Gavin Dillingham, PhD

Program Director, Clean Energy Policy

Dr. Gavin Dillingham is Program Director for Clean Energy Policy at the Houston Advanced Research Center. Dr. Dillingham joined HARC in 2012 and focuses much of his efforts on better understanding the innovation and adoption of policies across state and local governments. This research has resulted in the development of predictive models that are used to help key policy and decision makers to better understand their policy environment and opportunities that exist for policy making.

Dr. Dillingham leads a variety of federal and state funded projects focusing on clean energy financing and investment across industry sectors. He also directs the Department of Energy’s Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership which focuses on improving resilience of communities and reducing energy waste through increased investment in CHP. Dr. Dillingham received his PhD from Rice University in Political Science in 2008. He also teaches the Policy Planning class at Rice.