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 will join the faculty of Peking University in the fall of 2021.

I obtained my Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and in 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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Cambridge, MA 02139, USA     

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August 4, 2021, "Sector coupling via hydrogen to lower the cost of energy system decarbonization" accepted by Energy & Environmental Science. 

June 8, 2021, Two of my work on mobile energy storage via truck as both transmission and storage for hydrogen or electricity are featured by MIT News

March 7, 2021,
Preprint "
Sector coupling via hydrogen to lower the cost of energy system decarbonization" available on arXiv. 

Feb 22, 2021, Paper "Hydrogen Supply Chain Planning with Flexible Transmission and Storage Scheduling" accepted by IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. 

Feb 17, 2021, Paper "Utility-scale portable energy storage systems" published as a Cover Paper on Joule.

Dec 31, 2020, Paper "Power System Dispatch with Marginal Degradation Cost of Battery Storage" published on IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 

Nov 1, 2020, Serving as a Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications: Special issue on Advanced Technology and Application for Hydrogen-Integrated Transportation and Power Systems. See Call for Papers and welcome to submit an extended abstract.

Oct 23, 2020, webinar at Peking University on "Data-driven battery decision making in energy systems".

Oct 14, 2020, 
online talk at 2020 CEIC (Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center) Advisory Committee Meeting on "Co-planning of power systems and hydrogen supply chains".

Sep 22, 2020, 
invited talk at Battery Modeling Webinar Series on "The economics of utility-scale portable energy storage systems in a high-renewable grid".

Dec 30, 2019, invited talk at Tsinghua University on "Assessing and Planning Hydrogen Systems for Industrial and Transportation Decarbonization".

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!