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Kathleen Araújo

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Ph.D., MIT

Dr. Kathleen Araújo is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University and a book series editor for  Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions.    Her work specializes in energy-environmental systems transitions from a comparative policy and strategic management perspective. This encompasses historical aspects of industrial development, innovation, and planning tied to facets of change.   

Dr. Araújo has a book entitled  Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation   (Oxford University Press) that draws insights from multi-decadal and multi-country case studies of a range of energy technologies. She also consults for governmental/inter-governmental organizations and industry. Dr. Araújo earned her Ph.D. at MIT, completing post-doctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School on science, technology, and public policy.

Select Publications, Presentations, and Panels:

Araújo, K. (2017).  Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation . Oxford University Press: New York, NY. ISBN 9780199362554.

Araújo, K., Mahajan, D., Kerr, R., and da Silva, M. (2017).   Global Biofuels at the Crossroads: An Overview of Technical, Policy, and Investment Complexities in the Sustainability of Biofuel Development,   Agriculture, 7: 32.

Araújo, K. (2017).   Review of Smart Grid (R)evolutionEnergy Research and Social Science, 26: 60.

Araújo, K. “France’s Nuclear Energy Transition: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation,” Presentation, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, October 13, 2016.

Araújo, K. “Transformative Change in Danish Wind and Brazilian Biofuels Energy Pathways: Critical Lessons in National Policy, Innovation and Agents of Change,” Presentation, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, October 12, 2016.

Araújo, K. “Iceland's Geothermal Transition: Inflection Points in Innovation and Policy,” Presentation, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, October 10, 2016.

Araújo, K. Panel Chair/Co-Chair, “Offshore Wind: Challenges and Opportunities in the United States”  
and “The Role of Policy in Energy Transitions” Panels, Advanced Energy Conference, New York City, NY, April 21-22, 2016.

Araújo, K. “Mapping Energy Transitions: Theory and Practice in the Developing Scholarship,” Presentation, Santa Fe Institute, NM, March 30, 2016.

Araújo, K. (2016) “  ‘Truer Costs’ in Energy Systems Change,”  Papers in Energy, 141-173 and  “ Los ‘Costes Reales’ del Cambio del Sistema Energético, ” Papeles de Energía, 43-79 .

Araújo, K.,  “Japan’s Nuclear Energy Choices,”  The Japan Times, October 29, 2015,, reprinted from  The Diplomat, October 22, 2015.

Araújo, K. “Creative Disruption: Science and Innovation in Energy Transitions,” Presentation, Laboratório Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol/National Laboratory for Science and Technology of Bioethanol, Campinas, Brazil, July 27, 2015.

Araújo, K. “Radiation Protection in a Post-Fukushima World,” Presentation, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan, June 2, 2015.

Araújo, K.  “Surging Ahead: Electric Vehicle Progress (and Challenges) in the US,” Presentation, IEVE Conference, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, March 10, 2015.

Araújo, K. " The Emerging Field of Energy Transitions: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities,Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 1, 2014.

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