Dr. Jeffrey Bielicki runs the Energy Sustainability Research Laboratory, where he and his students research issues in which energy and environmental systems and policy interact, specifically on topics related to carbon management, renewable energy and the energy-water nexus. He is an associate professor at The Ohio State University, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Bielicki is also on the faculty of the Environmental Science Graduate Program and has a courtesy appointment in the City and Regional Planning section of the Knowlton School of Architecture. Bielicki holds a doctorate and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master of Business Administation from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science from Valparaiso University. Prior to returning to graduate school, Bielicki was a mechanical engineer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he primarily worked on devices and infrastructure that produce antiprotons. His academic and research appointments have included being a visiting professor at ETH-Zurich, a research associate at the University of Minnesota, a Weinberg Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a fellow at the Baker Center for Public Policy (University of Tennessee), and a research fellow with the Energy Technology Innovation Policy group at Harvard University.
In Bielicki’s present research, one line of inquiry combines carbon management and renewable energy, where he investigates the use of carbon dioxide to produce and to store renewable energy, and the implications in the broader energy and environmental systems. In another line of inquiry that combines renewable energy and the energy-water nexus, Bielicki investigates how changes in environmental and economic conditions could affect energy and water systems, particularly with respect to weather, climate and land use.
Bielicki collaborates with researchers in academia and U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories in numerous disciplines that span physical, natural and social sciences. Bielicki is a member of a number of professional and honorary organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Economic Society, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. A black belt in tae kwon do, in his free time Bielicki likes to run, practice yoga and improvisational comedy, and teach himself how to play acoustic guitar.
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