Michael researches how to reduce global and local environmental impacts of energy systems while making those systems robust to future climate impacts. He conducts system-level analyses to understand the deployment potential and operations of new technologies given the constraints and features of the larger systems in which they are embedded. Through system analysis, his research also illuminates how the operations and evolution of energy systems respond to new technologies and other factors, e.g. nonstationary environmental conditions induced by climate change. Michael frequently collaborates with economists, climate scientists, engineers, and other disciplines.
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Decarbonization of energy systems; power system optimization; markets, laws, and regulations governing energy systems; net-zero and negative emission systems; grid-scale energy storage; carbon capture and sequestration; climate change impacts on power systems
PhD, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (2017)
MS, Technology and Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014)
BA, Environmental Studies (Ecology), Washington University in St. Louis (2010)