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Assistant Professor of Energy Systems, School for Environment and Sustainability


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Michael Craig is an Assistant Professor of Energy Systems at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). He primarily researches how to reduce global and local environmental impacts of electric power and other energy systems. In prior work, he quantified the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction potential of new technologies, such as rooftop solar, grid-scale batteries, and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). He focuses on system-level analysis to understand the deployment potential and operations of new technologies given the constraints and features of the larger system in which they are embedded. Through system analyses, his research also illuminates how the operations and evolution of energy systems respond to new technologies and other factors, e.g. nonstationary environmental conditions induced by climate change. Much of Michael’s research is interdisciplinary in nature, so involves collaborations with economists, climate scientists, and others. Future research interests include CCS deployment pathways, emission impacts of grid-scale batteries in future power systems, net-zero and negative emission systems, and optimal near-term decisions given the uncertainty in long-term decarbonization pathways.