Kathleen Ara˙jo

  • Assistant Professor
  • Office Location: Harriman Hall 348
  • Office Phone: (631) 632-8767

Dr. Kathleen Araújo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society, where she broadly focuses on strategic decision-making and readiness tied to natural and socio-technical systems change. Her academic and consulting activities examine sustainability, safety and security of energy-environmental systems. She also evaluates science, technology and innovation ecosystems.

Currently, Dr. Araújo is evaluating advanced energy pathways, and critical infrastructure. She is completing a book on low carbon energy transitions in prime mover countries. Dr. Araújo has also consulted for inter-governmental organizations, and partnered with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a reviewer for periodicals, including Journal of Energy Engineering, Energy Policy, Utility Policy, and Global Status Report for REN21. Dr. Araújo earned her Ph.D. at MIT, completing post-doctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School in science, technology, and public policy.

Select Publications, Presentations, and Panels:

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

Araújo, K. “Mapping Energy Transitions: Theory and Practice in the Developing Scholarship,” 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,” Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5, 2015.

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

Araújo, K. “Creative Disruption: Science and Innovation in Energy System Change,” 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,” Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, June 16, 2015.

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

Araújo, K.  “Surging Ahead: Electric Vehicle Progress (and Challenges) in the US,” 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.