I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. I also serve as co-Director for the Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM) Center. I am interested in solving problems that include environmental, technical, economic, and policy aspects, where traditional engineering approaches play an important role but cannot provide a complete answer. In particular, I am interested in assessing how energy systems are likely to evolve, which requires comprehensive knowledge not only of the technologies that can address future energy needs but also of the decision-making process followed by different agents in the economy.
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Recent Policy and Committee Activity
National Research Council Committee on Assessment of Technologies for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Phase 2, 2013-2016
This committee’s first report analyzes and provides options for improvements to the certification and compliance procedures for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles; reviews an updated analysis of the makeup and characterization of the medium- and heavy-duty truck fleet; examines the barriers to and the potential applications of natural gas in class 2b through class 8 vehicles; and addresses uncertainties and performs sensitivity analyses for the fuel consumption and cost/benefit estimates. Read the first report here.
Seminars and Other Upcoming Activities
If you would like to arrange a meeting with Inês or attend one of her lectures, please refer to the list of upcoming events below:
CEDM Freight Workshop
February 27-28, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA
The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making, of which Inês is the Co-Director and PI, will be holding an invite-only special workshop on deep de-carbonziation of the shipping industry.
DOE Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Grand Challenges Workshop
March 6-8, 2017 – Washington DC
The BER Advisory Committee (BERAC) is convening the Workshop in order to identify a series of grand challenges that advance science and are relevant to DOE’s interests and mission. The workshop will include a number of plenary speakers and ample time for discussion. Findings from the Workshop will be documented in a subsequent report and used for future planning.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council Conference: Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Electricity Future.
March 15-16, 2017 – Pittsburgh PA
The conference will explore four potential pathways to deep decarbonization of Pennsylvania’s electricity sector: renewable energy, energy efficiency, nuclear power, and carbon capture and storage for fossil fuels.
April 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte, NC
Austin Electricity Conference
April 20-21, 2017 – Austin, TX
“Decarbonizing the Electric Grid: Engineering, Economics and Policy” – The Austin Electricity Conference is designed to bring together academics and practitioners across a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to discuss cutting-edge policy and technical issues relating to the electricity industry.