Brief Bio:
Barnhart is an assistant professor of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment. As a faculty member of Western's Institute for Energy Studies, he conducts energy systems analysis research and teaches energy courses. In particular, he quantifies material and energy resource use by renewable electricity generation and energy storage systems. His efforts focus on identifying technology attributes and characteristics that reduce energy and material use, lower carbon emissions and maintain economic viability. Prior to his current position, Barnhart was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Global Climate and Energy Project, where he conducted a series of net energy analyses. He holds a planetary geophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2010), a B.S. in physics and a B.S. in astronomy from the University of Washington (2004).

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:30pm
NVIDIA auditorium, Huang Engineering
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Precourt Institute for Energy
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