Samaras Joins CEE
Constantine (Costa) Samaras has joined CEE as an assistant professor. Previously a Senior Engineer at RAND and a post-doctoral fellow in the Climate and Energy Decisionmaking Center at CMU, Samaras was earlier employed for five years as an engineer working on several infrastructure megaprojects for Parsons Brinckerhoff in New York.
Samaras is joining the department with a focus on energy systems, infrastructure analysis, including life cycle assessment, energy use and analysis of open data to inform infrastructure decisions. He will be teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses beginning in Fall 2014 and will remain an adjunct researcher at RAND.
Samaras received a joint Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy and from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.P.A. in Public Policy from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University. He also is a Leadership and Excellence in Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional with a building design and construction specialty.