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Chrystie Burr

Institute Affiliate • Assistant Professor
Chrystie Burr, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of economics at CU Boulder. Her research interests are focused on the application of theoretical models and econometric techniques to issues in industrial organization and environmental and energy economics. Her recent researches include solar PV policy analysis, corruption, R&D and variations on Cournot oligopoly models. Her current projects examines the various impacts of O&G fracking activities in Colorado.
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Jeffrey Cameron

Institute Fellow • Assistant Professor
Jeffrey Cameron, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CU Boulder. His research group focuses on the principles and mechanisms underlying the spatial and temporal organization of photosynthesis in cyanobacteria and eukaryotic organelles using synthetic biology and microscopy. Ancestors of modern day cyanobacteria were the first to perform oxygenic photosynthesis. These reactions have changed the atmospheric composition of this planet and have dramatically shifted...
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Tanja Cuk

Institute Fellow • Associate Professor
Dr. Cuk obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Stanford University in 2007 and completed a Miller Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. She is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research focuses on the fundamental mechanisms involved in converting an electric current into a storable fuel at solid-liquid (electrode-electrolyte) interfaces. To do this, she utilizes multiple time-resolved spectroscopies...
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Kevin Doran

Institute Fellow • Research Professor
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.
dorank@colorado.edu     (303) 492-5127
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John A Farnsworth

Dr. John Farnsworth is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the faculty in 2014, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Aeronautics at the United States Air Force Academy for three years. Dr. Farnsworth received his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2011. He also received both his B.S. and M.S...
john.farnsworth@colorado.edu     303-735-7287
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Adam Holewinski

Institute Fellow • Assistant Professor
Adam Holewinski, Ph.D., is an Asst. Prof. in Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder. His research interests include efficient processes for the production of energy, as well as commodity and fine chemicals, with emphasis placed on electrochemical routes—i.e. the direct interconversion between electrical energy and the energy of chemical bonds. These processes are particularly suited to utilize power from renewables like wind and solar and can generally operate at...
adam.holewinski@colorado.edu     303-492-3153
Daniel Kaffine

Daniel Kaffine

Institute Fellow • Associate Professor of Economics
Daniel Kaffine, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at CU Boulder. His research interests are in resource, energy and environmental economics. Recent and ongoing projects examine the impact of allowing hybrid vehicles to use HOV lanes, the general equilibrium effects of Renewable Portfolio Standards, the impact of wind power on emissions across the US, and the role of property rights and institutions in wind power development...
daniel.kaffine@colorado.edu     303.492.6652
Paul Komor

Paul Komor

Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program • Founder, Energy Education Programs
RASEI Education
Paul Komor is the founder of the RASEI Education Programs and a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence

Associate Professor of Operations Management
RASEI Education
Stephen R. Lawrence, Ph.D., is an associate professor of operations management in the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder, where he teaches courses in supply chain management, technology management, and entrepreneurship. He previously served as associate dean for Programs, faculty chair of Executive Programs, and as Deming Professor of Entrepreneurship. Lawrence is the recipient of number teaching awards, including the MBA Teaching Excellence Award in Spring 2000. He previously taught...
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Michael Marshak

Institute Fellow • Assistant Professor
Michael Marshak, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of chemistry at CU-Boulder. His research program spans the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry to make new chemicals and materials. Specifically, he plans to investigate organic reactions featuring new transition metal catalysts, nanoparticle and thin-film materials, and chemical transformations related to biomass and carbon dioxide. Michael has helped to pioneer the use of organic materials called quinones for flow batteries, a promising...
michael.marshak@colorado.edu     RASEI 303-492-0221
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Prashant Nagpal

Institute Fellow • Assistant Professor
Prashant Nagpal is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and the co-Founder, co-CSO and member of the Board of PRAAN Biosciences Inc. Prashant earned his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota and completed his post-doctoral research at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He leads an interdisciplinary research group with emphasis on design of nanomaterials and processes for applications in energy and biology. He has published over 30 manuscripts in...
prashant.nagpal@colorado.edu     RASEI 303-492-9311
Adam Reed

Adam Reed

Education Director, RASEI • Instructor, Environmental Studies Program
RASEI Education
Adam Reed is RASEI's Education Director and an Instructor in the Environmental Studies Program. A legal scholar with a background in natural resource law, energy systems and markets, Adam's work addresses legal, regulatory, communication, and knowledge problems across markets and governance institutions related to sustainable energy deployment and operations. His work has been published in the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, Utilities Policy, Colorado Law Review, Yale Environment...
adam.reed@colorado.edu     303-735-4352

Obadiah Reid

Research Associate
Sean Shaheen

Sean Shaheen

Institute Fellow • Associate Professor
Sean Shaheen, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at CU-Boulder. His research interests focus on organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices for low-cost, renewable energy harvesting. His group and collaborators engage in a wide range of activities in OPV research, including studying fundamental aspects of energy transfer and exciton dynamics, measurements of charge transport and recombination behavior, and modeling of device physics using various numerical techniques. More...
sean.shaheen@colorado.edu     303-492-9627
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Alex Zunger

Research Professor
Prof. Alex Zunger of the University of Colorado, Boulder research field is Condensed Matter Theory of Real Materials, involving foundational work on Density Functional Theory, Pseudopotential theory, Quantum Nanostructures, Photovoltaic materials and Materials by Design (view website here ). He is the recipient of the year 2013 Hume-Rothery Award on Theory of alloys, the 2011 (inaugural) “Materials Theory Award” of the Materials Research Society on Inverse Design, the 2010 “Tomassoni...
alex.zunger@colorado.edu     303-492-7084