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Patrick Brown

Former Postdoctoral Associate MIT Energy Initiative


Patrick Brown was a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Energy Initiative. His research focused on quantifying the near-term competitiveness of photovoltaics, wind, and energy storage across the U.S. electricity system and on technical strategies for integrating high levels of renewable energy into electric power systems. He completed his PhD in physics at MIT, where his thesis research explored the use of colloidal nanocrystals as light-absorbing active materials in thin film solar cells. Brown was a co-author of the MIT Future of Solar Energy study and received a graduate certificate in science, technology, and policy for work on the implications of technological advancement in solar and wind technologies for international climate policy.