Len Necefer

Len Necefer, PhD Candidate. Department of Engineering and Public Policy.

Expected Graduation: 2016.

Project: Energy policy in The Navajo Nation.

Co-Advisor: Mitch Small and Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

Len is an EPA STAR Fellow and Doctoral Student in Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department. After graduating from the University of Kansas in Mechanical Engineering, Len participated in aerospace research at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. These research areas included development of ceramic material models and supersonic vehicle control systems. A member of the Navajo Nation, Len has now focused his research and career on issues facing indigenous people in North America, which include the development of rainwater catchment systems for agricultural purposes and currently the development of a decision support framework for energy policy development.