Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Jones, Jr

August 19, 2020

Jones Named Steinbrenner Institute and Heinz Presidential Fellow

The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon University has selected Andrew Jones as one of four Steinbrenner Research Fellows. The graduate fellowship program provides support to exceptional, second-year Carnegie Mellon students who work on cutting-edge environmental research. The interdisciplinary research projects' topics align with the Institute's strategic focus areas of energy transition strategies, and urban infrastructure and sustainable cities.

Jones is a dual degree PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP). He received his BS in Biological Engineering from the University of Florida in 2010 and his MS in Energy Science, Technology & Policy with a concentration in CEE from Carnegie Mellon in 2019. Jones is a certified middle school mathematics teacher, Teach for America alumnus, and has several years of teaching experience in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He also has experience in CSR consulting focused on environmental, social, and governance performance and benchmarking for infrastructure entities. His academic experience has given him the opportunity to study renewable energy and sustainability at Reykjavik University, conduct research exploring the carbon storage capabilities of modified biochar, and various graduate projects focused on energy. His experiences have cultivated his research interests in equitable energy systems, a just energy transition and climate change mitigation. 

Jones is co-advised by professors Costa Samaras and Destenie Nock