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Jennifer Burney

Jennifer Burney, PhD


Energy and Environment Building - MC 4205
473 Via Ortega
Stanford CA 94305

Research Interests

Energy poverty; food security; technology and development


Former FSE postdoctoral scholar, Jennifer Burney continues to work 10% time with FSE on the solar market garden project in Benin and is assisting in FSE’s project on rural development and health at the food-water nexus in Kenya. She shares a joint appointment at University of California, San Diego as an assistant professor of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Burney is a physicist by training whose research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change. Her current interests center on the creation, implementation, and rigorous evaluation of technologies that impact human health and welfare. Jen earned her PhD in physics from Stanford.