Professor Dan Kammen holds appointments at UC Berkeley in the Energy and Resources Group (where he serves as Chair), the Goldman School where he is the director of the Environmental Public Policy Center, and in the Department of Nuclear Engineering. He founded and directs Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. Professor Kammen is a coordinating lead author and contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and served as the “Clean Energy Czar” at the World Bank. His role as Science Envoy for the U.S. State Department ended with his resignation in August 2017 over the Trump Administration’s lack of commitment to science and, in particular, its failure to chart a path towards a clean energy future. Professor Kammen has field projects in East Africa, Central America, and on Borneo where he has worked on the expansion and integration of regional energy grids in the US, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, and Nicaragua, and on the design of energy markets. Professor Kammen will share lessons on his past research and look forward to the future of renewable energy.
Research group: Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory