Emily Grubert

Emily Grubert

Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy

Concurrent Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences






1010 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Areas of Interest

Emily Grubert is a civil engineer and environmental sociologist who studies how we can make better decisions about large infrastructure systems, particularly related to justice-centering decarbonization of the U.S. energy system. Specifically, she studies life cycle socioenvironmental impacts associated with future policy and infrastructure and how community and societal priorities can be better incorporated into multicriteria policy and project decisions. Her major methods include scenario analysis, life cycle assessment, survey and interview research, and text mining.

Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, Grubert was an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and, by courtesy, public policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2019-2022). She served as the deputy assistant secretary for carbon management at the U.S. Department of Energy (2021-2022).



Ph.D., Environment and Resources, Stanford University, 2017
M.S., Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
M.A., Energy and Earth Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
B.S., Mathematics, Atmosphere/Energy Engineering Stanford University, 2009