Dr. Bielicki (Google Scholar | ResearchGate | ORCID | ResearcherID) runs the Energy Sustainability Research Laboratory at Ohio State University (OSU) where he and his students research issues in which energy and environmental systems and policy interact, specifically on topics related to carbon management, renewable energy, and the energy-water nexus. He is also Program Director of the OSU EmPOWERment Program (energyfuture.osu.edu) — a convergent graduate training program for sustainable energy — and is a Research Lead for Sustainable Energy at OSU Sustainability Institute. Dr. Bielicki is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering and in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Dr. Bielicki is also on the faculty of the Environmental Science Graduate Program. Dr. Bielicki holds a Ph.D. (Harvard University), an M.P.A. (Harvard University), an M.B.A. (University of Chicago), and a B.S. (Valparaiso University). Prior to returning to graduate school, Dr. Bielicki was a mechanical engineer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he primarily worked on devices and infrastructure that produce antiprotons. His academic and research appointments have included being a Non-Resident Scholar (in lieu of Visiting Fellow) at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment, a Visiting Professor at ETH-Zurich, a Research Associate at the University of Minnesota, a Weinberg Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a Fellow at the Baker Center for Public Policy (University of Tennessee), and a Research Fellow with the Energy Technology Innovation Policy group at Harvard University.
In Dr. Bielicki’s present research, one line of inquiry combines carbon management and renewable energy, where he investigates the use of CO2 to produce and to store renewable energy and the implications in the broader energy and environmental systems. In another line of inquiry that combines renewable energy and the energy-water nexus, Dr. Bielicki investigates how changes in environmental and economic conditions could affect energy and water systems, particularly with respect to weather, climate, and land use.
Dr. Bielicki collaborates with researchers in academia and U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories in numerous disciplines that span physical, natural, and social sciences. Dr. Bielicki is a member of a number of professional and honorary organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Economic Society, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. A blackbelt in taekwondo, in his free time Dr. Bielicki likes to run, practice yoga and improvisational comedy, and teach himself how to play acoustic guitar.