Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California at Berkeley, 2015

M.A., Climate and Society, Columbia University, 2008

M.S., Natural Resources and Environment, Peking University, 2006

B.S., Geography, Peking University, 2003

Professional Experiences

August 2015 – present, Assistant Professor, Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook University

August 2015 – present, Visiting Faculty Affiliate, China Energy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

September 2011 – July 2015, Graduate Student Researcher/Research Associate, China Energy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

October 2010 – May 2014, Graduate Student Researcher, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), University of California, Berkeley

September 2008 – September 2010, Research Associate, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD), Stanford University

June 2008 – August 2008, Summer Intern as Cynthia Helms Fellow, World Resources Institute (WRI)

January 2007 – May 2007, Visiting Scholar, China Environment Report Program, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

Professional Service

Editorial Board:

Guest editor:

Journal referee: [Publons Reviewer Profile]

  • Nature, Science, Nature Communications, Nature Sustainability, Nature Climate Change, Energy Policy, Climate Policy, Applied Energy, Environmental Science & Technology, Energy Research & Social Science, Renewable Energy, Resources Conservation and Recycling, Energy and Environment, Energy Efficiency, Energy Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change, Energy Conversion and Management, Sustainability.

Proposal referee:

  • Sloan Foundation

Conference referee:

  • The 9th biennial conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) 2017

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering 2014 Power Conference.

Conference session chair:

  • American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting at Tampa 2014.

  • Energy Management, Policy, Economics and Sustainability - energy for developing countries, International Conference on Applied Energy 2017, 2019

Professional Recognition

May 2019, ITIF Energy Innovation Policy and Management Scholar

April 2013, Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholar 2013

May 2011, Aspen Environment Forum Scholar 2011

May 2008, Cynthia Helms Fellow, World Resources Institute

November 2007, Asia 21 Young Leaders, Asia Society

December 2005, Youth Delegate to UNFCCC CoP11/MoP1

Student Awards

July 2006, Excellent Graduated Student of Peking University

July 2005, Excellent Student Leader of Beijing, Excellent Student Leader of Peking University, Lin Chao Geography Scholarship

July 2004, Merit Student of Beijing, Samsung Scholarship, Merit Student of Peking University

July 2003, Excellent Fieldwork Team and Advanced Individual of Social Work

July 2002, May 4th Scholarship