Ryan L. Shelby, PhD
Millennium Challenge Corporation Science, Technology & Innovation Fellow
Arizona State University Senior Research Analyst
Check out the new article in Environmental Health Perspectives on my work!
I am a joint Millennium Challenge Corporation - Arizona State University Science, Technology & Innovation Fellow working on the expansion of modern energy services in six Sub Saharan African countries: Benin, Ghana, Tanzania, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Malawi.
I am a former Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow and a J. Herbert Hollomon Fellow at The National Academies that focused on engineering education and the application of system engineering to peace building initiatives as a fellow in the Program Office of the National Academy of Engineering.
I am an alumnus of the Community Assessment of Renewable Energy & Sustainability (CARES) Lab & the Berkeley Energy and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Design Laboratory headed by Dr. Alice Agogino.
My research interests include power sector reform, decentralized electricity systems, sustainability, engineering education, renewable energy, energy science policy, public engagement with science, design theory, indigenous knowledge, co-production of knowledge, social studies of science and technology, community based design and user needs assessment.
My doctoral research involved a co-design theory for the identification and incorporation of social performance metrics for energy and water efficient housing and renewable energy systems for power generation within Native American communities.
Check out my latest research videos for TEDx, the Luce Foundation, Berkeley's Mechanical Engineering Department!