I study policy and management of innovation in clean energy technology. My goals are to make science more effective and to make society more sustainable.
I am currently the Executive Director of the Energy Transition Institute and a Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley.
The world urgently needs low-carbon energy solutions to minimize the disastrous effects of a changing climate. These solutions must be developed and deployed without delay, to provide energy access to a growing population while also protecting the future of the planet. Through my research, I aim to accelerate energy innovation and help game-changing ideas find their way out of the lab and into the marketplace.
It is also critically important that we change the way science is taught and shared. The scientific community should be diverse and inclusive of people from all different backgrounds. We need the most talented minds to thrive in order to tackle the technological problems facing society. My teaching and outreach efforts are driven by a desire to make science truly accessible to everyone.