Edward S. Rubin is Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was founding director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and the Environmental Institute.
A Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and past chairman of its Environmental Control Division, he is also a Lifetime National Associate of the U.S. National Academies National Research Council. His areas of research are energy and the environment, with a focus on climate change mitigation, technology innovation, and technology-policy interactions. His teaching achievements have been recognized with the Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award, and the Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award. He has served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007).