Benjamin Hobbs, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University






Benjamin F. Hobbs earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Cornell in 1983.  He holds the Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Chair of Environmental Management at the Johns Hopkins University, where he has been since 1995. He is also Director of the JHU Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute.   He chairs the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator, and is a member of the Public Interest Advisory Committee of the Gas Technology Institute.   Previously, he was on the research staff at Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, a systems and civil engineering faculty member at Case Western Reserve University, and Deputy Editor for Systems Analysis and Economics for Water Resources Research.   His applies operations research and economics methods to questions in electricity policy, planning, and operations, as well as environmental and water systems.  Dr. Hobbs is a Fellow of IEEE and INFORMS.