Daniel M. Kammen

RAEL Director

Bio and Research Interests

Dr. Kammen's research interests include: the science, engineering, management, and dissemination of renewable energy systems; health and environmental impacts of energy generation and use; rural resource management, including issues of gender and ethnicity; international R&D policy; climate change; and energy forecasting and risk analysis. He is the author of more than 90 journal publications, a book on environmental, technological, and health risks (Should We Risk It?, Princeton University Press), and numerous reports on renewable energy and development. He has been featured on radio, network and public broadcasting television, and in print as an analyst of energy, environmental, and risk policy issues and current events. His recent work on energy R&D policy appeared in Science, and Environment, and has been featured on PBS, KQED, CNN, and in many newspapers via the Reuters news service.

View Professor Kammen's personal website at kammen.berkeley.edu

Education

B.S. in physics from Cornell University (1984)
M.S. and PhD in physics from Harvard (1986 & 1988)
Wezmann & Bantrell Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology in the Divisions of Engineering, Biology, and the Humanities (1988 - 1991)

Past Experience

2010 - Present | Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the World Bank Group

1998 - Present | Associate Professor of Energy and Society in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley

1997 - 1999 | Chair of the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) Program at Princeton

1993 - 1998 | Assistant Professor of Public and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University