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Ahmed Y. Abdulla

Ahmed Abdulla is an professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Carleton University, and is also a research fellow at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, where he works on questions related to energy policy and the challenge of deeply decarbonizing the electricity sector.

Abdulla manages a diverse research portfolio, with a focus on three research areas: multi-method studies that investigate the political economy of carbon-free technologies; public risk perception of clean energy technologies; and investigating the performance of government research and development expenditures in energy technologies. The common thread interweaving these areas is how public expenditures in the energy and environmental space can be optimized where private enterprise is either unable or unwilling to contribute to solving societal problems.

He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (2014), and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University (2009).