Kevin Doran is an Institute Fellow and Assistant Research Professor at the, a joint institute of the and the . Prior to this appointment, Professor Doran was the Senior Research Fellow to the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School’s Center for Energy and Environmental Security—an interdisciplinary research and policy center which Professor Doran co-founded in 2004. Professor Doran is also the Managing Director for the , a multi-year research collaboration between the University of Colorado, NREL, the Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University. The primary research mission of the CMC is to develop and evaluate technologies for the capture, separation and storage of carbon dioxide in terrestrial and geologic medium.
Professor Doran’s scholarship and teaching focus on the geopolitical, environmental, socioeconomic and technical dimensions of climate and energy law and policy. Most recently his research has involved an examination of public policy and regulatory issues pertaining to smart grid deployment; and the implications of early 20th century federal land conveyances for the subsurface ownership of pore space throughout the Western United States and the development of geologic carbon storage.
Professor Doran holds a faculty appointment at the Colorado Energy Research Institute located at the Colorado School of Mines. He is the author and co-author of numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on climate and energy law and policy. He is also the co-author of International Environmental Law in a Nutshell (3d ed., West 2007), one of the most widely used textbooks on international environmental law. Earlier in his career Professor Doran worked as an attorney and senior research associate at the Natural Resources Law Center in Boulder, Colorado, specializing in private land management and international environmental law. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School, where he served as an editor of the Colorado Law Review and President of the Environmental Law Society.
Professor Doran’s CV is available here.