I am an assistant professor in the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego. My research and teaching center on the engineering implications and institutional conflicts inherent in deploying low-carbon energy at scale. I have a particular interest in understanding the political systems of Asia (with a focus on China and India), as well as the western U.S.
My research topics include renewable resource assessments, power system operations, and political economy of markets:
I welcome inquiries by prospective PhD applicants and postdoctoral fellows, as well as UC San Diego students interested in conducting research. Consult my list of academic programs and mentoring opportunities. I currently have an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Political Economy of Power Grid Management.
I am a faculty member with the 21st Century China Center and the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, both located at UC San Diego. I am also an associate in the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, and a fellow with the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, hosted at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Read more here.