Assistant Professor

School of International Affairs & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Penn State University 

Email: weipeng@psu.edu       Phone: 814-865-9408

Address: 228 Lewis Katz (SIA) or 219B Sackett (CEE), University Park, PA 16802

Profile Links: Google Scholar; ResearchGate; Twitter



Recent Publications

Dr. Peng and colleagues got a 400K NSF grant on "Health effects of decarbonization (HEALED): Understanding key determinants for health co-benefits and co-harms". 

July 8, 2021

More information: National Science Foundation

Dr. Peng was the guest on the Growing Impact podcast of the Penn State Institute of Energy and the Environment, in an episode titled "A Guide to Decarbonization". 

July 1, 2021

Listen at: Penn State IEE

Dr. Peng was the guest on the Resources Radio podcast, in an episode titled "Integrating the Real World into Climate Policy Models". 

June 29, 2021

Listen at: Resources.org

Dr. Peng and colleagues got a 1.5M NSF grant on "Multi-scale modeling of interactions between climate change, air quality, and social inequalities". 

June 21, 2021

More information: National Science Foundation

Dr. Peng and colleagues received two seed grants from Penn State's Institutes for Energy and Environment:
1) "Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Direct Air Quality Research at Industrial Sites near Pittsburgh", and
2) "Assessing Distributional Effects of Coal-Fired Power Plant Operations on Pollution and Health".

June 18, 2021

More information: Penn State News

Dr. Peng participated on a panel during Energy Days  entitled "Getting to Negative: Strategies, Ethics, and Co-benefits"

May 20, 2021

Link to video recording: Energy Days

June 2021

U.S.–China Collaboration is Vital to Global Plans for a Healthy Environment and Sustainable Development. M Xu, G T Daigger,  C Xi, ..., W Peng, et al. Environmental Science & Technology. 2021.

May 2021

The importance of health co-benefits under different climate policy cooperation frameworks.  N Scovronick, D Anthoff, F Dennig, F Errickson, M Ferranna, W Peng, D Spears, F Wagner, M Budolfson. Environmental Research Letters, 2021, 16(5).

July 2021

"Opportunities for household energy on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals". Zhuang, MH, X Lu, W Peng, YF Wan, JX Wang, CP Nielsen, MB McElroy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

January 2021

"Clean air actions in China, PM2.5 exposure, and household medical expenditures: A quasi-experimental study".
T Xue, T Zhu, W Peng, T Guan, S Zhang, Y Zheng, G Geng, Q Zhang. PLOS Medicine.