Adrian is a Staff Scientist in the U.S. Center, based in Seattle.
Adrian’s research focuses on energy and climate change policy, with emphasis on the role of urban areas in climate change mitigation and on the economics of fossil fuel production and consumption.
Prior to joining SEI, Adrian was an energy analyst for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. In this role, he contributed to policy recommendations in the U.S. DOE’s first Quadrennial Energy Review aimed at improving the efficiency of energy infrastructure systems in the U.S. He also has professional experience as a software development engineer.
Adrian has a Ph.D. in ecology from Duke University, where his research focused on the ecological impacts and greenhouse gas emissions of natural gas infrastructure. He has bachelor’s degrees in physics and math from the University of California, Berkeley.