Stephanie Ohshita

Stephanie Ohshita
Associate Professor, University of San Francisco
Visiting Faculty
(510) 495-8010

Stephanie Ohshita is a Visiting Faculty in the China Energy Group, Energy Technologies Area, of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Ohshita holds an SB in Chemical Engineering from MIT, a research certificate in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, and an MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering and Policy from Stanford University. She joins LBNL from the University of San Francisco, where she is Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Environmental Management graduate program. Dr. Ohshita’s work centers on energy-based solutions to multiple environmental problems—from local air pollution to global climate change—and combines engineering with tools from political economy and organizational theory. Her research spans China, Japan, the U.S. and California, examining the design and implementation of energy and environmental policy; emissions inventories and climate action plans; international cooperation; diffusion of clean technology and management practices; and the shift from risk assessment to sustainability. At LBNL, Dr. Ohshita is working on industrial energy efficiency; energy and climate policy; target allocation; low-carbon cities; and strategies for saving energy and carbon through structural change of the economy.




Khanna, Nina, David Fridley, Lynn K Price, Nan Zhou, and Stephanie Ohshita. "Estimating China’s Urban Energy Demand and CO2 Emissions: A Bottom-up Modeling Perspective." 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2016.


Ohshita, Stephanie, Lynn K Price, Nan Zhou, Nina Khanna, David Fridley, and Xu Liu. The Role of Chinese Cities in Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction. Stockholm Environment Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, 2015.
Price, Lynn K, Nan Zhou, David Fridley, Stephanie Ohshita, Gang He, Hu Min, Yong Zhou, and Lixuan Hong. "Promoting Energy Efficiency as the First Fuel Through Enabling Local Government Action in China." European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, June 1-6, 2015. 2015.
Ohshita, Stephanie, Nan Zhou, Lynn K Price, David Fridley, Nina Khanna, Lixuan Hong, Hongyou Lu, Cecilia Fino-Chen, and Gang He. "Low Carbon Development for Cities: Methods and Measures." Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. Ed. Yan, Jinyue. Vol. 6. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015. 1-23.
Ohshita, Stephanie, David Fridley, Nina Khanna, Nan Zhou, Gang He, Lixuan Hong, and Yong Zhou. "Urban form as a “first fuel” for low-carbon mobility in Chinese cities: strategies for energy and carbon saving in the transport sector." European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, June 1-6, 2015. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 2015.