alumni / job-market-candidates / postdoctoral-scholars : Rebekah ShirleyMS, PhD

Dr. Rebekah Shirley is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) where she completed her doctoral studies in 2015. She previously obtained a MSc. Energy and Resources and a MSc. Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley in 2011. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research focuses on building integrated optimization tools for energy systems planning in developing countries and emerging economies, with a focus on Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Rebekah is also currently the Director of Research at Power For All, a global education and advocacy initiative founded by energy access practitioners to advance renewable, decentralized solutions for universal energy access.tions such as USAID, the DOE and the Rainforest Foundation that support her work.

Job Market Paper: 

Integrated Long-term Energy Planning for Rapidly Developing Economies: A case study of Megaprojects in Southeast Asia

Dissertation:

Locally Appropriate Energy Strategies for the Developing World: A focus on Clean Energy Opportunities in Borneo

Curriculum Vitae: Rebekah Shirley CV

Fields of Research:

  • Power Systems Analysis
  • Energy Resource Management

Publications:

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy, Energy and Resources
Designated Emphasis in Energy Science and Technology
Energy and Resources Group, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 2011 – 2015

Master of Science, Civil Systems
Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2010 – 2011

Master of Science, Energy and Resources
Energy and Resources Group, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 2009 – 2011

Bachelor of Arts and Science, Environment (First Class Honors)
School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2004 – 2007

Honors and Awards:

  • Chancellor’s Fellowship for Graduate Study, University of California, Berkeley 2009 – 2014
  • Major Faculty Entrance Scholarship, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 2004 – 2005
  • National Earth Sciences Scholarship, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Trinidad and Tobago 2004 – 2007

Teaching:

  • Energy and Society (ER 200)
  • Energy in the News Decal (ER 198)

References:

Dr. Daniel Kammen
Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley
Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
daniel.kammen@berkeley.edu
http://kammen.berkeley.edu

Dr. Duncan Callaway
Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley
Joint Appointment: Department of Mechanical Engineering
dcal@berkeley.edu

Callaway, Duncan

Dr. Richard Noorgard
Professor Emeritus, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley
norgaard@berkeley.edu

Norgaard, Richard

Links

Contact Information:

rebekah.shirley@berkeley.edu

 

 

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