Research Interests

My research mission is to:

evaluate the effectiveness of technology policy options for

their ability to facilitate sustainable societal energy transitions

using holistic (engineering) systems analysis.

Sustainable transportation

    • Commercial aviation sustainability

    • Personal Rapid Transit systems

    • Biofuel deployment and assessment

      • Integrated Seawater Agriculture systems

Energy consumption and generation patterns

    • Ecological footprint of economic sectors (electricity/water/cooling for residential and commercial

    • developments)

    • Behavioral incentives for consumption changes

    • Energy as a complementary currency

    • Techno-economic assessment and optimization of renewable energy generation technologies (e.g. solar cooling, post-combustion carbon capture and storage)

    • Bioduels

    • Aviation biofuels potential

      • Integrated Seawater Agriculture Systems development for arid coastal environments

      • Feedstock / biofuel slate pathway optimization

      • Lifecycle assessment of ISAS production

Sustainable Energy Transitions

    • Business cycle impacts and optimal policy responses

    • Carbon market expansion and economic impacts in conjunction with rates of renewable energy penetration and fossil fuel depletion

Engineering Systems Analysis Methods

    • Simulation modeling

      • system dynamics,

      • agent-based modeling,

      • discrete event

      • multi-objective optimization

      • lifecycle assessment

    • CLIOS systems analysis