Brian Tarroja, PhD., P.E.
Brian Tarroja is a researcher and educator focused on exploring how to improve the robustness of strategies to carry out the transition to a decarbonized energy system and how to co-optimize concurrent transitions in energy, water, and transportation infrastructures to maximize beneficial outcomes and avoid or minimize harmful consequences.
Currently, Brian leads and pursues original research in various aspects of these topics as an Associate Professional Researcher & Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine as part of the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) research center. He serves as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) on research projects, leads the Energy Systems Integration group of the APEP center, mentors graduate students in the research environment, supervises full-time research staff, and teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in Sustainable Energy Systems.
He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of California in the field of Mechanical Engineering.