[UTES] Exploring Inequities in Energy and Transportation Systems in the US and Mexico

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Sergio Castellanos, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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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).

Speaker Biography:

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.

*Note: This talk will be presented remotely via Zoom and on the Energy Institute's YouTube channel. If using Zoom, viewers must register for an account with Zoom and log in to Zoom using that registration in order to use the meeting link and participate. Faculty, students and staff of UT, please use your personal UT Zoom account. 

Zoom Link: https://utexas.zoom.us/s/96867307180 

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Date and Time
Feb. 15, 2022, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting and YouTube livestream
Event tags
UT Energy Symposium