RAEL Students

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 Alstone

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, […]

Anne-​​Perrine Avrin

Anne-​​Perrine is a first-​​year MS/​PhD stu­dent. She worked on nuclear safety in France and nuclear reac­tor con­struc­tion in China. She is cur­rently work­ing in the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory of Daniel Kam­men, on long-​​term invest­ment plan­ning for the Chi­nese energy mix. Her inter­est relates to nuclear energy for devel­op­ing and emerg­ing coun­tries from engi­neer­ing, eco­nomic […]

Juan Pablo Carvallo Bodelon

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 […]

Dimitry Gershenson

I am a third year PhD stu­dent at UC Berke­ley, in the Energy and Resources Group. I came to grad­u­ate school after nearly two and a half years of devel­op­ment work in Latin Amer­ica, as well as short stints in research and advo­cacy. My cur­rent inter­ests include energy access busi­ness mod­els, pri­vate financ­ing of energy access in emerg­ing […]

Patricia Hildalgo-​​Gonzalez

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 […]

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 […]

Noah Kittner

Noah is an MS/​PhD stu­dent at ERG. After grad­u­at­ing with a BS in Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence from UNC-​​Chapel Hill, Noah was a Ful­bright Fel­low at the Joint Grad­u­ate School for Energy and the Envi­ron­ment in Thai­land research­ing tech­ni­cal and pol­icy aspects of solar elec­tric­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity assess­ment. He has installed solar pan­els in Mex­ico and con­ducted research with […]

Diego Ponce de Leon

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 Sanchez

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

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 […]

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