Dr. Michael Roth

Dr. Michael Roth
Dr. Michael Roth
Postdoctoral Scholar
2019-2020 Cohort
Tel Aviv University
Public Policy Department

Dr. Roth earned his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy.

At Tel Aviv University, Dr. Roth will develop a national technology-rich, least-cost optimization model representing interconnected electric, transportation, industrial, commercial, and residential sectors in order to model Israel’s future carbon mitigation options. The model will project future energy use, technological change, and emissions from Israel’s energy system. Dr. Roth will investigate questions such as: “What is the optimal technology choice for Israel to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets under the Paris Climate agreement?” and “How do the emissions of air pollutants such as particulate matter change under different carbon abatement pathways?” Dr. Roth’s work will also focus on renewable energy deployment strategies and the evolution of Israel’s transportation and electric sectors over time.

Dr. Roth’s work will provide policy makers with the information needed to make informed present-day decisions with a greater understanding of the risk and uncertainty that surround energy technology choices. Such information could shape energy and environmental policy, as well as decisions regarding the consumption rate and mix of fuels that supply a country’s future energy demands.

Dr. Roth demonstrated leadership skills when he carried out a wind turbine feasibility study for Oberlin College, as well as during his 9-year tenure in a touring rock band.