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About Joel Swisher

Joel N. Swisher, PhD, PE, is Director of the Institute for Energy Studies and Research Professor of Environmental Science at Western Washington University. The Institute offers interdisciplinary education and training related to the science, technology, policy and business aspects of the conversion and use of energy resources. Previously, Dr. Swisher was Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University and an independent consultant in clean energy technology and business strategy. He was formerly CTO at Camco International, and Managing Director of Research and Consulting at Rocky Mountain Institute, where he led research and consulting work for numerous electric utilities and producers of goods ranging from semiconductor chips to potato chips. He earned BS, MS and PhD degrees in the School of Engineering at Stanford and is a registered Professional Engineer.

Positions

Present Director, Western Washington University Institute of Energy Studies, Huxley College of the Environment
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Present Research Professor of Environmental Science, Western Washington University Huxley College of the Environment
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Present Senior Fellow, Rocky Mountain Institute
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Present Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University ‐ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Curriculum Vitae




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Education

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1991 Ph.D., Stanford University ‐ Resources Planning Program, Civil Engineering Department
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1980 M.S., Stanford University ‐ Thermosciences Program, Mechanical Engineering Department
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1978 B.S., Stanford University ‐ Environmental Engineering Program, Civil Engineering Department
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Articles (16)

Proceedings (5)

Textbooks (2)

Monographs, Technical Reports, Dissertations (21)