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Doug Arent

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Doug Arent is the acting center director of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Center Director (acting)
On staff since May 2004
Phone number: 303-275-3709
E-mail: doug.arent@nrel.gov

Analysis expertise

  • Knowledge of clean energy markets and technology strategy
  • Strategic planning and financial analysis competencies
  • International and governmental experience

Primary research interests

  • Market aspects of renewable energy-related technologies

Education and background training

  • Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School, 1998-present
  • M.S. in business administration, Regis University (Denver, CO), 1995
  • Ph.D. in physical and analytical inorganic chemistry, Princeton University, 1987
  • B.S. in systems engineering and chemistry, Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA), 1982

Additional Appointments

  • Sr. Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.
  • Member, Keystone Energy Board (2008–present)
  • Committee Member, National Research Council, Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program
  • Coordinating Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report
  • Lead Author, IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy
  • Policy Subcommittee Member, National Petroleum Council Study, Prudent Development of North America Natural Gas and Oil Resources
  • Steering Committee Member, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Committee, Social Science and the Alternative Energy Future
  • Advisory Council Member, Smart Cities Council
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, Panel for America's Climate Choices: Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change
  • Editorial Board, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Editorial Board, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
  • Council Member, U.S. Association Energy Economist (2008–2010)
  • Board Member, Energy and Environmental Study Institute, University of Colorado (2007–2010)
  • Chair, Quantitative Work Group, Western Governor's Clean and Diversified Energy Committee (2005–2007)

Prior work experience

  • Management consultant to clean energy companies (2003–2004)
  • Director of OEM sales and director of strategic marketing and business development, Network Photonics (2000–2002)
  • Director of Media Gateway Products and strategic planning manager, Lucent Technologies (now Avaya) (1998–2000)
  • Vice president of business development, Amonix Inc. (1998)
  • Program development manager, senior project coordinator, and senior research associate; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (1991–1998)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, IBM, Ruschlikon, Switzerland (1989–1991)
  • NATO/NSF International Fellow, Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, Leuven, Belgium (1987–1989)

Full list of Doug Arent publications (NREL)