Paulina Jaramillo is the Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and codirector of the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Her work spans a number of disciplines to explore the social, economic, and environmental effects of energy systems. Recently she expanded her research to explore efforts by developing countries to provide energy to their people and what effect these new systems could have on the global climate. Her Carnegie project will examine various energy development scenarios for sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people lack access to electricity, and consider how climate change could stifle development in the region. The research will be included in an upcoming IPCC report on climate mitigation opportunities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University