The Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BTJRC) is co-led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), and Tsinghua University. The BTRJC is supported by a Steering Committee comprised of senior researchers and faculties from the three partner institutions: Berkeley Lab, Tsinghua University, and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).

BTJRC Co-Leaders


Jiang Lin, BERkeley Lab

Dr. Jiang Lin is the Nat Simons Chair in China Energy Policy, and a Staff Scientist with Berkeley Lab's China Energy Group, where his research is focused on energy and climate policy issues in China. He has a PhD in Demography from UC Berkeley, and an MS in Operations Research and BS from the Department of Cybernetics Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. From 2007-2013, Dr. Lin was the Director of the Energy Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program and Senior Vice President for Strategy and Analysis (2014-2016).

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Yao Qiang, Tsinghua University

Yao Qiang is the Yangzi Distinguished Professor in the department of Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is also director of the key laboratory of thermal science and power engineering, and deputy director of the Institute for Low Carbon Economy. He also serves as Executive Director of the Low Carbon Energy University Alliance, a joint effort of Tsinghua University, the University of Cambridge, and MIT.

BTJRC Steering Committee

He JianKun, Tsinghua University

Professor Jiankun is the professor and the director of Low Carbon Economy Lab of Tsinghua University, and the deputy director of National Expert Committee on Climate Change. He is also the former Executive Vice President of the University of Tsinghua and former Dean of the School of Economics and Management.


Teng Fei, Tsinghua University

Teng Fei is an associate professor in the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy at Tsinghua University, and the deputy director of the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change. He received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 1998, and his MSc and PhD in Management Science in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in 2003. 


Lynn Price, Berkeley Lab

Lynn Price is a Retired Affiliate and Senior Advisor to Berkeley Lab's China Energy Group. She was formerly Senior Scientist, Acting Division Director for the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division, and Head of the International Energy Analysis Department within the Energy Technologies Area of Berkeley Lab. Ms. Price has a MS in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked at Berkeley Lab since 1990. 


Paul Wright, UC Berkeley

Professor Paul K. Wright is the Director of the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and a co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) at UC Berkeley. He joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1992, and he holds the A. Martin Berlin Professorship. From 2007 to 2013 he was the Director of the Center for Information Technology for Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).