Thomas Jenkin, Adjunct Faculty

Thomas Jenkin, DPhil is Senior Energy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is based in DC. He works 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 electricity 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 at Johns Hopkins since 2008 that focus on the intersection and integration of science, technology, and economics.

Thomas has a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Bristol, a doctorate (D.Phil.) in physics from the University of Oxford, and a master’s degree in private and public management (MPPM) 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.