Caitlin Murphy

Caitlin Murphy


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Personal Profile

Caitlin Murphy is a group manager and senior analyst in the Impacts Analysis Group within the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Her research interests involve evaluating how energy policies and technology innovation impact the evolution, operation, and environmental impacts of the U.S. energy system. Caitlin’s research portfolio centers on renewable-based hybrid energy systems, including the economic, reliability, and operational impacts of coupling utility-scale renewable energy and storage technologies. 

Research Interests

Deployment potential of renewable-based hybrid energy systems

Impacts of widespread electrification on electricity demand and power sector investments

Evaluating the system and environmental impacts of federal and state energy policies 

Professional Experience

Senior Energy Analyst, Grid Planning and Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2018–2022)

Science and Technology Policy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2014–2017)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Institution for Science (2012–2014)

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, California Institute of Technology (2008–2012) 

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Geophysics, California Institute of Technology

Bachelor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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