Joule Bergerson

Associate Professor

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Centre for Environmental Engineering, Research and Education
University of Calgary




Bergerson’s primary research interests are systems-level analysis for policy and decision making of energy system investment and management. The focus of her work is developing tools and frameworks for the assessment of prospective technology options and their policy implications from a life cycle perspective. To date, her work has addressed fossil fuel derived electricity, oil sands development, carbon capture and storage, renewable energy and energy storage technologies. Project researchers on Bergerson’s team work with scientists, engineers and members of the business community who are developing new energy technologies, to develop and refine techniques for prospective life cycle assessment. These techniques help prioritize research and development activities, by identifying technologies – or optimal combinations of technologies – that could provide particularly large life cycle benefits.

Research Interests

Life cycle assessment, energy systems modelling, energy infrastructure, systems analysis, uncertainty analysis, technoeconomic and environmental assessment, statistical analysis, process design