Wei Peng

Professor Wei Peng
Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Civil and Environmental Engineering
(814) 865-9408
228 Katz Building

Ph.D., Princeton University
B.S., Peking University

Wei Peng is an assistant professor of international affairs and civil and environmental engineering, SIA’s first joint appointment faculty member with the College of Engineering.  Peng’s research focuses on the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of energy policies in both emerging markets and advanced economies.

Prior to her arrival at SIA, Peng was a Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Her research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Energy, and Nature Sustainability, among others. She earned her Ph.D. in science, technology, and environmental policy from Princeton University and her B.S. in environmental science from Peking University.

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See full publication list at weipengenergy.com/publication.

Noah Scovronick, Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Frank Errickson, Marc Fleurbaey, Wei Peng, Robert H. Socolow, Dean Spears & Fabian Wagner, "The impact of human health co-benefits on evaluations of global climate policy," Nature Communications 10, May 2019.

Xi Lu, Liang Cao, Haikun Wang, Wei Peng, Jia Xing, Shuxiao Wang, Siyi Cai, Bo Shen, Qing Yang, Chris P. Nielsen, and Michael B. McElroy, "Gasification of coal and biomass as a net carbon-negative power source for environment-friendly electricity generation in China," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, April 2019.

Wei Peng, Fabian Wagner, M.V. Ramana, Haibo Zhai, Mitchell Small, Carole Dalin, Xin Zhang, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Managing China's Coal Power Plants for Multiple Environmental Objectives," Nature Sustainability, November 2018.

Yue Qin, Lena Hoglund-Isaksson, Edward Byers, Kuishuang Feng, Fabian Wagner, Wei Peng, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Air Quality-Carbon-Water Synergies and Tradeoffs in China's Natural Gas Industry," Nature Sustainability, September 2018.

Junnan Yang, Xiaoyuan Li, Wei Peng, Fabian Wagner, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Climate, Air Quality and Human Health Benefits of Various Solar Photovoltaic Deployment Scenarios in China in 2030," Environmental Research Letters, May 2018.

Wei Peng, Junnan Yang, Xi Lu, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Potential Co-benefits of Electrification for Air Quality, Health and CO2 Mitigation in 2030 China," Applied Energy, May 2018.

Xiaoyuan Li, Fabian Wagner, Wei Peng, Junnan Yang, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Reduction of Solar Photovoltaic Resources due to Air Pollution in China," PNAS, October 2017.

Wei Peng, Junnan Yang, Fabian Wagner, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Substantial Air Quality and Climate Co-benefits Achievable Now with Sectoral Mitigation Strategies in China," Science of the Total Environment, November 2017.

Wei Peng, Jiahai Yuan, Yu Zhao, Meiyun Lin, Qiang Zhang, David G. Victor, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Air Quality and Climate Benefits of Long-distance Electricity Transmission in China," Environmental Research Letters, June 2017.

Yue Qin, Fabian Wagner, Noah Scovronick, Wei Peng, Junnan Yang, Tong Zhu, Kirk R. Smith, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Air quality, Health, and Climate Implications of China's Synthetic Natural Gas Development," PNAS, April 2017.