Daniel Wilson wins the Fulbright

Danny is honored and elated to announce that he has won the prestigious Fulbright Nehru Fellowship. Daniel will move to India in Spring 2015 to pursue research related to cookstove adoption and air quality. Daniel’s Fulbright project is to design and measure the adoption a culturally appropriate low emission cookstove for North India. In India, 770 million people rely on combustion of wood, dung, or charcoal to cook their food. Persistent exposure to cooking smoke kills 420 thousand Indians annually making cooking smoke India’s third highest cause of premature death behind malnutrition and unsafe water. He will test emissions in the lab and field, and he will facilitate user needs assessments via recursive user feedback. This project will take place as part of a partnership between UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and IIT Delhi.