Emre Gençer is a research scientist at the MIT Energy Initiative. The central theme of his research is to identify optimal utilization of resources for the evolving energy system. His research focuses on integration of emerging and conventional energy technologies, their policy implications, multi-scale modeling, and optimization. Currently, he is working on developing a novel software platform, Sustainable Energy Systems Analysis Modeling Environment (SESAME). This platform provides comprehensive cost and sustainability assessment for the electric power, transportation, and industrial sectors to decision makers and technology analysts with high technological, temporal and geospatial resolutions. Dr. Gençer received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and B.Sc. in Mathematics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.