Nina Zheng Khanna is a principal scientific engineering associate and co-leader of the emerging economies research program in the International Energy Analysis Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a US Department of Energy National Laboratory. 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’s research has been used to advise US and international agencies and research institutions. She has also published in book chapters, peer-reviewed academic journal papers, and international conference papers. Prior to joining the lab, she worked at the California Public Utilities Commission and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Nina holds a bachelor of science in science, technology, and international affairs from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a masters in energy and resources from University of California at Berkeley.