Advisory board

Our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) includes key scientific and policy experts in climate change and action, overall sustainable development, and a particular focus on IAMs. The SAB will advise the consortium on matters related to the implementation and development of project activities, including but not limited to the scope, transparency, and legitimacy of activities and methods applied as well as the robustness and dissemination of the results produced. The collective expertise of the SAB draws on a broad range of perspectives from the key scientific disciplines underlying climate mitigation and adaptation research and policy as well as broader sustainability.

Dr. David McCollum

Dr. David McCollum, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: His expertise spans across economics, engineering, policy analysis, and corporate advisory services. His research attempts to inform state, national (developed and developing) and global energy and environmental issues on matters related to, among others, deep decarbonization, net-zero emissions pathways, energy-transport-climate policies, electric sector planning, end-use sector electrification (transport, buildings, industry), Sustainable Development Goals (including inter-dependencies), financing needs for the energy system transformation, and human dimensions of climate change. He employs energy-economic systems and integrated assessment models in support of this work (e.g., MESSAGEix-GLOBIOM, TIMES-MARKAL, REGEN, GCAM). You may find more information on his profile page from ORNL here.

Prof. Jessica Jewell

Prof. Jessica Jewell, Chalmers University: She is an Associate Professor in Energy Transitions at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University and a Professor at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen. Her research focuses on the feasibility of climate action and quantifying the dynamics and mechanisms of energy transitions using a variety of disciplinary approaches and methods. She was a contributing author in the IPCC 5th assessment report a lead author in the Global Energy Assessment and in a report for the UN Secretary General on the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. She also led the development of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) model of short-term energy security. You may find more information on her profile page from Chalmers here.

Dr. Lukas Hermwille

Dr. Lukas Hermwille, Wuppertal Institut für Klima. He is a senior researcher at the Research Unit Global Climate Governance of the Energy, Transport and Climate Policy division at Wuppertal. He is the principal investigator for the EU-funded CINTRAN research project and co-leader of the EU-funded NDC ASPECTS. His expertise lies in international climate policy, flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol, global energy transformation, structural change in carbon-intensive regions. You may find more information on her profile page from Wuppertal here.

Dr. Steve Smith

Dr. Steve Smith, University of Oxford: He is Executive Director of two programmes led by the Smith School, both focussed on stabilising the climate both rapidly and sustainably, the Oxford Net Zero and CO2RE. research interests lie at the intersection of climate science and policy. He has published on a range of topics including metrics for comparing the emissions of different greenhouse gases, and the governance of carbon dioxide removal. He is co-developer of a major global stocktake of net zero pledges. You may find more information on her profile page from the Smith School here.

Prof. Hannah Daly

Prof. Hannah Daly, University College Cork: She is a Professor in Sustainable Energy and Energy Systems Modelling at University College Cork, Ireland. Her research and lecturing focus on modelling and developing sustainable pathways for the energy system, encompassing energy access, climate change, and air pollution, and she engages extensively with policymakers, civil society, and academia on those topics. As well as being a lead contributing author to several International Energy Agency World Energy Outlook reports, she has co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and several book chapters and other reports. She also maintains a regular column – “At a Time of Climate Crisis” – for the Irish Times. You may find more information on her personal website here.

Dr. Cecilie Mauritzen

Dr. Cecilie Mauritzen, Norwegian Meteorological Institute: She is a physical oceanographer with degrees from the University of Bergen (BSc, MSc) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD). Her fields of interest include Earth’s energy balance, state changes in the deep ocean, large-scale ocean circulation, autonomous observing technologies, operational oceanography, big data synthesis, inverse modelling, communication and teaching. She has been a lead author for IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Reports. She thrives with leading large, complex, interdisciplinary, international research projects, and is a member of both the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research. Cecilie is the Project Manager of the WorldTrans research and innovation project – a sister initiative of the DIAMOND project. You may find more information on her personal website here.

Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir

Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, University College Cork: He is the Associate Vice-President of Sustainability at University College Cork, a Professor of Energy Engineering at UCC, and director of the MaREI Research Centre. His areas of expertise focus on establishing energy systems modelling capacity in Ireland over the past 20 years and his research has underpinned Irish and EU energy and climate mitigation policies and energy company strategies. Additionally, he is the elected Chair of the International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on energy systems modelling (IEA-ETSAP). You may find more information on his profile page from UCC here.

Dr. Stephanie Waldhoff

Dr. Stephanie Waldhoff, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL): She is a senior research economist and interim director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI). Her research focuses on the long-term effects of climate change as they relate to the economy, with a particular emphasis on feedback between the climate and economy, interactions between climate change impacts and mitigation policy, and the implications of these on measures of human well-being. She has extensive experience developing and using complex multi-sector dynamics modeling to inform decision-making. You may find more information on her profile page from PNNL here.