Rob Bailis
Senior Scientist - SEI, US

Rob is a senior scientist at SEI US, based in Somerville, MA. His research focuses on the relationships between energy, social welfare, and environmental change in developing countries. Rob first became interested in these themes while working as a teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps in northwestern Kenya. He joined SEI after a decade as an academic researcher and university instructor. Rob’s current research focuses mainly on household energy transitions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). His current projects include global and country-specific assessments of health and climate impacts of large-scale transitions from polluting to clean household fuels and modeling land-use change associated with woodfuel consumption. He also provides support to LMIC governments as they design and implement  clean household energy policies and strategies. Rob has a B.S. in physics from Penn State University, an M.S. from Northwestern, and a Ph.D. in energy and resources from UC Berkeley.