Wei Peng

Professor Wei Peng
Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Civil and Environmental Engineering
(814) 865-9408
228 Katz Building

Ph.D., Princeton University
B.S., Peking University

Wei Peng is an assistant professor of international affairs and civil and environmental engineering, SIA’s first joint appointment faculty member with the College of Engineering.  Peng’s research focuses on the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of energy policies in both emerging markets and advanced economies.

Prior to her arrival at SIA, Peng was a Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Her research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Energy, and Nature Sustainability, among others. She earned her Ph.D. in science, technology, and environmental policy from Princeton University and her B.S. in environmental science from Peking University.

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See full publication list at weipengenergy.com/publication.

Xinming Du, Hao Guo, Hongliang Zhang, Wei Peng, and Johannes Urpelainen, "Cross-State Air Pollution Transport Calls For More Centralization in India’s Environmental Federalism," Atmospheric Pollution Research 11 (10), October 2020.

Wei Peng, Hancheng Dai, Hao GuoHao Guo, Pallav Purohit, Johannes Urpelainen, Fabian Wagner, Yazhen Wu, and Hongliang Zhang, "The Critical Role of Policy Enforcement in Achieving Health, Air Quality and Climate Benefits from India’s Clean Electricity Transition," Environmental Science & Technology, August 2020.

Mingyang Zhang, Sarah M. Jordaan, Wei Peng, Qiang Zhang, and Scot M. Miller, "Potential Uses of Coal Mine Methane in China and Associated Benefits for Air Quality, Health and Climate," Environmental Science & Technology, August 2020.

Gang He, Jiang Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenhua Zhang, Guilherme Larangeira, Chao Zhang, Wei Peng, Manzhi Liu, and Fuqiang Yang, "Enabling a Rapid and Just Transition Away from Coal in China," One Earth 3 (2), August 2020.

Yana Jin, Wei Peng, and Johannes Urpelainen, "An Ultra-low Emission Coal Power Fleet for Cleaner but not Hotter Air," Environmental Research Letters, August 2020.

Noah Scovronick, Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Frank Errickson, Marc Fleurbaey, Wei Peng, Robert H. Socolow, Dean Spears & Fabian Wagner, "The impact of human health co-benefits on evaluations of global climate policy," Nature Communications 10, May 2019.

Xi Lu, Liang Cao, Haikun Wang, Wei Peng, Jia Xing, Shuxiao Wang, Siyi Cai, Bo Shen, Qing Yang, Chris P. Nielsen, and Michael B. McElroy, "Gasification of coal and biomass as a net carbon-negative power source for environment-friendly electricity generation in China," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, April 2019.

Wei Peng, Fabian Wagner, M.V. Ramana, Haibo Zhai, Mitchell Small, Carole Dalin, Xin Zhang, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Managing China's Coal Power Plants for Multiple Environmental Objectives," Nature Sustainability, November 2018.

Yue Qin, Lena Hoglund-Isaksson, Edward Byers, Kuishuang Feng, Fabian Wagner, Wei Peng, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Air Quality-Carbon-Water Synergies and Tradeoffs in China's Natural Gas Industry," Nature Sustainability, September 2018.

Junnan Yang, Xiaoyuan Li, Wei Peng, Fabian Wagner, and Denise L. Mauzerall, "Climate, Air Quality and Human Health Benefits of Various Solar Photovoltaic Deployment Scenarios in China in 2030," Environmental Research Letters, May 2018.