MANAGER, SXO

July 2024 - May 2025

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

2016               PhD in Environmental Engineering

2013               MS in Mechanical Engineering

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2010               BA in Physics

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020-present Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering; University of Texas San Antonio

2016-2020      US Environmental Protection Agency; Research Triangle Park, NC;

                        Postdoctoral Environmental Engineer

2012-2016       University of Colorado Boulder; Boulder, CO; Research Assistant

2014                CU Science Discovery; Boulder, CO; Instructor

2011-2012       University of Colorado Boulder; Boulder, CO; NSF GK-12 Teaching Fellow

2010-2011       University of Colorado Boulder; Boulder, CO; Research Assistant

2008-2010       Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley; Berkeley, CA; Research Assistant

2005                Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Berkeley, CA; Research Intern

PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

PEER REVIEWED TEACHING PUBLICATIONS

  • Brown, K., Hippel, B., Perez-Suarez, S.D., Straten, M., Zarske, M.S., Yowell, J., Samson, C., Oil on the Ocean, TeachEngineering.org July 2012.

  • Brown, K., Forbes, M., Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s to the Mine We Go, TeachEngineering.org June 2012.

  • Brown, K., What Kind of Footprint? Carbon Footprint, TeachEngineering.org April 2012.

 

DISSERTATION

“The Benefits of Internalizing Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Externalities in the US Energy System” 2016 University of Colorado at Boulder, Environmental Engineering

HONORS

2019    Honorable Mention for Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA)

            from the EPA

2019   Superior Performance Award from EPA Office of Research and Development

2018   Superior Performance Award from EPA Office of Research and Development

2017   Superior Performance Award from EPA Office of Research and Development

2013   Best Air Quality Talk at the Graduate Engineering Annual Research Symposium at the University of Colorado

2011   First Place Energy Policy Poster at the Energy Frontiers Conference at the University of Colorado

 

EXTERNAL PRESENTATIONS

Invited Seminars

2019   Brown, K., Center for Energy Studies as Louisiana State University; seminar, Baton Rouge, LA, January.

2018   Information Exchange on Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric Vehicles;                                                     webinar with DOT, DOE, EPA, May 2018.

2018   Cal Alumni Club of North Carolina; Durham, NC, April 2018.

2016   North Carolina State University; Environmental Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering,

           Raleigh, NC, September 2016.

2015   Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Center for Health and the Global Environment,                                 Boston, MA, June 2015.

EPA Presentations to Regulatory Offices

2018   Potential Regional impacts of automated vehicles. Office of Transportation and Air Quality, April.

2018   Potential Emissions impacts of automated vehicles. Office of Transportation and Air Quality, February.

2017   Modeling plausible future energy scenarios. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. August.

Conference Presentations

2019   Brown, K., Lenox, C., Plausible Energy Scenarios for use in robust decision making, Energy and 

           Society in Transition, Tempe, AZ.

2019   Brown, K., Dodder, R., Energy and Emissions Implications of Automated Vehicles in the US Energy                   System, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, DC. *(Research was selected, but due to a

           partial government shutdown neither author was able to attend the conference.)

2018   Brown, K., Hottle, T., Bandyopadhyay, R., Babaee, S., Dodder, R., Kaplan, P.O., Lenox, C., Loughlin,                 D., Plausible Energy Scenarios for use in robust decision making, Community Modeling and Analysis               System (CMAS) conference, Chapel Hill, NC.

2017   Sensitivity of Solar Fossil Hybrid Electricity Technology Penetration to Price and Efficiency   

           Projections, USAEE, Houston, TX, oral.

2015   Air Quality Impacts of Damage Based Emissions Fees, CMAS conference, Chapel Hill, NC, oral.

2014   The Effect of Criteria Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas Damage Based Fees on Emissions from the US   

           Energy System, CMAS conference, Chapel Hill, NC, oral.

2014   Internalizing Life Cycle Externalities in the US Energy System, LCA XIV Conference, San Francisco, 

           CA, invited oral.

2014   The Effect of Damage Based Emissions Fees on Future US Emissions, GEIA Conference, Boulder, CO,

           oral.

2012   Incorporating Climate and Air Quality Externalities in the US Electricity System, World Renewable

           Energy Forum, Denver, CO, oral.

2011   The Effect of Incorporating Air Quality and Climate Externalities in Future US Electricity Scenarios,

           American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, oral.

2006   Characterizing Deuteron Breakup on Thin Targets at 20 MeV, American Physical Society, Dallas, TX,

           oral.

Conference Posters

2019   Brown, K., Energy and Emissions Implications of Automated Vehicles, UNC 6th Annual Climate

           Change and Resilience Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC.

2008   Dispersive Ion Injection Signatures Observed at FAST Altitudes during Times of Northward IMF:

           Characteristics and Origins, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, poster.

 

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

2018-2019     President for US EPA Networking and Leadership Training Organization (NLTO); coordinate

                      officers, run meetings

2018              Co-chair for Air Quality, Climate and Energy session at the Community Modeling and

                      Analysis System (CMAS) conference

2018               Vice President for US EPA Networking and Leadership Training Organization (NLTO)            

2017-present Secretary for Cal Alumni of North Carolina; charter board member 

2017               Council Member for US EPA Networking and Leadership Training Organization (NLTO)

2014-2015      Vice President of Events for CU Energy Club; planned events inc. a conference for over 200

2012-2016      Research Mentorship; taught students new to the group how to use the MARKAL model

2013                Mentorship; assisted a foreign student with English and accent reduction

 

TEACHING AND OUTREACH

2019               Participant in competitive ACADEME workshop, an NSF funded workshop teaching skills for a

                       successful academic career including teaching and grant writing

2017-present Contributor to Envirobites.org,

                        a blog that summarizes current environmental research for non-scientists

2017-2019      Participant in Science-a-thon,

                        an annual social media campaign to display a day in the life of real scientists

2016-present Participant in US EPA outreach program,

                        activities include speed mentoring and presentations to students 

2014-2015      AirWaterGas curriculum development team member;

                        Designed a course for Colorado secondary school teachers to learn about energy, air quality,

                        and climate and how to relate this information to students and their communities

2013-2015      Guest lecturer for CU graduate courses “Environmental Law,” “Sustainable Energy” and

                        “Intro to Research”

2014               CU Science Discovery instructor; taught 2 summer camps

2011-2012      NSF GK-12 Fellow;

                        Designed and taught curriculum based on my research to middle school students,

                        led after school and summer engineering programs for elementary students

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

AAAS      American Association for the Advancement of Science

AGU        American Geophysical Union

USAEE     United States Association for Energy Economics

ESWN      Earth Science Women’s Network

AEESP      Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors

©2018 by Kristen E. Brown, Ph.D.