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Joe Horwath (2010-2012)


“Energy policy should always be crafted with efficiency in mind; pertaining not only to energy input/work output but also greenhouse gas emissions, land use, fuel security, and domestic economic impact rather 
than conservation.” 


  • Masters/Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Material Science (in progress at UC Irvine)
  • Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering 

Research Interests

With a lifelong interest in energy and the environment Joe’s research focus is on enhancing and developing the performance of clean air energy systems. His current research is focused on the development of materials that will help the performance efficiency of clean coal turbines.


Thoughts on an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability

Evaluating public policy in a non-political and non-biased manner is of increasing importance to our region and our country. Particularly in the State of California where demographics will continue to shift and populations increase, methods to evaluate sustainability will be important.