Fant, Charles

Charles Fant
Former Postdoctoral Associate, Joint Program


Chas Fant was a postdoctoral associate working with the Joint Program (circa 2012-2016) on wind and solar power characterization in southern Africa and contributing to the development of the Water Resources System (WRS). He specializes in large-scale biophysical modeling for policy decisions related to the changing climate, primarily in developing countries. He has worked on projects with the World Bank Group, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and COWI (a Danish consulting firm). These projects have involved working with countries including Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Ghana, Mozambique, Botswana, Vietnam, Brazil, and Macedonia, as well as the Zambezi River Basin and the Congo River Basin. Dr. Fant holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, an M.S. degree in Water Resources from the University of Colorado, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Systems from the University of Colorado in 2013.

Education + Credentials
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, 2008
B.S., Civil Engineering, Clemson University, 2006
PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, 2013

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Neumann, J.E., P. Chinowsky, J. Helman, M. Black, C. Fant, K. Strzepek and J. Martinich (2021). Climatic Change, 166 (44) (doi: 10.1007/s10584-021-03179-w)
Journal Article
Fant, C., B. Boehlert, K. Strzepek, P. Larsen, A. White, S. Gulati, Y. Li and J. Martinich (2020). Energy, 195, 116899 (doi: 10.1016/
Journal Article
Arndt, C., P. Chinowsky, C. Fant, S. Paltsev, C. A. Schlosser, K. Strzepek, F. Tarp and J. Thurlow (2019). Climatic Change, online first (doi: 10.1007/s10584-019-02428-3)
Journal Article
Gao, X., C.A. Schlosser, C. Fant and K. Strzepek (2018). Environmental Research Letters, 13(6) (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaca9e)
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Gao, X., C.A. Schlosser, C. Fant and K. Strzepek (2018). Environmental Research Letters, 13(6):4039 (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaca9e) [PDF]

News + Media

News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Aug 20, 2021
Financial Times | 
Oct 02, 2019
News Release
MIT News | 
Feb 13, 2018
In The News
Boston Globe | 
Jul 14, 2017
In The News
Jan 10, 2017
In The News
MIT News | 
Mar 30, 2016