2011 - 2015 YSSP Fund Recipients



2015

Natalia Borisevich from Russia was a recipient of the Petr Aven Fellowship. She worked with the Ecosystems Services and Management Program under close supervison of Anatoly Shvidenko and Dmitry Shchepashchenko. During her time at IIASA, Natalia estimated the economic value of the ecosystem services provided by specially protected natural areas. Learn more about her ambitious research project.

Zhimin Mao from China was the first recipient of the Roger Levien Fellowship. She was hosted by the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program and was supervised by Zbigniew Klimont. During her time at IIASA, Zhimin analyzed a proposed action plan to cut air pollution in China. After the YSSP summer was over, Zhimin returned to IIASA for three additional months as one of the 2015 Peccei Award winners.   

2014

Thanicha Ruangmas from Thailand worked with Lena Höglund Isaksson and Wolfgang Schöpp in the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program. The subject of her YSSP research project was the pollution haven hypothesis and the embedded costs in Chinese exports to the EU.

Askhad Panesh was awarded the Petr Aven Fellowship. He was hosted by the Advanced Systems Analysis Program and supervised by Alexey Davidov and Anatoly Shvidenko. The goal of Askhad's research project at IIASA was to develop a mathematical model to help optimize sustainable exploitation of natural resources.

2013

Naghmeh Pakdellahiji from Iran was awarded the Petr Aven Fellowship. She was hosted by the Risk and Resilience Program and her supervisor throughout the YSSP summer was Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler. Read Naghmeh's project abstract.

Yihun Dile Taddele from Ethiopia worked with the IIASA Water Program and was supervised by David Wiberg and Harrij van Velthuizen. Read Yihun's project abstract.

2012

Lan Hoang from Vietnam was awarded the Petr Aven Fellowship. She worked withing the Risk and Resilience Program under expert supervision of Jan Sendzimir and Marek Makowski. Lan's YSSP Profile was a featured article in August 2012.

Pheakkdey Nguon from Cambodia was hosted by the Ecosystems Services and Management Program and received expert advice from Florian Kraxner and Hannes Böttcher. In October 2013, he won an IPCC research fellowship to fund his research on REDD+ in Cambodia. Read  our interview with him to learn more.

2011

Anastasia Emelyanova from Russia was awarded the Petr Aven Fellowship. She worked with the World Population Program advancing her research project under close supervision of Warren Sanderson.

Shahriar Rahman from Bangladesh worked in the Advanced Systems Analysis Program and was supervised by Marek Makowski.

Prestige Makanga from Zimbabwe was hosted by the Exploratory and Special Projects Program supervised by Landis MacKellar. 



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