News & Events


December. New publication: Challenges and Opportunities for Carbon Neutrality in China in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.

November 2021. New publication: Long-Term Transition of China’s Power Sector under Carbon Neutrality Target and Water Withdrawal Constraint in Journal of Cleaner Production.

September 2021. New publication: Modelling Integrated Power and Transportation Sectors Decarbonization with Hydrogen Energy Storage in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.

August 2021. Gang is part of a Stony Brook team of the Offshore Wind Training Institute to train the next generation energy leaders and workforce in the offshore wind industry for New York State.

July 2021. New collaborative publication: Catchment-Level Water Stress Risk of Coal Power Transition in China under 2℃/1.5℃ Targets in Applied Energy.

May 2021. Gang was invited to join the New York State Climate Action Council's Scoping Plan Technical Advisory Group.

April 28, 2021. Guest Lecture by Carl Mas: New York State's Energy Transition

Feb 2021. New publication with Dr. Mekyung Lee: An Empirical Analysis of Applications of Artificial Intelligence Algorithms in Wind Power Technology Innovation during 1980–2017 in Journal of Cleaner Production.

Feb 2021. Commentary with Dr. Jiang Lin: China can benefit from a more ambitious 2030 solar and wind target in China Dialogue.

Jan 2021. Gang is part of a Stony Brook team that receives a $4.25M grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to characterize waste and improve recycling. SBU frontpage News, CEAS Release.


October 2020. New publication: Optimizing Wind/Solar Combinations at Finer Scales to Mitigate Renewable Energy Variability in China in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

September 23, 2020. Gang shared research on the IAEE Webinar panel on Energy Transition in China: Technology, Policy, and Society.

September 16, 2020. Gang was invited to speak in the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) Annual Conference in Tokyo, Japan. Online.

Aug 2020. New publication: Enabling a Rapid and Just Transition away from Coal in China in One Earth, and was featured in SBU News and Nature News.

May 2020. New publication: Rapid Cost Decrease of Renewables and Storage Accelerates the Decarbonization of China’s Power System in Nature Communications. The paper was featured or cited in SBU Frontpage News, LBL News, CarbonBrief Headline, InsideClimateNews, E&E News/ClimateWire, Forbes, and Nature News.

April 2020. New publication: Regional Electricity Demand and Economic Transition in China in Utilities Policy.

March 2020. New publication: Assessing the effectiveness of China’s net-metering subsidies for household distributed photovoltaic systems in Journal of Cleaner Production.

February 2020. Congratulations to Gui Larangeira for receiving the GEM Fellowship!

February 2020. New publication: Waste Paper Recycling Decision System Based on Material Flow Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment: A Case Study of Waste Paper Recycling from China in Journal of Environmental Management.

February 27, 2020. Gang was invited to give a talk on China's energy transition at College of William & Mary.

January 2020. New publication: The evolution of virtual water flows in China's electricity transmission network and its driving forces in Journal of Cleaner Production.

January 9-10, 2020. The Department of Technology and Society hosted the NSF Workshop: Data Science Across the Undergraduate Curriculum. Stony Brook News. NSF Award.


December 2019. New publication: Integrated Energy Systems Planning with Electricity, Heat and Gas Using Particle Swarm Optimization in Energy.

November 20, 2019. Raphael Apeaning successfully defended his dissertation on Technological and Socio-economic Feasibility of Climate Mitigation: A Focus on Developing Economies. Congratulations Dr. Apeaning!

October 2019. Welcome Dr. TANG Liwei, ZHANG Wenhua, and LI Haoran to visit Gang's research group.

September 24, 2019. 2019 Visiting Scholar Seminar featured Hongyang Zou and Chao Qin.

August 12-15, 2019. Gang presented a paper (Rapid decline of renewable and storage costs offers earlier opportunity to decarbonize China's power system) and chair two sessions (Energy Management VI and XIV) in the International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019) at Västerås, Sweden.

August 2019. Stony Brook team won an NSF award to develop and hold a workshop on Data Science Across the Undergraduate Curriculum, inheriting Dr. David Ferguson's vision on industry-university collaboration for STEM education.

July 22, 2019. Mekyung Lee successfully defended her dissertation on AI technology and its impact and convergence with innovations in wind and electric vehicle technologies. Congratulations Dr. Lee!

July 2019. Gang was invited to join the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium's R&D Advisory Group (RDAG).

July 2019. We mourn for the passing of Professor David L. Ferguson, our beloved colleague, friend, and mentor.

May 19-24, 2019. Gang is selected to join the 2019 Energy Innovation Policy and Management Workshop in Washington D.C.

May 2019. New publication: Pricing Strategy for Green Products Based on Disparities in Energy Consumption in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

April 19, 2019. Gang was invited to present a seminar on "Modeling the drivers of clean energy transition" in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University.

March 2019. New publication: Financing the Last Mile of Electricity-for-All Programs: Experiences from China in Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy.

February 2019. Gang's research group received an industrial grant to study the jobs and economic impact of an offshore wind project in New York State.

February 15, 2019. Gang testified on the impact of clean energy transition in the New York State Senate Hearings On The Climate And Community Protection Act. [WSHU Public Radio] [Testimony]

February 2019. New publication: Disentangling the Drivers of Carbon Prices in China’s ETS Pilots — An EEMD Approach in Technological Forecasting and Social Change.


Nov 2018. Gang's research group received a grant from LBNL to study the impact of aggressive renewable cost decline to the power system.

November 2018. New publication: Evaluating Sustainability of Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Using an Improved Matter-Element Extension Model: A Case Study of China in Journal of Cleaner Production.

October 20, 2018. Gang was invited to speak in the "China Power System Modeling Workshop: Enabling Transformation" co-organized by Clean Energy Ministerial, IRENA, NREL, CNREC, and SGERI, following the International Forum on Energy Transitions 2018, Suzhou. [Summary]

October 2018. New publication: Mapping inter-industrial CO2 flows within China in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

October 2018. Welcome visiting student ZOU Hongyang and QIN Chao to visit Gang's research group.

August 13, 2018. Visiting scholar presentation 2018: China Energy and Environment Seminar.

August 3, 2018. Energy Seminar: Dr. Chao Zhang: Relieving the water stress of thermoelectric power generation in China

July 12, 2018. Gang served as a final judge for the Clean Tech Competition 2018.

July 2018. New publication: Research Status of Nuclear Power: A Review in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

June 4, 2018. Gang presented on Data and Model Driven Energy Policy for Better Environment in the SUNY-Industry Conference and Showcase: Science and Engineering for Social Good.

April 11, 2018. Gang was invited to join a panel discussion on Global Forum: Global Engineering. [ppt] [transpript]

March 2018 - May 2019. Gang is co-editing a special issue in IEEE-Transactions on Engineering Management Call for papers: Data Analytics for Energy, Water, and Environment. Welcome to submit your paper. [flyer]

January 2018. Gang's coauthor paper with Dr. Daniel M. Kammen titled Where, when and how much solar is available? A provincial-scale solar resource assessment for China published by Renewable Energy was selected in ESI Highly Cited Paper.


December 4-5, 2017. Gang attended The 3rd Sino-U.S. Energy and Environment Forum, Changsha and presented his work on "The Energy, Air Pollution, and Water Nexus Challenges in Clean Power Transition". [LBL News]

November 27, 2017. Dr. Yu Zhou, Professor of Geography at Vassar College, visited Stony Brook and shared her study on China's models of innovation.

November 14, 2017. Gang presented at the USAEE 2017 Houston Conference.

November 2, 2017. Gang was invited to guest speaker in ASIA/GEO 238 - Environmental China: Nature, Culture, and Development class and join a panel discussion of Forum on US-China Energy Transition at Vassar College.

October 2017. Gang was invited to join the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS 2018, to be held on June 27-29, 2018 in Beijing. Welcome to submit abstract and attend the conference!

October 2, 2017. Dr. ZHANG Bing, Professor of Environmental Policy, Nanjing University visited Stony Brook and shared his research on "Social media, Information and Demand for Environmental Quality".

August-September, 2017. Welcome Visiting Scholar Dr. ZHANG Tao, Dr. LI Yanmei, and Visiting Ph.D. candidate Ms. NIE Dan and Mr. DU Yunfei to visit Gang's research group.

August 7-9, 2017. Gang is invited to join a discussion and share his career experience at "Now That I Have an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Sustainable Urban Systems, What’s Next?", An NSF-RCN Workshop on Interdisciplinary Urban Sustainability Careers organized by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

July 25, 2017. Dr. Xiansheng Sun, Secretary General of International Energy Forum, visited Stony Brook and share his insights on "Energy trends-transition and challenges".

July 12-14, 2017. Gang presented his coauthor paper with Dr. Jianlin Hu and Dr. Hongliang Zhang at the 2017 International Energy Workshop at PNNL.

July 12, 2017. Ph.D. student Mekyung Lee presented her coauthor paper with Dr. Gang He on "Why is Korea Lagging behind in Electric Vehicle Technology Innovation?" at the PICMET'17 (Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology).

June 26-27, 2017. Gang was invited to speak on the Panel of Electrification in developing countries at EIA 2017 Annual Energy Conference at Washington, D.C. [Twitter] [Facebook] [Presentation] [Acknowledgement]

June 23, 2017. Dr. Prof. Jinyue Yan visited Stony Brook and shared his insights on "Energy systems with high renewable penetration".

June 19-21, 2017. Gang was invited to speak at the Plenary Session: Electricity Access Revisited: Asian and International Experience of 40th Annual IAEE International Conference at Singapore. [Video] [Paper]

June 18-20, 2017. Visiting Student Junfeng Zhang presented his paper on "Balancing Economy-Environment Trade-Offs of Interregional Transfer of Polluting Intensive Industries in China", Jingxuan Hui presented her poster on “Health impacts of China’s CO2 mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement” in the TMP Graduate Consortium 2017 at Stony Brook University.

May-June, 2017. Gang was invited to serve as Track Chair for the "Session: Energy Management, Policy, Economics and Sustainability-energy for developing countries" of 2017 International Conference on Applied Energy.

June 1, 2017. A special issue on Environmental Challenges and Potential Solutions of China’s Power Sector Edited By Gang He, Hongliang Zhang, Yuan Xu and Xi Lu was published by Resources, Conservation, and Recycling. [Wechat promotion by Elsevier] [Interview]

May 20-21, 2017. Visiting Student Jingxuan Hui presented her paper on “Health Impacts of China’s INDC: A Win-win Action?”, Visiting Scholar Dr. Hongtao Bai presented his poster on “Mapping Inter-industrial CO2 Flows within China” at the 2017 Chinese Environmental Scholars Forum at UC Berkeley.

April 21-22. Visiting Student Junfeng Zhang presented his paper on "Airline energy efficiency gap between China and America" at the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development 2017 at Columbia University.

January-March, 2017. Welcome Visiting Scholar Dr. SUN Qian, and Visiting Ph.D. Candidate ZHANG Junfeng and HUI Jingxuan to visit Gang's research group.


November 16, 2016. A review on China’s clean power transition: Current status and future prospect was online in Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

November 2, 2016. An introduction to the special issue on Editorial: Clean power transition in China was online in Resources, Conservation, and Recycling.

September 1, 2016. Welcome Visiting Scholar Dr. BAI Hongtao to visit Gang's research group.

July 14-15, 2016. Gang attended the US-China Green Energy Summit and presented a poster in Stanford.

June 19-24, 2016. Gang attended the Gordon Research Conference - Industrial Ecology 2016 and presented his poster "SWITCH-China: A Systems Approach to Decarbonizing China’s Power System".

May 8, 2016. Gang's paper with Anne-Perrine Avrin, James H. Nelson, Josiah Johnston, Ana Mileva, Jianwei Tian, and Daniel M. Kammen on "SWITCH-China: A Systems Approach to Decarbonizing China’s Power System" was online in Environmental Science and Technology.

May 6, 2016. Gang's coauthor paper with Jianlin Hu, Lin Huang, Mindong Chen, and Hongliang Zhang on "Impacts of power generation on air quality in China—Part II: Future scenarios" was online in Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

May 5, 2016. Gang's coauthor paper with Jiang Lin and Alexandria Yuan on "Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China" was online in The Electricity Journal.

April 1, 2016. Gang presents his work in the Climate Session of Sustainable Development Research Symposium at Columbia University.

February 15, 2016. Gang's work on The potential for wind and solar complementary in China was accepted to present at the AAG 2016 Annual Conference.

January 3, 2016. Gang was invited to join the Editorial Board of Resources, Conservation and Recycling.


December 8, 2015. LBNL released the report on "Towards uniform benefit-cost analysis for smart grid projects: an example using the Smart Grid Computational Tool" that Gang is coauthored with Nihan Karali, Chris Marnay, Tyler Yan, Robert Yinger, Josh Mauzey, Kevin Clampitt, and Han Zhu. This is an outcome of the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) Smart Grids subgroup.

November 10, 2015. LBNL released the report on "Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China" that Gang is coauthored with Jiang Lin and Alexandria Yuan of Energy Foundation.

September 30, 2015. Gang was invited to give a remark on "Coal markets in China" in the "Coal in the 21st Century" discussion organized by Brookings Institution.

August, 2015. Gang joined the faculty of Stony Brook University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society. [Profile], [News].