Dustin Mulvaney

Dustin Mulvaney is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Department at San José State University (SJSU) and a Fellow with the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. His research includes work on just transitions, solar energy commodity chains, and natural resource development. Dr. Mulvaney’s book Solar Power: Innovation, Sustainability, Environmental Justice was published by the University California Press (2019). His textbook Sustainable Energy Transition: Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Decarbonization came out with Palgave-MacMillan in 2020. Dustin has conducted extensive work on photovoltaics and the solar industry on sustainability, chemical stewardship, and recycling management including the development of the e-stewards recycling standard for photovoltaics with the Basel Action Network and as a member of the Joint Committee for a sustainability leadership standard for photovoltaics at the National Standards Foundation International. Dustin was a National Science Foundation Science & Technology Studies Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Ph.D. from the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy Studies and B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Applied Physics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.