Dr. Xi Lu
Harvard University, USA
Xi Lu, Associate Professor in School of Environment, Tsinghua University. Dr. Lu received his PhD in John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in 2010. After then, he continued in working at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow, research associate and lecturer until joining Tsinghua in 2015. His research interests emphasize study of the technical, economic, and environmental dimensions of low or zero carbon energy sources as a means to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and air pollutants. His primary research area concentrates on modeling complex systems of renewable energy, environment and climate including resource assessment for wind and solar power, complementary effects of wind, solar and hydro power and the benefits for gird integration, energy storage, emission inventory of GHGs and air pollutants, as well as urbanization and energy systems. He published papers in Science, PNAS, Nature Energy, Environmental Science & Technology and Energy Policy on these topics. He won the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2010, was selected in the One Thousand Program for Young Professionals in 2015, and won the Outstanding Youth Award of National Natural Science Foundation in 2017
His current research interests include: (1) options to mitigate variations of wind power and solar power, and their complementary effects; (2)interactions between development of meteorology-driven renewables and climate change; and (3) challenges and opportunities for low-carbon electric power systems in both China and the U.S.