About

Team

The people of CIEE are at the core of everything we do. They are experts in the technology and sciences that drive energy innovation, and experts in running research programs to make breakthroughs happen.

Deputy Director
Director, Enabling Technologies and Energy Use in Buildings
Visiting Project Scientist
BEST Center Principal Investigator
Deputy Director of Finance & Research Support

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Carl Blumstein

Director

In addition to tackling problems, we’re learning to enhance what’s working for the benefit all. People power is the key, and I’m privileged to work with some of the brightest and most passionate.”

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Michele Barbato

Michele Barbato

Faculty Director, CITRIS Climate
Developing a sustainable and resilient future with a focus on affordability, diversity, inclusion, and equity.”

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Tracy Turner

Director of Finance & Research Support

I love having the opportunity to provide research opportunities to brilliant students who are passionate about new discoveries and energy solutions that respect the environment.”

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Therese Peffer

Deputy Director
Director, Enabling Technologies and Energy Use in Buildings

What drives my research is my passion for achieving carbon neutrality in homes and workplaces in the next decade.”

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Linda Schuck

Senior Advisor, Behavior & Decision Making

People matter! To scale up to a clean energy and climate future, we need to be incorporating insights from behavioral economics, psychology and other social sciences to accelerate technology and policy adoption.”

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Alexandra von Meier

Director, Electric Grid

Today’s renewable energy technology is like Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers. Sure, there are plenty of improvements to be made. But in essence, we already have what we need to get to zero carbon.”

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Terry Surles

Senior Advisor, Enabling Technologies

It’s fun to work on interesting problems with folks that I like to work with.”

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Peter Crabtree

Peter Crabtree

Visiting Project Scientist
BEST Center Principal Investigator

It is especially gratifying for me to work with talented colleagues who share a vision and mission to help build a sustainable future.”

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Larry Chang

Larry Chang

BEST Center Director

I don’t want to look back and ask, “Why didn’t I do more?”

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Miriam Aczel

Postdoctoral Scholar

When it comes to securing a greener future, everyone should have a seat at the table. Tackling today’s complex challenges requires diverse voices and creative thinking. I’m passionate about sparking important conversations—leading to action—on climate change.

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Barbara Haya

Research Fellow

CIEE is tackling some of the most difficult challenges on the road towards carbon neutrality. I’m working on one of them for the University of California system—how to procure carbon offsets that truly reduce emissions, invest in scalable climate solutions, and contribute to the university’s mission of research, education, and public service.”

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Eric Lee

Deputy Director of Finance & Research Support

I am inspired by supporting and engaging with exceptionally bright and creative faculty, researchers and students who work on innovative projects leading us towards a more sustainable future.”

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Catherine Clark

Project Policy Analyst

The work we do at CIEE is especially critical in today’s society. I’m happy to do my part in keeping the wheels turning, so that energy and climate solutions can be accelerated out into the world.”

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Jing Wu

Design and Content Strategist

It’s a joy to contribute to the important work CIEE does to move our society toward a more sustainable future in which people can flourish.”

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Eunice Chung

Research Analyst

The best part about working at CIEE is having the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the built environment. I am grateful to be part of such an amazing team, and am constantly inspired by the intelligence, motivation, and kindness of those around me.”

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Student Researchers

Mohini Bariya,
Graduate, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Gabriel Colón-Reyes,
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Keith Moffat,
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Jaimie Swartz,
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Miles Rusch,
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

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