Jerome Apt

Professor and Co-Director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center

PHONE

412-268-3003

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 254B

AREA OF EXPERTISE

General Management

EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Ph D (Experimental Atomic Physics) - 1976
Harvard College - BA (Physics) - 1971

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mathematical, regulatory, and market characteristics of renewable and other low-carbon electric power. Low-carbon economics and technologies, including solar radiation management. Physical risk analysis and management.

BIOGRAPHY

Jay Apt is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and in the CMU Department of Engineering and Public Policy. He is the Co-Director (with Granger Morgan) of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center and Director of the RenewElec (renewable electricity) project. He has authored over 80 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has published op-ed pieces in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Professor Apt received an A.B. in physics from Harvard College in 1971 and a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1997 and the Metcalf Lifetime Achievement Award for significant contributions to engineering in 2002.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Is It Always Windy Somewhere? Occurrence of Low-Wind-Power Events over Large Areas

    (author(s): Mark Handschy, Stephen Rose, Jerome Apt) Renewable Energy 101, 2017; 1124-1130

  • Are high penetrations of commercial cogeneration good for society?

    (author(s): Jeremy Keen, Jerome Apt) Environmental Research Letters

  • Variability of the wind turbine power curve

    (author(s): Mahesh Bandi, Jerome Apt) Applied Sciences

  • The Climate and Health Effects of a USA Switch from Coal to Gas Electricity Generation

    (author(s): Roger Lueken, Kelly Klima, W. Griffin, Jerome Apt) Energy 109, 2016; 371-388

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Empirical Prediction Intervals Improve Energy Forecasting

    (author(s): Lynn Kaack, Jerome Apt, M. Morgan, Patrick McSharry) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  • Emissions and Economics of Behind-the-Meter Electricity Storage

    (author(s): Michael Fisher, Jerome Apt) Environmental Science & Technology

  • Evaluation of the Jacobson et al. energy system modeling studies

    (author(s): C.T.M. Clack, S.A. Qvist, Jerome Apt, S.J. Davis, V. Diakov, M. Handschy, P. Hines, P. Jaramillo, D.M. Kammen, M.G. Morgan, J.F. Whitacre, J. Sweeney, D.G. Victor, G.R. Tynan, J.C.S. Long, V. Sivaram, A. Brandt, J.P. Weyant, K. Caldeira) Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  • The Economics of Commercial Demand Response for Spinning Reserve

    (author(s): Michael Fisher, Jerome Apt, Fallaw Sowell) Applied Energy

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science - Elected a Fellow of the AAAS (2013)
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES / NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING - Ambassador, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES / NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (2012)
  • The Explorer's Club - Fellow (2008)
  • National Association of Rocketry - Howard Galloway Award for outstanding contributions to safety and risk analysis (2006)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Committee Member, One of 4 members of the search committee to fill the Lester and Judith Lave Professorship in Economics, Engineering, and Public Policy.
  • Committee Member, Executive Committee Member, NSF Climate and Energy Decision-Making Center
  • Program Organizer, Organize and run the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center Seminar series
  • MBA Energy Track, Track Organizer, Co-organizer with Prof. Chris Telmer of the new Tepper Energy Track for MBAs (2015 - )
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PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Aerospace Industries Association, Range Safety Officer, Team America Rocketry Challenge (2003 - )
  • National Academy of Science / National Academy of Engineering, Science Ambassador (2012 - 2013)
  • Wilton E. Scott Energy Innovation Institute, Outreach video on energy (2012 - 2012)
  • Nuclear Regularory Commission, Guest Speaker, Briefing (2012 - 2012)

CONSULTING

  • PropellT, Inc (January 2006 -)
  • Tibeca Film Institute (January 2006 -)
  • Tibeca Film Institute (January 2006 -)
  • American Cellular Wireless (January 2002 -)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Chairperson, ETH Zurich-Singapore Program on Future Resilient Systems, Scientific Advisory Committee (November 2015 -)
  • Board Member, RWTH Aachen University, E.ON Enegy Research Center Scientific Advisory Committee (2014 -)
  • Member, Journal of Energy Systems, Editorial Board (2009 -)
  • Program Organizer, International Workshop on Wind-Climate Interactions (2014 - 2015)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Catastrophic Risk Analysis (45966)
    2016 Mini 4 Section: A
  • Seminar in Low-Carbon Electric Power (cross w/19-882) (47882)
    2016 Mini 4 Section: A
  • Energy Systems (70376)
    2015 Section: A
    2011 Section: A
  • Government And Business (45875)
    2015 Mini 1 Section: A
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