Dr. Joshua D. Rhodes

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Webber Energy Group/Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin

Joshua D. Rhodes, Ph.D. is a Research Fellow at the Energy Institute and the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin. His current research is in the area of smart grid and the bulk electricity system, including spatial system-level applications and impacts of energy efficiency, resource planning, distributed generation, and storage. He is also interested in policy and the impacts that good policy can have on the efficiency of the micro and macro economy, especially policy that utilizes market forces to increase efficiencies. He consults on a broad range of energy topics as well as vetting for novel technologies — often sitting on vetting committees for companies looking to enter Austin’s technology incubators. He holds a double bachelors in Mathematics and Economics from Stephen F. Austin State University, a masters in Computational Mathematics from Texas A&M University, a masters in Architectural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, and living it up in ATX.

Research Topics

Residential smart grid applications, including systems-level applications of energy efficiency and distributed generation.

  • Texas A&M University    2006-2008
    • M.Sc. Computational Mathematics
      • Mathematical Association of America, Member
      • American Mathematical Association, Member
      • TA: Calculus I & II, Linear Algebra
  • Stephen F. Austin State University    2002-2006
    • B.S. Mathematics/Economics (double major) – Magna Cum Laude
      • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Treasurer/Member
      • University Scholars, Scholar
  • 4th place overall and 3rd place in Engineering in Solar Decathlon 2015 as Team Captain and Project Engineer of Team Texas/Germany,
  • 2014-2015 ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Recipient,
  • 2013 Energy Innovation Challenge winner,
  • University of Texas Thrust 2000 Graduate Fellowship recipient,
  • Outstanding Scholar-Leader of the May 2010 graduating class
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