Dr. Jill Engel-Cox is a senior Research Advisor at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and former Director of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA). Over her 30-year career, Dr. Engel-Cox has been an engineer, researcher, program manager, and strategic planner for a diverse suite of renewable energy, clean technology, and environmental programs in the United States, Asia, and Middle East.
Her first job was climbing smokestacks in Los Angeles, followed by leading industrial pollution prevention programs for businesses and R&D laboratories. She has led international research programs, strategic planning, and technology assessments for renewable energy and environmental sustainability research programs, including working extensively in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. She teaches a course in energy issues for the University of Colorado Denver Global Energy Management program and industrial processes and environmental communications courses at Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program.