Daniel (Dan) Zachary
Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
At Johns Hopkins, Dan Zachary is the Program Director and a senior lecturer for the MS in Energy Policy and Climate Program.
For nearly two decades, Zachary has worked in the field of policy support related to energy and climate impact. He has developed models and provided input for authorities at the local, national, and international levels.
From 1995 to 1997 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the European Center for High Energy Physics in Switzerland, after which was a statistics lecturer at the University of Geneva. From 2002 to 2006 he was assistant professor at the American University teaching environmental physics and was nominated associate professor of research with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Luxembourg, working closely with the CRP Henri Tudor and the University of Luxembourg on air quality, community noise, and geospatial problems linked to national and European policy. Along with his academic position, he served as research and development manager at the CRP Henri Tudor and lectured at the University of Luxembourg.
Zachary is the author or co-author of nearly 100 scientific publications, including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and symposium papers, some chosen for international research awards. He is associate editor of the Journal of Aerospace Operations and the Journal of Environmental Modeling and Assessment.
Zachary holds a BSc in physics (gravity wave detection), an MSc in space/atmospheric physics, and a PhD in nuclear physics in energy density modeling, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.