I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT Energy Initiative. I got my Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in 2019, advised by Prof. Jay Whitacre and Prof. Soummya Kar.

I obtained my Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2014, and Master degree in Electrical Engineering at the same university in 2016, advised by Prof. Chongqing Kang and Prof. Qixin ChenI visited UC Berkeley in the summer of 2015, hosted by Prof. Kameshwar Poolla.

My current research is generally focused on developing and applying optimization, data analytics, and policy analysis methods to energy and transportation systems. For more information, please refer to my Research page.


gnhe [at] mit [dot] edu
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Sep 4, 2019, I joined MIT as a Postdoctoral Associate.

Aug 21, 2019,
I passed my doctoral thesis defense!

Mar 19, 2019, my paper about battery storage bidding is listed as "ESI Highly Cited Paper" (top 1% in the academic field of engineering) by Web of Science.

Nov 15, 2018, invited talk at 2018 Electrochemical Energy Symposium at 
CMU about "what is the degradation cost of electrochemical energy storage".

Oct 23, 2018, invited talk at 2018 CEIC (Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center) Advisory Committee Meeting about "portable large-scale energy storage for gird transmission relief".

Sept 25, 2018, attended BEV (Breakthrough Energy Venture) E2X (Energy to X) Workshop in Denver.

April 23, 2018, my Nature Energy paper is available online associated with a commentary!