Associate Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

Xi Lu, Tenured associate Professor in School of Environment, Tsinghua University. Dr. Lu received his PhD in John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in 2010. After then, he continued in working at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow, research associate and lecturer until joining Tsinghua in 2015.

His research interests emphasize study of the technical, economic, and environmental dimensions of low or zero carbon energy sources as a means to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and air pollutants. His primary research area concentrates on modeling complex systems of renewable energy, environment and climate including resource assessment for wind and solar power, complementary effects of wind, solar and hydro power and the benefits for gird integration, energy storage, emission inventory of GHGs and air pollutants, as well as urbanization and energy systems.

He published papers in Science, PNAS, Nature Energy, Joule, Nature Sustainability and Nature Communications on these topics. He won the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2010, and received the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars in 2017.