Mik Carbajales-Dale

Mik Carbajales-Dale heads the E3SA group. He joined Clemson University in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences department. Before joining Clemson, Mik was an Energy Systems Analyst with Stanford’s Environmental Assessment & Optimization Lab and with the Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP). His research focuses on the long-term, large-scale evolution and dynamics of the energy-economy system, especially how development of energy resources affects social development and the effects of a future transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy technologies.

Prior to this Mik undertook his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with the Advanced Energy and Material Systems (AEMS) Laboratory at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His doctoral thesis was Global Energy Modelling - A Biophysical Approach (GEMBA), which married net energy analysis with systems dynamic modelling to study the interaction of the global economy with the energy sector. Mik also carried out a number of community-based energy-related projects whilst in New Zealand, being especially involved with Transition initiatives: local groups seeking innovative ways to address the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change.

You can read Mik's CV here. You can contact Mik here.

Honors & Awards:


    2016-2021: Industrial Assessment Center: Energy efficiency for the growing South Carolina manufacturing industries, US Dept. of Energy (DOE): 1,511,076 USD
    2017-2019: Pollution Prevention (P2) through an Economy-Energy-Environment (E3) Partnership in South Carolina, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): 196,596 USD


      2016-2021: NRT-DESE: Preparing Resilient + Operationally Adaptive Communities through an Interdisciplinary Venture-based Education (PROACTIVE), NSF: 2,999,965 USD
      2016-2019: Energize! An interactive evaluation tool for disseminating complex systems information to the general public, DOE: 799,999 USD
      2015-2018: GAANN: Model Validation Analytics in Support of High-Consequence Decision Making, US Dept. of Education: 1,229,816 USD
      2015-2017: Pollution Prevention (P2) through an Economy-Energy-Environment (E3) Partnership in South Carolina, EPA: 160,000 USD
      2015: Best Paper Award 2015, Sustainability Journal: 600 CHF
      2014-2015: A Net Energy Analysis Toolkit, Institute of Integrated Economic Research: 100,000 USD

    Student Awards:

      2007-2010: Keith Laugesen Scholarship, University of Canterbury: 75,000 NZD
      2007-2010: International Doctoral Scholarship, University of Canterbury, 30,000 NZD

    Lastest Publications:

      Zhou, Z. and Carbajales-Dale, M. (2018) Assessing the photovoltaic technology landscape: efficiency and energy return on investment. Energy & Environmental Science, 10.1039/C7EE01806As
      Sherwood, J., Haney, R. and Carbajales-Dale, M. (2017) Resource Criticality in Modern Economies: Agent-based model demonstrates vulnerabilities from technological interdependence, Biophysical Economics and Resource Quality, 2:9
      Sherwood, J., Clabeaux, R. and Carbajales-Dale, M. (2017) An Extended Environmental- Input-Output Lifecycle Assessment Model to Study the Urban Food-Energy-Water Nexus, Environmental Research Letters, 12,10

    Latest Presentations:

      Carbajales-Dale, M. (2018) Energy-Economy-Environment Systems Analysis, Sierra Club Upstate Chapter Meeting, March 7th, 2018
      Carbajales-Dale, M. (2016) Session Chair: Developing Robust Methods for Prospective Life Cycle Assessment for Early-Stage Technologies, LCA XVI, Charleston, SC, September 27th-29th, 2016
      Carbajales-Dale, M. (2016) Session Chair: Wealth Dynamics - Statistical/Mathematical Economics, ISEE 2016. Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice Washington DC, June 26th-29th, 2016
      Carbajales-Dale, M. (2016) An overview of energy-economy-environment (E3) systems analysis, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain, June 2nd, 2016