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Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

ncparker@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Biography

Dr. Nathan Parker is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainability. He develops simulation models to shed light on the economic viability and environmental implications of alternative transportation fuels and biomass-based system. His research combines aspects of engineering, economics and geographic information systems (GIS). In addition, his work analyzes policies aimed at catalyzing transitions to renewable energy, working to improve both the methodologies and quality of policy analysis in this area.

Education

  • PhD, Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California-Davis, 2011
  • MS, Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California-Davis, 2007
  • BS, Physics, Wake Forest University, 2001

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Fan, Y., A. Lee, N. Parker, D. Scheitrum, R. Dominguez-Faus, A. Myers Jaffe and K. Medlock III. 2017. Geospatial, temporal and economic analysis of alternative fuel infrastructure: The case of freight and U.S. natural gas markets. The Energy Journal 38(6):. DOI: 10.5547/01956574.38.6.yfan. (link )

Li, Y., P. Tittmann, N. Parker and B. Jenkins. 2017. Economic impact of combined torrefaction and pelletization processes on forestry biomass supply. Global Change Biology: Bioenergy 9(4):681-693. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12375. (link )

2016

Morrison, G. M., J. Witcover, N. C. Parker and L. Fulton. 2016. Three routes forward for biofuels: Incremental, leapfrog, and transitional. Energy Polcy 88(Jan):64-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.10.014. (link )

2015

Bandaru, V., N. C. Parker, Q. Hart, M. Jenner, B. Yeo, J. T. Crawford, Y. Li, P. Tittmann, L. Rogers, S. Kaffka and B. M. Jenkins. 2015. Economic sustainability modeling provides decision support for assessing hybrid poplar-based biofuel development in Californiaj. California Agriculture 69(3):171-176. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v069n03p171. (link )

Holland, S. P., J. E. Hughes, C. R. Knittel and N. C. Parker. 2015. Some inconvenient truths about climate change policy: The distributional impacts of transportation policies. Review of Economics and Statistics 97(5):1052-1069. DOI: 10.1162/REST_a_00452 . (link )

Holland, S. P., J. E. Hughes, C. R. Knittel and N. C. Parker. 2015. Unintended consequences of carbon policies: Transportation fuels, land-use, emissions, and innovation. The Energy Journal 36(3):. DOI: 10.5547/01956574.36.3.shol. (link )

2014

Morrison, G. M., N. C. Parker, J. Witcover, L. M. Fulton and Y. Pei. 2014. Comparison of supply and demand constraints on U.S. biofuel expansion. Energy Strategy Reviews 5(Dec):42-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.esr.2014.09.001. (link )

Murphy, C. W. and N. C. Parker. 2014. Impact of air pollution control costs on the costs and spatial arrangement of cellulosic biofuel production in the U.S.. Environmental Science & Technology 48(4):2157-2164. DOI: 10.1021/es405025h. (link )

Prilepova, O., Q. Hart, J. Merz, N. Parker, V. Bandaru and B. Jenkins. 2014. Design of a GIS-based web application for simulating biofuel feedstock yields. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 3(3):929-941. DOI: 3390/ijgi3030929. (link )

2012

Parker, N. 2012. Spatially explicit projection of biofuel supply for meeting renewable fuel standard. Transportation Research Board 2287:72-79. DOI: 10.3141/2287-09. (link )

2010

Parker, N., Y. Fan and J. Ogden. 2010. From waste to hydrogen: An optimal design of energy production and distribution network. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 46(4):534-545. DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2009.04.002. (link )

Parker, N. C., P. Tittmann, Q. Hart, R. Nelson, K. Skog, A. Schmidt, E. Gray and B. Jenkins. 2010. Development of a biorefinery optimized biofuel supply curve for the western United States. Biomass and Bioenergy 34(11):1597-1607. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.06.007. (link )

Tittmann, P. W., N. C. Parker, Q. J. Hart and B. M. Jenkins. 2010. A spatially explicit techno-economic model of bioenergy and biofuels production in California. Journal of Transport Geography 18(6):715-728. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2010.06.005. (link )

2009

Jenkins, B. M., R. B. Williams, N. Parker, P. Tittmann, Q. Hart, M. C. Gildart, S. Kaffka, B. R. Hartsough and P. Dempster. 2009. Sustainable use of California biomass resources can help meet state and national bioenergy targets. California Agriculture 63(4):168-177. (link )

Yeh, S., N. P. Lutsey and N. C. Parker. 2009. Assessment of technologies to meet a low carbon fuel standard. Environmental Science & Technology 43(18):6907-6914. DOI: 10.1021/es900262w. (link )

2008

Parker, N. C., J. Ogden and Y. Fan. 2008. The role of biomass in California's hydrogen economy. Energy Policy 36(10):3925-3939. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.06.037. (link )

Book Chapters

2011

Ogden, J., C. Yang, J. Cunningham, N. Johnson, Y. Li, M. Nicholas, N. Parker and Y. Sun. 2011. The hydrogen fuel pathway. Pp. 64-94 In: Ogden, J. and L. Anderson eds., Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways: A Research Summary for Decision Makers. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis.

Ogden, J., C. Yang, Y. Fan and N. Parker. 2011. Comparing infrastructure requirements. Pp. 121-132 In: Ogden, J. and L. Anderson eds., Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways: A Research Summary for Decision Makers. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis.

Ogden, J., C. Yang and N. Parker. 2011. Transition scenarios for the U.S. light-duty sector. Pp. 209-233 In: Ogden, J. and L. Anderson eds., Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways: A Research Summary for Decision Makers. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis.

Parker, N., B. Jenkins, P. Dempster, B. Higgins and J. Ogden. 2011. The biofuels pathway. Pp. 15-37 In: Ogden, J. and L. Anderson eds., Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways: A Research Summary for Decision Makers. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis. ISBN: 978-1466317239.