Carnegie Mellon University

Edward Rubin

Edward S. Rubin

Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science, Engineering and Public Policy

  • Baker Hall 128A
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


At Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Rubin was a founding member of the EPP department, and founding director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and the Environmental Institute. He is a Fellow Member of ASME, recipient of the CMU Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award for outstanding achievements in engineering research, education and public service, and recipient of the AWMA Lyman A. Ripperton Award for distinguished achievements as an educator.

Among his many international activities Rubin was a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. 


Rubin's research explores technical, economic and policy issues related to energy and the environment, including electric power systems, carbon capture and sequestration technologies, climate change mitigation strategies, energy and environmental technology innovation, government policies and integrated assessments.

Ed Rubin a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy delivered a keynote speech to the XVI Congress of Research on Social Economy in Valencia, Spain on October 19, 2016. He discussed the main causes of climate change, its current and future impacts and what policy measures can we pursue to reduce or avoid these dangerous impacts.