Morningside Campus Access Updates

Updated July 10, 2024

The following color-coded campus status levels have been developed to simplify communication regarding the current circumstances on and around the Morningside campus. The campus status level is based upon the potential disruption to our academic mission and/or campus operations. The status level will be adjusted up or down to reflect then-current circumstances, including information received from law enforcement and other sources regarding potential events that could affect Columbia. Continued adherence to university rules and policies remains fundamental to maintaining an open campus. Read more.



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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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