Sharlissa Moore


Assistant Professor


Professor Moore's teaching and research interests focus on the social, policy, equity, and security dimensions of energy systems, particularly those that cross nation-state borders and are undergoing dramatic change. She studies the social and policy issues associated with where renewable energy generation facilities are located, the integration of electricity grids across nation-state borders, and sustainable development in Morocco. Professor Moore’s book in the Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions book series, “Sustainable Energy Transformations, Power, and Politics: Morocco and the Mediterranean,” was published in the fall of 2018. She also works with the energy education community to improve teaching pedagogy on energy. Professor Moore works with engineers on topics including solar energy transitions, electric vehicles, and advanced nuclear power. She began her career studying astronomy and physics at Smith College and, since then, has continued to work with engineers and scientists to conduct interdisciplinary research on technological systems. She has also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Student Pugwash USA, a nonprofit organization that engages science and engineering students in the societal, ethical, and policy dimensions of science and technology. She began her career in science and technology policy in Washington, DC and has worked at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Science and Technology Policy Institute.