Dr. Lebel graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Environmental Earth System Science. His research focuses on emissions of methane and health-damaging air pollutants in California. Specifically, he studies abandoned oil and gas wells and residential appliances. He has worked to develop new methods for quantifying these emissions and has designed and executed research campaigns to systematically quantify emissions of methane and other pollutants throughout the state. Overall, Dr. Lebel is interested in using his research to promote building electrification, decrease dependence on oil and natural gas, and transition to cleaner sources of energy.

Dr. Lebel began working at PSE in 2020 as a contractor and transitioned to full-time in January 2021, where he continues his work studying emissions of methane and indoor air pollutants.