Colin Cunliff is a senior policy analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), where he focuses on accelerating clean energy to address climate change. He co-authored (with Varun Sivaram, David Hart, Julio Friedmann, and David Sandalow) the recent book Energizing America: A Roadmap to Launch a National Energy Innovation Mission. Cunliff's work at ITIF focuses on national and global innovation systems and federal energy research programs.
Prior to joining ITIF, he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA), with a portfolio focused on energy sector resilience and emissions mitigation. At DOE, he supported the Quadrennial Energy Review and other agency reports. Prior to that, he was the American Institute of Physics / American Association for the Advancement of Science (AIP/AAAS) Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, where he served as a staff science adviser on energy, climate, and transportation. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelors degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.