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Alex Farrell

Alexander E. Farrell (1962-2008) was professor of Energy and Resources at U.C. Berkeley from 2003 to 2008.  Before that he managed the Electricity-Industry Center at Carnegie Mellon University.  Alex worked on a wide range of energy issues and technologies, from biofuels and oil shale to electricity systems and the low carbon fuel standard.  His work was characterized by rigorous quantitative analysis and an engagement with industry and policymakers that is rare in academia.  Alex and his work had a powerful impact on the energy field and energy policy.  He cared deeply about his students and was an extraordinary mentor. Read his full obituary here.

The Alex Far­rell Memo­r­ial Grad­u­ate Fel­low­ship Fund
To honor the mem­ory of Alex Far­rell. Based on merit and need, funds can be used to sup­port our grad­u­ate stu­dents in any appro­pri­ate schol­arly activ­ity in sup­port of ERG’s mission. Click here to learn more about giving to this fund.