Brown Bio

Dr. Marilyn A. Brown

Professor, School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
DM Smith Building, 685 Cherry Street, room 312
Atlanta, GA 30332-0345

Visiting Distinguished Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Phone 404-385-0303

Dr. Brown is a Professor of Energy Policy in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Visiting Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her research has focused on the impacts of policies and programs aimed at accelerating the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies. In 2007, Dr. Brown was designated a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She has led several energy technology and policy scenario studies and is a national leader in the analysis and interpretation of energy futures in the United States. In this capacity, she has been an expert witness in hearings before Committees of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In addition to more than 150 publications, her latest edited book (Energy and American Society – Thirteen Myths) was published in 2007. She recently completed a research portfolio review for the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program, she has published an influential report for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change entitled “Toward a Climate Friendly Built Environment,” and she has written on the pros and cons of alternative designs for a national Renewable Electricity Standard.