I am an applied social scientist by training. I hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Department of Urban Studies & Planning at MIT, with a particular focus on renewable energy, climate justice and resilience.

My research is motivated by complex policy questions with the aim of unpacking constant interactions between human, environmental, and technological spheres to envision sustainable and equitable society and economy. Methodologically, I seek to combine in-depth qualitative case study designs with statistical analysis. Read more about me.

Current research projects include:

  1. Advancing public interest technologies: role of intermediary organizations.

  2. Change agents and electric vehicle adoption.

  3. Local opposition to renewable energy development.

  4. Urban resilience: knowledge gaps, operationalization, and capacity building.

  5. Evaluating a clinical approach to helping cities assess vulnerabilities to cyberattacks.

  6. Effective transportation policy-making and implementation in Chinese cities.

  7. Reformulating the true costs of energy externalities.

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