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Zhiyuan Fan is a Ph.D. student in Columbia University Earth and Environmental Engineering Department and a research associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy. He supports CGEP’s Carbon Management Research Initiative and Energy System Modelling Program. His research focuses on decarbonization strategy of energy systems, including energy system modeling and optimization, low-carbon fuels and processes, hard-to-abate sectors, CO2 use/recycling, and low-carbon infrastructure analysis.

Prior to joining SIPA, he worked as a graduate student researcher at the Sustainable Engineering Lab in Columbia University’s Mechanical Engineering Department, focusing on energy system modeling and optimization for deep renewable penetration, and electrification of heavy road transportation. He obtained his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (energy system concentration) from Columbia University and B.Eng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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