Michael Mastrandrea is Director of the Near Zero program at the Carnegie Institution for Science on the Stanford University campus
and Co-Director of Near Zero. He worked for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2009 to 2015. As Co-Director of Science for the IPCC
Working Group II Technical Support Unit, he helped lead the development of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, a global
assessment of climate change science and policy options. His research has focused on strategies for reducing climate risks and the integration and effective translation of
expert knowledge for policymakers, the business community, and the general public. He was an Assistant Consulting Professor at the Stanford University Woods
Institute for the Environment from 2009-2014, and received his Ph. D. from Stanford as the first graduate of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment
and Resources (E-IPER), where he was a Department of Energy Global Change Education
Program Fellow. He serves on the Editorial Board and as Managing Editor for the journal Climatic Change.