Sergio Castellanos, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Emphasizing equity in the way sustainable technologies are rolled out and in how decision-makers develop their urban infrastructure planning is critical to ensure a movement towards a just and inclusive society, especially in the context of a clean energy transition. In this talk, Dr. Sergio Castellanos focuses on a set of examples in the US and Mexico where, through partnerships with government stakeholders and the private sector, we elucidate disparities in tech rollout (electric grid), and develop indicators to prioritize equitable interventions (transportation sector).
Dr. Sergio Castellanos is an assistant professor at the UT Austin's Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department, where he leads the RESET (Rapid, Equitable & Sustainable Energy Transitions) Lab, analyzing decarbonization pathways for emerging economies, data-driven sustainable transportation approaches, and equitable clean tech adoption and deployment strategies. With collaborators, his interdisciplinary projects have been awarded international prizes (United Nations' Data for Climate Action Challenge), won national competitions (México), and gathered media attention (Forbes, Greentech Media). Prior to UT Austin, he worked as a researcher at UC Berkeley leading bi-national (US-Mexico) projects, helping to bridge the clean energy technology gap between these two countries. Sergio holds an Engineering Ph.D. from MIT.
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