Dr. Baha M. Al-Alawi

Lead Project Manager Market & Industry Analysis

Baha M. Al-Alawi joined CALSTART in 2018 as a Market and Industry Analysis Lead. He oversees the development of techno-economics, energy, policy, market forecast, and emission life-cycle analysis for market acceleration and drive-to zero programs. He supports national and international organizations, including CARB, OEMs, fleets, and utilities on HVIP voucher demand forecasts, market assessments, infrastructure planning and demand, technology roadmap, and utility planning. Baha Al-Alawi leads HVIP, CORE, and Telematics reporting, OEM outreach, outlooks, and supports CARB programs and public requests. Before joining CALSTART, Baha Al-Alawi worked at Saudi Aramco Oil Company as a corporate outlook & technology strategist. In this position he managed advanced energy and transportation decision-making programs to help the company understand the potential impacts and introduction rates of advanced and alternative fuel technologies. In addition, he supported the company’s Oil to Hydrogen project and developed decision-making tools to help Aramco’s multi-billion investment strategy. His career in the clean energy sector began as a Natural Gas Process Control Systems Specialist (Instrumentation) working at different Gas Plants across Saudi Arabia. Baha Al-Alawi worked at Colorado State University’s Energy Institute as an energy and transportation consultant, where he led the development of advanced technology and cost models for the DOE, EPRI, startup companies, and utilities. Baha Al-Alawi work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He holds a Master’s degree in Sustainability from Harvard University, MicroMaster degree in Supply Chain from MIT, a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, a Master’s degree in Operations Research and Systems Engineering, and Bachelor’s in electrical engineering, all from Colorado State University.