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The Center for Energy StudiesEnergy, Minerals & Materials Program thrives on collaborations between experts both within and beyond Rice University.

Featured External Collaborators and Networks 

Michael S. Moats
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering 
Director, Thomas J. O'Keefe Institute for Sustainable Supply of Strategic Minerals, Missouri S&T 
Areas of study: Extractive metallurgy; production and trends; critical minerals; operations and workforce

Kwame Awuah-Offei
Union Pacific/Rocky Mountain Energy Professor of Mining Engineering 
Member, Thomas J. O'Keefe Institute for Sustainable Supply of Strategic Minerals, Missouri S&T 
Areas of study: Mining engineering and operations; life cycle management; sustainable mining practices; workforce development

Nigel Brandon, OBE
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College-London 
Areas of study: Energy materials and electrochemical devices for low carbon applications, including fuel cells, electrolyzers and batteries

Anna Korre
Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Royal School of Mines 
Co-director, Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College-London
Areas of study: Mineral and energy resources engineering; modelling risk and uncertainty; environmental and life cycle assessment of engineering systems

Clare P. Grey, FRS
Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor in Materials Chemistry, Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge 
Areas of study: Materials science for advanced rechargeable batteries; fuel cell membranes; materials sourcing; computational materials science

Roderick G. Eggert
Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Chair in Mineral Economics, Division of Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines
Deputy Director, Critical Materials Institute 
Areas of study: Mineral economics, critical minerals and materials

Morgan D. Bazilian
Director, Payne Institute
Professor of Public Policy, Division of Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines
Areas of study: Minerals for energy transition; just energy transitions; oil and gas emissions data science; satellite monitoring

Timothy Considine
School of Energy Resources Distinguished Professor of Energy Economics, Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming 
Areas of interest: Energy economics and policy/regulation; conventional and unconventional energy technology

John Steen
Director, Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and MiningThe University of British Columbia 
Areas of study: Minerals exploration; extraction; remediation operations; mining sector transformation; mining industry strategy; data science

Jeremy M. Martin
Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Institute of the Americas 
Areas of study: Latin American energy and minerals and related policies for investment

Tristan Abbey
President, Comarus Analytics
Distinguished Fellow, EPRINC 
Areas of study: Strategy and policy on energy and minerals, including federal domain and international relations