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Matthew Gidden is a nuclear engineer whose interests lie at the intersection of advanced energy technologies, energy policy, energy security, and nonproliferation issues. Before joining IIASA, Dr. Gidden received his PhD and Master’s degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is also a graduate of Texas A&M University's nuclear engineering department. His doctoral work focused on applying optimization and simulation techniques to novel and flexible models of current and advanced nuclear fuel cycles.
As a Research Scholar with IIASA's Energy (ENE) Program, Dr. Gidden develops tools and methods to answer interesting questions regarding the Energy-Climate-Food-Water Nexus across spatial and temporal scales. Dr. Gidden investigates historical and future national, subnational, and spatial patterns of socioeconomic conditions, energy use, emissions, and infrastructure. His research interests include investigating the effects and impacts of climate change on populations as well as the energy system mitigation and adaptation options available under difference scenarios of the future.
Dr. Gidden advocates for sound, science based policy decision making through his work with the American Nuclear Society and, as an educator affiliated with the Software Carpentry Foundation, is also a strong proponent of reproducible computational science.
Last update: 06-SEP-2016
Pfenninger S, Hirth L, Schlecht I, Schmid E, Wiese F, Brown T, Davis C, Fais B, et al. (2018). Opening the black box of energy modelling: strategies and lessons learned. Energy Strategy Reviews 19: 63-71.
Byers E, Gidden M, & Maussion F (2017). Working with big, multi-dimensional geoscientific datasets in Python: a tutorial introduction to xarray. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Liu L, Parkinson S, Gidden M, Byers E, Satoh Y, Riahi K, & Forman B (2017). Global surface water reservoir storage under climate change, land use constraints, and population growth. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Gidden M, Byers E, Greve P, Kahil T, Parkinson S, Raptis C, Rogelj J, Satoh Y, et al. (2017). Hydroclimatic risks and uncertainty in the global power sector. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Gidden MJ & Wilson PH (2016). A methodology for determining the dynamic exchange of resources in nuclear fuel cycle simulation. Nuclear Engineering and Design 310: 378-394. DOI:10.1016/j.nucengdes.2016.10.029.
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