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Preferred Name: 
Costa
Affiliation: 
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Expertise: 
Infrastructure, Climate, Adaptation, Energy

Biography

Costa Samaras is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research spans energy, climate change, infrastructure and defense analysis. Costa analyzes how energy technology and infrastructure system designs affect energy use and national security, resiliency to climate change impacts, economic and innovation outcomes, and life cycle environmental externalities. He is an affiliated faculty member in Carnegie Mellon's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the College of Engineering's Energy Science, Technology and Policy Program.