Institute Fellow • Research Professor • Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy (on assignment)
Kevin Doran, J.D., is an Institute Fellow and Research Professor at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), a joint institute of the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he leads the Law & Policy Group. Professor Doran is currently on assignment to the U.S. Department of Energy, where he serves as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Science and Energy. Previously, he served as Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the U.S. Department of Energy. While at DOE, Professor Doran leads major planning and strategy initiatives encompassing ~$10B in research and development, thousands of program elements, and 13 DOE National Laboratories constituting a workforce of ~4000 Federal staff and 30,000 National Laboratory staff. As Director of the Office of Technology Transfer, he led a team of senior federal employees tasked with policy analysis, inter-agency coordination, and stakeholder engagement. Professor Doran is an Institute Fellow (elected) and Professor (Research) at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, a joint institute of NREL and the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to this appointment, Kevin served as Managing Director for the Carbon Management Center, a research collaboration between the University of Colorado, NREL, the Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Colorado Law School, specializing in legal scholarship and interdisciplinary analysis related to international law, clean energy, climate change, oil and gas, and environmental security. Kevin holds a faculty appointment at the Colorado Energy Research Institute located at the Colorado School of Mines. He is the author and co-author of numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on climate and energy law and policy. Kevin graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2003, where he was editor of the Law Review.