Dr. Arne Jacobson is the Director of the Schatz Energy Research Center and a professor of Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University. He has a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and an MS in Environmental Systems (engineering option) from Humboldt State. Dr. Jacobson’s areas of research interest include renewable energy technology, energy and climate change mitigation policy, and energy access for low-income people in developing countries. His work is interdisciplinary, combining renewable energy engineering, energy policy, and a social geography based approach to international development studies. He has extensive international work experience in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, including work over the past decade helping lead the development and implementation of the Lighting Global Quality Assurance program. Lighting Global QA is the leading international framework for quality assurance and consumer protection for off-grid solar products designed for use by low-income people in rural areas of Africa, Asia, and beyond. Dr. Jacobson is also involved in multiple research projects related to energy access in East Africa, West Africa, and South Asia, and he is an active member of Technical Committee 82 (Photovoltaics) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).