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Personal Profile

Maxwell (“Max”) Brown started at NREL in late 2016 as an intern, signed on as research staff in 2017, and in 2020 became a Senior Energy Systems Modeler in the Economics and Forecasting Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. His current research portfolio consists of general ReEDS development, expanding the temporal and spatial resolution of ReEDS, the linkage of ReEDS and USREP, as well as the development of SLiDE - an open-source CGE model written in Julia/JuMP. His expertise include: energy policy analysis, CGE modeling and calibration, supply chain modeling, and optimization and equilibrium modeling. 

Research Interests

Optimization and modeling techniques

Economic impacts of energy sector transformations

Fuel and electricity market interactions

Consumer adoption of energy-efficient technologies

Professional Experience

HERE researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2012–2017)

Research Assistant, DOE Critical Materials Institute (2013–2017)

Research Assistant, Payne Institute for Earth Resources (2014–2017)

Research Assistant, The Energy Foundation (2010–2012)

Computer Technician, NDSU College of Engineering (2006–2010)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines

Certificate, Computer Engineering, North Dakota State College of Science

Bachelor, Economics and Statistics, North Dakota State University

Master, Resource Economics and Policy, University of Maine


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