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Welcome to the

Sustainable Transitions Lab

The mission of the Sustainable Transitions Lab in the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College is to contribute to achieving a sustainable and equitable world through system-driven interdisciplinary research and education. 


  • 6/8/23 - Professor Mayfield participates in panel discussion on the New Economics of Clean Energy hosted by the Wall Street Journal.

  • 6/1/23 - New paper Labor pathways to achieve net-zero emissions in the United States by mid-century published in Energy Policy.

  • 5/24/23 - Avery Moorhead '25 and Karson Smith '25 present research at the Wetterhahn Science Symposium!

  • 3/31/23 - Professor Mayfield gives lecture on integrating equity into energy systems modeling at UT-Austin, Operations Research and Industrial Engineering program.

  • 3/21/23 - Professor Mayfield participates in panel discussion barriers to decarbonization at Center for Strategic and International Studies' Energy Futures Forum.

  • 3/7/23 & 3/8/23 - Professor Mayfield participates in panel discussions on equity and climate change at CERAWeek. Recording ↗

  • 1/27/23 - Professor Mayfield quoted in Science News on the meeting net-zero goals. Article

  • 1/11/23 - Professor Mayfield quoted in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences News on the benefits of electric vehicles. Article

  • 1/3/23 - Welcome Dr. Maarten Brinkerink who joins the lab as a postdoctoral scholar!  Dr. Brinkerink is an expert in power systems modeling, integrated assessment modeling, and climate mitigation.

  • 12/9/22 - Professor Mayfield participates in a panel discussion regarding Improving Data and Modeling for Decisionmaking at the Energy Insights conference hosted by Resources for the Future and the Sloan Foundation at the National Academy of SciencesRecording 

  • 11/14/22 - Professor Mayfield presents at Department of Labor Future of Work seminar series on high road labor policies in the energy transition.

  • 11/2/22 - Professor Mayfield participates in a congressional briefing regarding What's on the Table for COP27 Negotiations? hosted by EESI.  Recording ↗

  • 11/1/22 - Professor Mayfield participates in panel discussion hosted by Resources for the Future on What is an Energy Community?  Recording ↗

  • 11/1/22 - Congratulations to Martin Roeck (MEM '23) for winning the Startup Prize at Dartmouth's Pitch competition!

  • 10/20/22 - Michael May (PhD student) and Professor Mayfield participate in panel discussion on Energy Leadership with U.S. Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-2 , Dartmouth '78)!

  • 10/19/22 - Professor Mayfield presents at Irving Institute's Inaugural Symposium on Climate, Energy and Society.  Recording ↗

  • 10/16/22 - Professor Mayfield presents research on modeling equity objectives in coal transitions at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

  • 10/14/22 - Professor Mayfield presents about Energy Security at the In-Practice Conference hosted by Climate Energy Leader Institute.

  • 9/23/22 - Professor Mayfield participates on panel discussion hosted by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum with OSTP Deputy Director Sally Benson, U.S. EIA Administrator Joe DeCarolis, Carnegie Mellon Professor Destenie Nock, U.S. DOE Director of the Office of Energy Jobs Betony Jones, and U.S. DOE Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alejandro Moreno.

Contact Us


Erin Mayfield, Ph.D.

+1 (603) 646-2234

Office: Irving 352

Administrative Assistant

Cate Albright

+1 (603) 646-2456

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