Thomas Jenkin, Adjunct Faculty

Thomas Jenkin, DPhil has a deep interest in energy, and energy technologies and their role in creating a cleaner and more sustainable future. He has been an Adjunct Lecturer at Johns Hopkins for over 10 years where he teaches a number of courses that focus on energy, and the science, engineering and economics of energy technologies (both conventional and renewable), on a stand-alone and system basis. Recently he has also been working as a Short Term Consultant for the World Bank on a variety of energy-related projects.

Thomas spent nearly 14 years as a senior energy analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) based in Washington D.C., where he worked on a range of energy-related activities including the value of R&D and existing and future energy technologies, including the potential role of energy storage and infrastructure issues, and the challenges and opportunities facing restructured markets under high levels of solar and wind generation. Prior to joining NREL Thomas spent nearly 10 years working in strategic and economic consulting to the energy industry, with a focus on the electric and natural gas sectors.

Thomas has a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol, a doctorate (DPhil) in physics from the University of Oxford, and a master’s in public and private management (MPPM) from the Yale School of Management. He has given presentations and published papers on a wide range energy-related topics, particularly energy storage, and has served as a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals.

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

Thomas Jenkin