How do we deeply decarbonize the global energy system given the vast economic, political, and behavioral challenges that exist? My recent work attempts to answer some of these questions:
At Carnegie Mellon, my research focused on the economics of a new generation of small modular reactors (SMRs) that are being proposed in various countries for various applications. This work involved expert elicitation, economic modeling, and an exploration of the institutional challenges facing the mass international deployment of SMRs. At CMU, I also worked with colleagues at the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) on questions of nuclear proliferation and the dissemination of nuclear knowledge.
My research at Princeton's Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) laboratory focused on purifying hydrogen gas in reformate streams using PEMFC “hydrogen pumps,” which could be useful in a transition to a hydrogen economy.
Spring 2017: Policy Analysis and Decision Theory
Spring 2017: Energy Policy in Japan
Spring 2016: Energy Policy in Japan
Prior to UCSD
Summer 2013: Risk Analysis and Decision-Making Tools
Fall 2013: WMDs, War, and a Warming World: Modeling in International Security Studies
Fall 2012: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Anlaysis
Please consult my Curriculum Vitae for detailed descriptions of each.