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Caitlin Swalec


Caitlin Swalec (she/her) is an engineer and energy and climate researcher. As Program Director for Heavy Industry at Global Energy Monitor (GEM), she leads a team of researchers supporting industrial decarbonization by providing high quality, open, and transparent datasets on emissions intensive industrial assets. Through her work at GEM, she collaborates with the International Energy Agency (IEA), World Resources Institute, World Steel Association, Climate TRACE, and other academics, campaigners, policy experts, and government institutions. She previously worked as an air quality engineer in compliance reporting and permitting for fossil fuel fired power plants throughout the United States and as a wind farm planner and analyst for Fraunhofer IWES, a European energy research institute. Caitlin manages the Steel Data Network, helps to run the RENEW-Industry network and newsletter, serves as member on the Environmental Technology Committee at the Association of Iron and Steel Technology, and participates in the Women in Green Hydrogen network. Caitlin received a bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree from UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, and certificates in the Hydrogen Economy from and Life Cycle Assessment from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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