- Policy Analysis
- Science and Technology Policy
- Technological Change
- Urban Studies
Marilyn A. Brown is a professor in the School of Public Policy. She joined Georgia Tech in 2006 after a distinguished career at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she led several national climate change mitigation studies and held various leadership positions.
She is a leader in the analysis and interpretation of energy futures in the United States. Her current research addresses the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies and the design of policy options to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Recent projects include an assessment of the $3 billion/year multi-agency R&D portfolio comprising the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program, analysis of the geography of metropolitan carbon footprints, and development of a national climate change technology deployment strategy as required by the 2005 Energy Policy Act.
She is also an active member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (becoming a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007) and has served for the past three years on the Board of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest public power producer.