Professor Trancik's research examines general processes of technology evolution, and evaluates the dynamic costs and benefits of energy systems in particular. Her projects inform climate policy, and focus on all energy services including electricity, transportation, heating, and industrial processes. This work spans solar energy, wind energy, energy storage, low-carbon fuels, electric vehicles, and nuclear fission among other technologies. Prof. Trancik received her B.S. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She is currently an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute, and was formerly at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and at WSP International/UNOPS (now Interpeace) in Geneva. Her work has been published in journals such as Nature Energy, Nature, Energy Policy, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Environmental Science and Technology, and has been featured by news outlets such as the New York Times, BBC, USA Today, Financial Times, Washington Post, and NPR.