Kathleen Ara˙jo

  • Assistant Professor
  • Office Location: 1419 Computer Science
  • Office Phone: (631) 632-8767

Dr. Kathleen Araújo is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University and a book series editor for Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions. Her work evaluates energy-environmental pathways and critical infrastructure in relation to disruptive change.

Dr. Araújo has a forthcoming book entitled Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation (Oxford University Press), which draws from multi-decadal case studies of socio-technical systems change. She consults for inter-governmental organizations, and has partnered with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Araújo earned her Ph.D. at MIT, completing post-doctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School on nuclear safety, and science, technology, and public policy.

Select Publications, Presentations, and Panels:

Araújo, K. (forthcoming). Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199362554.

Araújo, K. “Disruptive Change with Drones, Nuclear Facilities, and Radiological Protection,” Presentation, Nuclear Security Conference, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, December 5-10, 2016.

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 Brazilian and Danish 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, “Rethinking Shared Interests in Arctic Oil and Gas,” Panel, Arctic Circle Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 7, 2016, http://www.arcticcircle.org/assemblies/2016/breakout-sessions/friday-1700-1830.

Araújo, K. Panel Chair/Co-Chair, “Offshore Wind: Challenges and Opportunities in the United States,” “The Role of Policy in Energy Transitions,” and “Nuclear Energy: Achievements, Lessons Learned, and Prospects,” 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, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/10/29/commentary/japan-commentary/japans-nuclear-energy-choices/#.Vji5dysvzT8, reprinted from The Diplomat, October 22, 2015.

Araújo, K., Chair, “Managing Shared Interests in Arctic Oil and Gas,” Panel, Arctic Circle Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 16, 2015, http://arcticcircle.org/managing-shared-interests-arctic-oil-and-gas.

Araújo, K (2015). Dynamics of International Nuclear Safety: Post-Fukushima Developments in Regulatory Oversight and Filtered Vent Technology in Six Nuclear Countries, Chapter 18 in S. Apikyan, D. Diamond (Eds.) Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, Springer, Dordrecht, http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-017-9894-5_18

Araújo, K. “Game Change: Innovation, Practices, and Policy in Low Carbon Energy Change,” Presentation, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5, 2015.

Araújo, K. “Paradigm Shifts: Innovation and Policy in Low Carbon Energy Change,” Presentation, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, July 28, 2015.

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

Araújo, K. “Fukushima 2015: Re-assessment, Radiation, and Regulatory Change,” Presentation, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, June 16, 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.