensive experience with chemistry, computer modeling and data analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Caltech in 2008. Laura specializes in near-field dispersion modeling using AERMOD, CALPUFF, WINDTRAX and HEGADASS as well as data analysis and visualization using Python. e-mail Laura
Emily has a background in chemistry and education, and works in data management and organization at ESS.