Emily Grubert

Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy

Emily Grubert

O302 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-5911

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Emily Grubert

Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy


Macro energy systems; socioenvironmental assessment; multicriteria decision support

At the Keough School

Emily Grubert is associate professor of sustainable energy policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Research and Publications

Emily Grubert is a civil engineer and environmental sociologist who studies how we can make better decisions about large infrastructure systems, particularly related to justice-centering decarbonization of the US energy system. Specifically, she studies life cycle socioenvironmental impacts associated with future policy and infrastructure and how community and societal priorities can be better incorporated into multicriteria policy and project decisions. Her major methods include scenario analysis, life cycle assessment, survey and interview research, and text mining.

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Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, Grubert was an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and, by courtesy, public policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2019-2022) and the deputy assistant secretary for carbon management at the US Department of Energy (2021-2022). She holds a PhD in environment and resources from Stanford.