Robert KoppEarth and Planetary Sciences
Rutgers Energy Institute - Associate Director
Bob Kopp is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute. His research focuses in part on understanding different past states of the Earth system and the transitions between them, in order to test models of future global change, and in part on integrated assessment of the effects of policy on energy, economic and climate systems. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Bob was a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Office of Climate Change Policy & Technology. Major focuses of his work at DOE included developing approaches for incorporating climate change impacts into regulatory analysis and advancing energy efficiency through international cooperation. Previously, he was a Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy postdoctoral research fellow in Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and its Department of Geosciences. Bob received his Ph.D. in geobiology from Caltech and his S.B. in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago.