RenewElec Team - Ph.D. Students

RenewElec is a collaborative effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the RK Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Heinz Endowments,  and lead by Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department.  Bios for the project team can be found below.

Christian Blanco

Christian Blanco is a first year graduate student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Christian's research interest is in energy economics and energy optimization. His current research involves generation valuation under different policy scenarios. Christian graduated with Honors in Applied Mathematics and Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of California Berkeley. Before attending Carnegie Mellon, Christian spent a year doing research with the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. During his junior year, Christian was part of UCLA's Applied Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) doing research in mathematical modeling in biology. Christian is the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). During his last year at UC Berkeley, Christian was the math team captain for New Experiences for Research and Diversity in the Sciences (NERDS). He continues to do outreach in encouraging minorities and disadvantaged students to pursue higher education in math, science, and engineering.