Yao Yuan is a Visiting Faculty in the China Energy Group, Energy Technologies Area, of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the China Representative for the U.S.- China Clean Energy Research Center for Buildings Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) and the program manager for the LBNL-Shenzhen IBR Joint Research Center. Dr. Yao’s recent work includes managing government relations in China for CERC-BEE and coordinating between U.S. and Chinese researchers. Dr. Yao also manages the research progress of the LBNL-Shenzhen IBR Joint Research Center while exploring other research opportunities for the China Energy Group in China. Dr. Yao holds a PhD in Building Science from Tsinghua University. His PhD thesis was in the Indoor Air Quality area. He joined LBNL as an affiliate right after his graduation.
Founded in 1988, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's China Energy Group works collaboratively with researchers in China and around the world to understand the dynamics of China's energy system. Our research focuses on the analysis of energy and related emissions trends, technologies, and policies on China's cities, buildings, appliances, industry, transportation, and power sectors to produce scientific data and analyses that informs researchers and policymakers in the U.S., China, and globally.
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