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Roger Raufer

Roger Raufer

HNC Resident Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment


Joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center faculty in 2014, Roger Raufer is a consulting engineer with more than four decades of experience in the environment/energy field. He has extensive experience in the US power sector, obtaining environmental permits for conventional boilers, combustion turbines, district heating, digester gas cogeneration, waste combustion, and other energy-related projects. In addition to private-sector experience, he also served as Technical Advisor for the United Nations' Division for Sustainable Development in New York for four years (2001-2005). He has worked as a consultant for the UN addressing energy/environmental issues in China since 1990, and for the World Bank and US AID in numerous countries around the world. 

Raufer holds a PhD in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, with one of the very first doctoral dissertations addressing emissions trading (1984). He also holds degrees in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and political science. He formerly taught at Penn, has lectured every spring/summer for more than thirty years at the IFP School in Paris, and has also lectured on numerous occasions at GE's 'Oil and Gas University' in Florence, Italy. A registered Professional Engineer in a number of US states, he has written two books on the role of emissions trading in environmental management.



  • Energy Issues
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