Potential projects for the successful candidate include (i) development of models to inform optimal and robust climate mitigation and adaptation strategies under uncertainty with learning, and (ii) development of models and methods for analyzing the transition of the energy system to meet multiple goals including low carbon emissions, low water usage, and low air pollution, with a particular focus on the electric power sector and detailed engineering optimization models. The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background with expertise in at least one of the following: operations research, power system modeling, optimal control, energy economics, and/or integrated assessment modeling of climate change. The candidate will have considerable freedom to collaboratively design the research within the scope of the broad questions outlined above. While housed with the SCRiM research group, candidates would also have the opportunity to interact with overlapping research communities and projects including the Center for Sustainable Electric Power Systems, Institute for Natural Gas Research, and several other interdisciplinary efforts ongoing at Penn State.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mort Webster (mort@psu.edu). To apply, visit psu.jobs/job/59662.