My research focuses on energy innovation. I study how science and technology policy can help accelerate the transition to a clean and sustainable energy system. My goal is to use the tools of social science to inform governments, corporations and universities as they invest in R&D for low-carbon innovation. My training as a physical scientist gives me an advantage in understanding both the technical and social barriers to extracting usable knowledge from investments in science and engineering.

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Published Articles

A. P. Goldstein; M. Kearney, “Know When to Fold ‘Em: An Empirical Description of Risk Management in Public Research Funding,” Research Policy, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2019.103873
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P. Azoulay; E. Fuchs; A. P. Goldstein; M. Kearney, “Funding Breakthrough Research: Promises and Challenges of the ‘ARPA Model’,” in: Innovation Policy and the Economy, 2019, 19, 69-96. DOI: 10.1086/699933
Also published as NBER Working Paper No. w24674, 2018.
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A. P. Goldstein; V. Narayanamurti, “Simultaneous Pursuit of Discovery and Invention in the US Department of Energy”, Research Policy, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.05.005
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G. Chan, A. P. Goldstein, A. Bin-Nun, L. Diaz Anadon, V. Narayanamurti, “Six principles for energy innovation,” Nature, 2017. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-017-07761-0
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A. P. Goldstein, P. Azoulay, J. Graff Zivin, V. Bulovic, “Promoting Energy Innovation with Lessons from Drug Development,” Policy Proposal for The Hamilton Project, 2017.
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A. P. Goldstein, “Why Are We Waiting?: The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change, by Nicolas Stern”, Science and Public Policy, 2017. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scx030
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Working Papers

A. P. Goldstein; K. Caldeira; S. Benson, “Involving Industry Experts in the Selection of High-Impact Energy Research Projects,” available on SSRN, 2019.

A. P. Goldstein; M. Kearney, “Uncertainty and Individual Discretion in Allocating Research Funds,” available on SSRN, 2017.

Physical Chemistry and Materials for Energy Harvesting and Storage

A. K. Zettl, M. Rousseas, A. P. Goldstein, W. Mickelson, M. A. Worsley, L. Woo, “Crystalline Boron Nitride Aerogels,” US Patent 9611146, April 4, 2017.

T. Pham*; A. P. Goldstein*; J. Lewicki; S. O. Kucheyev; C. Wang; T. P. Russell; M. A. Worsley; L. Woo; W. Mickelson; A. Zettl, “Nanoscale Structure and Superhydrophobicity of sp2-Bonded Boron Nitride Aerogels,” Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 10449.

A. P. Goldstein; W. Mickelson; A. Machness; G. Lee; M. A. Worsley; L. Woo; A. Zettl, “Simultaneous Sheet Cross-Linking and Deoxygenation in the Graphene Oxide Sol-Gel Transition,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 28855.

M. Rousseas; A. P. Goldstein; W. Mickelson; M. A. Worsley; L. Woo; A. Zettl, “Synthesis of Highly Crystalline sp2-Bonded Boron Nitride Aerogels,” ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 8540.

A. P. Goldstein; S. C. Andrews; R. F. Berger; J. B. Neaton; P. Yang, “Zigzag Inversion Domain Boundaries in Indium Zinc Oxide-Based Nanowires: Structure and Formation,” ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 10747.

T. E. Knight; A. P. Goldstein; M. K. Brennaman; T. Cardolaccia; A. Pandya; J. M. DeSimone; T. J. Meyer, “Influence of the Fluid-to-Film Transition on Photophysical Properties of MLCT Excited States in a Polymerizable Dimethacrylate Fluid,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2011, 115, 64.

P. G. Hoertz; A. P. Goldstein; C. Donley; T. J. Meyer, “Using the Voids. Evidence for an Antenna Effect in Dye-Sensitized Mesoporous TiO2 Thin Films,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 114, 14772.