Daniel Olsen works with the Breakthrough Energy Sciences team modeling decarbonized futures for the electrical system. His main role is translating research questions into optimization problems, and interpreting the results from energy system simulations into research insights.
Prior to joining the BE Sciences team, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Washington with a dissertation focused on policies and planning for low-carbon power systems. Before that, he was with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, studying the potential for industrial facilities to supply flexibility to the electric grid.
In his spare time, he goes on long-distance bike rides and works on industrial art projects.