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Zana Cranmer

Assistant ProfessorNatural and Applied Sciences
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2017
MEPP, University of Maryland, 2013
BS, Pennsylvania State University, 2007
Office: Jennison Hall 225 | 781.216._7104 |  acranmer@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Cranmer's research focuses on modeling the economic and environmental value of renewable energy technologies. She completed a doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Cranmer also holds a Master's degree in Engineering and Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor's degree in Material Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa.

Teaching Interests

Renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy systems, energy policy, energy economics

Research Interests

Offshore wind energy, solar energy, integrated assessment modeling, energy economics, energy policy, ecosystem impacts of energy infrastructure, public acceptance of energy infrastructure

Consulting/Practice Interests

Renewable energy economics and policy, integrated assessment modeling

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Cranmer, A., Baker, E., Liesiƶ, J., Salo, A. (2018). A Portfolio Model for Siting Offshore Wind Farms with Economic and Environmental Objectives. European Journal of Operational Research, 267 (1), 304-314.

Cranmer, A., Smetzer, J. R., Welch, L., Baker, E. (2017). A Markov model for planning and permitting offshore wind energy: A case study of radio-tracked terns in the Gulf of Maine, USA. Journal of Environmental Management, 193, 400-409.

Conference Presentations

Cranmer, A. (2018). "The Global Value of Offshore Wind Energy." Presented at the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO)'s 29th European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spain.

Cranmer, A., Baker, E. (2017). "Valuing Offshore Wind Energy." Presented at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.

Cranmer, A., Baker, E. (2017). "Valuing Offshore Wind Energy." Presented at the International Energy Workshop (IEW), College Park, MD.

Cranmer, A., Baker, E. (2016). "Valuing Offshore Wind Energy." Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Cranmer, A., Smetzer, J. R., Welch, L., Baker, E. (2016). "Automated Avian Telemetry and Markov Model for Oshore Wind Planning: A Case Study for the Gulf of Maine, USA." Presented at the Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies's 72nd Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Cranmer, A., Baker, E. (2015). "Modeling Economic and Environmental Tradeoffs in Offshore Wind Development." Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Cranmer, A., Baker, E. (2014). "Siting Offshore Wind Farms as a Robust Portfolio Model." Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Cranmer, A., Baker, E. (2014). "Siting Offshore Wind Farms as a Robust Portfolio Model." Presented at the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), Barcelona, Spain.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Curriculum Review Committee, 2017 - Present
Committee Member for Personnel & Staffing Committee, 2017 - Present
Committee Member for Scholarship Committee, 2017 - Present

University Service
Committee Member for Library Digital Commons Committee, 2017 - Present

Professional Service
Conference/Workshop Track Chair for Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENRE) Section, 2018 - 2018
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for INFORMS - 2017
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for INFORMS - 2016
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for INFORMS - 2015