Background and activities
Dr. Zhou joined NTNU in March, 2019. Dr. Zhou's general interests lie in energy system modeling, technology assessment and the related policy and investment strategies. His work has been focused on 1) developing energy system models and assessing the environmental consequences through the integration with the life cycle analysis (LCA); 2) evaluating investment strategy of energy supply chain under multi-faceted uncertainties; 3) analyzing nexus between energy and material.
Before joining NTNU, he was working as Research Scholar at the Energy Program, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Austria from 2016 to 2019, where he was working on assessing investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement targets as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on integrated assessment models (IAMs). He also has five-year experience as oil market analyst at the China National Aviation Fuel Group (CNAF), where he investigated the market, regulations and policies of oil industry. Dr. Zhou received his PhD and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2011 and 2007 respectively, where he conducted research on the assessment of energy technology and policy in energy-intensive industrial sectors.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
- (2020) A GIS-based green supply chain model for assessing the effects of carbon price uncertainty on plastic recycling. International Journal of Production Research. vol. 58 (6).
- (2020) Decarbonization pathways and energy investment needs for developing Asia in line with ‘well below’ 2°C. Climate Policy. vol. 20 (2).
- (2019) Provincial and sector-level material footprints in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. vol. 116 (52).
- (2019) Incorporation of life cycle emissions and carbon price uncertainty into the supply chain network management of PVC production. Annals of Operations Research.