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 specializes in the strategic decision-making and management of energy-environmental systems in relation to disruptive change. This includes industrial development, innovation, better practices, and critical infrastructure.

Dr. Araújo has a forthcoming book entitled Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation (Oxford University Press) that draws insights from multi-decadal case studies of a range of energy technologies. She also consults for governmental/inter-governmental organizations and industry, 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 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: 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, 141-173and “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. “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.