EPP Faculty :: Inês Azevedo

Inês Azevedo

Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Baker Hall 129D
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: iazevedo@cmu.edu
Phone: (412) 268-3754

Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy; Co-Director, Center for Climate and Energy Decision-Making (CEDM)

Energy and Climate Policy


  • PhD in Engineering and Public Policy, CMU, 2009
  • M.Sc. in Engineering Policy and Management of Technology, IST, Portugal, 2009
  • B.Sc & M.Sc. (5-year degree) in Environmental Engineering, IST, Portugal, 2004 

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University 2013
  • Assistant Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University 2010-2013

Research Interests

Dr. Azevedo’s research interests lie at the intersection of environmental, technical, and economic issues, such as how to address the challenge of climate change and to move towards a more sustainable energy system. She tackles complex problems in which traditional engineering plays an important role but cannot provide a complete answer. In particular, she has been looking at how energy systems are likely to be shaped in the future, which requires comprehensive knowledge not only of the technologies that can address future energy needs but also of the decision-making process followed by different agents in the economy. Dr. Azevedo has also been working on assessing how specific policies will shape future energy systems, especially in a carbon-constrained world.

Peer reviewed journal publications

  1. Azevedo, I.L., Morgan, G.M, Palmer, K., and Lave, L., Reducing U.S. residential energy use and CO2 emissions: how much, how soon, and at what cost? Accepted to ES&T.
  2. National Research Council (Committee Member), Assessment of Solid State Lighting (Committee Member).
  3. Thomas, B.A. Azevedo, I.L., "Estimating Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for U.S. Households with Input-Output Analysis. Part 1: Theoretical Framework," Ecological Economics, 86, pp 199–210, 2013.
  4. Thomas, B.A. Azevedo, I.L.,, "Estimating Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for U.S. Households with Input-Output Analysis. Part 2: Simulation". Ecological Economics, 86, pp, 188–198, 2013.
  5. Azevedo, I.L., Sonnberger, M., Thomas, B., Morgan, G., Renn, O., Developing robust energy efficiency policies while accounting for consumer behavior. International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) report.
  6. Baptista, P.C., Azevedo, I.L., Farias, T.L, 2012. ICT solutions in transportation systems: estimating the benefits and environmental impacts in Lisbon. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 54, 716-725.
  7. Global Energy Assessment, (2012). Contributing author to “Chapter 16: Trends and transitions in energy systems”. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
  8. Siler-Evans. K., Azevedo, I.L., Morgan, M.G., (2012). Marginal emissions factors for the US electricity system. Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (9), pp. 4742–4748.
  9. Hittinger, E., Mullins, K., Azevedo, I.L. (2012). The electricity consumption and energy savings potential of video game consoles in the United States. March 2012, Energy Efficiency Journal.
  10. Thomas, B., Azevedo I.L., Morgan, G. (2012). Edison revisited: Should we use DC circuits for lighting in commercial buildings? Energy Policy, 45 399–411.
  11. Siler-Evans, K., Morgan, M.G, Azevedo, I.L. (2012). Distributed cogeneration for commercial buildings: Can we make the economics work? Energy Policy, 42, pp. 580–590.
  12. Blackhurst M., Azevedo, I. L., Matthews, H.S., Hendrickson, C.T. (2011). Designing building energy efficiency programs for greenhouse gas reductions. Energy Policy. 39(9), pp. 5269-5279.
  13. Blackhurst, Matthews, H. S., Sharrard, A.L, Hendrickson, C.T., Azevedo, I. L., (2011). Preparing US community greenhouse gas inventories for climate action plans. Environmental Research Letters, 6(3), p.034003.
  14. Wiesmann, D., Azevedo, I.L., Ferr˜ão, P., Fernandez J., (2011). Residential electricity consumption in Portugal: Findings fromtop-down and bottom-up models. Energy Policy, Volume 39, Issue 5, May 2011, pp. 2772-2779.
  15. Azevedo, I. L., Morgan, M. G., Morgan, F., (2009). The transition to solid-state lighting.  The Proceedings of the IEEE, 97(3), pp. 481-510. March 2009. ISSN: 0018-9219.