Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering and senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, recently received the 2018 Judi Friedman Lifetime Achievement Award from PACE (People’s Action for Clean Energy). The award recognizes wind, water and solar energy research that meets the needs of cities, states and countries around the world. It is given in memory of PACE chairman and clean energy advocate Judi Friedman to continue the organization’s mission of promoting energy efficiency, conservation and clean, renewable energy.
Jacobson’s research focuses on developing solutions to air pollution and global warming issues in complex environments. His projects include the development of 3D urban air quality and air pollution-climate models as well as infrastructure roadmaps to help countries, cities and states transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. PACE recognized Jacobson for his career dedication to large-scale air pollution and climate problems, as his research has helped over 85 cities and 150 international companies commit to 100% clean, renewable energy.
PACE is a public health and environmental organization designed to promote the development of alternative, renewable energy and encourage energy efficiency through education and advocacy. Jacobson received the award at the organization’s forum in Hartford, Connecticut, on Nov. 8 after a keynote address on his research.