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Professor of Sustainability, University of Dayton

Bob Brecha, Ph.D., is Director of the Sustainability Program and Professor of Sustainability at the University of Dayton. He previously served as Acting Head of Energy System Modeling and Interim Co-Leader of Climate Policy Team for Climate Analytics and as Research Director at Dayton's Hanley Sustainability Institute.

Brecha's research has been focused on work with colleagues at Climate Analytics investigating scenarios for mitigating climate change through transitions to a more sustainable energy system, with a special emphasis on energy access in least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS). This research involves the modeling of energy system transitions and the interactions between energy access and other sustainable development indicators. He also has been working with partners in various countries in the Caribbean and West Africa as they develop their energy system pathways and commitments to the Paris Agreement.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Dayton


  • 1990 
    University of Texas at Austin, PhD Physics