Joe DeCarolis

Joe DeCarolis

NC State University

Joe’s research program is focused on addressing energy and environmental challenges at the intersection of engineering, economics, and public policy. His primary focus is the development and application of energy system models to analyze how energy technology and public policy can shape a sustainable future.

Paulina Jaramillo

Carnegie Mellon University

Paulina is involved in key multi-disciplinary research projects to better understand the social, economic and environmental implications of energy consumption and the public policy tools that can be used to support sustainable energy development and consumption.

Hadi Eshraghi

NC State University

Hadi is a postdoctoral scholar leading the development of the Temoa input database.

Aranya Venkatesh

Aranya Venkatesh

Aranya’s research interests are focused on modeling and evaluating energy infrastructure development, and the environmental and policy implications of energy utilization decisions. She has a background in systems modeling, optimization, and data analysis for energy technology and environmental assessment, with research experience in the industry, government, and academia.

Policy

Gernot Wagner

Gernot Wagner

New York University

Gernot teaches at NYU, co-wrote Climate Shock, and opines for Bloomberg Green.

Noah Kaufman

Noah Kaufman

Columbia University

Noah is an economist who has worked on energy and climate change policy in both the public and private sectors, and has published peer-reviewed journal articles on the social cost of carbon dioxide emissions and the role of risk aversion in environmental policy evaluations, among other topics.

Gökçe Akın-Olçum

Gökçe Akın-Olçum

Environmental Defense Fund

Gökçe specializes in international climate policy and market-based environmental regulations. A key element of her work is the integration of economic simulation models in environmental policy design.

Christopher Galik

NC State University

Christopher works at the intersection of public policy, economics, and technology, with an emphasis on energy and environmental governance. He uses a variety of methods grounded in a variety of disciplines to explore complex policy problems and their potential solutions.

Electricity

Bri-Mathias Hodge

Bri-Mathias Hodge

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bri’s research focuses on the modeling and simulation of power and energy systems, with an emphasis on the operational and planning challenges posed by the integration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.

Michael Craig

Michael Craig

University of Michigan

Michael primarily researches how to reduce global and local environmental impacts of electric power and other energy systems. He focuses on system-level analysis to understand the deployment potential and operations of new technologies given the constraints and features of the larger system in which they are embedded.

Dalia Patino-Echeverri

Dalia Patino-Echeverri

Duke University

Dalia explores, assesses, and proposes technological, policy, and market approaches to pursue environmental sustainability, affordability, and reliability in electricity systems.  Most of her work focuses on the decisions that regulators and private actors must make regarding capital investment and operations in the electricity sector and on quantifying the value of flexibility in multiple dimensions. Her work uses operations research tools to account for path dependencies, uncertainty and the tradeoffs of one risk for another that affect decisions in the energy system.   

Jesse Jenkins

Jesse Jenkins

Princeton University

Jesse is a macro-scale energy systems engineer with a focus on the rapidly evolving electricity sector, including the transition to zero-carbon resources, the proliferation of distributed energy resources, and the role of electricity in economy-wide decarbonization.

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

NC State University

Jeremiah uses systems methods to evaluate the environmental impacts of changes to the power system, including those driven by technology (such as the integration of wind power, solar photovoltaics and energy storage) and policy.

Juha Kiviluoma

Juha Kiviluoma

VTT

Juha is interested in optimizing future energy systems that will have a large contribution from variable power sources (e.g. wind), increasing the flexibility of power systems as economically as possible both at operational and planning levels, and understanding the possibilities and challenges of different energy technologies and energy resources.

Greg Schively

Greg Schively

Greg focuses on solving problems at the intersection of energy systems, environmental analysis, and data science. He is the primary developer of PowerGenome, an open-source software tool that compiles inputs for capacity expansion models.

Uncertainty Assessment

Evelina Trutnevyte

University of Geneva

Evelina is an energy systems analyst and modeler, specializing in renewable energy systems, socio-technical approaches to energy transition, as well as in energy decision making under deep uncertainty and at science-society interface.

Anderson Rodrigo de Queiroz

Anderson Rodrigo de Queiroz

NC Central University

Anderson develops computational machinery using mathematical optimization solvers and parallel programming to solve electric and energy systems problems.

Neha Pantankar

Neha Pantankar

Princeton University

Neha applies her expertise in operations research, optimization techniques, and uncertainty analysis to address long-term challenges in energy systems.

Destenie Nock

Destenie Nock

Carnegie Mellon University

Destenie has performed energy systems modeling and analysis in both New England and Sub-Saharan Africa, using multi-criteria decision analysis and applied optimization to better equip policy makers to understand energy transition options.

Transport

Sonia Yeh

Sonia Yeh

Chalmers University

Sonia’s expertise is in energy economics and energy system modeling, alternative transportation fuels, sustainability standards, technological change, and consumer behavior and urban mobility.

Daniel Johansson

Daniel Johansson

Chalmers University

Daniel’s research covers topics such as climate stabilisation scenarios, emission metrics,negative CO2 emissions, climate impacts of aviation, the role of autonomous vehicles in the future transport system etc. In his research he mixes theories and methods from climate science, engineering and economics.

Katie Jordan

Katie Jordan

Katie is a PhD student researching the effects of decarbonizing the US heavy-duty transportation sector on air quality and climate.

David McCollum

David McCollum

Electric Power Research Institute

David’s main fields of scientific interest include techno-economic analysis of advanced energy and transport technologies and the development and application of energy-economic systems (integrated assessment) models for scenario analysis.

Zhenhong Lin

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Zhenhong’s current research activities cover electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, vehicle efficiency, mobility solutions, energy aspects of connected and automated vehicles, and related policies.

Alan Jenn

Alan Jenn

University of California at Davis

Alan’s research interests include alternative fuel vehicle adoption, transitions to sustainable energy systems, quantitative policy analysis, and big data statistical analysis.

Buildings

Simi Hoque

Simi Hoque

Drexel University

Simi’s work focuses on modeling and analysis of buildings and urban infrastructure using a systems-based computational platform.

Soolyeon Cho

Soolyeon Cho

NC State University

Soolyeon’s expertise is in the energy modeling and performance simulation for the design and development of sustainable buildings. His research is interdisciplinary, dealing with both architectural, environmental, and engineering subjects for the design and development of sustainable built environment.

Joon-Ho Choi

Joon-Ho Choi

University of Southern California

Joon-Ho’s primary research interests are in the areas of advanced controls for high performance buildings, bio-sensing controls in the built environment, smart building enclosure, passive building strategies, human-centered building environmental control, building systems integration, environmental sustainability, and comprehensive POE (post-occupancy evaluation), indoor environmental quality, and human health, and work productivity.

Amanda D. Smith

Amanda D. Smith

Amanda’s work focuses on modeling and optimization of building energy systems and distributed energy resources, incorporating unique site-specific aspects of these systems, from the individual building scale to the U.S. national scale. Her primary research interest is creating new computational frameworks for analyzing complex energy systems that incorporate thermodynamic performance, environmental and economic sustainability, and the human experience in the built environment.

Yuyu Zhou

Yuyu Zhou

Iowa State University

Yuyu’s research interests lie in the applications of geospatial technologies including remote sensing, GIS, geovisualization, spatial analytic tools, and integrated assessment modeling to understanding the problems of environmental change and their potential solutions for a sustainable environment.

Fuel Supply

Joule Bergerson

Joule Bergerson

University of Calgary

Joule’s primary research interests are systems-level analysis for policy and decision making of energy system investment and management. The focus of my work is developing tools and frameworks for the assessment of prospective technology options and their policy implications from a life cycle perspective.

Sauleh Siddiqui

Sauleh Siddiqui

American University

Sauleh’s research is on formulating and solving optimization and game theory models representing human-system interaction when making decisions in large-scale energy and health systems. These include applications to energy infrastructure, healthcare planning, and urban transportation. 

Heather MacLean

Heather MacLean

University of Toronto

Heather’s overall aim is to advance scientific and engineering knowledge in the developing field of systems analysis for sustainable engineering. My primary area of research involves developing and applying life cycle assessment and techno-economic methods to evaluate the technical and externality impacts of conventional and alternative energy and transportation systems and elements of the built environment more generally.

Mohammad Masnad

Mohammad Masnadi

University of Pittsburgh

Mohammad is interested in interdisciplinary energy and environment research topics, such as data-driven life-cycle assessment, sustainable processes, applied catalysis, and process integration and intensification. 

Industry

Eric Masanet

Eric Masanet

University of California at Santa Barbara

Eric’s research develops energy and materials systems models to identify technology and policy pathways for decarbonizing industrial systems, with a particular focus on emerging process innovations.

Timothy Gutowski

Timothy Gutowski

MIT

Timothy’s research interests have ranged from polymer processing, to advanced composites manufacturing, to manufacturing systems, to his current area of study – manufacturing and the environment.

Karl Haapala

Karl Haapala

Oregon State University

Karl specializes in sustainable design and manufacturing. Broad research topics within this area include life cycle engineering; manufacturing process modeling for environmental performance improvement; evaluation of novel approaches for environmental impact reduction, e.g., micro- and nanomanufacturing and product servicing; and sustainable engineering education.

Colin McMillan

Colin McMillan

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Colin applies life cycle assessment, energy efficiency analysis, and econometrics to  industrial energy analysis and modeling, particularly process heat use as well as material and energy flows in economies.