Carnegie Mellon University

M. Granger Morgan

M. Granger Morgan

Hamerschlag University Professor, Engineering and Public Policy
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Heinz College

  • Baker Hall 131B
  • 412-268-2672
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


M. Granger Morgan is University and Hamerschlag Professor of Engineering; Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy (where he served for 38 years as the founding Department Head, stepping down in August 2014); also Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the H. John Heinz III College; Co-Director (with Inês Azevedo) of the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making; Co-Director (with Jay Apt) of the Electricity Industry Center; founding director (2012-2014) of Carnegie Mellon’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, IEEE and SRA. 


Morgan's research covers a wide variety of energy, global climate change and policy issues. Some specific areas of expertise include regulation, risk analysis, risk communication, the future of the energy system - especially electric power - and health and environmental impacts of energy systems.


Morgan chaired the National Research Council committee that studied vulnerabilities of the U.S. power grid. The report focuses on measures that could make the power delivery system less vulnerable to attack and restore power faster. Read the report »

M. Granger Morgan, director of the Scott Institute from September 2012 to July 2014, is head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. He discusses the vision for the Scott Institute at CMU, and how its research, education and outreach is leading the transition to a sustainable energy future.