Along with University of Oregon Lundquist School of Management Assistant Professor Lauren Lanahan, assistant professor Daniel Armanios looked at a representative six-state region of the country and studied Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding recipients from 2001 to 2010, and their outcomes.Is more certification always a good thing? (6.15.18)
EPP professor Inês Azevedo and RIT professor Eric Hittinger (EPP PhD '12) are featured in Vox as key paper in lithium-ion battery research.Batteries have a dirty secret (4.27.18)
In research published in Nature Energy, professor Jay Whitacre and EPP PhD candidate Guannan He present two metrics for battery operating and planning decisions: the marginal benefit of usage and the average benefit of usage. The marginal benefit of usage brings long-term information to short-term decisions and is proved in the paper to allow for the maximization of the life-cycle benefit when short-term decisions are made.Framework Assesses, Optimizes Economic Value of Lithium-ion Batteries (4.26.18)
April 27, 2018
Professor Baruch Fischhoff has won a 2018 Carnegie Corporation of New York Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. Fischhoff is one of 31 scholars and writers who will receive $200,000 to devote significant time to research, write and publish in the humanities and social sciences.
April 24, 2018
Shuchio Talati (PhD '16) discusses sunlight-blocking aerosols, ocean seeding, rogue geoengineers - and a misunderstood field.
Congratulations to EPP and E&TIM graduates!
May 14, 2018
Nicholas Muller was recognized as the Lester and Judith Lave Associate Professor of Economics, Engineering and Public Policy, an appointment both in the Tepper School of Business and in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. The chair was designated for a faculty member with an undergraduate background in the sciences and a doctoral degree in economics; Muller is the first to be awarded this professorship.
April 27, 2018
Modeling energy mixes and energy prices across the country, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Eric Hittinger (PhD '12) and professor Inês Azevedo determine that the deployment of energy storage increases emissions almost everywhere in the US today.
April 25, 2018
The USGIF, which seeks to advance the geospatial intelligence tradecraft as it relates to national security, cited Carley's development of Dynamic Network Analysis (DNA) theory, her work on social network analysis techniques and her development of the geospatial dynamic social network analysis and visualization tool, ORA, as watershed contributions to the field.
EPP professor Scott Matthews has received a Seed Grant from the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation to evaluate how climate change will affect running water as a renewable energy source based on scenario planning.
April 4, 2018
This release marks the one-year anniversary of the Index, developed by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Carnegie Mellon University as a new metric to track power sector carbon emissions performance trends.
Though the US has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, researchers have found that the U.S. can still meet - or maybe even beat - its emissions reduction targets without the Clean Power Plan. Public radio program The Allegheny Front recently sat down with professor Paul Fischbeck to learn more.
Researchers have calculated that the U.S. can meet—or even beat—the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the United Nations Paris Agreement, despite the Trump Administration’s withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan.
February 7, 2018
Last year, professor Deborah Stine taught two public courses using Wikipedia. She explains, "This teaching method intrigued me as a way for my students to better understand the opportunities and challenges of Wikipedia in its use as an information resource for policymakers and the public, and as a way for them to learn how to assess the quality of and critique the work of others — a critical part of any policy analysis."
EPP researchers Khan, Hounshell, and Fuchs argue in Nature Electronics that the challenges facing the semiconductor industry are unprecedented: today’s industry and market structure undermine incentives for continued collective action in research and development, potentially threatening world-wide economic growth.