Mahelet Fikru

16 research teams receive seed funding from Missouri S&T

Posted by on March 5, 2024

Missouri S&T research teams have received seed funding through three programs hosted by the office of the vice chancellor for research and innovation. 

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Fikru talks economics at EPA conference

Posted by on November 7, 2023

Dr. Mahelet Fikru, associate professor of economics, was invited to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2023 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Conference to talk about the impact of environmental performance on the financial performance of companies.

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Alumnus publishes in Renewable Energy

Posted by on October 3, 2023

Eric Hanson published research from his master’s thesis on renewable procurement options in the U.S. The Renewable Energy paper is the result of collaborative work with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Fikru wins NSF grant to study net-zero electricity products

Posted by on September 5, 2023

Dr. Mahelet Fikru, associate professor of economics, received a National Science Foundation grant to study net-zero electricity products. This research will present preferences, strategies and policies for net-zero carbon electricity products.

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Fikru appointed associate editor for ‘Energy Reports’

Posted by on July 11, 2023

Dr. Mahelet Fikru, associate professor of economics, was appointed associate editor for the journal Energy Reports.

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Fikru talks energy efficiency at international workshop

Posted by on April 4, 2023

Dr. Mahelet Fikru, associate professor of economics, was invited to speak at a Natural Resources Economics and Energy Transition conference opening workshop called “Energy-efficiency policy in the built environment: From formulation to implementation.” Her talk, titled “Energy efficiency of buildings: what’s the role of policies?,” was among a list of 10 invited speeches in the international workshop.

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Article published in ‘The Electricity Journal’

Posted by on December 6, 2022

Dr. Lili Eng, professor of business and information technology, and Dr. Mahelet Fikru, associate professor of economics, published an article, titled “Are US electric utilities increasing their sustainability disclosures and performance?” in The Electricity Journal, a leading journal on electric power policy.

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In the news

Posted by on December 6, 2022

Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, vice provost and dean for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, is quoted in articles by PBS, El Confidential (Spain), Tjekdet (Denmark), and PassBlue.

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Fikru lectures at SIU at Carbondale

Posted by on November 1, 2022

Dr. Mahelet Fikru, associate professor of economics, was an invited speaker for the Vandeveer Chair Seminar Series at the School of Analytics, Finance and Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Interdisciplinary concrete study garners NSF funding

Posted by on October 4, 2022

Dr. Hongyan Ma, associate professor of civil engineering, and Dr. Mahelet Fikru, associate professor of economics, have been awarded $250,000 from the Partnerships for Innovation Program sponsored by National Science Foundation.

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