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Minjie ChenBack to top

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Minjie Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. His primary research interests are in the design of high-performance power electronics for emerging and high-impact applications, including renewable energy, LED lighting, grid-interface power supplies, and miniaturized power management systems. He received his B.S. from Tsinghua University in 2009, and his S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in 2012, 2014 and 2015 respectively, all in electrical engineering. Chen is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Chorafas Award for outstanding thesis at MIT, the First Place Award from Princeton Innovation Forum, and two Annual Prize Paper Awards from the IEEE Power Electronic Society. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and a guest associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.

Karen HusseyBack to top

Director, Centre for Policy Futures
The University of Queensland

Karen Hussey is Director of the Centre for Policy Futures located in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland (UQ), a position she took up in July 2017. Trained as a political scientist and economist, Hussey undertakes research in the field of public policy and governance, with a particular interest in public policy relating to sustainable development.

Prior to taking up her position at UQ, Hussey was Deputy Director of the Global Change Institute at UQ, and prior to that she was Associate Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU, where she now holds an Adjunct Professorship. From 2007-2010, she was based in Brussels as the ANU Vice Chancellor’s Representative in Europe, where she was responsible for developing the ANU’s research relationships and profile with European research teams and institutions.

Chongqing KangBack to top

Dean, Department of Electrical Engineering
Tsinghua University, China

Chongqing Kang is a full professor and Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University. He is a fellow of IEEE and IET and is a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee, IEEE PES, as well as a member of IEEE PES Fellows Nomination Resource Committee. His research interests are focused on power system planning, power system operation, renewable energy, low carbon electricity technology and load forecasting. He is a recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and was enrolled in the “Ten Thousand Talent Program” in China in 2016.

Kang has been the principal investigator for 12 grants supported by NSFC, in which five were supported in collaboration with the UK (Manchester University and Imperial College), South Korea, and United States (TAMU and Washington University). He has been on the editorial board of five international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and Electric Power Systems Research. He is the editor-in-chief of International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems (Wiley) and has published four monographs in Chinese and one book in English. Kang has published over 300 academic papers and has been cited in Google Scholar more than 11,000 times, with an H-index of 51. He is one of China’s most cited researchers in 2018 (by Elsevier).

Robert O. KeohaneBack to top

Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, Princeton University. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (1984/2005) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (2002). He is co-author (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.) of Power and Interdependence (1977/2012), and (with Gary King and Sidney Verba) of Designing Social Inquiry (1994). He has served as the editor of International Organization and as president of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1989, the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2005, and the Balzan Prize in International Relations: History and Theory, 2017. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences; and he is a Corresponding Member of the British Academy. His current work focuses on the comparative and international politics of climate change.


Atul KohliBack to top

David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

Atul Kohli is the David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University. His principal research interests are in the area of political economy of developing countries. He is the author of Imperialism and the Developing World: How Britain and the U.S. Shaped the Global Periphery (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2019); Poverty amid Plenty in the New India (2012) (a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2012 on Asia and the Pacific); State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery (2004) (winner of the Charles Levine Award (2005) of the International Political Science Association); Democracy and Discontent: India’s Growing Crisis of Governability (1991); and The State and Poverty in India (1987). He has also edited or coedited ten volumes (most recently, States in the Developing World, 2017; and Business and Politics in India, 2019) and published some 60 articles.

Through much of his scholarship he has emphasized the role of sovereign and effective states in the promotion of inclusive development. He is Editor of the journal, World Politics. During 2009-10 he served as the Vice President of the American Political Science Association. He has received grants and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, Ford Foundation, and Russell Sage Foundation. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


Zheng LiBack to top

Executive Vice President, Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Tsinghua University, China

Zheng Li is Executive Vice President of the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Tsinghua University, and the Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research and Education Center. He received his bachelor and master degrees from the Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, in 1986 and 1988 respectively, and received his Ph.D. in 1994. He joined the Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University at the end of 1994 and received full professorship in 2000. Between 2011 and 2017, he was the Dean of Department. He was awarded Changjiang Scholars Professor in 2008.
Li’s technical research focus is on modelling and simulation of thermal power systems, optimization and fault diagnosis of power plants, and distributed energy systems. In addition, he also works on energy systems analysis, energy and climate strategy and policy of China. He is now leading a research project on China’s long-term low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions strategy.


Ambuj SagarBack to top

Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies;
Founding Head of the School of Public Policy
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Ambuj Sagar is the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies and the founding Head of the School of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Sagar’s interests broadly lie at the intersection of science, technology and development. His recent work has focused on innovation policy for meeting sustainability and inclusivity challenges, energy innovation policy and strategies (in areas such as biofuels, clean cookstoves, coal power, automobiles, and institutional mechanisms such as climate innovation centers), climate change policy and politics, capacity development, and higher education policy. He has worked extensively with various Indian government ministries as well as many multilateral and bilateral entities.

Sagar did his undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at IIT Delhi. He subsequently received an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and then an M.S. in materials science, a Ph.D. in polymer science, and an M.S. in technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Pete TrelenbergBack to top

Manager, Environmental Policy and Planning
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Peter Trelenberg received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1980 and joined Exxon as a Project Engineer at the Bayway Chemical Plant in New Jersey. He has subsequently worked in a variety of project, planning, and business development roles of increasing responsibility for the Corporation’s Chemical businesses in the U.S. and Asia; was a Senior Adviser at the Corporation’s headquarters in Dallas; Refinery Manager at Torrance in California; and head of Planning and Business Development for ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Houston. He became Manager, Environmental Policy and Planning for Exxon Mobil Corporation in December, 2011. Trelenberg has been licensed as a Professional Engineer in both Wisconsin and New Jersey. He is married and has three children.