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Charles F. Kennel (Board Chair)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
Bruce Alberts
UC San Francisco
Jeffrey Armstrong
California Polytechnic State University SLO
Ann Arvin
Stanford University
Bruce B. Darling
National Academy of Sciences
National Research Council
Dori Ellis
Sandia California
Richard C. Flagan
Susan Hackwood (Executive Director)
Charles E. Harper
Jariet Technologies
Lisa Rossbacher
Humboldt State University
Judith Swain (Council Vice Chair)
Physiowave, LLC
James Sweeney
Stanford University
Van Ton-Quinlivan
California Community Colleges
Samuel Traina
UC Merced
Eugene Tu
NASA Liaison
Jim Sweeney

CCST Board Member
James L. Sweeney

Director, Precourt Center; Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Senior Fellow at Precourt Center and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution

James (Jim) Sweeney is the director and founder of Stanford University's Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and a professor of management science and engineering. His professional activities focus on economic policy and analysis, particularly in energy, natural resources, and the environment, currently concentrating on energy efficiency in the U.S. He is a senior fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, California Council on Science & Technology, Hoover Institution, Precourt Institute for Energy, and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

At Stanford he has served as Director of the Energy Modeling Forum, Chairman of the Institute for Energy Studies, and Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research (now Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research). He is a member of the external advisory council of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and of the California Energy Commission's Petroleum Market Advisory Committee. He was a founding member of the International Association for Energy Economics and has been a member of numerous committees of the National Research Council.

With Alan Kneese, he was editor of the three volume North Holland Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy Economics. Jim is the author of The California Electricity Crisis, an analytical history of with California's electricity restructuring and subsequent crisis. His book, Energy Efficiency: Building a Clean, Secure Economy, has just been published by Hoover Institution Press. Jim earned his bachelor's degree from MIT in electrical engineering and his PhD from Stanford in engineering-economic systems.

He served a term on the Council from 2007-10, and was reappointed in 2017. He was named Council Chair in 2018.

Updated 1/10/18