Dr. Bielicki researches technological transitions and the deployment of engineering systems - with a specific focus on next generation energy technologies - at the nexus of technical, environmental, economic, and social systems. Dr. Bielicki's policy-relevant research typically couples insights and approaches from engineering and the natural sciences with methods from quantitative social science. He has contributed to a number of national and international reports on energy, environment, and development as well as been an expert participant in a variety of panels and stakeholder processes. Dr. Bielicki was most recently a Weinberg Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as a Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy at the Baker Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). He has previously been affiliated with the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Group at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Harvard Kennedy School), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (University of Rochester). He has also participated in a number of programs, including the Complex Systems Summer School at the Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, NM) and the Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA - Laxenburg, Austria). Dr. Bielicki holds a BS (Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso University), an MBA (University of Chicago), and MPA (Harvard University), and a PhD (Public Policy, Harvard University). He is a member of a number of professional and honorary organizations, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Economic Society, Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society), and Sigma Xi (scientific research society). In his free time, Dr. Bielicki studies taekwondo, is an improvisational comedian, and attempts to teach himself how to play acoustic guitar.
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