Clockwise from top left:  Xinyuan Huang, Jinyu Shiwang, Huilin Luo, Pengfei Wang, Wei Peng, Carla Campos, and Anna Lee 

Current Members

Wei Peng

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Wei Peng is an assistant professor at the Penn State University, with a joint appointment between the School of International Affairs and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is also the associate director for the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Wei's research aims to inform energy policy in both emerging markets and advanced economies to align their decarbonization efforts with local environmental and socioeconomic concerns, such as air pollution, public health, water conservation, and economic development.

             Hui Yang

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Hui Yang joined the group and the Environmental Engineering program at Penn State in the beautiful fall of 2019. Prior to this, she received a BS in Civil Engineering from University of Macau and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, where she focused on air quality engineering. Hui is interested in addressing various environmental and social issues, especially those related to air quality, climate and health. When not working on research or courses, she could be found sleeping at home, on the way looking for good food, or exploring the world.

     Xinyuan Huang

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Xinyuan Huang is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Xinyuan’s research focuses on evaluating air pollution, climate impacts, and environmental policies with uncertainties using integrated assessment models. Xinyuan has a broad interest in statistics, economics, and natural sciences. Prior to joining Penn State, Xinyuan worked as a data scientist at S.F. Express, the largest logistics company in China. Xinyuan likes classical music, road trips, and some card games.

Carla Campos

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Carla Campos is a first-year PhD student in the Environmental Engineering program at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to this, Carla pursued a Master’s in International Affairs with a concentration in Data Analytics and Energy Policy at the Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Agricultural Engineering at National Agrarian University. She has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from Eberly College of Science. Her research interests focused on evaluating the health effects of air pollution, decarbonization, climate change, and energy policy. Carla is interested in applying statistical, optimization, and computational methods to assess impacts related to climate change. In her free time, she loves singing, traveling, and watching movies.

Pengfei Wang

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Pengfei Wang joined the team as a postdoctoral scholar in Jan 2022. His research
focus on air pollution modeling and health impact assessment considering the interactions with climate policy and social equity. He holds a Ph.D. on the "Understanding Air Pollutants and Meteorology Interactions Using Chemical Transport Models" from Louisiana State
University. He enjoys cooking and traveling.

Huilin Luo

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Huilin Luo is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering starting in 2022. She has her bachelor's and master's degrees from the School of Environment of Tsinghua University, with a concentration of global environmental issues. She also minored psychology during undergraduate. Her research interest lies in how to integrate social concerns (particularly the political and behavioral irrationalities) in climate policy analysis using integrated models. She enjoys playing basketball, travelling, and staying with her cats when she is not trapped in research.

Jinyu Shiwang 

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Jinyu Shiwang is a first-year PhD student of the Environmental Engineering program at the Penn State University. Prior to this, Jinyu pursued a BS in Environmental Science from Nanjing University, and a MS in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. His research interests focused on evaluating health effects of air pollution, climate change and decarbonization. During his spare time, Jinyu likes playing card games, cooking, and travelling.

Anna Lee

Anna Lee joined the group during the summer of 2022 as an undergraduate research assistant. She is currently a senior studying Earth Science and Policy. She is interested in learning how to use integrated assessment models for policy-relevant work and how to incorporate equity concerns into our decarbonization strategies. In her free time, Anna enjoys exploring different hiking places in State College, cooking, and gardening. 

Group Alumni

Wei-Ting Yang

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Master of International Affairs
Class of 2020

Aizhan Abilgazina

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Master of International Affairs
Class of 2020

Aparajita Sengupta

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Master of International Affairs
Class of 2020

 Anjali Sharma

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Adam VanGorder

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Postdoc 2020-2022
Now Assistant Professor at Azim Premji University 
Master of International Affairs
Class of 2022
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Team in October 2019.
From left to right: Aizhan Abilgazina, Wei Peng, Aparajita Sengupta, Hui Yang, Xinyuan Huang