M.S. (Dipl.Ing) and Ph.D. Technical University Vienna
Professor Grubler’s research and teaching interests focus on the interplay between energy and technology systems and their implications on the environment, in particular on climate change. Both his research and teaching embrace a truly long-term view. He has studied major transitions in energy and technology systems that occurred during the last 300 years and is also an energy/environment futurist serving as lead author for the two major 100-year scenario studies available to date: The World Energy Council (WEC) study on Global Energy Perspectives and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios. Other recent books include Technology and Global Change, and Technological Change and the Environment. Prof. Grubler is a resident faculty member every fall term. The remainder of the year he is senior research scholar at IIASA, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.
At the school Professor Grubler usually teaches a class on Energy Systems Analysis (801a) and a seminar on Technological Change and the Environment (802a).