Energy

Energy plays a vital role in the global economy: fossil fuel dependency, the stability of the supply chain, and the prospects for harnessing previously untapped resources affect a range of policy concerns, from national security and international affairs to economic development and climate change. RAND's energy research covers the spectrum from energy conservation and security to emerging technologies and energy use by the U.S. armed forces.

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    Christopher G. Pernin

    Director, Engineering and Applied Sciences Department & Senior Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. and M.S. in chemistry, Northwestern University; B.S. in chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

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    James D. Powers

    Quality Assurance Manager, RAND National Security Research Division; Senior Engineer
    Education B.S. in materials science and engineering, MIT; M.S. in materials science and engineering, UC Berkeley; Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, UC Berkeley

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    Benjamin Lee Preston

    Director, Community Health and Environmental Policy Program; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in environmental biology, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in biology, College of William & Mary

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    Liam Regan

    Technical Analyst
    Education B.S. in environmental science and technology, University of Maryland; MENV in environmental management, Duke University

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    Chandler Sachs

    Research Assistant
    Education B.S. in interdisciplinary studies, Cornell University

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    Richard Silberglitt

    Senior Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in solid state physics, University of Pennsylvania; B.S. in physics, Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S in physics, University of Pennsylvania

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    Éder Sousa

    Aerospace and Data Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in aero/astro engineering, University of Washington; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ; B.S. in aerospace engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ

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    Rachel M. Swanger

    Associate Dean of Student Life and Operations, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in Japanese studies and international economics, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in history, The College of Wooster

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    Abbie Tingstad

    Codirector, Climate Resilience Center, Senior Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in geography, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Sc. in environmental geomorphology, University of Oxford; B.S. in mathematics, MIT

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    Kristin Van Abel

    Senior Technical Analyst
    Education M.S. in environmental science, UC Santa Barbara; B.S. in biology, UC Santa Barbara

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    Fabian Villalobos

    Associate Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in materials science, UC Riverside; B.S. in chemical engineering, UC Riverside; AA in liberal arts, San Bernadino Valley College

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    Henri van Soest

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D., University of Cambridge; LL.M., KU Leuven and University of Zurich; Bachelor of Law, KU Leuven and Université Saint Louis

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    Brian Wong

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.B.A. in finance, Xavier University; B.S. in chemical engineering, University of California, Los Angeles