The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative was founded in 2019 when the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences partnered to form a cross-campus team of interdisciplinary experts to tackle difficult research questions about how policymakers, researchers, and communities can work together to meet ambitious climate goals in Michigan and across the nation.

Within the University of Michigan we work to:

  • build unique research partnerships across the university and with outside partners;
  • connect key research insights with policymakers;
  • administer awards and support grantmaking; and
  • train students for specialized research and engagement roles in the growing clean energy workforce.

Team

Todd Allen, Founding Director
traumich@umich.edu
 
Suzanne Hobbs Baker, Creative Director
suzyhb@umich.edu
 
Gabrielle Hoelzle, Lead Data Scientist
ghoelzle@umich.edu
 
Carrie Harlow Project Coordinator
charlow@umich.edu
 
 

Student Researchers

Jason Cottrell

Hermione Li

Jennifer Moss

Brian Shen

Fastest Path Expert Advisors

Partners