From October 2013 until November 2014, Adam Pearson joined Ecologic Institute as a Transatlantic Fellow. His research interests included renewable energy, climate change policy, transportation systems, the power sector, science communication, and educational outreach. Adam is a native English speaker, works also in German, and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Adam worked in the areas of climate and energy and on projects related to low carbon energy futures and climate policy in the European Union (EU). Within the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) he supported the projects Research Network in Climate, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (RECREATE), Transition towards Low-Carbon Energy Security (MILESECURE 2050), as well as other project pertaining to low-carbon energy scenarios.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Adam Pearson created the environmental and energy-themed radio program and podcast, Green Grid Radio, which has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative University. During the summer of 2012, Adam worked as a MAP Sustainable Energy Fellow at the National Audubon Society's Policy office in Washington, DC, focusing on a national program for implementing wildlife-friendly wind development guidelines. He conducted wastewater heat transfer modeling research in the Thermal Systems and Buildings Division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (ISE) in Freiburg (Germany) in the summer of 2011 as a Fellow of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung. Adam has also conducted research at Stanford University (United States) in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department (CEE), focusing on projects like the California High Speed Rail and residential solar thermal mass technologies. Adam collaborated with faculty as a teaching assistant for classes on climate change science and policy, air pollution, and greenhouse gas mitigation.
Adam Pearson finished his MS in Environmental Engineering in the Atmosphere/Energy program at Stanford University and earned his BS in the same Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford. His coursework included projects like an integrated resource plan for an American utility, a transit redesign project with a metropolitan planning organization, and creating a wind resource map to identify regions of conservation or other challenges. During his undergraduate program, he studied and worked abroad in Germany under a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and as a fellow of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung (Krupp Foundation).