Team Members

EERA has full and part time associates that are dedicated to EERA’s mission.   They are experts in a variety of technical and regulatory fields and provide timely, accurate, and useful analyses of today’s most pressing energy and environmental problems.    The EERA team provides Clients and Partners important technology and policy decision analysis support.

Bryan Comer, M.S., Associate, performs economic and energy studies and evaluates improved performance technologies for freight system elements (trucks, trains, ships).

Erin Green, M.S., Senior Associate, conducts economic and energy studies for Electrification of Freight modes, port development policy and biofuels infrastructure, as well as climate action planning for regional authorities.

Katy Ryan, M.A., Program and Marketing Associate, coordinates marketing activities and policies, supports the development of proposals, assists with project management, and maintains the website.

Jordan A. Silberman, M.A., GISP, Associate, specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and evaluating environmental impacts relating to transportation and their effect on air quality, health, economics and climate change.  

James J. Corbett, Ph.D., P.E., Principal, conducts technology-policy research related to freight transportation, including groundbreaking research on air emissions from maritime transport, energy and environmental impacts of multimodal transportation, and assessment of technological and policy control strategies for goods movement.  Dr. Corbett received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) from Carnegie Mellon University and he holds a California Professional Engineering License (Mechanical).  Dr. Corbett’s experience includes work as a licensed officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, industrial operations, and energy and environmental consulting supporting industry and government.    His "Pro-File" was highlighted in the March/April 2011 edition of the Bunker Bulletin.

James J. Winebrake, Ph.D., Senior Principal, studies the impact of transportation technologies on the environment and the economy. His major areas of research include emissions control technology assessments, life-cycle analysis, environmental policy analysis and intermodal freight modeling.  Dr. Winebrake received his Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a M.S. degree in Technology and Policy from M.I.T. and a B.S. degree in Physics from Lafayette College.