A dedicated administration runs the day-to-day operations of the Institute, and manages its research outputs, training, and public engagement activities. For media or interview inquiries with the Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian or any other of the Payne Institute leadership, please contact Greg Clough at (303)384-2218 or

Gregory Clough

Strategy and Operations Manager
Engineering Hall 123

Chris Elvidge

Senior Research Associate and Director of Earth Observation Group
1600 Jackson Street, Suite 150C


Senior Research Associate and Director of Future of Oil and Gas Initiative
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Core Mountain Enterprises

Lydia Thompson

Engineering Hall 123