Morgan Bazilian is executive director of the Payne Institute for Earth Resources and Research Professor of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. Immediately prior, Dr. Bazilian was lead energy specialist at the World Bank. He has over two decades of experience in the energy sector and is regarded as a leading expert in international affairs, policy, and investment. His work has ranged from fiscal policy to systems analysis to infrastructure investment to market regulation and governance in all areas of energy policy from upstream oil and gas to power systems. Dr. Bazilian holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in areas related to energy systems and markets and has been a Fulbright fellow. He holds, or has held, several academic affiliations, including at Columbia University, Cambridge University, the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He is on the editorial boards of Environmental Research Letters and Energy Research and Social Science. His book, Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security (Elsevier, 2008), is considered a seminal work in the area of energy security. Other work has been published in Foreign Affairs, Nature Energy, Nature Climate Change, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Dr. Bazilian is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Energy and the Global Advisory Council of the Sustainable Finance Programme at Oxford University. Previously, he was a deputy director at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a senior diplomat at the United Nations. Prior to that post, he worked in the Irish government as principal adviser to the energy minister and was the deputy CEO of the Irish National Energy Agency. He was also the European Union’s lead negotiator on low-carbon technology at the UN climate negotiations.