Stewart Isaacs

Stewart Isaacs is an instructor for the MIT D-Lab class Introduction to Energy in Global Development. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he is interested in applying renewable energy to improve the sustainability of transportation and to support justice for disadvantaged communities.

Stewart earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a master’s degree at MIT, after which he spent a year working as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics. His PhD thesis investigates the potential of green hydrogen for African development.

Stewart has previously taken D-Lab: Applications of Energy in Global Development and has developed solar-powered incubators with communities in Burkina Faso and Ghana.

Outside of academics, he is passionate about the sport of competitive jump rope.