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Kahsar, Rudy Instructor

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Research

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  • Rudy is interested in the ways in which society interacts with science and technology. He is particularly interested in the energy space, including the electric power sector, transportation, international energy policy, petrochemicals, manufacturing, and water.

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  • Energy Policy, Energy and Social Science, Sociotechnical Systems, Philosophy of Technology, Science Technology and Society

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Teaching

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  • CHEN 3660 - Energy Fundamentals
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explains the most important energy technologies and systems; provides tools to analyze performance using science and engineering principles. This course will investigate important energy concepts from sources and extraction to utilization, storage and efficiency. Topics include fossil fuels, hydropower, renewable energy, biofuels, carbon capture and waste disposal.
  • ENVM 5006 - Energy Policy in the 21st Century
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines energy policy and the problem of sustainability through a variety of disciplinary and topical perspectives: historical, political, behavioral, techno-economic and legal. A critical approach is applied to arguments about energy policy processes, systems, and desired outcomes, with special emphasis on the role of renewable and sustainable energy in the changing global energy system.
  • ENVM 6100 - Special Topics for Master of the Environment Program
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand.
  • ENVS 5820 - Energy Policy in the 21st Century
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines energy policy and the problem of sustainability through a variety of disciplinary and topical perspectives: historical, political, behavioral, techno-economic and legal. A critical approach is applied to arguments about energy policy processes, systems and desired outcomes, with special emphasis on the role of renewable and sustainable energy in the changing global system.

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