James J. Winebrake, Ph.D.
B.S. (Physics), Lafayette College, Easton, PA
M.S. (Technology and Policy), M.I.T., Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. (Energy Management and Policy), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Professor and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology; College includes 18 social science and humanities departments and programs; over 155 full-time faculty; 12 undergraduate degrees; and 5 graduate degrees. Previously Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, & Society/Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology, directing a B.S. in Public Policy and a M.S. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy; Director of the University-National Park Energy Partnership Program; Co-Director of the RIT Laboratory for Environmental Computing and Decision Making.
Alternative Fuels, Goods Movement, and Transportation Technologies. Emissions characteristics of alternative fuels; life-cycle analysis of transportation fuels; technology forecasting and assessment; environmental impacts of freight; intermodal freight analysis; freight systems analysis; transportation policy analysis.
Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of energy and environmental policies; market-based environmental policy; greenhouse gas inventories and mitigation policy; policy development and regulatory process.
Modeling and Analysis of Energy and Environmental Systems. Simulation modeling of energy and environmental systems; emissions inventory analysis; complex system dynamics; application of linear programming, optimization models, risk analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and decision analysis tools for policy decision making; geospatial modeling of environmental and health impacts of transportation.
Sustainable Intermodal Freight Transportation Systems. This research program involves a systems approach to examining the energy and environmental impacts of goods movement globally. The program brings together people, knowledge, and tools related to emissions inventories, atmospheric modeling, and environmental and health impact analysis to better understand how we can achieve a sustainable, global freight system. Collaborators: James Corbett, University of Delaware; Chengfeng Wang, California Air Resources Board; Erin Green, RIT; Veronika Eyring, DLR Institut fuer Physik der Atmosphaere; Axel Lauer, DLR Institut fuer Physik der Atmosphaere; Prasad Kasibhatla, Duke University.
Analysis of carbon reduction policies on automobile design and market development. This NSF MUSES project aims to understand how automotive markets will respond to various GHG reduction policies. The project links together a number of computer models in novel optimization, systems dynamics, and scenario generation cyberinfrastructure. More information can be found at the project website. Collaborators: Steve Skerlos, University of Michigan (co-PI); Scott Hawker, RIT; Sandy Rothenberg, RIT; Tim Lipman, UC-Berkeley; Mark Delucchi, UC-Davis; Rosanna Garcia, Northeastern University; Greg Keoleian, University of Michigan; Walter McManus, University of Michigan.
Sustainable transportation technologies and policies for China. This project is supported by the M.I.T. International Motor Vehicle Program. The project is aimed at understanding the environmental issues facing China from its transportation sector, and exploring how sustainable transportation technologies can most easily emerge in China. Collaborators: Sandy Rothenberg, RIT; Jianxi Luo, M.I.T.
Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation (GIFT) network modeling. This project develops and applies a GIS-based network analysis model to understand the environmental impacts of intermodal freight transportation and goods movement. More information can be found at the project website. Collaborators: Scott Hawker, RIT; Steve Zilora, RIT; James Corbett, University of Delaware; Alex Farrell, UC-Berkeley.
Total fuel cycle analysis models for landside and waterside transportation. This project develops and applies a total fuel life cycle analysis model—the Total Energy and Emissions Analysis for Marine Systems (TEAMS) model—to calculate total fuel cycle emissions from marine transportation. These results can be compared to landside emissions to determine environmental impacts of alternative transportation technologies. Collaborators: James J. Corbett, University of Delaware; Patrick Meyer, University of Delaware.
Total fuel life cycle analysis for transportation technologies in New York. This project is supported by NYSERDA and is aimed at developing a model to assess the total fuel life cycle energy and environmental impacts of hydrogen energy use in transportation for NY State. The model involves calculating impacts for both upstream and downstream phases of hydrogen production and use.
Renewable energy and energy conservation project implementation at national parks. This project is supported by the U.S. National Park Service. The purpose of this project is to design and deploy renewable energy and energy conservation projects in parks nationwide with the assistance of university students and faculty. More information can be found at the project website. Collaborators: Various.
Emissions control technology optimization modeling under various policy frameworks. This research area applies optimization modeling (linear and non-linear programming) to identify optimal emissions control strategies for sets of transportation (freight and personal mobility) technologies. With this approach, we have studied fuel switching for power plants, emissions control device application for marine vessels operating in the NY/NJ Harbor, and invasive species control for ballast water releases in the Chesapeake Bay. The approach also allows for a comprehensive study of how command-and-control v. market-based policies may play out in the real world. Collaborators: Various.
Teaching courses related to energy and environmental science, engineering, modeling and policy analysis; serving as advisor for senior projects, MS theses, and dissertation committees.
521-402 – Policy Analysis I
521-403 – Policy Analysis II
521-404 – Policy Analysis III
521-700 – Seminar:
521-701 – Seminar: Advanced Methods and Research (system dynamics; optimization modeling)
521-702 – Seminar: Program Evaluation
James Madison University courses:
ISAT 112 - Issues in Science and Technology: The Environment
ISAT 311 - The Role of Energy in Modern Society
ISAT 320 – Environmental Science and Technology I
ISAT 321 – Environmental Science and Technology II
ISAT 420 – Environmental Modeling and Analysis
ISAT 421 – Environmental Policy and Regulation
ISAT 480 – Futures Studies
ISAT 620 – Research Methods in a Multidisciplinary Environment
Publication reprints and a complete list of publications, proceedings, and reports are available upon request.
Selected Articles/Book Chapters
Alvarez, R.A., Pacala, S.W., Winebrake, J.J., Chameides, W.L., Hamburg, S.P., “Reply to Caldeira and Myhrvold: Radiative forcing is a useful, accepted metric to compare climate influence of alternative energy choices,” (Letter), Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (27), 2012, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1206927109.
Winebrake, J.J., Green, E.H., Comer, B., Corbett, J.J., Froman, S., “Estimating the Direct Rebound Effect for On-Road Freight Transportation,” Energy Policy, Volume 48, September, 2012, pp252-259.
Alvarez, R.A., Pacala, S.W., Winebrake, J.J., Chameides, W.L., Hamburg, S.P., “Greater focus needed on methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure,” Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, April 9, 2012, DOI: 10.1073/pnas. 1202407109.
Grimes-Casey, Hilary, Carol E. Girata, Katie Whitefoot, W. Ross Morrow, James J. Winebrake, Gregory A. Keoleian, Steven J. Skerlos, “Economic and Behavioral Uncertainty Analysis within a Predictive Life Cycle Inventory: An Engine Selection Case Study Estimating Rebound Effects,” Journal of Industrial Ecology, 15(5), October 2011, 726-742.
Meyer, Patrick E., Erin H. Green, James J. Corbett, Carl Mas, and James J. Winebrake, “Total Fuel-Cycle Analysis of Heavy-Duty Vehicles Using Biofuels and Natural-Gas Based Alternative Fuels,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 61, March 2011, pp.285-294.
Corbett, James J., James J. Winebrake, and Erin H. Green, “An assessment of technologies for reducing short-lived climate forcers emitted by ships with implications for Arctic shipping,” Carbon Management, 1(2), 2010, pp.207-225.
Corbett, James J., Daniel A. Lack, James J. Winebrake, Susan Harder, Jordan A. Silberman, and Maya Gold, “Arctic shipping emissions inventories and future scenarios,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 2010, pp.9689-9704.
Comer, Bryan, James J. Corbett, J. Scott Hawker, Karl Korfmacher, Earl E. Lee, Chris Prokop, James J. Winebrake, “Marine Vessels as Substitutes for Heavy-Duty Trucks in Great Lakes Freight Transportation,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 60, July, 2010, 884-890.
Winebrake, James J. and James J. Corbett, “Improving the Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance of Goods Movement,” in Climate and Transportation Solutions: Findings from the 2009 Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy, edited by Daniel Sperling and James S. Cannon, University of California – Davis, 2010.
Corbett, J. J.; Lack, D. A.; Winebrake, J. J.; Harder, S.; Silberman, J. A.; Gold, M., Arctic shipping emissions inventories and future scenarios. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 2010, 10, (4), 10271-10311.
Corbett, James J. and James J. Winebrake, “The Role of International Policy in Mitigating Global Shipping Emissions,” The Brown Journal of World Affairs, XVI (II), Spring/Summer, 2010, pp. 143-154.
Skerlos, Steve, James J. Winebrake, “Targeting plug-in hybrid electric vehicle policies to increase social benefits,” Energy Policy, 38, 2010, pp705-708.
Corbett, James J., James J. Winebrake, “Freight Transportation and the Environment,” in Intermodal Transportation: Moving Freight in a Global Economy, edited by Michael D. Meyer and Gen Giuliano, Eno Transportation Foundation, Washington, D.C., to be published 2010.
Corbett, James J.; Winebrake, James J.; Endresen, Oyvind; Eide, Magnus; Dalsoren, Stig; Isaksen, Ivar S.; Sorgard, Eirik. “International Maritime Shipping: The Impact of Globalisation on Activity Levels,” in Globalisation, Transport, and Environment, edited by N. A. Braathen, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, 2010, ISBN 978-92-64-07919-9.
Van Dender, Kurt; Crist, Philippe; Corbett, James J.; Winebrake, James J. “Policy Instruments to Limit Negative Environmental Impacts: An Economic Perspective,” in Globalisation, Transport, and Environment, edited by N. A. Braathen, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, 2010, ISBN 978-92-64-07919-9.
Endresen, Oyvind; Eide, Magnus; Dalsoren, Stig; Isaksen, Ivar S.; Sorgard, Eirik; Corbett, James J.; Winebrake, James J. “International Maritime Shipping: Environmental Impacts of Increased Activity Levels,” in Globalisation, Transport, and Environment, edited by N. A. Braathen, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, 2010, ISBN 978-92-64-07919-9.
Corbett, James J., Haifeng Wang, James J. Winebrake, “The effectiveness and costs of speed reduction on emissions from international shipping,” Transportation Research Part D, 14, 2009, pp. 593-598.
Winebrake, James J., James J. Corbett, Erin H. Green, Veronika Eyring, Axel Lauer, “Mitigating the Health Impacts of Pollution from International Shipping: An Assessment of Low-Sulfur Fuel Mandates,” Environmental Science & Technology, 43(13), 2009, pp. 4776-4782.
Lauer, Axel, Veronika Eyring, James J. Corbett, Chengfeng Wang, James J. Winebrake, “An Assessment of Near Future Policy Instruments for International Shipping: Impact on Atmospheric Aerosol Burdens and the Earth’s Radiation Budget,” Environmental Science & Technology, 43 (15), 2009, pp. 5592-5598.
Stepp, Matthew, James J. Winebrake, J. Scott Hawker, Steven Skerlos, “Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies and the Transportation Sector: The Role of Feedback Effects on Policy Effectiveness,” Energy Policy, 37, 2009, pp.2774-2787.
Meyer, Patrick and James J. Winebrake, “Modeling Technology Diffusion of Complementary Goods: The Case of Hydrogen Vehicles and Refueling Infrastructure,” Technovation, 29(2), 2009, pp. 77-91.
Winebrake, James J., James J. Corbett, Aaron Falzarano, J. Scott Hawker, Karl Korfmacher, Sai Ketha, Steve Zilora, “Assessing Energy, Environmental, and Economic Tradeoffs in Intermodal Freight Transportation,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 58(8), August, 2008.
Winebrake, James J., Sandra Rothenberg, Jianxi Luo, and Erin Green, “Automotive Transportation in China: Technology, Policy, Market Dynamics, and Sustainability,” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 2(4), 2008, pp. 213-233.
Corbett, James J. and James J. Winebrake, “Emissions Tradeoffs Among Alternate Marine Fuels: Total Fuel Cycle Analysis of Residual Oil, Marine Gas Oil, and Marine Diesel Oil,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 58(4), April 2008, pp.1-5.
Wang, Chengfeng, James J. Corbett, and James J. Winebrake, “Cost Effectiveness of Reducing Ship Sulfur Emissions,” Environmental Science & Technology, 41(24), December 15, 2007, pp. 8233-8239.
Corbett, James J., James J. Winebrake, Erin H. Green, Prasad Kasibhatla, Veronika Eyring, Axel Lauer, “Mortality from Ship Emissions: A Global Assessment,” Environmental Science & Technology, 41(24), December 15, 2007, pp. 8512-8518.
Corbett, James J., James J. Winebrake, “Sustainable Movement of Goods: Energy and Environmental Implications of Trucks, Trains, Ships, and Planes,” Environmental Management, November, 2007, pp.8-12.
Winebrake, James J., James J. Corbett, and Patrick E. Meyer, “Energy Use and Emissions from Marine Vessels: A Total Fuel Cycle Approach,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 57(1), January, 2007, pp. 102-110.
Winebrake, James J., Denys Sakva, “An Evaluation of Errors in U.S. Energy Forecasts: 1982-2002,” Energy Policy, 34(18), 2006, pp.3475-3483.
Green, Erin H. and James J. Winebrake, “An Assessment of Renewable Energy Potential for U.S. National Parks,” Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, 25(4), 2006, pp. 39-55.
Winebrake, James J., James J. Corbett, Chenfeng Wang, Alex Farrell, and Pippa Woods, “Optimal Fleet-wide Emissions Reductions for Passenger Ferries: An Application of a Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Programming Model for the New York-New Jersey Harbor,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 55(4), April, 2005, pp. 458-466.
Winebrake, James J., “Power Systems” in Carl Mitcham (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, Macmillan Reference, USA, 2005.
Winebrake, James J., “The Use of Technology Roadmaps for Energy Planning and Policy Decisions,” Energy Engineering, 101(4), 2004, pp. 20-36.
Farrell, Alexander E., Deborah H. Redman, James J. Corbett, and James J. Winebrake, “Comparing Air Pollution from Ferry and Landside Commuting,” Transportation Research: D, 8(5), September, 2003, pp. 343-360.
Winebrake, James J., “The Future Impacts of Electric Drive Vehicles: A Case Study of Normative Scenario Modeling,” Futures Research Quarterly, 19 (1), Spring 2003, pp. 5-25.
Winebrake, James J. and Brian P. Creswick, "The Future of Hydrogen Fueling Systems for Transportation: An Application of Perspective-Based Scenario Analysis Using the Analytical Hierarchy Process," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 70 (4), May 2003, pp. 359-384.
Farrell, Alexander E., James J. Corbett, and James J. Winebrake, “Controlling Air Pollution from Passenger Ferries: Cost Effectiveness of Seven Technological Options,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 52(12), December, 2002, pp.1399-1410.
Winebrake, James J., “Hype or Holy Grail: The Future of Hydrogen in Transportation,” Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, Fall 2002.
Winebrake, James J., Michael Q. Wang, Dongquan He, “Toxic Emissions from Mobile Sources: A Total Fuel Cycle Analysis of Conventional and Alternative Fuel Vehicles,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 51(7), July, 2001, pp.1073-1086.
Deaton, Michael L. and James J. Winebrake, “The Use of Mixed Effects ANCOVA to Characterize Vehicle Emissions Profiles,” Journal of Transportation and Statistics, 3(2), September, 2000.
Winebrake, James J., Michael L. Deaton, Timothy C. Coburn, and Kenneth J. Kelly, “Statistical Analysis of Emissions and Deterioration Rates for In-Use, High-Mileage CNG and Gasoline Vehicles,” 2000-01-1959, Society of Automotive Engineering, Warrendale, PA, June, 2000.
Winebrake, James J. and Steven P. Frysinger, “Integrating the Environmental Curriculum at Undergraduate Institutions,” Environmental Management, May, 2000.
Winebrake, James J., “Requiem or Respite? An Assessment of the Current State of the U.S. Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market,” Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment," 19(4): 43-63, Spring, 2000.
Deaton, Michael L. and James J. Winebrake, “Comparing Emissions Characteristics of Alternative Fuel and Conventional Fuel Vehicles: An Application of the Generalized ANCOVA Model,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 50(2), February, 2000, pp.162-168.
Winebrake, James J. and Michael L. Deaton, “Hazardous Air Pollution from Mobile Sources: A Comparison of Alternative and Reformulated Gasoline Vehicles,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 49(5), May, 1999, pp.576-581.
Winebrake, James J., Ted Jones, Andy Berger, Steve Harwanko, Adam Johnson, “Developing University-National Park Energy Partnerships,” Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment," Vol. 17, No. 3, Spring, 1998.
Winebrake, James J. and Michael L. Deaton, “A Comparative Analysis of Emissions Deterioration from In-Use Alternative Fuel Vehicles,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 47, December, 1997, pp.1291-1296.
Winebrake, James J. and Alexander E. Farrell, “The AFV Credit Program and its Role in Future Market Development,” Transportation Research: Part D—Transport and the Environment,” 2(2), June 1997, pp.125-132.
Winebrake, James J., “Rethinking Science and Technical Education: Integrated Approaches for the 21st Century,” Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, Fall, 1996.
Herkert, Joseph R., Alexander E. Farrell, and James J. Winebrake, “Technology Choice for Sustainable Development,” IEEE Technology and Society, 15(2), Summer, 1996.
Winebrake, James J., Alexander E. Farrell, and Mark A. Bernstein, “The Clean Air Act's SO2 Emissions Market: Estimating the Costs of Regulatory and Legislative Intervention,” Resource and Energy Economics, 17(3), November, 1995, pp.239-260.
Winebrake, James J., “From Mandates to Commitments: Partnerships for Energy and Environmental Management,” Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, Vol. 15, No. 1, Summer, 1995.
Winebrake, James J., Mark A. Bernstein, and Alex E. Farrell, “Estimating the Impacts of Restrictions on Utility Participation in the SO2 Allowance Market,” The Electricity Journal, April, 1995.
Winebrake, James J., “Government-Industry Partnership Development and Success: The U.S. DOE's Clean Cities Program,” Journal of Environmental Regulation, March, 1995.
Bernstein, Mark A., Alex E. Farrell, and James J. Winebrake, “The Environment and Economics: The Impact of Restricting the SO2 Allowance Market,” Energy Policy, 22(9), September, 1994, pp.748-754.
Winebrake, James J., “Another Challenge for Energy/Environmental Strategists: Federal Law and Vehicle Fleets,” Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment," Vol. 13, No. 4, Spring, 1994.
Bernstein, Mark A., Alexander E. Farrell, and James J. Winebrake, “No Sale!” Public Utilities Fortnightly, Vol. 130, No. 9, November 1, 1992.
Winebrake, James J., “An Analysis of Technology Transfer Mechanisms for Federally Funded R&D,” Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 17, No. 4, Fall, 1992.
Winebrake, James J., (ed) Alternate Energy: Assessment and
Implementation Reference Book, Fairmont Publishing:
Deaton, M.L. and James J.
Winebrake, Dynamic Modeling of Environmental Systems, Springer-Verlag Publishing:
New York State Energy Planning Board, 2010-present. Appointed by Governor David Paterson to serve on the New York State Energy Planning Board.
U.S. Department of Energy Transportation Energy Futures Steering Committee, 2010-present. Member of the Steering Committee guiding this national study aimed at the future of transportation and the role of the national labs in sustainable transportation technologies and policies.
Upstate New York Translational Research Network (UNYTRN), 2010-present. Member and RIT Co-Designee to support upstate New York efforts to conduct translational research in the health science, technology, and policy fields.
EM (Environmental Management) Editorial Advisory Committee, 2009-present. Member of this standing committee of the Publications Committee of the Air and Waste Management Association.
New York Climate Action Plan, Technical Expert, 2009-2012. Provided technical support to the Transportation and Land Use Technical Working Group for the NY Climate Action Plan Development Team.
National Academies of Science, Committee member, 2008-2010. Member of Committee for Assessment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles.
National Academies of Science, Committee member, 2008-2012. Member of Committee for A Study of Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Transportation.
Transportation Research Board, Energy Committee (ADC70) member, 2008-present. Future of Freight workshop organizer for TRB 92 Annual Conference, January 2013. Recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation for Leadership in Understanding the Energy and Environmental Impacts of the Freight Sector (2013).
Region II University Transportation Research Center, Research Affiliate, 2008-present. Research affiliate for U.S. Department of Transportation Region II University Transportation Research Center.
Sloan Foundation Industry Centers, Research Affiliate, 2007-present. Research affiliate for Sloan Industry Centers program; focusing research on automotive and freight transport sector.
Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, Research Affiliate, 2007-present. Research affiliate for university research consortium conducting research on Great Lakes issues.
Co-Director, RIT Laboratory for Environmental Computing and Decision Making, 2006-present. Co-Directing this RIT Laboratory that applies advanced computing cyberinfrastructure to make more effective environmental decisions.
Director, University-National Park Energy Partnership Program (UNPEPP), 1997-present. This program links universities with national parks throughout the country in order to conduct energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental-related projects at National Parks.
Genesee Valley Regional Clean Cities, Board Member, 2003-present. Working with local stakeholders to promote alternative fuel vehicles and improved air quality in the Greater Rochester area.
Member, Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Research Committee, 2006-2007. Member on research committee looking to identify ways to reduce air toxic sources and exposure in the Rochester community.
Co-Founder and Principal, Energy and Environmental Research Associates, LLC, 1995-present. Principal and partner in an energy and environmental consulting firm located in Monroe County, NY (see www.energyandenvironmental.com).
NYSERDA Technical Review Group for the Energy Analysis Program, 2004-present. Serving as participant on NYSERDA Technical Review Group to evaluate the NYSERDA Energy Analysis Program.
Co-Founder, Hands Together, Inc. a non-profit organization that educates students about the problems of developing countries and provides development aid to the poor in Haiti.
RIT Trustees Scholar Award, 2010. Awarded by the RIT Board of Trustees to faculty member exhibiting exceptional scholarly achievements.
Greater Rochester Forty under 40 Award. Selected as one of forty influential professionals under 40 years old in the Greater Rochester area.
Madison Scholar Award, College of Integrated Science and Technology (CISAT), James Madison University, 2000-01. Award is granted to one professor in CISAT who has distinguished him/herself in the area of "scholarship" over a five-year period.
Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University, 2000-2001. Award is granted to one professor in CISAT who has distinguished him/herself in the area of "teaching" over a five-year period.
Outstanding Professor Awards, Integrated Science and Technology Department, James Madison University, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01. Award is in recognition for exceptional performance in teaching, commitment to students, and academic and professional counseling; granted to three professors annually from the ISAT department.
Recipient of Mayoral Citation from the City of Philadelphia for activities associated with the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program, a program designed to encourage the use of alternative transportation fuels in the Philadelphia region, 1995.
Recipient of Mayoral Commendation from the City of Easton for co-founding Easton's first homeless shelter. Shelter has grown into a major service center for homeless families in the Easton, PA area, 1989.