Amanda Giang, PhD Candidate in Engineering Systems
Amanda's research focuses on how to effectively use modelling to inform environmental governance decisions. She is studying how integrated assessment models can be used to inform local to global scale governance of long-ranged, persistent pollutants like mercury.
Mingwei Li, PhD Candidate in Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Mingwei is interested in the future Chinese emissions of air pollutants and their impacts on the air quality over the U.S. through trans-Pacific transport using GEOS-Chem model. She is also interested in the health impact of air pollution. Prior to coming to MIT, Mingwei earned her Master’s Degree in environmental engineering at Tsinghua University in China, and her master’s thesis was about the implications of the variations in the interhemispheric difference of CO2 on global carbon fluxes.
Tao Feng, PhD Student in Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Tao Feng is a graduate student in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tao is interested in the economic and policy issues associated with air pollution and climate change. Prior to coming to MIT, Tao completed his Bachelor’s degrees in both environmental science and economics at Peking University.
Katie Mulvaney, Master’s Student in Technology and Policy
Katie is interested in energy and environmental policy associated with electricity generation and air pollution. Her research will examine the impacts across Asia of reducing coal use in China. She will be utilizing modeling and analysis techniques that consider economic, environmental, and human factors (health, decision making, etc.). Katie received a B.S. in Engineering Science from Penn State. She worked at a technical consulting firm as a mechanical engineer focusing on projects in the nuclear industry before coming to MIT. Katie loves running, hiking, biking, and cooking in her free time.
Minghao Qiu, PhD Student in Social and Engineering Systems
Minghao is interested in understanding the impacts of China's economic policy on the air quality and carbon emissions. He is interested in combining GEOS-Chem with modeling methods from social science domain. Prior to coming to MIT, Minghao received his bachelor's degrees in environmental science and economics at Peking University in China. Minghao loves playing basketball and running in his free time.
Emil Dimantchev, Master's student in Technology and Policy
Emil researches U.S. climate policy and its impacts on air pollution and human health. He spent five years as a climate policy analyst at Thomson Reuters where he developed econometric models and authored policy analyses on European and global carbon pricing legislation for lawmakers and Fortune Global 500 companies. His research on the design and impacts of carbon pricing has been featured in policy hearings in the EU Parliament and Commission and the media including the Guardian, BBC, and Climate Home. Emil graduated magna cum laude from Colorado College where he specialized in mathematical economics and environmental issues. His writing on climate policy issues can be accessed here.