Benjamin F. Hobbs
Theodore and Kay Schad Professor of Environmental Management, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
Benjamin F. Hobbs is the Theodore and Kay Schad Chair of Environmental Management at the Johns Hopkins University, and has been a member of the faculty of their School of Engineering since 1995. His Ph.D. is in Environmental Systems Engineering from Cornell University, and his research addresses systems and economic analyses of electric power and environmental systems. Previously, he was at Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, and an Overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University. From 2010 to 2018, he was Director of the JHU Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute. He presently co-directs the USEPA Yale-JHU SEARCH (Solutions for Energy, Air, Climate, and Health) Center, and is a member of the leadership team of the JHU Robert O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute. He was named a Presidential Young Investigator Award by President Reagan in 1986. Dr. Hobbs was appointed to the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator in 2001, and now serves as its Chair. Recipient of the inaugural INFORMS Hotelling Lifetime Achievement award in 2021, he is a Fellow of IEEE and INFORMS.