Nina Zheng Khanna is a Principal Scientific Engineering Associate and Co-Leader of the Emerging Economies Research Program in the International Energy Analysis Department (IEAD). Since 2007, she has provided technical assistance to China's appliance efficiency standards and labeling programs, led integrated bottom-up energy systems and environmental modeling, developed low carbon cities tools, and conducted energy demand and supply analysis. Her recent research focuses on techno-economic, bottom-up modeling, and scenario analysis of technologies and policies for accelerating the clean energy transition in China and globally. She is also a Contributing Author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report’s chapter on mitigation and development pathways in the mid- to near-term.
Nina holds a Bachelors of Science in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a Master's in Energy and Resources from University of California at Berkeley.