John M. DeCicco, Ph.D., is an associate director and research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute. He assists the director with internal management of the institute, including administrative functions and support of program and proposal development.
John’s own research addresses global energy and environmental challenges through an interdisciplinary approach anchored in physical science while drawing insights from economics, other social sciences and public policy. As a nationally recognized leader on energy issues, he has recently focused on transportation energy use and its climate mitigation challenge, examining vehicle-fuel systems, petroleum demand, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and transportation energy policy.
He was previously a lecturer and clinical professor at U-M’s School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE, now known as SEAS). Earlier in his career, John was a senior fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund, transportation director for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and a staff scientist at the National Audubon Society. He has Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University, where he conducted research at the university’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies.