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Professor James J. Winebrake, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of STS/Public Policy

Professor James J. Winebrake, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of STS/Public Policy and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Environmental Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Winebrake’s research focuses on energy policy, transportation, and energy systems. Most recently, Dr. Winebrake has published on the environmental impacts of freight transportation and biofuels production. Past honors include the 2010 RIT Trustees Scholar Award, the JMU Madison Scholar Award, and the JMU Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Winebrake is an active committee member for various National Academies of Science studies, including A Study of Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Transportation. He has also served as a technical expert for the New York State Climate Action Council and the New York State Renewable Fuels Roadmap. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Winebrake was a policy analyst/physical scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Winebrake received a B.S. in Physics from Lafayette College, a M.S. in Technology and Policy from M.I.T., and a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Role of universities in advancing Clean Energy Technologies