Tom Ptak is a geographer and social scientist whose scholarship critically investigates human-environment centered phenomena, policies and practices shaped by contemporary energy transitions. His work is driven by a strong desire to help solve some of the worlds most pressing challenges linked to energy use, human society and our environment. These include–but are not limited to–energy landscapes, transitions and policies, access and exploitation of resources, water, food and energy security plus human-induced climate change. Through his scholarship, he aims to help make the world a more equitable, less degraded, peaceful and sustainable place for all inhabitants. His research projects are centered in the rapidly emerging sub-discipline of energy geography.