I am a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Deputy Director for Research of the Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts Division and also serve as leader of the Life-cycle, Economics, and Agronomy Division (LEAD) at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) . My JBEI team’s website can be found here. I am also appointed at UC Berkeley as Head of Sustainability Analysis at the Energy Biosciences Institute. My current work focuses on the life-cycle assessment and technoeconomic analysis of producing advanced biofuels and bioproducts, national-scale fine-resolution scenario modeling of biofuel/bioproduct scale-up strategies and bioenergy crop production, and vehicle electrification across the U.S.
I received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley in December 2010 under the advisement of Professor Arpad Horvath. My dissertation title is “Life-Cycle Water Impacts of U.S. Transportation Fuels” and the full text can be accessed here. I also completed an M.S. at UC Berkeley in May 2008 in Civil Engineering, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a double major in Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University in December 2006.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF): Scown_CV