Martin Pasqualetti

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Co-Director, Energy Policy Innovation Council

Arizona State University
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302
USA
480-965-4548
Email: pasqualetti@asu.edu

Biography

Dr. Pasqualetti is Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, and co-director of the Energy Policy Information Council (EPIC). He was appointed by two Arizona governors to chair the Arizona Solar Energy Advisory Council, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Solar Center. He is on the Advisory Board for the FPL Energy-TCU-Oxford University Wind and Environment Research Partnership. He is Associate Editor of Environmental Sciences: Journal of Integrative Environmental Research, and is on the editorial boards of International Journal of Low Carbon TechnologiesLand Use Policy, The Open Environmental Journal, Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering (CWEEE), Challenges in Sustainability, Current Advances in Environmental Science (CAES), and Energy Research and Social Science. 

Past recognition includes Honors Research Professor (ASU), Environmental Educator of the Year (Association of Energy Engineers), Lifetime Achievement Award (Renewable Energy Task Force), Visiting Faculty Fellow (Barrett Honors College), Co-Curricular Professor of the Month (ASU), and was a finalist for the ASU Professor of the Year.

Dr. Pasqualetti offers several classes, including The Thread of Energy, Energy in the Global Arena, Energy and Environment, Geography of Natural Resources, Renewable Energy and Sustainability, Solar Energy Policy, and the Geography of the U.S. and Canada.

He was twice elected President of the Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, and has served as advisor to the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Resources for the Future, the US Department of Energy, the US Nuclear Regulatory Council, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Arizona Energy Office.

Dr. Pasqualetti has published books on wind power, nuclear power plant decommissioning, and landscape development, as well as articles on several energy and environment topics.

He has worked in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Palestine, and the United Arab Emirates.

Expertise

renewable energy; energy/water nexus; energy landscapes; solar energy policy; energy geography

Education

    Ph.D., University of California - Riverside, 1977

    M.A., Louisiana State University, 1969

    B.A., University of California - Berkeley, 1967

Journal Articles

2013

Kelley, S. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2013. Virtual water from a vanishing river. Journal - American Water Works Association 105:E471-E479. DOI: 10.5942/jawwa.2013.105.0132. (link)

2011

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. Opposing wind energy landscapes: A search fo common cause. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101(4):907-917. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2011.568879. (link)

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. Social barriers to renewable energy landscapes. Geographical Review 101(2):201-223. DOI: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2011.00087.x. (link)

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Book Chapters

2011

Pasqualetti, M. J. 2011. The next generation of energy landscapes. Pp. 461-482 In: Brunn, S. D. ed., Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. Springer Science+Business Media. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9920-4_27.