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Jeffrey Bielicki - The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH, US

Jeffrey Bielicki

Assistant Professor | Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering | John Glenn College of Public Affairs | The Ohio State University


Energy sustainability expert, focusing on the intersection of energy, environment, economics and policy






Glenn School Research — Geothermal Energy Jeff Bielicki - Glenn School Colloquium Series




Professor Bielicki researches issues in which energy and environmental systems and policy interact. He focuses on understanding opportunities, causes, and consequences of energy development and technology deployment in order to understand how energy systems have evolved and how this evolution can be directed in ways that will improve environmental, economic, and social conditions. Professor Bielicki is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering and in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. He is also on the faculty of the Environmental Science Graduate Program and has courtesy appointment in the City and Regional Planning section of the Knowlton School of Architecture. He previously held appointments as a Research Associate at the University of Minnesota, a Weinberg Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a Research Fellow with the Energy Technology Innovation Policy group at Harvard University.

Professor Bielicki has participated in a number of national and international workshops and reports on energy and the environment and his research has been published in a number of journals, including Energy and Environmental Science, Environmental Science & Technology, Applied Energy, Energy, Energy Policy, Environmental Management, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, and International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Professor Bielicki holds a Ph.D. (Harvard University), an M.P.A. (Harvard University), an M.B.A. (University of Chicago), and a B.S. (Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso University). He is a member of a number of professional and honorary organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Economic Society, Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society), and Sigma Xi (scientific research society). In his free time, Dr. Bielicki studies taekwondo, is an improvisational comedian, and is teaching himself how to play acoustic guitar.

Industry Expertise (6)



Writing and Editing


Public Policy

Program Development

Areas of Expertise (4)

Consequences of energy development

Evolution of Energy Systems

Applied Energy

Energy Policy

Accomplishments (3)

Recognized Reviewer (professional)


International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

Outstanding Reviewer (professional)


Energy Policy

Best Geothermal Energy Presentation (professional)


Geothermal Resources Council

Education (3)

Harvard University: Ph.D. 2009

Harvard University Kennedy School of Government: M.P.A. 2003

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business: M.B.A. 2000

Media Appearances (3)

Trump doing what he said he’d do on environment

The Columbus Dispatch  


“The agenda is being revealed through actual decisions and initiatives instead of clouded behind the whack-a-mole game of campaign season,” said Jeff Bielicki, an assistant professor of civil, environmental and geodetic engineering at Ohio State...

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Scientists Take Another Step toward Safely Burying CO2

Scientific American  


Jeffrey Bielicki, a professor of geodetic engineering at Ohio State University, said one of the challenges researchers face in proving the feasibility of safe carbon sequestration is the difficulty of reproducing lab results in the real world...

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Geothermal's Carbon Dioxide Boost Geothermal's Carbon Dioxide Boost



“The goal is to simultaneously sequester carbon dioxide and use it to generate electricity,” says Jeffrey Bielicki, an energy and sustainability researcher at Ohio State University who is part of a team exploring the unusual combo’s power potential...

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Recent Research (1)

Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?

The Ohio State University


The design contrasts with conventional geothermal plants, explained study co-author Jeffrey Bielicki, assistant professor of energy policy in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. “Typical geothermal power plants tap into hot water that is deep under ground, pull the heat off the hot water, use that heat to generate electricity, and then return the cooler water back to the deep subsurface. Here the water is partly replaced with CO2 or another fluid – or a combination of fluids,” he said...

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