Project Title: Influencing the Development and Implementation of Wind Energy
Dr. Geoffrey Lewis joined our group as the first University of
Michigan Alcoa Conservation and Sustainability Fellow in February 2006.
Dr. Lewis' research explored factors influencing the development and
implementation of renewable energy technologies. His analysis
investigated resource potential, siting issues, policy instruments, and
market forces that will shape the future of wind, solar, and biomass
energy in the State of Michigan . Dr. Lewis brought a wide array of
skills and tools for this interdisciplinary research including GIS
modeling, remote sensing, energy analysis, and life cycle assessment. He
received an interdepartmental Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture and
Architecture from the University of Michigan . During his graduate
studies, he was awarded a Michigan Society of Fellows predoctoral
associate fellowship. He holds an M.S. in Natural Resources has also
completed a graduate certificate in spatial analysis. He also holds an
M.Sc. in Architecture, all from the University of Michigan . Prior to
his graduate studies at Michigan Dr. Lewis earned a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked for seven
years in industry, primarily with imaging infrared night vision systems.
He is now Assistant Professor of Environment, Policy, and Sustainable
Energy in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.