Dr. He is an energy scholar, researcher, and teacher. He is an Assistant Professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York. He studies and teaches energy systems, energy and climate policy, and clean energy transition. His work advances data-driven, evidence-based energy and climate policy research and offers policy insights for energy decisions and climate actions to achieve carbon neutrality.

Dr. He’s work has been published in high-impact interdisciplinary and field journals such as Nature, Nature Energy, Nature Water, Nature Communications, One Earth, Environmental Science & Technology, Energy Policy. His research was reported by Nature, Scientific American, Carbon Brief, National Geographic, New York Times, E&E News, among others.

Dr. He’s work has direct policy impacts. He has testified for the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act before it became law and has advised New York State Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan. He has also involved in the U.S.-China collaboration on energy and climate change.

Dr. He’s most recent collaborative analysis on the cost savings of global solar PV supply chains was published by Nature, and was awarded the Best Poster Award by the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (2022). He was selected as Youth Delegate to UNFCCC CoP11 (2005), Asia 21 Young Leaders (2007), Aspen Environment Forum Scholars (2011), Young Scholar of Institute for New Economic Thinking (2013), and ITIF Energy Innovation Policy and Management Scholar (2019).

Dr. He has worked for the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and a B.S. and M.S. in Geography from Peking University.

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