Dr. Sarah Josephine Smith is a Research Scientist in the Sustainable Energy Systems group. She specializes in energy use modeling across end-use, customer, and industry-wide scales, economic modeling of energy technologies and systems, and system optimization. Her current research includes organic waste management and nutrient recovery cost and emissions modeling, end-use load shape modeling for demand response potential estimation, and battery cost, manufacturing, and supply chain analyses. She is also an expert in data center industry energy use, anaerobic digestion, and technology learning and innovation. Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, with a focus on system-wide economic and environmental optimization of organic waste-to-energy infrastructure.
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
Fertilizer demand and potential supply through nutrient recovery from organic waste digestate in California
The implications of facility design and enabling policies on the economics of dry anaerobic digestion
Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Human Health Trade-Offs of Organic Waste Management StrategiesLife-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Human Health Trade-Offs of Organic Waste Management Strategies
The California Demand Response Potential Study, Phase 3: Final Report on the Shift Resource through 2030