Dr. Chun Zhu received her Ph.D. at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP), University of Delaware and she received her master’s degree in Public Policy from George Washington University. While at CEEP, Chun designed and carried out a survey-based research project on renewable energy development in Western China, focused on the energy needs of rural communities to improve their lives and livelihoods while staying independent of the grid.
Dr. Zhu is a Research Analyst at the Center for Sustainable Energy (San Diego, California), applying more than 6 years of experience in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development to the mission of CSE. While at CSE, she has extended her experience and competency in quantitative and qualitative research, market research and energy program evaluation, data management and analysis, interdisciplinary communication, and technical writing.
Dr. Zhu has researched ‘best practice’ energy efficiency policy, green technology investment, climate-sensitive economic development, and energy conservation awareness for public sector clients in and beyond the U.S. and is a contributor to the FREE Policy Brief Series. She has a great interest in renewable energy for sustainable development.