Dr. Arne Jacobson

Director- Schatz Energy Research Center/
Professor- Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University

Dr. Arne Jacobson is Director of the Schatz Energy Research Center and Professor of Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University. He serves as Technical Lead for the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Program, and he is an active member of Technical Committee 82 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Dr. Jacobson has a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree focused on Environmental Resources Engineering (Humboldt State University), and a bachelor’s degree in physics (Earlham College). His areas of research and work interest include renewable energy technologies, energy access in off-grid areas, and clean energy deployment policy. During a 2010/11 sabbatical year, Dr. Jacobson served as senior advisor in the Office of Policy and International Affairs of the U.S. Department of Energy. He has extensive international work experience in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.