By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON (KDKA) – A Carnegie Mellon University professor is joining the White House.READ MORE: Uncertainty Surrounds New Omicron Variant: 'We Don't Have Answers Yet'
Dr. Costa Samaras is taking a job in the new White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.READ MORE: 2 Injured After Stabbing In Pittsburgh's Arlington Heights Neighborhood
He has been researching how to decarbonize transportation, buildings, and industry.
The Biden Administration hired him to help lead them in their energy policy.MORE NEWS: Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Says Build Back Better Will Help Retrain Workers For Pittsburgh's Jobs Of The Future
The White House calls Dr. Samaras an expert on how to transition to a “clean, climate-ready, equitable, and secure energy system.”