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Patricia Romero-Lankao

Senior Research Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dr. Romero-Lankao joined the National Renewable Energy Lab’s (NREL) Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences (formerly known as the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center) in 2018 as a senior research scientist in joint appointment with the University of Chicago’s Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, where she is a research fellow. From a behavioral science perspective, she examines the interactions among people, mobility, the built environment, and energy systems, as well as their resilience to disruptive events.  Throughout her career, she has developed a considerable body of highly regarded interdisciplinary research, resulting in several research grants, and more than 130 peer-reviewed publications.  Previously, she worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where she examined crucial intersections between urbanization and risks associated with food, energy, and water systems along with related governance and the capacity of these systems to adapt to and mitigate climate risks.