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Stuart Cohen

Researcher III-Model Engineering

Stuart.Cohen@nrel.gov | 303-275-4369

Stuart Cohen is a member of the Forecasting & Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Electricity system analysis
Optimization and data analysis in GAMS and MATLAB
Carbon capture and sequestration

Research Interests

Multi-scale electricity systems modeling and optimization (e.g. ReEDS)
Optimizing complex systems involving science, technology, economics, and policy
Sustainable energy

Education

Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012
M.S. in mechanical engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
B.S.E. in mechanical engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2007

Prior Work Experience

Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant and EPA STAR Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (20072012)
Mechanical Engineering Co-op, Codonics, Inc., Middleburg Heights, OH (20052007)
Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) Summer Researcher, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH (2004)

Other Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Featured Publications

Cohen, S.M., J. Macknick, K. Averyt, and J. Meldrum. 2014. Modeling Climate-Water Impacts on Electricity Sector Capacity Expansion: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-6A20-61435.

Cohen, S.M., G.T. Rochelle, and M.E. Webber. "Optimizing post-combustion CO2 capture in response to volatile electricity prices." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 8 (May 2012): 180-95. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.02.011

Cohen, S.M., H.L. Chalmers, M.E. Webber, C.W. King, and J. Gibbins. "Comparing post-combustion CO2 capture operation at retrofitted coal-fired power plants in the Texas and Great Britain electric grids." Environmental Research Letters. 6 (April-June 2011). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/2/024001

Cohen, S.M., G.T. Rochelle, and M.E. Webber. "Optimal operation of flexible post- combustion CO2 capture in response to volatile electricity prices." Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Energy Procedia 4 (2011): 2604-11. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.159.

Cohen, S.M., G.T. Rochelle, and M.E. Webber. (2010). "Turning CO2 Capture On & Off in Response to Electric Grid Demand: A Baseline Analysis of Emissions and Economics." ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology 132, no. 2, 021003 (May 2010). doi:10.1115/1.4001573

Ziaii, S., S.M. Cohen,, G.T. Rochelle, T.F. Edgar, and M.E. Webber. "Dynamic operation of amine scrubbing in response to electricity demand & pricing." Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies, Washington, D.C. Energy Procedia 1, no. 1 (February 2009): 4047-53.

Full list of Stuart Cohen publications (NREL).