Newton H. Nguyen


Faculty hosts: Alison Hoyt and Leo Hollberg

Newton H. Nguyen will earn a doctorate in environmental engineering science from Caltech in the summer of 2023. Nguyen’s graduate research revealed that global measurements of methane emissions can be improved by accurately representing their atmospheric lifetimes. At Stanford, Nguyen will develop and deploy novel laser-based instruments to measure methane emissions at the scale of ecosystems. This research aims to improve the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of ecosystem monitoring while providing insights into how ecosystem carbon dynamics respond to climate change. Nguyen is also an advocate for the blind STEM community. He mentors blind students and co-founded multiple organizations to help disabled students in STEM.