Wednesday, December 13, 2023
The road ahead for EV adoption is made of gravelCities and major travel corridors will get electrified in the coming years thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, but what does the EV transition look like for the places in between? Professor Jeremy Michalek offers his thoughts on EV adoption in rural America.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Understanding energy behaviors for a more equitable futureBy studying energy-limiting behavior related to both heating and cooling in vulnerable households, policies can be modified and developed to address inequities.
Friday, October 27, 2023
CMU Professor Leads National Effort to Inform U.S. Technology StrategyThe National Network for Critical Technology Assessment (NNCTA) demonstrates how advanced analytic capabilities can inform investment in technologies to advance national security, prosperity and social well-being.
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
EPP professors receive College of Engineering faculty awardsAssistant Professor Destenie Nock won the George Tallman Ladd Research Award, and Professor Tim Brown won the Outstanding Service Award as part of the 2023 College of Engineering Faculty Awards. The awards recognize faculty who have displayed excellence in education and research.
Friday, October 13, 2023
CMU team wins Best Presentation Award at NASA competitionA group of Engineering and Public Policy graduate students took home the award for Best Presentation at the NASA’s Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy Competition.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Kochanek named 2023-24 Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) ScholarCEE/EPP senior Sophie Kochanek has been selected as a 2023-24 Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholar. ACS Scholars embody Carnegie Mellon’s high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts.
Friday, October 06, 2023
Inverter fast frequency response is a low-cost alternative to system inertiaNew research from Yamit Lavi and Jay Apt tackles the critical issue of maintaining grid stability in electric grids with a high penetration of utility-scale inverter-based resources (IBRs) like wind, solar, and batteries.
Tuesday, October 03, 2023
Understanding energy behaviors for a more equitable futureBy studying energy-limiting behavior related to both heating and cooling in vulnerable households, policies can be modified and developed to address inequities. Recently published work from a team led by Destenie Nock, an assistant professor of engineering and public policy and civil and environmental engineering, and Luling Huang, a Carnegie Mellon Libraries postdoctoral fellow, aims to better understand energy-limiting behavior in vulnerable households.
Friday, September 22, 2023
Climate change impacts on future residential electricity consumption and energy burdenIn the pursuit of an equitable electricity sector amid the challenges of a warming climate, a team of researchers, including PhD student Andrew Jones, and professors Destenie Nock, and Costa Samaras, took a closer look at climate change's impacts on electricity consumption and energy burden.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Modeling energy storage for a decarbonized futureA recent study identifies challenges faced in current modeling systems for electricity-system planning as it pertains to energy storage (ES) and suggests how systems should be built to balance the need to eliminate carbon emissions, while also considering affordability and system reliability.
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Samaras Named Next Director, Karplus Named Associate Director, of Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy InnovationEngineering and Public Policy alumnus Costa Samaras has been named the next Director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and Valerie Karplus has been named the Associate Director of the Scott Institute.
Wednesday, August 02, 2023
Muller awarded BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania grantNick Muller has been awarded a BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania grant that will allow students to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and business. The students Muller works with will expand upon the novel environmental, social, and governance (ESG) index Muller developed in 2022 with the hopes to foster responsible decision making in investors and citizens.
Wednesday, July 05, 2023
Allen named Women of Influence by Pittsburgh Business TimesAlaine Allen, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, and distinguished service professor in Engineering and Public Policy, has been named one of the Pittsburgh Business Times' 2023 Women of Influence.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
How sustainable is online grocery delivery?Destenie Nock and Jeremy Michalek, alongside a team of College of Engineering researchers, investigated the impacts of online grocery delivery on energy use, emissions, and traffic congestion.
Monday, June 12, 2023
Decarbonization: Climate change is personal nowThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says carbon capture deployment is lagging if we want to meet global mitigation targets. With the stakes so high, why is this the case?
Monday, June 05, 2023
Recognizing Professor Samaras: Inaugural Recipient of the EPP Policy Impact AwardProfessor Costa Samaras has been named the inaugural Policy Impact Award recipient from the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. This annual recognition celebrates faculty members who have significantly influenced policy decisions or fostered public discourse on policy-related matters.
Monday, June 05, 2023
Ferreira ranked #17 worldwide for papers published from '20-'22Engineering and Public Policy Associate Professor Pedro Ferreira is ranked #17 in the world in the latest ranking of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). This ranking tracks publications in the top journals in the field for the last three years.
Thursday, June 01, 2023
Tech advances will drive the transition to electric vehiclesA team of researchers found that advances in EV technology will likely bring significant growth to the market, relative to gasoline powered automobiles.
Monday, May 22, 2023
Karplus publishes review on the politics of environmental policyValerie Karplus has co-authored a review in Nature Sustainability on political strategies for achieving environmental policy goals.
Monday, May 15, 2023
Dr. Phillip Yu to join EPP as Executive Director of Master's ProgramsDr. Phillip Yu will join EPP in June as Executive Director of Master’s Programs. Dr. Yu was most recently employed at PPG Industries, where he worked in several capacities over 30 years, most recently serving as Director for Corporate Science and Technology Initiatives and Operations for a decade.
Friday, May 05, 2023
U.S. natural gas pipelines vulnerable to electric outagesNew research from Sean Smillie, Granger Morgan, and Jay Apt shows that interdependencies between the natural gas and electric grids could cause cascading outages during hazardous events, particularly in California, the Midwest, the Gulf Coast, and the Eastern US.
Friday, April 28, 2023
Fischhoff co-authors report on lessons from COVIDEngineering and Public Policy Professor Baruch Fischoff co-authored The COVID War, a book evaluating the effectiveness of the government’s COVID response efforts.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Cranor elevated to University ProfessorLorrie Cranor, professor of Engineering and Public Policy, has been elevated to the rank of University Professor, the highest distinction a faculty member can receive at Carnegie Mellon. University Professors are distinguished by international recognition and for their contributions to education, artistic creativity and/or research.
Friday, April 21, 2023
Morin awarded 1st place at CMU Energy Week Poster CompetitionEPP PhD student Hannah Morin was awarded 1st place at the 2023 CMU Energy Week Poster Competition. Morin was recognized for her poster, "Electric Vehicle Battery Replacement Costs Under Realistic Fast Charging Behaviors."
Friday, April 14, 2023
Jaramillo accepted into ELATES programProfessor Paulina Jaramillo has been accepted into next year's ELATES program at Drexel University. This prestigious one-year academic leadership program provides training and development for senior women faculty in engineering and other STEM fields.
Friday, April 07, 2023
Fischhoff selected to give Clarendon Lectures in Management StudiesProfessor Baruch Fischhoff has been selected to give this year's Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at Oxford University. In his series of lectures, Fischhoff will explore how the studied myopia of our academic disciplines both provides unique insights and impedes our wisdom, usefulness, and social acceptability.
Friday, March 31, 2023
EPP graduate students receive NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsEPP graduate students Anthony Cheng, Arnav Gautam, and Jillian Miles were announced as recipients of this year's National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Barre wins NCAA Division III Pentathlon National ChampionshipEPP Senior Liz Barre won the 2023 NCAA Division III National Championship in the Pentathlon. Besides winning the national championship, her performance set some personal records, set the CMU record, and was the second-highest score ever in a Division III championship meet.
Monday, March 13, 2023
Professor Erica Fuchs to join president’s advisory committeeThis past Friday, President Biden announced his intention to appoint Engineering and Public Policy Professor Erica Fuchs to the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Tuesday, March 07, 2023
Increasing transmission efficiency would cut air pollutionIn a new study, Destenie Nock, assistant professor of engineering and public policy and civil and environmental engineering (CEE), and a CEE undergraduate student identify investments in electricity transmission and distribution systems as a significant opportunity for reducing air pollution.
Friday, February 24, 2023
INDABA partnership launches with $1.5 million from NSFValerie Karplus and Paulina Jaramillo, along with Chris Pistorius and Edson Severnini, have been awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for International Research and Education grant to work with international collaborators to develop a major project on industrial decarbonization over the next three years.
Monday, February 20, 2023
Faculty and alum help EPA propose new air quality standardProfessor Peter Adams, head of Engineering and Public Policy, served on an expert’s panel of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that has proposed the strengthening of a key national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for fine particle pollution, known as PM2.5.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Amaral and Kalathil receive top prize at Babbage Industrial Innovation Policy AwardsEPP PhD students Afonso Amaral and Nikhil Kalathil were awarded the top prize at the Babbage Industrial Innovation Policy Awards 2022 for their paper, "National and Sub-National Policy for Domestic Manufacturing Flexibility: A Policy Framework to Incentivize Flexibility Based on Lessons from the COVID-19 Medical Supply Response."
Tuesday, February 07, 2023
VanBriesen named 2022 AAAS FellowJeanne VanBriesen, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Engineering & Public Policy, has been named a 2022 AAAS Fellow.
Friday, February 03, 2023
Donti recieves SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation AwardPriya Donti has been named the recipient of the 2022 ACM SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation Award. SIGEnergy established the annual award to recognize an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the field of energy systems and informatics.
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