Professor Trancik

Professor Trancik

Jessika Trancik is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She received her B.S. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Before MIT, she spent several years at the Santa Fe Institute as an Omidyar Fellow, and at Columbia University as an Earth Institute Fellow, where her research focused on energy systems modeling. Her research group studies the dynamic costs and environmental impacts of energy technologies to inform technology design and policy.

Contact: trancik at mit dot edu

Opinion and explanatory pieces

  • Piece in the Financial Times: Reality is that most EVs emit less CO2 than petrol cars over their lifetimes – 11/18/2017
  • Note on scale of US state contributions to emissions reductions – 6/5/17
  • Opinion piece in the Washington Post on global climate progress under uncertain US federal policy – 11/21/2016
  • Piece on range anxiety in The Conversation – 8/16/2016
  • Opinion article in the Christian Science Monitor: The hidden virtuous cycle of Paris climate pledges – 12/10/2015

Selected press

See Prof. Trancik’s CV or visit her Faculty Profile at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.