Aimee E. Curtright

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Senior Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in chemistry, University of California, Berkeley; B.S. in chemistry, University of Miami

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Aimee Curtright is a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She previously served as associate director for the Engineering & Applied Sciences (EAS) Department, where she hired dozens of colleagues and helped manage a diverse, multisite research department of nearly 200 research staff.

Her own research focuses on energy technology and policy, and the social, environmental, and economic implications of new energy technology adoption. Her expertise spans technologies from solar to shale gas to biomass to smart grids, often through the lens of increasing sustainability, resilience, and equity.

Past experience includes postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP), a fellowship at the National Academies with the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and research in microbattery fabrication at the U.S. Naval Research Lab. Her Ph.D. is in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and her B.S. in chemistry is from University of Miami.