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Jeff Bielicki

  • Associate Professor, Civil Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Ave
(614) 688-2131

Dr. Bielicki (Google Scholar | ORCID | ResearcherID | LinkedIn) runs the Energy Sustainability Research Laboratory where he and his students research issues in which energy and environmental systems and policy interact, specifically on topics related to carbon management, renewable energy, and the energy-water nexus.  Dr. Bielicki is a Research Lead for Sustainable Energy at the university-wide Sustainability Institute, and is Program Director / Principal Investigator of the OSU EmPOWERment Program - an NSF National Research Traineeship for Ph.D. students studying any aspect of energy and its myriad issues. Dr. Bielicki collaborates with researchers in academia and U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories in numerous disciplines. Prior to returning to graduate school, Dr. Bielicki was a mechanical engineer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he primarily worked on devices and infrastructure that produce antiprotons. He has also worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory on various issues related to energy, environment, and sustainability. A blackbelt in taekwondo, in his free time Dr. Bielicki likes to run, practice yoga and improvisational comedy, teach himself how to play acoustic guitar, and be the best dad he can be.


    • Energy sustainability
    • Renewable energy
    • Carbon management
    • Energy-water nexus
    • Engineering and policy


    • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2009
    • M.P.A., Harvard University, 2003
    • M.B.A., University of Chicago, 2000
    • B.S., Valparaiso University, 1996

    Other Academic and Research Appointments: 

    • Non-Resident Fellow at the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment at Princeton University
    • Visiting Professor at ETH-Zurich
    • Research Associate at the University of Minnesota
    • Weinberg Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Fellow at the Baker Center for Public Policy (University of Tennessee)
    • Research Fellow with the Energy Technology Innovation Policy group at Harvard University.