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.
Elisabeth Freese, PhD student in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Lyssa is focusing her PhD on the intersection of atmospheric science and international relations, with an interest in air pollution, health, and economics in China, the U.S., and developing regions. Prior to starting her PhD at MIT, she worked at think tanks in both China and the U.S., and earned her Bachelor’s in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Minghao Qiu, PhD Candidate 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.
Fiona Kinniburgh, PhD Student in Environmental Politics and Technology, Technical University of Munich
Fiona researches the governance of sustainability transitions. Based at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), she is focusing her PhD on the phase-out of chemical pollutants in the agricultural sector, through a collaboration between Miranda Schreurs (TUM) and IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellows Noelle Selin and Henrik Selin (Boston University). She earned her bachelors degree in Sustainable Development from Columbia University and her Master's in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po, and has worked at think tanks and research institutes in France and in the U.S. on a variety of policy issues relating to biodiversity, agriculture, climate change, and development. In her free time, she loves to play cello and try new types of dance.