Mengyao Yuan joined E3 in 2019 after obtaining a doctorate in energy resources engineering from Stanford University and conducting postdoctoral research on near-zero-emission energy systems. At E3, she helps private and public sector clients navigate the energy transition with a focus on issues related to resource planning. Among other projects, she is currently supporting the California Public Utilities Commission in its integrated resource planning process.
One of Mengyao’s doctoral research projects, published in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, investigated membrane-based carbon capture at a natural gas power plant with flexible electricity output. Her career highlights include discussing energy innovation on a Talks at Google panel and writing and translating energy-related reports as a Schneider Fellow in NRDC’s Beijing office.
Working on energy and environmental issues allows Mengyao the opportunity to solve complex interdisciplinary problems for the purpose of achieving broad social impact. She was drawn to E3 by the combination of its people, its impact, and its rigorous, evidence-based approach to client projects.
A native of China, Mengyao loves to learn new languages and experience different cultures. She has lived in Hong Kong, Bordeaux, Hsinchu, and Reykjavík, and eagerly awaits her next adventure.
Education: PhD, energy resources engineering, Stanford University; MS, civil and environmental engineering, environmental engineering and science program, Stanford University; BEng, chemical engineering, with a minor in humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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