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Steven Smith

Senior Scientist
Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park, MD

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Dr. Steven J. Smith is a senior scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park, MD (JGCRI; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland). His research focuses on long-term socio-economic scenarios and the interface between socio-economic systems and the climate system in the areas of aerosols/greenhouse gases, energy efficiency, renewable energy, the carbon-cycle, and land-use changes. Recent research includes: examination of the role of non-CO2 forcing agents in policy scenarios, including sulfate aerosols, historical sulfur dioxide emissions, black carbon, and non-CO2 greenhouse gases, and analysis of the role of renewable energy and energy efficiency in meeting greenhouse gas emission goals. Smith was one of the developers of the ObjECTS object-oriented modeling framework used at JGCRI and a lead author for the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios. He received his PhD in physics from the University of California at Los Angeles.