Stony Brook University
EST601 Grand Challenges in Energy and Environmental Policy
Co-teaching with Gerry Stokes and Elizabeth Hewitt
(Fall 2015/Fall 2016/Fall 2017)
"Grand Challenges" brings together a group of the core faculty in the Department of Technology and Society to discuss the grand challenges in energy, environment, and climate. It covers broad topics from systems, fossil fuel, renewables, urban development, nuclear power and carbon to innovation and climate change so to give the students the "big pictures" as well as the depth that enable them to advance their research interests.
EST603 Energy Systems Modeling
“All models are wrong, but some are useful”. This class offers a systems analysis approach and introduces useful modeling tools and skillsets to capture and reveal the complexity of energy systems. The scope of this class includes main forms of energy, major energy production, conversion, and consumption activities, the environment and climate consequences of energy consumption, and technology innovation and transition embedded in the energy systems.
EST607 Energy and Environmental Markets
Economics and regulations shape the landscape of global energy markets. This course will draw the theories and practices of economics and regulations to explore the evolution of energy markets, and how environmental regulations shape such evolution. This course will cover the overview of global energy markets, the industry organization of the energy markets, the political economy and institution aspects of regulation and deregulation, market power and antitrust, climate change and environmental policy and their impacts on energy markets.
EST535 Electric Power Systems
Electrification is one of the greatest achievement of the twentieth century, and a grand challenge of the twenty-first. This course will discuss the fundamental concepts and knowledge required to understand electric power systems. We will then discuss the design and operation of the power systems. We will cover power system planning, power system operation and control, and emerging technical and cross-cutting issues in the electricity industry. This course deals with the physics, design, and operation of power systems, essentially the grid.
EST440 Interdisciplinary Research Methods
This course uses scientific research and engineering technology problem-solving as a framework for the synthesis of diverse disciplines studied by students in the first three undergraduate years. Provides students with experience in team problem-solving. Students will work in teams to conduct a technology assessment. Examples of various types of technology assessments will be studied, and students will discuss analysis techniques and team structuring in order to plan and execute a successful project.
EST393 Project Management
Project management is about getting projects done. This course walks through fundamental project management concepts and skills needed to successfully initiate, lead, monitor, control, and realize projects execution. Successful project managers skillfully manage their scope, resources, schedules, and risks to produce the desired outcome. In this course, students explore project management with a practical approach through case studies and group projects.
University of California, Berkeley
ER100/200 Energy and Society, Sections
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI)
(Fall 2011/Fall 2013)
“Energy and Society” is a fundamental energy class cross-campus offered by Energy and Resources Group. It focuses on energy sources, uses, and impacts: an introduction to the technology, politics, economics, and environmental effects of energy in contemporary society; energy and well-being, energy international perspective, origins, and character of the energy crisis.
University of Copenhagen
(May 2011/May 2012)
“Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation” is an interdisciplinary E-learning course offered by the University of Copenhagen in close cooperation with Oxford University, UC Berkeley, and the Danish Meteorological Institute. The focus of the course is climate change impacts and the human response to climate change.
CEE276F China Energy Systems
Guest Lecturer, China’s Coal and Power Conflict and Its Broad Impacts
(Jan 2010/Feb 2012/Feb 2014)
China Energy Systems (CEE 276F) is a directed readings course that studies the energy resources and policies in use and under development in the world's most populous nation. As a country undergoing rapid and sustained economic growth, China's decisions as to how to meet its energy requirements will affect global energy markets and impact the global environment. This course focuses on the areas of major impact that are forecast and will present a comparative analysis of China's energy management strategies.