Carnegie Energy Innovation

We aim to help

— facilitate a transition to a near-zero emission energy system, and
— protect environmental assets.

We attempt to achieve these goals by conducting scientific and technical investigations into energy systems and their interactions with the environment. We work to communicate our findings to people who can make or influence decisions.

While evaluating efficacy and unintended consequences of proposed solutions to climate and energy problems is our core focus, the scope of our research includes related basic climate and environmental research.

 

For more information about our group and department, click here.

Jobs

We currently have two job postings for postdoctoral researchers. We can potentially hire several people under each posting. The first one is a general posting and the second one is more specific on one aspect of our work.

 

Exploring Key Factors for a Near-Zero Energy System Transition

Come join a group of collaborating researchers who seek to explore key factors that could help facilitate a transition to a near-zero emission energy system.

Our work typically falls into these areas:

1. Schematic energy-system modeling
2. Schematic economic modeling
3. Geophysical modeling
4. Energy and climate-related analysis

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-research-associate-exploring-key-factors-for-a-near-zero-emission-energy-transition/

 

 

Optimization of Idealized Near-Zero-Emission Energy Systems

This position involves studying the architectures of possible near-zero-emission energy systems and what innovations would help facilitate a transition to those energy systems.  This work involves studying idealized, but relatively complete, representations of future energy systems.

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-opportunity-optimization-of-idealized-near-zero-emission-energy-systems/

 

The Team

Jess Barker, assistant
jbarker@carnegiescience.edu


Patrick Brown, postdoctoral research scientist
Global climate, Earth’s energy budget, climate modeling, natural variability
Curriculum vitae, Google scholar, Blog
pbrown@carnegiescience.edu


Ken Caldeira, senior scientist
Climate, carbon, oceans, and energy systems
Curriculum vitae, Google scholarWeb page, Bio, Blog, Twitter
kcaldeira@carnegiescience.edu


Clara Garcia-Sanchez, postdoctoral research scientist
Geophysical fluid dynamics, modeling, wind
Google scholar
cgarcia-sanchez@carnegiescience.edu


Anna P. Goldstein, postdoctoral research scientist
Accelerating the movement of clean energy technology from the lab to the marketplace
Harvard web page
agoldstein@carnegiescience.edu


Dave Koweek, postdoctoral research scientist
Oceans, coasts, solutions, coral reefs, ocean acidification, kelp forests
Google scholar, Web page
dkoweek@carnegiescience.edu


Geeta Persad, postdoctoral research scientist
Climate change, aerosol/climate interactions, atmospheric teleconnections, co-benefits of climate mitigation
Curriculum vitae, Google Scholar, Web page
gpersad@carnegiescience.edu


Anna Possner, postdoctoral research scientist
Geophysical limits of wind energy technologies, climate impacts, boundary layer processes, susceptibilities of marine clouds and their radiative forcing
Curriculum vitae, Google scholar, Web page
apossner@carnegiescience.edu


Fan Tong, postdoctoral research scientist
Sustainable transportation, energy & climate policy modeling, life-cycle analysis, industrial ecology
Curriculum vitaeGoogle scholar, Web page
ftong@carnegiescience.edu


Rong Wang, postdoctoral research scientist
Aerosols, climate change, air pollution, Earth system modeling, energy policy
Curriculum vitae, Google scholar
rwang@carnegiescience.edu

Advisors

Steven J. Davis
Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine
Solutions to the energy-carbon-climate problem; pollution and natural resources embodied in international trade; socio-economic inertia and “lock-in” of environmental problems
Web page
sjdavis@uci.edu


Susan Joy Hassol
Director, Climate Communication
Language, story, climate, energy, solutions


Nathan S. Lewis
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Web page
nslewis@caltech.edu


Juan Moreno-Cruz
Associate Professor, School of Economics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Interaction between energy systems, technological change, and environmental policy
Web page
jmc3@gatech.edu

Contact Us

Scientific and technical leadership:

Carnegie Energy Innovation
c/o Ken Caldeira
Carnegie Institution for Science
Department of Global Ecology
260 Panama St
Stanford CA 94305 USA

https://dge.carnegiescience.edu/labs/caldeiralab/
kcaldeira@carnegiescience.edu

 

Chief development officer:

Carnegie Energy Innovation
c/o Ann McElwain
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street NW
Washington DC 20005 USA

http://carnegiescience.edu
amcelwain@carnegiescience.edu

Carnegie Energy Innovation is supported by the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (FICER) and the Carnegie Institution for Science endowment.