Thomas Jenkin, Adjunct Faculty

Thomas Jenkin, DPhil spent nearly 14 years as a senior energy analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) based in D.C., where he worked on a range of energy-related activities including better understanding the value of R&D and existing and future energy technologies, including the potential role of energy storage and infrastructure issues. Prior to joining NREL in 2004, Dr. Jenkin spent 10 years working in strategic and economic consulting to the energy industry, with a focus on the electric and natural gas sectors. Thomas has developed and taught energy related courses as an Adjunct Lecturer at Johns Hopkins for nearly 10 years (since 2008) that focus on the intersection and integration of science, technology, and economics.

Thomas has a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol, a doctorate (DPhil) in physics from the University of Oxford, and an MPPM degree from the Yale School of Management. He has given presentations and published papers on a wide variety of energy-related topics in various publications, including peer-reviewed journals such as Energy Economics.

Prof. Jenkin’s JHU email is He teaches 425.601 Principles and Applications of Energy Technology.

Thomas Jenkin