Energy Institute Staff

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Varun Rai


Dr. Varun Rai is a Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin...

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Carey King

Assistant Director, Research Scientist

Dr. Carey W King performs interdisciplinary research related to how energy systems interact within the economy and environment as well as how our policy and social...

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Erik Funkhouser

Director of Research Coordination and Partnerships

Erik Funkhouser is Director of Research Coordination and Partnerships for the Energy Institute. In his role, Erik drives value to the UT campus...

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Dave Tuttle

Research Fellow and Energy Week Coordinator

Dr. Tuttle is a Research Fellow in the Energy Institute at University of Texas at Austin. His lifelong passion in the automotive space...

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Alan Lloyd

Senior Research Fellow

Alan C. Lloyd is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin. The focus of his research...

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Christa Hopkins

Senior Administrative Associate

Christa Hopkins provides administrative support for the Energy Institute. She studied urban geography at the University of Texas at Austin and has been with the Energy Institute since November 2010.

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