Stephen Comello is a Research Associate at the Graduate School of Business and is a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, both at Stanford University. Dr. Comello's work studies the cost competitiveness of low-carbon technologies applied to the electricity sector. Specific technologies include carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and solar photovoltaics (PV). This work informs decisions regarding financing and policy mechanisms designed to economically deploy such technologies at scale, both in the developed and developing world.
Dr. Comello recently completed his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (with a PhD Minor in Management Science and Engineering) at Stanford University. His research developed a framework for evaluating firm-owned ecosystem services so that they may be represented within corporate financial statements. Given the interdisciplinarity of his work, his dissertation connected a number of domains, including: lifecycle assessment, biogeochemical and energy modeling, economics, financial accounting and decision analysis. Prior to his PhD work, Dr. Comello held positions in project management and infrastructure project development in Canada.