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Acknowledgements I thank my supervisor, Karen Smith, for her excellent guidance during the years of my doctoral studies. Without her support, expertise and, most importantly, encouragement this dissertation would not exist the way it does now. Also, I thank Matthew Emerton for some helpful conversations and for entrusting me with early manuscripts of [EK99,(More)
This paper examines the major barriers to the deployment of geothermal, small hydro and advanced coal power generation technologies in Vietnam. It ranks their severity by applying the analytical hierarchy process to data from a survey of 37 domestic experts and stakeholders. Key barriers to a wider penetration of small hydro generation technologies are(More)
The electrical and computer engineering department strives to provide high quality degree programs that emphasize fundamental principles, respond to the changing demands and opportunities of technology, challenge the exceptional abilities of Rice students, and prepare these students for roles of leadership in their chosen careers. In support of this goal,(More)
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