Selected Professional Appointments
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering
Dr. Posen has a dual PhD in Engineering & Public Policy, and Civil & Environmental Engineering (2016) from Carnegie Mellon University. He earned MSc Economics (2012) at London School of Economics, and MRes Green Chemistry: Energy and the Environment (2010) from Imperial College London, as well as BA Chemistry with Certificate in Applied Mathematics (2009) from Princeton University.
Dr. Posen’s research focuses on system-scale environmental sustainability analysis. This work draws on a range of tools from Engineering, Science, Economics, and Public Policy to provide quantitative analysis to guide environmental policy and decision making. Current and past projects have examined the greenhouse gas impact of biofuels and other bioenergy pathways, vehicle lightweighting, emissions from electric vehicle adoption, greenhouse gas emissions from infrastructure construction, and the design of federal fuel policies. Additional ongoing interests include setting priorities among greenhouse gas mitigation strategies, especially within urban environments and among competing uses of biomass.
Dr. Posen is also working to couple Economic and Engineering models to better understand the ‘consequential’ emissions resulting from alternative fuel use and greenhouse gas mitigation policies – accounting for marginal fuel sources and market-responses.
Specialty Focus Areas
Life cycle assessment, greenhouse gas mitigation, alternative fuels, policy modeling.
Telephone: (416) 978-4571