Lee Schipper joined the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford in September, 2008 to develop research and policy studies of efficient energy use in transport systems. Dr. Schipper earned his Ph.D. at Berkeley in astrophysics, but has devoted his career to earthly problems of transport, energy and environment. He is also currently Senior Project Scientist at Global Metropolitan Studies, UC Berkeley. Previously he had been Director of Research for EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute (WRI) Center for Sustainable Transport, which he helped found in April, 2002, and remains as Senior Associate Emeritus.
Dr. Schipper came to EMBARQ from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, where he had been visiting Scientist from 1995 to 2001. Previous to that he was Staff Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two decades. He worked in Group Planning at Shell International Petroleum Company in the 1980s and again in 2001. He has been a guest researcher at the World Bank, VVS Tekniska Foerening (Stockholm), the OECD Development Center, and the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Dr. Schipper has authored over 100 technical papers and a number of books on energy economics and transportation around the world. He takes part in numerous prestigious international panels and studies on energy and transportation, and is on the editorial boards of five major journals in the fields. Dr. Schipper was a member of the Swedish Board for Transportation and Communications Research for four years, and is currently a member of the US Transportation Research Board's Committee on Sustainable Transport and Committee on Developing Countries.