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David McCollum

Baker Center Research Fellow in Energy & Environment

Research Scholar, IIASA

PhD, Transportation Technology & Policy, University of California, Davis

MS, Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Davis

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Baker Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David McCollum as a 2016 Baker Research Fellow in Energy and Environment. Dr. McCollum is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. His main fields of scientific interest include techno-economic analysis of advanced energy and transport technologies and the development and application of energy-economic and integrated assessment models. His research informs national, regional, and global energy and environmental policies on matters related to climate change, sustainable transport, energy security, and air pollution. To this end, Dr. McCollum performs long-term scenario analyses, focusing in particular on potential transitions for the energy system, the role of consumer behavior in these transitions, and the complex synergies and trade-offs between multiple energy objectives. He received his doctorate in Transportation Technology & Policy from the University of California, Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies in 2011, following the completion of an MS in Agricultural & Resource Economics from the same institution, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Dr. McCollum authored multiple chapters of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group III). He also served as a lead author for the 2012 Global Energy Assessment You can read more about Dr. McCollum and his research here

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