Eric Williams

Eric Williams is Professor at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. Originally trained in theoretical physics, Eric’s broad research interest is the evolution of technology, society and energy systems. Specific research topics include assessing and forecasting technological progress, technology diffusion modeling, electricity system model, and subsidy policies for energy technologies.

Organizations funding his research include the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and Ford. Eric’s solar diffusion model has been used by NGOs and public utility commission. His research has been widely covered in the media in outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Scientific American.