Professor Ekundayo Shittu conducts basic and applied research that take a systems engineering approach to aid decision making under uncertainty on investments into energy technology portfolios and the economics of climate change response policies. Pivotal to his research is the examination of how key stakeholders deal with climate change risk and uncertainty. He examines ways of integrating formal decision tools and microeconomics to develop climate policies that aid the adoption of renewable energy technologies. Current projects include understanding the effects of uncertainty in technological learning on energy capacity additions, investigating how energy firms' investments are shaped by competitive and regulatory pressures, studying how to adequately value renewable energy given the evolution of storage technologies to mitigate intermittency, investigating the role of incumbent inertia in the strategic decision on the adoption of renewable energy, studying the impacts of modularity on firms' outsourcing and investment decisions, and studying the platforms for an effective and efficient disaster response system. He also applies his research tools to supply chain issues in healthcare logistics.
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
- Economics, finance and cost engineering
- Engineering and technology management
- Environmental and energy management
- Operations research and management science
- Systems engineering