Bio


I'm interested in accelerating the deployment of clean energy technology in developing countries with respect to both off-grid and utility scale generation. My PhD work covers the economic, business and technology aspects of sustainable energy systems, as well as the environmental impacts of energy development.

Immediately prior to E-IPER I worked with Resources for the Future and as a private consultant on a variety of projects related to energy policy and climate mitigation. Earlier, I was the Executive Director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency.

I hold an MPA and certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where I was awarded the David Bradford Prize. I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, where I was a Foundation Fellow.

Honors & Awards


  • Kimmelman Family Fellow, , (2017/2018)

Education & Certifications


  • MPA, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Energy and Climate Economics and Policy (2014)
  • BA, University of Georgia, Anthropology, minors in English and Environmental Ethics

Stanford Advisors


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Nathan studies clean energy and energy access issues in developing economies. Specifically, his research covers the intersection of the economics, business and system design elements, as well as the environmental impacts of energy development.