Kevin Biddle, Ph.D.
Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar
Adjunct Professor, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Areas of study: Geoscience of minerals occurrences; minerals and production supply
Gabriel B. Collins, J.D.
Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs
Areas of study: Electric vehicle design, performance and infrastructure; minerals and metals market supply chains; defense strategies; China and Russia geopolitics
Fellow in Energy & Global Oil
Areas of study: Global energy trends; energy transition dynamics and security
Peter R. Hartley, Ph.D.
Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar
George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics
Areas of study: Energy, electric power, alternative energy; energy and non-fuel minerals and mining, including in Australia, Asia and Texas
Theresa Hoesl, M.A.
Research Associate, Center for Energy Studies
Areas of study: Minerals and mining industry data and analysis
Elsie Hung, M.Sc.
Research Manager, Center for Energy Studies
Areas of study: Minerals production and trade information flows; analysis and visualizations; China energy infrastructure and trade
Jim Krane, Ph.D.
Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies
Areas of study: Energy and energy transition geopolitics and security
Benigna Cortés Leiss, M.A.
Nonresident Fellow in Latin American Energy
Areas of study: Latin American energy and minerals
Steven W. Lewis, Ph.D.
C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow
Professor and Associate Director, Chao Center for Asian Studies
Areas of study: China energy and minerals, including the role of local jurisdictions, outbound investment and geopolitics
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics
Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies
Areas of study: Minerals and materials within broader global energy trends; energy transition dynamics and security
Rachel A. Meidl, Ph.D.
Fellow in Energy & Environment
Areas of study: Life cycle/circular economy framework for supply chains including minerals, materials and end used components; hazardous materials management; batteries and other waste and waste management; resilience
Matteo Pasquali, Ph.D.
A. J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & NanoEngineering
Director, Rice University Carbon Hub
Areas of study: Nexus between energy, materials, and carbon dioxide emissions; carbon materials with enhanced mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties; soft materials
James Tour, Ph.D.
T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Materials Science & NanoEngineering
Areas of study: Materials; green carbon; energy storage, including lithium batteries and hydrogen; flash methodology for graphene and metals recovery from lithium-ion batteries and other media
Rice University students participate in EMM research during internships with the Center for Energy Studies. The students lead or assist in data collection and analysis, lead research for or contribute to publications, and participate in EMM and other CES and BIPP events and groups.
The spring 2021 interns are:
Sree Yeluri, Rice '21
Major: Economics and German studies
Areas of interest: Minerals production and governance; data and analysis; productivity and water management in Chile
Jacob Koelsch, Rice '22
Major: Social policy analysis and Asian studies
Areas of interest: Chinese minerals demand and outbound investment, including local jurisdictions
Diego de la Fuente, Rice '23
Political science and Economics
Areas of interest: Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions trends; regulatory oversight
Katherine H. Zoellmer, Rice '20
Areas of study: Materials science, nanoengineering, electric vehicle recharging and related national and municipal policies
See “Will Electric Vehicles Transform Distribution Networks? Only Time will Tell,” with Michelle Michot Foss, IAEE Energy Forum, Second Quarter 2020
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
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
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
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
Director, Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining, The University of British Columbia
Areas of study: Minerals exploration; extraction; remediation operations; mining sector transformation; mining industry strategy; data science
Gary J. Hale
Jul 30 2021 | Center for the U.S. and Mexico
Rachel A. Meidl
Jul 29 2021 | Center for Energy Studies