ACEF Speaker 2021

Dr. Patricia “Paty” Romero-Lankao

Senior Research Scientist,
NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences

Dr. Patricia "Paty" Romero-Lankao is a senior research scientist at NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. Her work primarily focuses on crucial intersections among energy and water systems, mobility, and the built environment in cities around the world. She has developed many innovative methods to examine how inequalities in income, education, and decision-making power across populations relate to the distribution of benefits or negative impacts associated with access to transportation, energy, and related technological innovations. She has also developed elicitation tools to examine the energy and mobility needs of women, elders, the working class, people of color, and other underrepresented groups to inform understanding and management of these needs.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: From Dreams to Reality: Achieving NDCs through Power Sector Planning and Implementation (USAID, NREL, IEA, GIZ, WRI)