Energy Institute Leadership Team

Bryan Willson, Executive Director
Jeff Muhs, Associate Director
Kate Laughery, Associate Director
Maury Dobbie, External Engagement Director
Mary McInnis, Chief of Staff
Teya Kvasnicka, Events Coordinator
Ann Marie Bliley-Ester, Development Director
Allison Vitt, Communications Manager

Directory of Affiliated Faculty and Staff

The Energy Institute has experts in a wide range of topics including: energy extraction, generation, and production; energy transmission, distribution, and storage; energy conversion and storage; energy end-use technologies; energy policy; energy finance; environmental topics related to energy and climate (air and water quality, land/mine reclamation, etc.); developing world access to energy; energy humanities; sociotechnical issues related to energy and climate; soil carbon, food, energy, and water (FEW), and energy innovation and entrepreneurship. A full list of faculty and staff is provided below.

For general contact information for the Energy Institute or the Powerhouse Energy Campus, click here.

First NameLast NameCSU DepartmentAreas of ExpertiseLocated at Powerhouse?
SteveAlbersCSU VenturesInnovation/Entrepreneurship
PatriciaAloise-YoungPsychologyHuman DimensionsPowerhouse icon
ChuckAndersonComputer ScienceHuman Dimensions
MazdakArabiCivil & Environmental EngineeringEnvironment
RickAsterGeosciences Generation/Production
LynnBadiaEnglishHuman Dimensions
Jeff BandarChemistryConversion/Storage
ToddBandhauerMechanical EngineeringEnd-usePowerhouse icon
KurtBarthMechanical EngineeringGeneration/Production
ClayBellEnergy InstituteTransmission/Distribution, Environment, Global Energy AccessPowerhouse icon
KristineBennettEnergy InstituteTransmission/Distribution, Environment, Global Energy AccessPowerhouse icon
RossBeveridgeComputer ScienceTransmission/Distribution
TamiBondEnvironment, Human Dimensions
ThomasBorchSoil and Crop SciencesEnd-use
ThomasBradleyMechanical EngineeringTransmission/Distribution, End-usePowerhouse icon
PhilippeBrunetManagementInnovation/Entrepreneurship
JamesCaleMechanical EngineeringTransmission/DistributionPowerhouse icon
KenCarlsonCivil & Environmental EngineeringEnvironment
EllisonCarterCivil & Environmental EngineeringEnvironmentPowerhouse icon
AnpingChenBiologyEnvironment
MaggieClarkEnvironmental & Radiological Health SciencesEnvironment
RichardConantEcologyGeneration/Production, Environment
DanielCooleyStatisticsEnvironment
JenniferCrossSociology Human DimensionsPowerhouse icon
Jose de la Venta GrandaPhysicsEnvironment
ThomasDean Business and School of Global Environmental SustainabilityGlobal Energy Access, Policy, Innovation/Entrepreneurship
SusanDe LongCivil & Environmental EngineeringGeneration/Production
BruceDraperComputer ScienceEnd-use
JerryDugganEnergy InstituteTransmission/Distribution, EnvironmentPowerhouse icon
SvenEgenhoffGeosciences Generation/Production
FathallaEldali Electrical & Computer EngineeringHuman Dimensions
JohnElderFinance & Real EstateFinance
DonEstepStatisticsGeneration/Production, Environment
DelphineFarmerChemistryEnvironment
ThomasFoustMechanical EngineeringGeneration/Production
Paul FranciscoEnd-use, Human Dimensions
JoeGerschComputer ScienceTransmission/Distribution
ScottGlickConstruction ManagementEnd-use
JayHammSoil and Crop SciencesEnd-use
JudithHannahGeosciences Generation/Production
StephenHayneBusinessTransmission/Distribution
Todd HeadleyCSU VenturesInnovation/Entrepreneurship
ChuckHenryChemistryEnvironment
Paul HudnutManagementInnovation/Entrepreneurship
JimIppolitoSoil and Crop SciencesEnvironment
RachelIsamanInstitute for Entrepreneurship Innovation/Entrepreneurship
ShantanuJathar Mechanical EngineeringEnvironmentPowerhouse icon
AnuraJayasumanaElectrical and Computer EngineeringEnd-use
GaofengJiaCivil & Environmental EngineeringGeneration/Production
Joshua KellerStatisticsEnvironment
AmberKrummelChemistryGeneration/Production, Environment
Christian L'OrangeMechanical EngineeringEnvironment, Global Energy AccessPowerhouse icon
JanLeachBio agricultural Sciences & Pest ManagementEnd-use
TonyMaciejewskiElectrical and Computer EngineeringEnd-use
KurtMackesColorado State Forest ServiceGeneration/Production
DaleManningAgricultural and Resource EconomicsTransmission/Distribution, Environment, Global Energy Access
AnthonyMarcheseAssociate Dean, Academic & Student AffairsGeneration/Production, Transmission/Distribution, EnvironmentPowerhouse icon
AdamMayerHuman Dimensions of Natural ResourcesHuman Dimensions, Policy
JohnMcKayBio agricultural Sciences & Pest ManagementEnd-use
AndyMcNallyChemistryConversion / Storage
JessicaMetcalfAnimal SciencesEnd-use
HongMiaoFinance & Real EstateFinance
ErikaMillerMechanical EngineeringHuman Dimensions, Transmission/Distribution
GarretMiyakeNatural SciencesGeneration/Production, Environment, Conversion / Storage
JohnMiziaEnergy InstituteGeneration/Production, Global Energy AccessPowerhouse icon
JeffMuhsEnergy InstituteInnovation/Entrepreneurship
JamesNeilsonChemistryEnvironment
JamieNeilsonChemistryGeneration/Production, Environment
SvetlanaOlbinaConstruction ManagementEnd-use
DanOlsenMechanical EngineeringGeneration/Production, Transmission/DistributionPowerhouse icon
ChristosPapadopolousComputer ScienceTransmission/Distribution
CraigPartridgeComputer ScienceTransmission/Distribution
MarkPaschkeForest & Rangeland StewardshipEnvironment
SudeepPasrichaElectrical & Computer EngineeringEnd-use
RobertPatonChemistryConversion / Storage
KeithPaustianSoil and Crop SciencesEnvironment
JenniferPeel Environmental & Radiological Health SciencesEnvironmentPowerhouse icon
JosiePlautInstitute for the Built EnvironmentHuman Dimensions
DavidPrawelMechanical EngineeringEnd-use
Amy PrietoChemistryGeneration/Production, Transmission/Distribution, Conversion / Storage, Innovation/Entrepreneurship
JasonQuinnMechanical EngineeringGeneration/Production, EnvironmentPowerhouse icon
DonRadfordMechanical EngineeringEnd-use
Anthony Rappe ChemistryGeneration/Production, Conversion / Storage
A.R. RaviRavishankaraChemistryEnvironment
IndrajitRayComputer ScienceTransmission/Distribution
KenReardon Chemical & Biological EngineeringGeneration/Production, EnvironmentPowerhouse icon
JohnRidleyGeosciences Generation/Production
Bill RitterCenter for the New Energy EconomyPolicy
BonnieRobertsMechanical EngineeringGeneration/Production
JorgeRoccaElectrical & Computer EngineeringGeneration/Production
MattRoss EcologyEnvironment
JustinSamburChemistryEnvironment
WalajabadSampathMechanical EngineeringGeneration/Production
Ryan ScottPolitical SciencePolicy
SybilSharvelleCivil & Environmental EngineeringGeneration/Production
John SheehanChemical & Biological Engineering
MatthewShoresChemistryGeneration/Production, Environment, Conversion / Storage
ScottShrakeInstitute for Entrepreneurship Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Bill ShusterManagementInnovation/Entrepreneurship
SteveSimskeMechanical EngineeringEnd-use
JamesSitesPhysicsGeneration/Production, End-use
Holly SteinGeosciences Generation/Production
LisaStrightGeosciences Generation/Production
SidSuryanarayananElectrical & Computer EngineeringTransmission/DistributionPowerhouse icon
Sally SuttonGeosciences Generation/Production
TimVaughnEnergy InstituteTransmission/Distribution, Environment, Global Energy AccessPowerhouse icon
JohnVolckensMechanical EngineeringEnvironment
JoeVon FischerBiologyEnvironment
MatthewWallenstein Soil and Crop SciencesEnvironment
ReaganWaskomColorado Water InstituteGeneration/Production
ZachWellerStatisticsTransmission/Distribution, Environment
BryanWillsonEnergy InstituteGeneration/Production, End-use, Global Energy Access, Innovation/Entrepreneurship
AnderWilsonStatisticsEnvironment
BretWindomMechanical EngineeringTransmission/DistributionPowerhouse icon
AzerYalinMechanical EngineeringEnvironmentPowerhouse icon
PeterYoungElectrical & Computer EngineeringEnd-usePowerhouse icon
MostafaYourdkhaniMechanical EngineeringEnd-use
Joe ZadroznyChemistryEnvironment, Conversion / Storage
JianguoZhaoMechanical EngineeringPowerhouse icon
DanZimmerleEnergy InstituteGeneration/Production, Transmission/Distribution, Environment, Global Energy AccessPowerhouse icon