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, Dr. Gençer 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 BSc in chemical engineering and BSc in mathematics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from Purdue University.