RAEL Staff

Sergio Castellanos

Ser­gio Castel­lanos is a Berke­ley Energy & Cli­mate Insti­tute – Tec­nológico de Mon­ter­rey (BECI–ITESM) Energy Fel­low work­ing at the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab with Prof. Dan Kam­men. His research focuses on expand­ing an opti­miza­tion model –SWITCH– to Mex­ico to deter­mine the opti­mal invest­ments in new gen­er­a­tion and trans­mis­sion assets. Through his research, he also […]

Deborah Sunter

Before join­ing RAEL in Octo­ber 2015 Dr. Deb­o­rah A. Sunter was a AAAS Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Pol­icy Fel­low at the Depart­ment of Energy: Advanced Man­u­fac­tur­ing Office. Her inter­ests include renew­able energy sys­tems, advanced man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­niques, and the inter­ac­tion of sci­ence and pol­icy in acad­e­mia, indus­try and government. She received a B.S in Mechan­i­cal and Aero­space Engi­neer­ing at […]

Josiah Johnston

I grew up in a rural part of the Ozark Moun­tains. I’m great at con­struc­tion and swing­ing a pick. Between col­lege and grad school I lived in Bal­ti­more for five years. When I left for grad school, I was a tenured researcher in a genet­ics lab and had a seat on the board of a com­mu­nity devel­op­ment cor­po­ra­tion. I came to ERG in attempts to […]

Christopher M. Jones

Chris Jones is lead devel­oper at the Cool­Cli­mate Net­work, an applied research con­sor­tium at UC Berkeley’s Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory that sup­ports the devel­op­ment of com­pre­hen­sive, socially inte­grated car­bon foot­print man­age­ment tools and pro­grams for indi­vid­u­als, schools, busi­nesses and com­mu­ni­ties. His pri­mary research inter­ests inter­sect the fields of indus­trial ecol­ogy, envi­ron­men­tal psy­chol­ogy, and cli­mate […]

Anthony Nahas

Tony is directing the EcoBlock project, an urban sustainability experiment in Oakland, CA. The project brings together a multi-disciplinary team of urban designers, engineers, social scientists, and policy experts from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University, as well as local grassroots organizations, non-profits, local utilities PG&E & EBMUD, the City of Oakland and the State of California. The EcoBlock will demonstrate integrated solutions that dramatically reduce home and neighborhood GHG emissions, dramatically cut water consumption, recycle wastewater, enable organic urban food systems, and promote investment in jobs, renewables and green infrastructure. Tony received his undergraduate education at Columbia University and Paris-IV Sorbonne in History and Anthropology. He pursued graduate work in medieval Middle Eastern history at the Sorbonne, the American University of Cairo and Columbia, researching the economic history and administration of the irrigation systems in the agricultural lands between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers during the late Sassanid (5th-7th CE) and Abbasid (8th-11th CE) empires. Tony holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and worked in corporate finance in the City of London for JP Morgan, Barclays and ING Barings before transferring to Bryan Garnier in Paris. Thereafter, he established his own Investment Fund specializing in alternative assets. In 2013, he transitioned from Finance to Sustainability with a particular interest in the convergence of economics and the environment. He was a Research Affiliate at the Presidio Graduate School during the 2014 academic year.

Rebekah Shirley

Rebekah Shirley is a Post-​​Doctoral Researcher at RAEL. She com­pleted her doc­toral stud­ies in the Energy and Resources Group in 2015. She pre­vi­ously obtained a MSc. Energy and Resources (2011) and a MSc. Civil Engi­neer­ing at UC Berke­ley (2011). Her doc­toral and post-​​doctoral research focuses on dis­trib­uted renew­able energy (DRE) tech­nolo­gies and design­ing inte­grated mod­el­ing […]

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