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Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Co-lead, Bending the Curve with NETs

Dr. Abdulla investigates energy system design for deep decarbonization—focusing on the role of disruptive energy technologies that sit at a low level of technical readiness, including energy storage systems, advanced nuclear power, and negative emissions technologies. His work employs process modeling, systems engineering, engineering economics, and quantitative risk and decision analysis to develop policy-relevant assessments of both past performance and future deployment potential. He also pays special attention to integrating insights from public policy and behavioural science in his models in order to optimize the design and deployment of truly sustainable technologies—ones that are both techno-economically viable and socio-politically acceptable. Prior to Carleton, Dr. Abdulla was Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.


B.S.E., Chemical Engineering (Princeton)
Ph.D., Engineering and Public Policy (Carnegie Mellon)
Postdoc (UC San Diego)

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