Dr. Carless specializes in electricity sector topics such as low-carbon generation, nuclear power, climate policy analysis, and resource planning.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Carless served as a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the RAND Corporation. He received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research, which focused on assessing the environmental competitiveness of small modular reactors (SMRs) and risk and regulatory considerations for SMR emergency planning zones.


Carnegie Mellon University
PhD, Engineering and Public Policy

University of Pittsburgh
MS, Industrial Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BS, Computer and Systems Engineering

Personal Interests

Dr. Carless was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and was raised in the Bronx. He is a die-hard Knicks fan who enjoys running, playing basketball, and photography. Dr. Carless is a lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers.