Professor, Environmental Studies Department, San José State University
Dustin Mulvaney is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Department at San José State University (SJSU). He started at San José State after an appointment at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a National Science Foundation Science & Technology Studies Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. His contributions to research includes work on environmental justice, solar energy commodity chains, and public lands and energy development in the American West. His book Solar Power: Innovation, Sustainability, Environmental Justice was published by the University California Press (2019). His textbook Sustainable Energy Transition: Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Decarbonization is out with Palgave-MacMillan (2020). Dustin has conducted extensive work on photovoltaic sustainability, chemical stewardship, and recycling management including participation in the development of the e-stewards recycling standard for photovoltaics with the Basel Action Network and as a member of the Joint Committee for a sustainability leadership standard for photovoltaics at the National Standards Foundation International. He received his PhD from the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and obtained an MS in Environmental Policy Studies and BS in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He previously worked for a bioremediation startup as a project engineer at MTBE spill sites, and before that was a chemical process engineer for a Fortune 500 chemical manufacturer.