Granger Morgan

Supported – EPP Customers Professor – ECE Lord Professor – EPP Department Head – EPP
Department EPP Customers
Office 129C Baker Hall
Telephone (412)-268-2672
Assistant Patti Steranchak

Research Interests

Integrated Assessment

In many large problems, such as global change, disciplinary research programs address separate pieces of the problem, but few attempts are made to put all the pieces together to ask, "What does it all mean?" With Hadi Dowlatabadi and a number of other colleagues, Professor Morgan is working on integrated assessment of large social and environmental problems. Much of this work is done in the context of an NSF Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

Risk Analysis and Improving Regulation

A variety of projects are under way that involve issues in risk analysis, management and communication, as well as developing strategies to improve the ways in which risks to health, safety and environmental risks are regulated. One current area of research involves developing methods to allow risk management organizations, such as federal agencies, to set priorities. With Dr. Scott Farrow and a number of other colleagues, Professor Morgan has recently established the Center for the Study and Improvement of Regulation.

Electric Power

The electric power sector is undergoing large changes. In the short-term, these are driven by changes in the regulatory environment. In the longer-term, they will be driven by technical change, the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and a variety of social and institutional factors. Professor Morgan is interested in these processes of change, and in the structure and level of energy-related basic technology research.

In the News

  • Carnegie Mellon To Unveil New Plan for Safer Development of Clean Energy Technologies
  • Morgan Elected to National Academy of Sciences
  • Talukdar's Research Cited in IEEE Spectrum
  • ECE Experts Available to Speak on Primary Issues
  • Morgan and Peha Give Science Primer to Congress
  • Morgan to Speak at National Environmental Conference; Cited in Post-Gazette on Electronic Interference in Air Travel
  • Morgan Quoted in Pittsburgh-Tribune Review Article About Anthrax
  • Carnegie Mellon Unveils Research Grant to Study Risks Posed by Terrorists and Their Weapons
  • Morgan Wins FAA Grant To Examine Radio Frequency Spectrum on Aircraft
  • Peha and Morgan Appointed to IEEE Spectrum Editorial Board
  • Morgan Leads Effort to Improve Science and Technology Advice for Congress
  • External Press

  • France's environmental bureaucracy to expand purview
  •  Granger  Morgan

    Carnegie Mellon, 1974

    Research Area

    Signals and Systems


    Technology and policy including climate change and electric power


    PhD, 1968
    Applied Physics and Information Science
    University of California, San Diego

    MS, 1965
    Astronomy and Space Science
    Cornell University

    BA, 1963
    Harvard University