Geoffrey Supran

Research Affiliate, IDSS

Geoffrey Supran is a postdoctoral associate working with the Trancik Lab at the Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) at MIT, where he is conducting a meta-analysis of decarbonization scenarios. He is also a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Naomi Oreskes in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University.

He received his PhD in materials science & engineering at MIT. He also received an MIT Graduate Certificate in science, technology and policy for research assessing the lifecycle costs and carbon emissions of cars against targets for climate change mitigation. As an undergraduate, he read natural sciences (physics) at Trinity College, University of Cambridge (UK).

He helped lead the MIT hub of an international fossil fuel divestment movement, which precipitated MIT’s first Institute climate action plan. He frequently engages with the public on climate change through public speaking and writing in outlets such as The New York Times, LA Times, The Guardian, and Mashable.

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