Bio

HE Gang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University, as well as a Visiting Faculty Affiliate with the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His work focuses on energy modeling, energy economics, energy and climate policy, energy, and environment, domestic coal and power sectors and their key role in both the global energy supply and in international climate policy framework. He also studies other interdisciplinary aspects of global climate change and the development of lower-carbon energy sources.

He was a research associate with the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University from 2008 to 2010. Prior to PESD, he was with the World Resources Institute (WRI) as a Cynthia Helms Fellow. With his extensive experiences both in the U.S. and in China, he shares his expertise and insights on China’s energy and environment challenges in its greatest socio-economic transformation, and China’s growing impact to and rising role in global sustainability in the twenty-first century.

Dr. He has published widely both in the peer-reviewed academic journals and public debates, and his research and comments have been reported or quoted by major media platforms. He has been invited to give a number of talks and presentations to both academic groups, international workshops, and the public forums. He was selected as Youth Delegate to UNFCCC CoP11 (2005), Asia 21 Young Leaders (2007), Aspen Environment Forum Scholars (2011), and Young Scholar of Institute for New Economic Thinking (2013).

He received his Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from University of California at Berkeley in 2015. He also holds an M.A. from Columbia University in Climate and Society and a B.S. from Peking University in Geography.

/*(Chinese Name: 何钢; Pinyin: hé gāng; Pronunciation: [hə] [gɑ:ŋ])