Dr. Marilyn A. Brown is Chair of the the School of Public Policy, and Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to Georgia Tech, she worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she held various leadership positions in energy efficiency and renewable energy. From 2010-2017, Dr. Brown served two terms as a Presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest public power provider. From 2014-2018 she served two terms on the U.S. Department of Energy?s Electricity Advisory Committee where she chaired the Smart Grid Subcommittee. She has written 6 books on the clean energy transition and in 2007 she became a Nobel Laureate for her work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Dr. Marilyn A. Brown created and leads the Climate and Energy Policy Lab at Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on the design and modeling of energy markets and carbon reduction policies and programs, highlighting opportunities on the customer side of the electric meter-including energy end-use efficiency, rooftop-solar systems, vehicle to grid interactions, smart thermostats, and home storage devices. Using data analytics and energy-engineering models, she examines technology and market transitions at the local, state, and national scale. Her research has helped to explain the existence of an energy-efficiency gap, the persistence of high energy-burdens among low-income households, and the employment and cost benefits of investments in demand-side management.

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Section 64: Human Environmental Sciences

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Section 63: Environmental Sciences and Ecology