Leon Clarke

Leon Clarke, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Clarke is a Senior Scientist and leads the Integrated Modeling and Energy Group at the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Clarke’s current research focuses on the role of technology in addressing climate change, international climate policy, scenario analysis, the interactions between climate impacts and mitigation, and integrated assessment model development. He is currently a coordinating lead author in the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s fifth assessment report and co-coordinator of Energy Modeling Study 24 on the technology and climate policy in the U.S. Dr. Clarke coordinated the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s emissions scenario development process (SAP 2.1a), he coordinated and served as the co-editor for the Energy Modeling Forum 22 Transition Scenarios project, and he was a member of the National Academy Study on America’s Climate Choices. He was a lead author on the IPCC’s Special Report on Renewable Energy and a contributing author on the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report and. Prior to joining PNNL, Dr. Clarke worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, and RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc. Dr. Clarke holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University.