Destenie Nock received her Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There, she performed energy systems modeling in both New England and Sub-Saharan Africa, using multi-criteria decision analysis and applied optimization to better equip policy makers to understand energy planning options. Nock’s broad research interests are focused around using mathematical modeling tools to address societal problems related to sustainability planning, energy policy, and engineering for social good. She has a breadth of professional experience, having worked in industry, national labs, and government settings on issues related to energy systems and equity.
Climate Change Impacts on Household Energy Usage in Arizona
Economic Gaps in Heating and Cooling Habits
Modeling Consumer Preferences
Environmental Value of Efficient Power Distribution Systems
Planning an Equitable Energy Future: A Focus on Vulnerable Groups
Equitable Energy Planning in SubSaharan Africa
Energy Solutions for Equity and Resiliency with Destenie Nock and Arnav Gautam
Identifying Hidden Forms of Energy Poverty
2019 Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
CMU College of Engineering
2023 Engineering Faculty Awards announced
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Understanding energy behaviors for a more equitable future
By studying energy-limiting behavior related to both heating and cooling in vulnerable households, policies can be modified and developed to address inequities.
How sustainable is online grocery delivery?
Researchers investigated the impacts of online grocery delivery on energy use, emissions, and traffic congestion.
Reducing air pollution boosts undergrad’s success
Not every undergraduate research stint leads to a major scientific journal publication, an internship with a federal agency, and a prestigious scholarship, but it did for Lauren Janicke.
Pittsburgh Business Times
Nock discusses decarbonization policy development
CEE/EPP’s Destenie Nock was quoted in the Pittsburgh Business Times about promoting decarbonization across industrial development during a panel conversation at CMU Energy Week. “I do think having more community leaders at the table when these policies are made is so important,” Nock said.
Increasing transmission efficiency would cut air pollution
Researchers identify investment in electricity transmission and distribution systems as significant opportunity for reducing air pollution.
Equality and air quality: the decarbonization balancing act
Destenie Nock and Teagan Goforth provide a new framework for energy policymakers to model tradeoffs between multiple objectives in the transition to carbon neutrality.
A natural gas bridge to net zero?
Destenie Nock explores the future of natural gas-fired power and its potential role in mitigating global greenhouse gas emissions.
the Manufacturing Futures Institute
Guiding the clean energy transition
MFI showcased the future of advanced manufacturing and sustainable practices during the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.
Engineering faculty featured in events at GCEAF
Many faculty from across the College of Engineering will be featured at events during this year’s Global Clean Energy Action Forum.
Nock quoted on Inflation Reduction Act
CEE’s Destenie Nock was interviewed by PBS about the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on green energy. Nock says that most proposals to encourage green energy attempt to hinder the supply side of the economy, but this bill aims to reduce fossil fuel on the demand side.
Nock interviewed on the energy cost of working from home
CEE/EPP’s Destenie Nock was quoted in The Verge about her research on the uneven energy costs of working from home.