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Robert Brecha

Professor, Physics Dept., Renewable and Clean Energy Program
University of Dayton

Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency

Robert (Bob) Brecha was born and raised in Ohio, graduating from Wright State University in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Physics. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas in 1990. After two years of post-doctoral research in Germany, he took a faculty position in the Physics Department at the University of Dayton. Currently he is Professor of Physics and a faculty member in the Renewable and Clean Energy Program, and coordinator of the Sustainability, Energy and Environment program at UD. Since 2006 he has been a regular visiting scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), including a recent sabbatical partially sponsored by the Fulbright Commission. He has also been involved in an energy-efficiency business, solar thermal system installation and strawbale house construction in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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