Senior Technical Consultant
Dr. Fant specializes in food, energy, and water systems with a focus on climate change impacts and adaptation. He has extensive experience developing and executing analytical models and tools as well as interpreting results for decision support. Dr. Fant has been the analytical lead on multiple climate change impact assessments in the U.S. that span a variety of sectors: water quality, coastal property damages, coastal traffic delays, energy generation, and energy transmission/distribution. Dr. Fant has also been involved in international work on agriculture, water resources, wind and solar energy, and hydropower model development studies for the World Bank and UNU-WIDER.
He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Public Library of Science One, Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Research Letters, Climate Change Economics, Energy, Applied Energy, Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, Climatic Change, and Water.
Dr. Fant holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, an M.S. in water resources from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. in civil systems, also from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also finished a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the Joint Program for Global Change funded by the National Science Foundation and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research.