By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WASHINGTON (KDKA) – A Carnegie Mellon University professor is joining the White House.

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Dr. Costa Samaras is taking a job in the new White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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He has been researching how to decarbonize transportation, buildings, and industry.

The Biden Administration hired him to help lead them in their energy policy.

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The White House calls Dr. Samaras an expert on how to transition to a “clean, climate-ready, equitable, and secure energy system.”