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Associate Professor, Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia

Hisham Zerriffi is an Associate Professor in Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. He was previously an Assistant Professor and the Ivan Head South/North Research Chair in the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC. Dr. Zerriffi’s research is at the intersection of technology, energy and the environment, with a particular focus on rural areas of the developing world. Much of his research focuses on institutional factors impacting the diffusion of new technology, determinants and patterns of household energy choice and welfare implications of rural energy use. Prior to joining the UBC Faculty, Dr. Zerriffi was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University. Dr. Zerriffi holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy.


  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
  • 2006–2015
    Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia


  • 2004 
    Carnegie Mellon University , PhD Engineering and Public Policy
  • 2002 
    Carnegie Mellon University, MSc Engineering and Public Policy
  • 1997 
    McGill University, MSc(Applied) Chemistry
  • 1995 
    Oberlin College, BA Physics (Political Science Minor)