Robert M. Margolis is Group Manager for National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Washington, D.C. Office in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. His areas of expertise are energy-economic-environmental modeling, including national and global-scale models; economic and market analysis of renewable energy technologies; R&D planning and evaluation; and long-term scenario development.
His primary research interests are science and technology policy; research, development, and demonstration policy; energy technology; and environmental policy.
Robert’s prior work experience includes Executive Director/Research Faculty for Center for the Study and Improvement of Regulation in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University; Research Fellow for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; and Research Associate for the Stockholm Environment Institute-Boston’s, Tellus Institute. He was also a Research Assistant for the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Design Engineer in the Advanced Sensors Group at Texas Instruments.
Robert earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Rochester. He holds a M. S. in Technology and Policy from MIT and a Ph.D. in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from Princeton University.