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Job Opening: Postdoc in Open Modeling of Decarbonization in China

Page updated Feb 1, 2024 with new application link. The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) is hiring one or more postdoctoral researchers to conduct open modeling studies of accelerated decarbonization, with a particular focus on China. The postdoc will join the lab of the PI, Michael Davidson, Assistant Professor in GPS an...

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Electricity Market Tracker

The Power Transformation Lab and the Regulatory Assistance Project have launched a new open data and model platform researching China’s electricity market and policies. Electricity Market Tracker (EMT) is a multidimensional open data and model platform that supports in-depth research on China’s electricity market and policies. EMT tracks and ana...

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Lab members win US energy economics case competition

Lab members Manh Tri Dao, Jenny Nicolas, Shiny Choudhury, and Zhenhua Zhang win gold at the case competition hosted by the US Association for Energy Economics. This year’s competition involved the evaluation of geothermal projects for the hypothetical Energy Oversight Board (EOB), experienced in regulating conventional oil and gas but new to geo...

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Job Opening: Research on China Power Grid

China has the largest power grid in the world, and it is rapidly changing to accommodate to low-carbon goals. The Research Assistant will join a dynamic team modeling the engineering implications of large amounts of renewable energy and the effects of different electricity market designs on carbon emissions in China. Specifically, the Research A...

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Job Opening: Research on China-India Clean Energy Trade

This post has already been filled. This project hosted at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (co-led by Profs Davidson and Garg) will look at the global trade in clean energy technologies with a focus on the China-India bilateral relationship. Trade can help spur climate mitigation but is also a source of geopolitical tension due to who c...

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PhD Student Recruitment: Modeling China's Decarbonization Pathways

Prof. Michael Davidson in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) at UC San Diego is seeking to recruit an MAE PhD student to join the Davidson Lab to model China’s decarbonization pathways starting in Fall 2022. The interdisciplinary Davidson Lab applies methods from power...

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New Course FA20: MAE207 Electric Power Systems Modeling

This course will teach students constrained optimization problems and associated solution methods, how to implement and apply linear and mixed integer linear programs to solve such problems using Julia/JuMP, and the practical application of such techniques in energy systems engineering. The course will first introduce students to the theory and...

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Job Opening: Postdoc in Flexible Thermo-Electric Systems

(Archived) Postdoctoral Researcher, Flexible Thermo-Electric Systems Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Salary: Commensurate with experience Appointment: 12 months (extendable based on mutual agreement and available funding) Start Date: Flexible The UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is hiring...

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Job Opening: Postdoc in Political Economy of Power Grid Management

(Archived) Postdoctoral Scholar Employee Appointment, Political Economy of Power Grid Management Department: School of Global Policy and Strategy Salary: Commensurate with experience Appointment: 12 months (extendable based on mutual agreement and available funding) Start Date: Flexible The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (...

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