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Mark Z. Jacobson

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Mark Z. Jacobson’s career has focused on better understanding air pollution and global warming problems and developing large-scale clean, renewable energy solutions to them. Toward that end, he has developed and applied three-dimensional atmosphere-biosphere-ocean computer models and solvers to simulate air pollution, weather, climate, and renewable energy. He has also developed roadmaps to transition states and countries to 100% clean, renewable energy for all purposes and computer models to examine grid stability in the presence of high penetrations of renewable energy.


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Atmospheric Sciences (1994)
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, Atmospheric Sciences (1991)
MS, Stanford University, Environmental Engineering (1988)
BS, Stanford University, Civil Engineering (1988)
BA, Stanford University, Economics (1988)


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  • Jacobson, M. (2023). No Miracles Needed. How Today’s Technology Can Save Our Climate and Clean Our Air. Cambridge University Press.