Director, Schatz Energy Research Center
Schatz Energy Research Center
Professor of Environmental Resources Engineering
Humboldt State University
Arne Jacobson is the Schatz Energy Research Center Director and a professor of Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University. He is also the coordinator of HSU’s master’s program in Energy Technology and Policy (ETaP). Arne has a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree focused on Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Earlham College. His areas of research interest include renewable energy technology and policy, solar energy systems, off-shore wind power, energy resilience, and improved access to energy for low-income people in off-grid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Arne is a recipient of the California State University’s 2015 Wang Family Excellence Award. During a sabbatical year in 2010/11, he served as a senior advisor in the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.