Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
Gürcan Gülen is a senior energy economist with the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gülen has 20+ years of experience in research, technical assistance, and capacity building across oil, natural gas, and electric power value chains. He has worked with ministries, regulatory agencies, companies, universities and/or NGOs in numerous countries around the world. Since 2010, he has been part of the interdisciplinary BEG team assessing unconventional oil and gas resources in the U.S. He manages dispatch modeling to assess gas demand for power generation under various scenarios based on the analysis of disruptive technologies and policies in electricity markets. Other projects include gas demand in the industrial sector based on a proprietary projects database, global gas demand and U.S. LNG exports, and supply chains for lithium and other critical minerals. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston College.