Nan Zhou

Nan Zhou

Nan Zhou

Energy/Environmental Policy Staff Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-5534

Dr. Nan Zhou is a Staff Scientist, Head of the International Energy Analysis Department, and Lead of the China Research Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Zhou is also the U.S. Director of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center-Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE), a 10-year presidential level research-based consortium of U.S. and Chinese scientists and private companies. Dr. Zhou is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC)’s forthcoming Sixth Assessment Report. Dr. Zhou serves on the Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (under the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC) and the APEC Sustainable Energy Center. Dr. Zhou is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the California-China Climate Institute. She was appointed to the Applied Energy Editorial Board in 2017, served as the Co-Chair of the 2016 Buildings Summer Study of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and has been a Committee Member of the China Green Building Council since 2015. 

Dr. Zhou is an Honorary professor at Tianjin University of Science and Technology (2018-2021), Xi'an Jiaotong University (2018-present), Chongqing University (2017-present), Tianjin University (2017-present).

Dr. Zhou received the Outstanding Research and Contribution Prize for her 2019 publication in Applied Energyentitled “A roadmap for China to peak carbon dioxide emissions and achieve a 20% share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy by 2030”, led the Berkeley Lab team that received the 2017 R&D100 Award for the BEST City tool, and was a finalist for the 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 emissions modeling, energy efficiency of buildings and appliances, and low carbon city development. Prior to joining Berkeley Lab, she was an assistant professor at two universities in Japan for four years.