Portrait of Yong Zhou

Yong Zhou

China Energy Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R2121
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-2114
(510) 486-7892

Yong Zhou is a visiting scholar in the China Energy Group, Energy Technologies Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Vice Director of China’s Shandong Institute of Science & Technology Development Strategy as well as Director of China’s Shandong Academy of Sciences Climate Change Research Center. His research focuses on low carbon economy, science and technology strategy, policy and innovation, and innovative methods (TRIZ). He led more than 40 provincial-level projects involving technological innovation and low carbon economy, among others. Highlights of some of the projects are as follows:

  1. Cooperated with Oxford University in the project "Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy under Different Economic Circumstances", which was supported by the British government Strategic Program Fund within the framework of strategic cooperation between British and China.
  2. As the project leader of the China side, undertook the project "China Future City Low Carbon Transportation", which was supported by the Oxford University Future Urban special fund.
  3. Worked as the subject director of a Shandong scientific research plan (soft science) named "Shandong Low-Carbon Economy Development Path Selection and Policy Orientation Research".
  4. As a general technical director, cooperated with the Shandong development and reform commission to develop greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) inventory of Shandong province. This was the most fundamental work in response to Shandong’s commitment to GHGs reduction and climate change.
  5. Completed the soft science project "Innovative Provinces Connotation, Evaluation System and Countermeasure Research" funded by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
  6. Led the project of "Shandong Energy Resources Environmental and Economic Model of Quantitative Analysis Research", an earlier research project associated with China’s 12th Five-Year-Plan and funded by the Environmental Protection Ministry of China.  

Awards and patents:

  • Expert with Special Allowances of the Central People’s Government (State Council) of China
  • Outstanding Scientist of Shandong Province (2011)
  • the Ten Lead Scholars of Low Carbon Economy of Shandong Province (2010)

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.



Ohshita, Stephanie, David Fridley, Nina Khanna, Nan Zhou, Gang He, Lixuan Hong, and Yong Zhou. "Urban form as a “first fuel” for low-carbon mobility in Chinese cities: strategies for energy and carbon saving in the transport sector." In European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, June 1-6, 2015. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 2015.


He, Gang, Nan Zhou, Lixuan Hong, David Fridley, and Yong Zhou. Is Your City Really Sustainable? A Tale of Jinan City Using Quantitative Low- Carbon Eco-city Tools In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Building. Pacific Grove, CA: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, 2014. Download: PDF (758.75 KB)


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