2024 Investiture Information

Erin Mayfield

Hodgson Family Assistant Professor of Engineering

Professor Mayfield participated on two CERAWeek '23 panels: "Building Equity and Fairness in Climate Solutions" and "The Current State of Climate Change."

Research Interests

Sustainable systems; energy transitions; multi-objective and multi-attribute computational modeling and decision-making; social equity; data science; environmental and energy policy


  • BS, Environmental Science, Rutgers University
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


  • Rob Socolow Carbon Mitigation Initiative Best Paper Award (2021)
  • American Chemical Society's Editors' Choice Award (2017)
  • Herbert L. Toor Award Winner (2016)

Selected Publications

  • Mayfield, E.N., J.L. Cohon, N.Z. Muller, I.L. Azevedo, and A.L. Robinson. "Quantifying the social equity state of an energy system: Environmental and labor market equity of the shale gas boom in Appalachia." Environmental Research Letters, 14, 124072. (2019).
  • Mayfield, E.N., J.L. Cohon, N.Z. Muller, I.L. Azevedo, and A.L. Robinson. "Cumulative environmental and employment impacts of the shale gas boom." Nature Sustainability, 2, 1122–1131. (2019).
  • Mayfield, E. N., A.L. Robinson, and J.L. Cohon. "System-wide and Superemitter Policy Options for the Abatement of Methane Emissions from the U.S. Natural Gas System." Environmental Science & Technology. 51 (2017) 4772-4780.
  • Larson, E. C. Greig, J. Jenkins, E. Mayfield, A. Pascale, C. Zhang, S. Pacala, R. Socolow, R. Williams, J. Drossman, EJ Baik, R. Birdsey, R. Duke, R. Jones, B. Haley, E. Leslie, K. Paustian, and A. Swan, "Net-Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure, and Impacts," Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, December 15, 2020. [Website: https://netzeroamerica.princeton.edu/]