Kent Hoekman

( Desert Research Institute )


(775) 674-7065
  • Institutions:Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Division of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Research Fields: Renewable And Sustainable Energy Systems, Production And Use Of Bio-fuels, Air Quality Impacts Of Vehicle Emissions, Impacts Of Advanced-technology Vehicles On Emissions And Energy Usage, Role Of Science In Shaping Environmental Public Policy
  • Disciplines: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology, Physical Sciences
  • Funding:NSF - National Science Foundation


Dr. Hoekman is a Research Professor within the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute (DRI).  His professional interests include environmental impacts of energy production, distribution, and use; development of renewable and sustainable energy systems; conversion of biomass to biofuels; air quality impacts of vehicle emissions; and impacts of advanced-technology fuels and vehicles on emissions and energy use. He is also interested in the interface between politics and environmental science, particularly in the areas of energy policy, renewable fuels, greenhouse gases, and climate change.