Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
2017 Research Award Winner
Inês M.L. Azevedo is the principal investigator and Co-director for the Climate and Energy Decision Making Center. Azevedo’s research interests focus on how to transition to a sustainable, low-carbon, affordable and equitable energy system. She combines engineering and technology analysis with economic and decision science approaches. She has published more than 57 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Applied Energy, Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Research Letters, Energy Policy, and Energy Economics. She has participated as an author and committee member in several National Research Council reports from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (Assessment of Solid State Lighting, 2013; Assessment of Technologies for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase II, First Report, 2014 and Phase II, Final Report). She has graduated 19 PhD students and currently advises or co-advises 11 PhD students in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. She received the World Economic Forum’s “Young Scientists under 40” award in 2014. Papers from her research team have received awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014 at the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology, the best poster award at the 2015 U.S. Association for Energy Economics conference, and two awards at the 2014 Pike Powers competition. She earned a BSc in Environmental Engineering (2004) and an MSc in Engineering Policy and Management of Technology from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST-Portugal), and a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (2009).