Leonard Peters Faculty Fellowships in Sustainability
Dr. Michael Blackhurst is a Research Scientist
and Professional Engineer (licensed in Texas) at the Center for Social and
Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Blackhurst oversees applied
and basic research and consulting projects in the energy, water, and climate
sectors. His record demonstrates strong leadership in developing robust,
data-driven decision-support resources for public and private sector clients.
Current research and consulting domains include energy and water
efficiency, renewable energy, regional climate change mitigation and adaptation,
regional water resource planning, and urban stormwater management. His
work has been profiled in the New York Times and National Geographic. Dr.
Blackhurst is a member of the University Faculty Sustainability Task Force and
leads the committee aimed at
Sustainability Communications Training for Faculty.