Students in RAEL a diverse group, with interests and backgrounds from all over the world, and all over the academic, civil society, government service, and commercial universe. Please look through the RAEL projects, publication lists, and student pages to learn more about this remarkable group.
Peter’s research focus areas are information technology approaches to energy development, understanding markets for demand-side energy technology, and energy technology policy. Outside of academics, he contributes to the Lighting Global program, which supports the market for modern off-grid lighting in the developing world. Peter’s work for Lighting Global includes technical and engineering support, policy development, […]
Nkiruka Avila is a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated with Summa cum Laude honors in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in various sectors of the energy industry, from engineering design and production to end-use distribution and marketing. Her current research interests include renewable energy integration, sustainable energy development and rural electrification.
Anne-Perrine is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group and a research fellow within the energy company Areva. In the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, her research focuses on long-term capacity expansion planning for the energy mix in China, and quantitative methods to adjust least-cost energy transition pathways by taking uncertainty on cost […]
Since graduating as an electronics engineer in 2004, JP Carvallo has been working, studying, and researching different aspects of the energy field. His current interests relate to varied topics in sustainable development for less industrialized economies, with a geographical focus in Latin America and Asia. He brings together different disciplines – engineering, economics, political science, and sociology […]
Karim is a MS student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is currently working in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory of Daniel Kammen, on the Green Jobs Projects at a federal scale. The main goal is to evaluate the federal creation of green jobs in the next decades in the US and […]
Patricia graduated as an industrial and electrical engineer in 2012 from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). During her undergraduate studies she worked as a Linear Algebra teaching assistant for three years, performed research in Dr. Daniel Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley working on the SWITCH model for the US. She […]
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 […]
Joe's scholarship in centered on issues of environmental behavior and sustainable consumption. With his research, he explores the connections between energy and goods consumption and happiness, interrogating the theory that reduced consumption can support improvements in quality of life. He is particularly interested in the potential for discussions about time use to support, enhance, and accelerate movement toward a more sustainable and satisfying economy. Joe is currently a PhD Candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, and, before beginning graduate studies, was an assistant gentleman-farmer in British Columbia.
Noah Kittner is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and researcher in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. After graduating with a BS in Environmental Science from UNC-Chapel Hill (highest honors), Noah was a Fulbright Fellow at the Joint Graduate School for Energy and Environment in Bangkok, Thailand researching […]
I am working on my MS/PhD at the Energy and Resources Group (ERG). My research is in low-carbon (low-impact) energy systems and economic development, modeling high renewable energy future scenarios, and deploying sMArt Grid (high-tech/low-cost) pilots in the rising south. I’ve worked in Chiapas (Mexico) developing regional microcredit schemes and river survey studies, designed and built […]
Daniel L. Sanchez is a Ph.D. student and a researcher in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. He is interested in quantitative analysis to inform public policy, focusing on bioenergy and climate policy. Daniel has previously held positions with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Green for All, and the California Public Utilities Commission. He holds an […]
Rebekah Shirley is currently a PhD student with the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California, Berkeley where she also obtained a MSc. Energy and Resources and a MSc. Civil Engineering. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment at McGill University. She is from Trinidad and Tobago and worked there doing environmental impact […]
Alana is a first-year Master’s student in the Energy and Resources Group. Prior to arriving at ERG, she received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University (2012) in Environmental Studies and International Relations. She served as an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow for two years at the Dever-McCormack School in Dorchester, MA, teaching 8th grade academic enrichment […]
Julia studied economics and Spanish at UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, and realized her interest in energy and environmental issues while a research assistant at the UC Energy Institute. After consulting in the energy and finance sectors, she worked at Pacific Gas & Electric forecasting electric generation and its cost for customer rates. She focused on […]