Sean McCoy, PhD

Sean McCoy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary since 2018. His team focuses on the assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction technologies and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. Current projects include life cycle assessment and techno-economic assessment of direct air capture, CO2 conversion technologies, and low-emission hydrogen; analysis of potential technology futures; and, exploration of policy mechanisms to incentivize emissions reductions and CDR.

Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Sean was an analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (IJGGC), the leading CCS-focused journal.

Sean earned a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and a B.A.Sc. from the University of Waterloo in Environmental Engineering (Chemical Specialization) in 2003.