Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellows in Clean Energy

Hao Wang

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy, Zhang Research Group

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Hao Wang earned a Ph.D. in Information Engineering from The Chinese University in Hong Kong. His research interests include big data analytics for supporting smart grid planning and operations, as well as long-term investment and short-term (day-ahead & real-time) operation of power systems integrating renewable energy and energy storage. He is also studying new business models and economic mechanisms for incentivizing participation of distributed energy resources, such as renewable energy, storage, electric vehicles in microgrids. He will be working with UW professor Baosen Zhang in electrical engineering starting in June 2016.

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– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
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– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.