AlumniPhD, Professor and Director of the Schatz Energy Research Laboratory Arne Jacobson

Dr. Jacob­son is the SERC Direc­tor and an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of Envi­ron­men­tal Resources Engi­neer­ing at Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­si­ty. He is also the coor­di­na­tor of HSU’s master’s pro­gram in Ener­gy Tech­nol­o­gy and Pol­i­cy. Dr. Jac­bo­son has a Ph.D. from the Ener­gy and Resources Group at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley and an M.S. in Envi­ron­men­tal Sys­tems (engi­neer­ing option) from Hum­boldt State. His areas of research inter­est include renew­able ener­gy tech­nol­o­gy, ener­gy and cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion pol­i­cy, and ener­gy access for low income peo­ple in devel­op­ing coun­tries. His work is inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, com­bin­ing renew­able ener­gy engi­neer­ing, ener­gy pol­i­cy, and a social geog­ra­phy based approach to inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ment stud­ies. Dr. Jacob­son has exten­sive inter­na­tion­al work expe­ri­ence in Africa, South Asia, and Latin Amer­i­ca, includ­ing recent work focused on the devel­op­ment of an inter­na­tion­al pro­gram to ensure the qual­i­ty of afford­able LED-based off-grid light­ing sys­tems appro­pri­ate for use by low income peo­ple in devel­op­ing countries.

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