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Matthias Fripp received Ph.D. and Master's degrees from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008 and 2003. He received a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Lewis & Clark College in 1999.
He has been an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa since June 2012. He specializes in modeling the technical and economic performance of power systems with large shares of renewable energy, particularly focusing on the potential for demand-side response to ease the integration of intermittent renewable resources (e.g., if electric vehicles charge automatically during sunny or windy times of day).
He was the NextEra Energy Resources Research Fellow in Renewable Energy at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford in 2008-12, and remains a Visiting Research Associate there.