Students in RAEL a diverse group, with interests and backgrounds from all over the world, and all over the academic, civil society, government service, and commercial universe. Please look through the RAEL projects, publication lists, and student pages to learn more about this remarkable group.
Dennis has focused his career on technology and sustainability policy in emerging and developing economies. His research interests include technology and innovation policy and impacts to resource and rural development, technology transfer and the political economy of land use management. He has led programs with the Paris based International Energy Agency, as an official of the […]
Bo is a doctoral student in Electrical Engineering at Chongqing University. His work is focused on the integration of renewable energy and of electric vehicle fleets into the Chinese power grid.
Ian is a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow in the Energy and Resources Group and a member of the inaugural “Environment and Society: Data Science for the 21st Century” National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) cohort. His research interests lie at the intersection of energy systems, climate change adaptation, and global health. He […]
Dongran Liu is a doctoral student in the School of Economic and Management at North China Electric Power University. She has research interests in energy markets, optimization and risk management, and distributed energy resource planning. At RAEL she is working on modeling the future of the Chinese electric power system using SWITCH. She is part of a […]
Guangzhi is a PhD student in Energy Systems Analysis at Tsinghua University. He has bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Management from Tsinghua University. He has been a visiting student at the University of Bath and at the Israel Institute of Technology. His work is focused on the role of carbon pricing and renewable […]
Patricia graduated as an industrial and electrical engineer in 2012 from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). During her undergraduate studies she worked as a Linear Algebra teaching assistant for three years, performed research in Dr. Daniel Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley working on the SWITCH model for the US. She […]
Isa Ferrall is a MS/Ph.D. student in the Energy and Resources Group and Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. She is interested in the impact of renewable energy on rural electrification, global development, and the domestic energy sector. Previously, Isa gained experience on both the technical and applied sides of […]
Natalie is an Energy Engineering (https://engineeringscience.berkeley.edu/energy–engineering/) major at UC Berkeley. Her studies focus on integrating power system analysis with data science, optimizing resource use and studying the outlook of renewable technology adoption in various parts of the world. In RAEL, Natalie is currently engaged in the SWITCH China project. She works on modeling grid expansion for […]
Serena is an Energy Engineering major at UC Berkeley, where she is engaged in number of activities, including: Working at the Student Environmental Resource Center under the Zero Waste Research Center to help food vendors achieve zero waste goals, creating a culture of zero waste within the student body through education, and conducting research on compostable plastics recycling. During […]
Kenji is a Ph.D. student with the Goldman School of Public Policy and a researcher in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. His current research interests include empirical studies and quantitative modeling on the effectiveness of renewable energy policies in developing and developed countries for effective decision making. He is also interested in developing better […]
Samira Siddique is an MS/PhD candidate in the Energy and Resources Group. Her studies focus on the interconnected social, economic, and physical processes of urbanization and climate change in Asia. She was previously an international development researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, where her work included an evaluation of the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas […]
Alana is a first-year Master’s student in the Energy and Resources Group. Prior to arriving at ERG, she received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University (2012) in Environmental Studies and International Relations. She served as an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow for two years at the Dever-McCormack School in Dorchester, MA, teaching 8th grade academic enrichment […]
Julia studied economics and Spanish at UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, and realized her interest in energy and environmental issues while a research assistant at the UC Energy Institute. After consulting in the energy and finance sectors, she worked at Pacific Gas & Electric forecasting electric generation and its cost for customer rates. She focused on […]
Xiaoli is a PhD student in the School of Environmental & Natural Resources, Renmin University of China She has a range of research interests, including the Low-carbon transition pathway of China’s power sector, the job creation potential of the new green energy economy, and the role of energy storage in decarbonization in China and Europe. She […]
Hilary received her B.A. in Government and Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the latter, from Cornell University, where she graduated in 2015. At ERG, Hilary is interested in exploring the science-law nexus and the factors – political, economic, and social – that inform the translation of science into legislation. […]