Personal Profile

Stuart Cohen is an energy system analyst with the Capacity Expansion & Electricity Markets Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center involved in a range of electric grid planning and analysis activities. Using the ReEDS electric sector capacity expansion model along with other models and datasets, Stuart has studied interactions between climate change, water, electricity, and the economy, and he has also studied the future roles of hydropower and carbon capture technologies in the grid. 

Research Interests

Optimization of complex multisector, multiscale systems involving science, technology, economics, and policy

Interactions between energy, water, and climate change

Hydropower integration and optimization

Carbon capture and storage

Professional Experience

Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2012–Present)

Graduate Researcher, Teaching Assistant, and EPA STAR Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin Department of Mechanical Engineering (2007–2012)

Mechanical Engineering Co-op, Codonics, Inc. (2005–2007)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin


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