March 5, 2015
Gregory Nemet, associate professor of public affairs and environmental studies, is one of nine promising young members of the UW-Madison faculty honored with a Romnes Faculty Fellowship.
Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. Selected by a Graduate School committee, winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
Nemet studies energy, environmental and technology policy. He focuses on identifying the determinants of past improvements in energy technologies, and using those results as inputs for models to inform policy design.
He also chairs the Nelson Institute’s Energy Analysis and Policy program, a graduate-level certificate or Ph.D. minor that covers the technical, economic, political and social factors shaping energy policy formulation and decision-making.
The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF Board of Trustees.