Sandra Sattler

Senior Energy Modeler

Sandra Sattler
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Sandra Sattler is a senior energy modeler in the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). She analyzes and models clean energy, energy efficiency, and global warming policies at the state, regional, and national level. She also quantifies the energy, economic, environmental, and public health impacts that the policies would have on society.

Ms. Sattler previously worked as a thermal technologies engineer at TIAX LLC, where she researched and analyzed potential technologies to reduce global warming emissions from combustion devices. At TIAX, Ms. Sattler analyzed the Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the California Energy Commission. As part of the project she reviewed measurement techniques, new research findings, and potential technologies for greenhouse gas prevention and mitigation. In addition, she performed a fuel-cycle analysis of petroleum-based and biomass fuels using U.S. Department of Energy transportation models and modeled industrial furnaces for the petro-chemical industry to improve overall burner system performance, integrate biofuels, and identify possible causes for high levels of emissions.

Ms. Sattler joined UCS in 2008 after earning her doctorate in mechanical engineering at Cornell University. She holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Whitman College.

Selected publications

Sattler S, Macknick J, Yates D, Flores-Lopez F, Rogers J. 2012. Linking electricity and water models to assess electricity choices at water-relevant scales. Environmental Research Letters 7, no. 4 October.

Macknick J, Sattler S, Averyt K, Clemmer S, Rogers J. 2012. The water implications of generating electricity: water use across the United States based on different electricity pathways through 2050. Environmental Research Letters 7, no. 4 October.

Clemmer S, Rogers J, Sattler S, Macknick J, Mai T. 2012. Modeling low-carbon US electricity futures to explore impacts on national and regional water use. Environmental Research Letters 7, no. 4 October.