Sergio Castellanos is a Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute – Tecnológico de Monterrey (BECI–ITESM) Energy Fellow working at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab with Prof. Dan Kammen. His research focuses on expanding an optimization model –SWITCH– to Mexico to determine the optimal investments in new generation and transmission assets. Through his research, he also […]
Deborah Sunter received a B.S in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. There she developed a nanosatellite mission that was successfully launched into orbit. Although fascinated by aerospace applications, the time- critical issue of global warming shifted her focus in graduate school to explore renewable energy. Specializing in computational modeling of thermo-physics in multiphase […]
I grew up in a rural part of the Ozark Mountains. I’m great at construction and swinging a pick. Between college and grad school I lived in Baltimore for five years. When I left for grad school, I was a tenured researcher in a genetics lab and had a seat on the board of a […]
Mingxi Liu is currently an NSERC Postdoc Fellow working at the Energy Modeling, Analysis & Control Group (EMAC) in Energy & Resources Group (ERG) with Dr. Duncan Callaway. He is particularly interested in designing and implementing advanced and tractable control algorithms in the context of Smart Grid/City. He is currently working on aggregation and charging […]
James received his PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. He previously taught assorted seminars at MIT's Experimental Study Group and electrical engineering at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Until recently, he worked as a software developer, working with over a dozen companies on signal processing, social networks, and artificial intelligence. He hopes to use new technologies to help communities act on modeling insights to mitigate climate change, promote social justice, and pursue ecocentric world changing.
Rebekah Shirley believes that there is more than one path to a bright, energy secure future. Developing nations strive to connect more and more of their communities to energy. Many have emulated the fossil fuel intensive model of developed nations, but Rebekah believes that this is not necessarily the only way.
Tony is managing the Oakland EcoBlock project, an urban sustainability experiment that brings together over 100 residents of a local Oakland neighborhood block and an inter-disciplinary team of urban designers, engineers, social scientists and policy experts from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University. Using a whole-systems approach, the project […]
Dr. Susana Arrechea holds a PhD and masters degree in Nano-science and Nanotechnology from the University of Castilla—La Mancha (UCLM), Toledo, Spain, and a bachelors in chemical engineering from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala (USAC), where she is currently a researcher at the engineering faculty. In 2011 she received a fellowship through the […]
Samuel Carrara holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Major: Energy and Mechanical Plants) and a PhD in Energy and Environmental Technologies, all from the University of Bergamo, Italy. After working as an engineer in the gas turbine field, he is now researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan, Italy. […]
Christoph Clar is a political scientist whose work combines approaches from political and environmental science, social geography and natural resource governance. After his graduation from the University of Vienna (Doctoral thesis on the functions of territory for the capitalist organization of society), he started working at the Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy […]
Shuba Raghavan holds a PhD in Mathematics. She is interested in the assessment of renewable energy technologies and policies to promote a low carbon economy. Her current research involves evaluating life cycle costs and emissions of technologies and modeling pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California. Earlier, she has worked on the techno-economic analysis […]
Chris Jones is lead developer at the CoolClimate Network, an applied research consortium at UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory that supports the development of comprehensive, socially integrated carbon footprint management tools and programs for individuals, schools, businesses and communities. His primary research interests intersect the fields of industrial ecology, environmental psychology, and climate […]
David Mozersky is the Founding Director of the Program on Conflict, Climate Change and Green Development. An expert on Sudan and South Sudan, he has been involved in conflict prevention efforts in Africa since 2001, with a specific interest in mediation, negotiation and peace processes. He has worked with the International Crisis Group, the African […]
Cauvery is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar working on her doctoral dissertation on "The politics of energy security: India's foreign and domestic policy imperatives." Currently, Cauvery is a Research Fellow at Global India Foundation and a Doctoral student at Jadavpur University, Calcutta.
Wolfgang works at the intersection of political economy and environmental economics. His current research focuses on how national politics form international policies; on the political economy of environmental tax reforms, and on the strategic interaction of governments facing mobile factors of production such as capital and energy.
Rebecca's work examines processes where human and natural systems interact and those that elucidate the functioning of the Earth system. Her research quantifies and informs a broad range of topics from global environmental change to renewable energy systems.
Kaito's research focuses on the dynamics of stochastic variables and probability distribution functions, which describe the behavior of macroscopic environments, such as ecological systems, climate systems and human social systems.