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About Joshua M. Pearce

I run the Michigan Tech in Open Sustainability Technology (MOST) group as a cross appointed Associate Professor in the Materials Science & Engineering and the Electrical & Computer Engineering. My research focuses on open and applied sustainability, which is the application of science and innovation to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems. Specifically I am interested in exploring the way solar energy can be used to provide clean sustainable electricity through photovoltaic devices and how the sharing of open source hardware and software can create sustainable and equitable means of production (e.g. create open source appropriate technology and other free and open source hardware).


Present Associate Professor, Michigan Technological University Department of Materials Science and Engineering


BS, Physics and Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University
PhD, Materials - Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Recent Works (16)

Applied Sustainability (77)