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Austin Brown

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Austin Brown is a member of the Washington D.C. Office in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Analyst (Strategic Planning)
On staff since 2010
Phone number: 202-488-2203

Areas of expertise

  • Crosscutting low-carbon strategies
  • Clean transportation technologies and policies

Primary research interests

  • Clean energy research portfolio planning
  • Energy and society
  • Sustainable transportation systems

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in biophysics, Stanford University, 2007
  • B.S. in physics, Harvey Mudd College, 2002

Prior work experience

  • Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 2008-2010
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University, 2008

Selected publications

Vimmerstedt, L.; Brown, A.; Heath, G.; Mai, T.; Ruth, M.; Melaina, M.; Simpkins, T.; Steward, D.; Warner, E.; Bertram, K.; Plotkin, S.; Patel, D.; Stephens, T.; Vyas, A. (2012). High Penetration of Renewable Energy in the Transportation Sector: Scenarios, Barriers, and Enablers; Preprint. 9 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-54442.

Personal interests/hobbies

SCUBA diving, cooking, sustainable agriculture, running, hiking, volleyball, reading, singing, science education, travel