A professor of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Dr. Azevedo has published over two dozen academic papers and studies revolving around energy and climate policy.
Her research focuses on the environmental, technical, and economic issues surrounding policies aimed at lessening the impact of climate change. Working towards a more sustainable energy system, Dr. Azevedo’s work fills in the gaps between traditional forms of engineering and the clean, more sustainable ways of the future.
She states on her website, “I am passionate about solving problems that include environmental, technical, economic, and policy issues, where traditional engineering approaches play an important role but cannot provide a complete answer.”
Dr. Azevedo is using her extensive knowledge of energy systems to explore how to address future energy system needs and the technologies that come with them. This includes the decision-making process of what agents in the economy are best suited to fix future energy system needs. Her other work includes researching the details of how specific, climate-related, policies will affect the energy systems of a carbon-free world.