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Martin J. (“Mike”) Pasqualetti’s research focuses on energy landscapes, renewable energy, social components of energy policy, and energy education.
Dr. Pasqualetti’s work blends thirty five years of experience in the academic, administrative, and business sides of the energy industry. One of Pasqualetti’s recent research projects focused on the energy/water nexus and its particular relevance in arid environments like the Colorado River Basin in North America and the Sultanate of Oman. Serving as Chairman of the Governor’s Solar Energy Advisory Council and as a member of the Arizona Solar Center’s Board of Directors, Pasqualetti has played an important role in promoting solar energy development in Arizona. Pasqualetti’s research and instruction have also taken him to several countries including Mexico, China, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Canada, and Palestine, among others. In 2013, Pasqualetti took the lead in formalizing a relationship between ASU and the International Renewable Energy Agency, an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi that promotes sustainable use of renewable energy.
In the business sphere, Pasqualetti helped establish two start-up energy firms, EcoGroup and Strategic Solar Energy. Pasqualetti regularly teaches several energy courses, including The Thread of Energy, Energy and Environment, Solar Energy Policy, and Energy in the Global Arena.
Renewable energy and sustainability, energy/water nexus, energy landscapes
Social acceptance of renewable energy
Recycling energy landscapes
The water costs of energy
Renewable energy and water at the U.S./Mexico Border
Alberta oil sand costs and benefits
Social barriers to renewable energy development
The North American Energy Alliance
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainabillity
Barrett Honors Faculty
Co-Director, Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC)
Graduate Faculty, Global Technology and Development, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes
Faculty Advisory Council, North American Center for Transborder Studies
2015 - Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal, American Geographical Society
2008-2009 - Visiting Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College
2006 - Lifetime Achievement Award. Renewable Energy Task Force, Alliance for Construction Excellence, Arizona State University
2004 - Visiting Scholar, Marisco Foundation, University of Denver
2004 - Featured Faculty of the Month, Co-Curricular Program, ASU
2002-present - Who's Who in America
1993 - Environmental Educator of the Year, Association of Energy Engineers
1983 - Arizona State University Honors Research Professor
Majia Nadesan and Martin J. Pasqualetti. 2015. Dispossession, Justice and a Sustainable Energy Future. In Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy. Benjamin Sovacool, ed. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Martin J. Pasqualetti, C Scott, T Jones, L Necefer, B Colombi, 2015. Renewable Energy on Native Lands: Opportunities and Challenges in the American Southwest.
Benjamin Sovacool; Sarah Ryan; Paul C Stern; Katy Janda; Gene Rochlin; Daniel Spreng; Martin J Pasqualetti; Harold Wilhite; Loren Lutzenhiser. 2015. Integrating Social Science in Energy Research. Energy Research & Social Science Volume 6, March 2015, Pages 95–99
Martin J. Pasqualetti. 2015. Cities as the Mirror of Energy. In Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs and Policies. David Pijawka, ed. Kendall-Hunt. pp. 209-218
Martin J. Pasqualetti and Marilyn A. Brown. 2014. Ancient discipline, modern concern: Geographers in the field of energy and society. Energy Research & Social Science. 1:122-133. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629614000309
B. Frantál, Martin J. Pasqualetti, and D. van der Horst. 2014. New trends and challenges for energy geographies. Moravian Geographical Reports. Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 2–6.
Scott Kelley and Martin J. Pasqualetti. 2013. Virtual Water from a Vanishing River. Journal – American Water Works Association. 105(9):E471-E479. September. http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2013.105.0132.
Martin J. Pasqualetti. 2013. Reading the Changing Energy Landscape. In Sustainable Energy Landscapes: Designing, Planning, and Development, Sven Stremke and Andy Van Den Dobbelsteen, eds. CRC Press, pp. 11-44.
Martin J. Pasqualetti. 2012. Opposing Wind Energy Landscapes: A Search for Common Cause. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 101 (4): 907-917.
Martin J. Pasqualetti. 2012. The Geography of Energy and the Wealth of the World. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 101(4): 971-980.
Martin J. Pasqualetti and Benjamin Sovacool. 2012. The Importance of Scale to Energy Security. In Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences. 9(3):167-180.
Martin J. Pasqualetti. 2012. The Water Bargain of Solar and Wind Energy. In The Water-Energy Nexus in the Western United States, edited by Douglas S. Kenney and Robert Wilkinson. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc. Chapter 16, pp. 226-242
The Thread of energy
Energy in the Global Arena
Energy and the Environment
Geography of the U.S. and Canada
Geography of Natural Resources
Introduction to Physical Geography
Reading the Energy Landscape
Editorial Board - International Journal of Sustainable Energy Technologies, 2006 - present
Editorial Board - The Open Environmental Journal, 2007 - present
Associate Editor - Environmental Science, 2003 - present
Editorial Board – International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, 2005 - present
Editorial Board - Land Use Policy, 1992 - present
U.S. National Academy of Science’s (NAS) Geographical Sciences Committee (GSC)
Member, Association of American Geographers Meridian Boook Award Committeee, 2009 - 2012
Member, Wind Energy Review Panel, US Department of Energy, 2009 - present
Associate Member, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, Washington, D.C. 2005 - present
Chair, Daniel Luten and Earl Cook Award, Association of American Geographers, 1993 - present
Member, Board of Directors, Arizona Solar Center, 2000 – present
Board of Directors, Universal Energy and Environment (UE2), 2004 - present
Board of Advisors, Strategic Solar Energy, 2010 - present (see video on ASU Power Parasol)
Chair, Arizona Solar Energy Advisory Board (Governor appointee) 2002 - 2006
Member, Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names, 2001 - 2003
Member, City of Tempe, Board of Adjustment, 1996 - 2001
Member, Board of Directors, EcoGroup, 1991 – 1994
ASU Energy Conservation Committee, Member (appointed by the Dean), 2001 - present.
Faculty Committee, Global Technology and Development Masters Degree Program, Member, 1999 - present
North American Center for Transborder Studies, Advisory Committee, 2007 - present
1977 - Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
1969 - M.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
1967 - B.A., University of California, Berkeley