Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a student-only virtual roundtable discussion with Dr. Melissa Lott, CGEP Senior Research Scholar. Dr. Lott will discuss her background and experience working across industry, government, and academia in the USA, Europe, and Asia. In addition to her career path and current work, she will discuss the nexus of energy and environmental policy as it relates to energy, climate change, and public health.

Biography

Dr. Melissa C. Lott leads the Power Sector and Renewables Research Initiative at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She has worked as an engineer and advisor for more than 15 years in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Lott specializes in technology and policy research, working to increase our understanding of the impacts of our energy systems on air pollution and public health. She directly applies this understanding to help decision-makers mobilize technology and policy solutions to support the transition to low-carbon energy systems. Dr. Lott has authored more than 350 scientific articles, columns, op-eds, journal publications, and reports. An active public speaker, she has been featured in interviews with news organizations around the world including PBS, the BBC World Service, ABC News PM in Australia, and Scientific American magazine’s French edition.

Prior to joining the Center for Global Energy Policy, Dr. Lott served as the Assistant Vice President of the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre in Tokyo, Japan. She has also held roles at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. Dr. Lott has served as an advisory board member for Alstom and GE and contributed as an expert advisor for government organizations including the London Sustainable Development Commission under Mayor Boris Johnson. Throughout, Dr. Lott had worked as a Principal Engineer at YarCom Inc.

Dr. Lott holds degrees from the University of California, Davis (Bachelor of Science - Engineering), the University of Texas at Austin (Master of Science – Engineering and Master of Public Affairs), and University College London (Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Resources and Engineering). While in university, Dr. Lott completed internships at the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Obama, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and Sandia National Laboratories.

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There is limited capacity for this event. We ask that you register only if you are sure you can attend this event in its entirety.

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