What is 'materials transition' and why is it critical for a net-zero future?
Climate mitigation efforts often overlook the emissions associated with the production and consumption of products. The materials transition aims to change this.
Dr. Zhou is a Staff Scientist, Department Head of the International Energy Analysis Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In addition, Dr. Zhou is also the director of the presidential program U.S.-China Clean Energy Center-Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE). She is an Advisory Board Member of Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre under APEC, as well as for APEC Sustainable Energy Center. She has been appointed as the Applied Energy Editorial Board member in 2017. Nan is also selected to be the Co-Chair of 2016 Buildings Summer Study of American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and Committee Member of China Green Building Council (China GBC) from 2015. She is also selected to serve as a Lead Author for the chapter on Mitigation and Development Pathways in the Near- to Mid-Term of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report.
She received the 2017 R&D100 Award for the BEST City tool, and is also the finalist for 2016 C3E Awards for mid-career women’s leadership and achievement. She also received the National Excellent Young Scholar Award by Architectural Institute of Japan.
Dr. Zhou’s expertise includes energy and emission modeling, energy efficiency for buildings and appliances; and on low carbon city development. Prior to LBNL, she was an assistant professor in two universities in Japan for four years. She has more than 220 publications including ones published in Nature Energy.