Yohan Min

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Irving 252, 8000 Hinman, Hanover, NH 03755 · Yohan.Min@dartmouth.edu

Postdoctoral Scholar

Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
August 2022 - Present

I am interested in resilient and sustainable energy infrastructure systems associated with the built environment and local communities. At the neighborhood scale, I examine the deployment of energy infrastructures considering energy justice to promote community resilience with a particular emphasis on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of people and built environment characteristics of places. At the individual scale, I investigate spillover effects of the technologies such as rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and heat pumps, taking into account social contagion and peer effects. The purpose of the studies is to promote social equity along with the following activities.

Promoting Social Equity


University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods, Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology (CSDE)
Certificate in Social Statistics (PhD Track), Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS)
Dissertation: Clean Energy Justice: Clean Energy Access and Vulnerable Communities toward Just Energy Transition

September 2017 - June 2022

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Master of Science in Engineering (GPA: 3.78)

Interdisciplinary Engineering (emphasis in Civil & Industrial Engineering, 42 credits)

August 2012 - December 2013

Research Experience
  • Research Assistant (RA), “Green Infrastructure with Gentrification and Displacement.” CREA, WA, 2020
  • RA, “Evictions Study.” The eScience Institute, UW, WA 2019
  • RA, “Prevention through Design for Installation Safety on Solar-Ready Houses.” CPWR, MD, 2018
  • Research Consultant, “Energy & Climate Policy Database.” Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Seoul, Korea, 2015
  • Field researcher, “Energy Performance Analysis of Low-Energy House.” Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Sisimiut, Greenland, 2013
  • Research Intern, “Warranty data analysis and modeling.” TVS Motor Company, Bangalore, India, 2013
  • Field researcher, “Drilling Operation Analysis.” Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Gulf of Mexico, 2011

  • Teaching Experience
  • Instructor, Digital Tools (CM 260), Construction Management Undergraduate, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021
  • Teaching Assistant (TA), Restoration Ecology Capstone (ESRM 462/463/464), Resource Management Undergraduate, Autumn 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022
  • TA, Research Design and Capstone Preparation (URBDP 512), Urban Planning Graduate, Autumn 2020
  • TA, Urban and Regional Geospatial Analysis (URBDP 522), Urban Planning Graduate, Winter 2020
  • TA, Risk Assessment and Business Continuity (IPM 508), Infrastructure Planning & Management Graduate, Autumn 2019

  • Publications

    Peer-reviewed Journal

  • Min, Y., Lee, H. W., & Hurvitz, P. M. (2023) “Clean energy justice: Different adoption characteristics of underserved communities in rooftop solar and electric vehicle chargers in Seattle.” Energy Research & Social Science, 96, 102931
  • Min, Y. & Lee, H. W. (2023) “Characterization of vulnerable communities in terms of the benefits and burdens of the energy transition in Pacific Northwest cities.” Jounal of Cleaner Production, 135949
  • Min, Y. & Lee, H. W. “Quantifying energy justice in clean energy access in terms of inequality and inequity of rooftop solar deployment.” Under review
  • Min, Y. & Lee, H. W. “Spatiotemporal inequalities and causal relationship between the adoption of electric vehicle chargers and heat pumps.” Under review
  • Min, Y. and Mayfield, E. “Adoption characteristics of rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and heat pumps in rural environments.” In Preparation
  • Min, Y. and Mayfield, E. “Bayesian inference of causal effects of rooftop solar adoption.” In Preparation
  • Min, Y. and Mayfield, E. “Peer effects of rooftop solar adoption in urban and rural built environments.” In Preparation
  • Tosado, G. A., Matos, M., Ahumada-Paras, M., Chapko, M. K., Pozzo, L. D. and the Puerto Rico Solar Health Study Group*(2021). “Evaluation of Solar-Powered Battery Systems for Individuals Using Electricity-Dependent Medical Devices in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, Cambridge University Press, 1–4. *member in the Puerto Rico Solar Health Study Group

    Peer-reviewed Conference

  • Min, Y., and Lee, H. W. (2022). “Characterization of Energy Vulnerability in terms of Energy Resilience and Energy Dependence in Pacific Northwest Cities.” 2022 US-Korea Conference (UKC), Washington DC, Aug. 2022
  • Min, Y. (2021). “Idenfity and Characterize Vulnerable Communities in Energy Justice.” 2021 US-Korea Conference (UKC), Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 2021
  • Min, Y., and Lee, H. W. (2020). “Social Equity of Clean Energy Policies in Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Systems.” Construction Research Congress (CRC) 2020, Tempe, AZ, 221–229.

    Technical Report

  • Lee, H. W., Gambatese, J., and Min, Y. (2020). “Prevention through Design (PtD) to Make Solar-Ready Houses Safe for Solar Workers.” Project Report. CPWR, Silver Spring, MD
  • Min, Y., and Mangal, A. (2018). “City of Tacoma Neighborhood and Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment.” Project Report. Livable City Year 2017–2018, WA

  • Presentations/ Talks

    Oral Presentations

  • Invited Speaker, “Adoption of Clean Energy Technologies and Energy Justice.” Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) Monthly Seminar Series, Feb. 2023
  • Invited Speaker, “Clean energy justice: Understanding clean energy access of communities in Pacific Northwest cities.” Global Network of Korean Building Technologists and Scientists Monthly Seminar Series, Sept. 2022
  • “Characterization of energy vulnerability in terms of energy resilience and energy dependence in Pacific Northwest cities.” UKC, Washington DC, Aug. 2022
  • Invited Speaker, “Characterization of Energy Vulnerability in terms of Urban Administrative and Community Attributes in the Pacific Northwest Cities.” Climate Solutions Community of Practice, Seattle, WA, May. 2022
  • “Idenfity and characterize vulnerable communities in energy justice.” UKC, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 2021
  • Invited Speaker, “Clean Energy Justice.” Just Sustainabilities in a Post-Pandemic World Symposium, Seattle, WA, May. 2021
  • Invited Speaker, “Construction Operation Design and Simulation.” CM 260, Digital Tools Lecture, Seattle, WA, Nov. 2020
  • “Social Equity of Clean Energy Policies in Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Systems.” CRC 2020, Tempe, AZ, Mar. 2020
  • Invited Speaker, “Working in an International Organization as an Infrastructure Officer.” 8th Global Environmental Leaders Program Homecoming Day hosted by Korea Environment Corporation (KECO), Seoul, Korea, Aug. 2016
  • Poster Presentations

  • “Social Equity of Clean Energy Policies in Residential Solar.” 2nd International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science, Tempe, AZ, May. 2019

    PhD Coursework

    Decision Making & Statistics:

  • Markov Decision Processes IND E 599
  • Healthcare Modeling and Decision Making IND E 519
  • Financial Modeling for Real Estate RE 508
  • Computational Thinking PUBPOL 542
  • Analytical Methods in Transportation CET 584
  • Statistical Methods for Spatial Data STATA 554
  • Maximum Likelihood Methods for Social Sciences CSSS 510
  • Hierarchical Modeling for Social Sciences CSSS 560
  • Bayesian Statistics for Social Sciences CSSS 564

    Data Science:

  • Machine Learning for Finance CFRM 521
  • Financial Data Science CFRM 502
  • GIS (Geographic Information System) URBDP 504
  • Spatial Analysis of Real Estate and Housing Markets RE 597
  • Software Engineering for Molecular Data Scientists ChemE 546
  • Data Science Methods for Clean Energy Research ChemE 545
  • Data Science Capstone ChemE 547
  • Visual Analytics PUBPOL 543
  • Visualizing Data CSSS 569
  • Digital GeoHumanities GEOG 595

    Sustainable Infrastructure:

  • Infrastructure Planning and Finance URBDP 566
  • Transportation Energy and Sustainability CET 583
  • Sustainable Construction CM 540
  • Urban Science URBDP 591
  • Contemporary Built Environment BE 551
  • Theories of Knowledge and the Built Environment BE 552
  • Environmental Planning URBDP 598

    Population Studies:

  • Research Methods in Demography CSSS 533
  • Population Studies Seminar CSDE 501
  • Population Studies Proseminar CSDE 502
  • Demography & Society CSDE 513

    Master's Coursework

    Construction Engineering:

  • Advanced Project Management & Analysis CE59700
  • Analytic Method Design Construction CE52700
  • Building Control CE51401
  • Civil Engineering Project CE59700
  • Construction Business Management CE52100
  • Construction Project Control Systems CE52000
  • Statistic & Econometric Methods I CE61400

    Industrial Engineering:

  • Economic Decision Engineering IE54600
  • Engineering Economic Analysis IE54500
  • International Internship India MGMT59000
  • Introduction to Globalization & Engineering ENE55300
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering IE59000
  • Quality Control IE53000
  • Statistical Methods STAT51100
  • Systems Simulation IE58000

  • Experience

    Infrastructure Officer


    Two sanitary landfills and materials recovery facilities,
    a job training center, a community evacuation center, and
    55 units of resettlement housing

  • Contributed technical inputs in the formulation of construction implementation strategies and approaches to attain intended results for the project;
  • Provided technical input in the preparation and implementation of detailed annual workplans to achieve infrastructure results and establish complementarity with other project interventions;
  • Ensured that infrastructure interventions are carried out in accordance with the workplan, ensuring that the status of infrastructure deliverables is regularly reviewed against targets and reported to management and concerned entities for proper action;
  • Participated in the drafting of appropriate guidelines and selection criteria for the engagement of construction firms, consultants, CSOs and other service providers in the implementation of infrastructure activities;
  • Ensured that project proposals relative to infrastructure development are properly evaluated, and make recommendations to management for consideration/deliberation and approval;
  • Monitored the implementation of infrastructure activities, identify gaps, issues and risks.

  • January 2016 - January 2017

    Energy Consultant

  • Supported energy team in the process of setting up energy and climate policy database, energy tools, energy training module, arranging documentation, referencing materials, capacity building;
  • Conducted research activities relevant to Energy Planning and Modelling Program, such as energy access, energy use, renewable energy targets, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and climate goals;
  • Supported building and maintaining collaborative relationships with multi-stakeholders such as GGGI country offices including potential partnering countries, development agencies, research institutions, and private sector working on other modeling techniques including globally integrated assessment models;
  • Supported delivering capacity-building workshops/conferences targeted to both internal and external audiences.

  • October 2015 - December 2015

    Management Assistant (Internship) on behalf of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Appointed to the position according to the agreement between the agency and the Korean government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Analyzed proposals from energy research institutions for research collaborations with the agency considering price, financial and technical factors and participated in bid openings;
  • Participated and supported official events such as annual IRENA Assembly (Jan. 16 to 18), World Future Energy Summit (Jan. 19 to 22), International Energy Workshop (Jun. 3 to 5), IRENA Council (Jun. 10 to 11), etc. related to global energy issues and shared opinions;
  • Created cost calculator for outsourcing services to estimate cost;
  • Analyzed procurement performance from 2012 to 2014 to verify and plan procurement strategies;
  • Market searched to find available and capable suppliers and issued RFI, RFP, and RFQ.

  • January 2015 - July 2015

    Project Control Manager/ Warranty Manager/ Project Scheduler


    Five Transocean drillshps: Discoverer Clear Leader (Chevron), Discoverer Americas (Statoil), Discoverer Inspiration (Chevron), and Discoverer Luanda (BP),
    a Petroserv drillship: Carolina (Petrobras), and
    a Grupo R semi-submersible rig: Bicentenario (Pemex)

  • Set up projects by ensuring communication procedure, site office, team organization, subcontract, contract specification review, progress S-curve, and level 3 schedule based on the ex-projects and lessons learned;
  • Monitored project progress by coordinating with engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and quality departments;
  • Conducted site visits to verify and analyze progress; reported to client; led weekly project meetings with clients;
  • Identified risks and controlled punches by coordinating with other disciplines;
  • Supported sea-trials onboard the rigs and managed warranties onboard after delivery of projects in the Gulf of Mexico;
  • Led drillship tours for VIPs' visits by presenting overview of drillship.

  • March 2008 - June 2013


    Military Police, Marine Corps (ROKMC), Korea
  • Conducted military law enforcement and security at the Department of Defense headquarters.
  • February 2002 - March 2004


    Programming Languages & Tools
    • Spatial Analysis
    • Social Equity and Energy Justice
    • Spillover Effects
    • Technology Adoption

    Software Development
    • Yohan Min.“Energy Vulnerability in the Pacific Northwest.”
      R shinyapps. This interactive webpage shows diverse plots and maps of characterization of energy vulnerability in terms of various urban administrative and community characteristics in Pacific Northwest cities using linear, gamma, and lognormal mixed-effect models combined with a spatial lag term.

    • Yohan Min.“demand.”
      R library. This library creates diverse plots per day, weekday, month and year for peak demand power consumption of several meters to support a project, demand_acep, which was developed to make raw data of electricity consumption of 4 meters in Poker Flat Research Range (PRFR) ready to use for the further analyses. These plots lead to benefit-cost analyses and cost saving plots based on electricity rate structure from GVEA in Alaska.

    • Chintan Pathak, Yohan Min, and Atinuke Ademola-Idowu.“demand-acep.”
      Python package. The project demand_acep aims to make sense of the data collected by power meters at some facilities at the Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR) managed by Alaska Center of Energy and Power (ACEP). The project resulted in an open-source Python 3 package, that implements a data pipeline for high resolution power meter data to easy access for data analytics and research.

    • Erica Eggleton, Yohan Min, Kaiming Tao, and Atinuke Ademola-Idowu.“Route Dynamics.”
      Python package. The project visualizes the elevation changes for King County Metro bus routes.

    Data Science Workshops & Collaborations

    • Project Management Professional, PMP®, Project Management Institute (PMI) (No.1475924)
    • 6th International Environmental Expert, Ministry of Environment, Korea (No.06-20)
    • Rescue SCUBA Diver, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) (No.1508AT9131)
    • Lifeguard, Red Cross, Korea (No.2011-04-03-01163)
    • Judo Black Belt, Korea Judo Association, Korea (No.249195)

    • Demographic Study Trainee, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE), UW
    • “Accessing and Analyzing Census Data Using R,” Social Science Data Analysis Network (ssdan.net)
    • “Introduction to Population Grids and their Integration with Remote Sensing Data for Sustainable Development and Disaster Management,” NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)
    • Data Science Trainee, Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies (DIRECT), Clean Energy Institute (CEI), UW
    • “TA Conference,” Center for Teaching and Learning, UW
    • “Financing and Investing in Infrastructure,” Università Bocconi
    • “Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries,” École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    • “Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies,” École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


    Grants & Fellowships
    • Travel Grant for 2022 SEED (Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development) Workshop in Washington DC, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), US 2022
    • Travel Grant for 2021 SEED Workshop in Los Angeles, KSEA, US 2021
    • Inspire Fund ($5,000), "Investigating Energy Justice in Washington State in terms of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers," College of Built Environments (CBE), University of Washington (UW), WA 2021
    • Torrance Science Policy Analysis Fellowship ($1,000), "Energy Equity." Washington State Academy of Science, WA 2020- 2021
    • Clean Energy Institute Graduate Fellowship ($8,000), CEI, UW, WA 2019-2020
    • Graduate Fellowship ($19,000), CBE, UW, WA 2017 - 2018
    • Purdue - POSTECH Fellowship ($57,000), POSTECH, Purdue, IN 2012 - 2013

    Awards & Scholarships


    Academic & Professional Service
  • Journal Reviewer, Energy Research & Social Science (ERSS), 2022 - Present
  • Science Communication Fellow, Pacific Science Center (PSC), Seattle, WA, 2019 - 2022
  • Application Reviewer, PhD applications in the College of Built Environments, UW, 2020 - 2022
  • Volunteer, “Curiosity EXPO,” Pacific Science Center (PSC), Seattle, WA, 2020
  • Volunteer, “GridFWD 2019,” Grid Forward, Seattle, WA, 2019
  • Volunteer, “Energy Leadership Summit 2019,” Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), Seattle, WA, 2019
  • Volunteer, “CleanTech Innovation Showcase 2019,” CleanTech Alliance, Seattle, WA, 2019
  • Event Assistant, “World Future Energy Summit 2015,” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2015
  • Event Assistant, “International Energy Workshop 2015,” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2015

  • Community Service
  • Facilitator, Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FIUTS), Seattle, WA, 2018 - 2019
  • Judo Instructor, Leyte Sports Academy (LSA), Tacloban, Philippines, 2016
  • Korean Teacher, Tacloban Methodist Church, Tacloban, Philippines, 2016
  • Sunday School Teacher, Dubai Korean Church, Dubai, UAE, 2015
  • Volunteer Interpreter, Incheon Asian Game, Incheon, Korea, 2014
  • Judo Instructor, Purdue University, IN, 2012 - 2014
  • International Student Volunteer (Boiler Out), Purdue University, IN, 2012 - 2014
  • Safety and Language Instructor for Foreign Employees, DSME, Geoje, Korea, 2009 - 2011
  • Sunday School Teacher, Nanjing Korean Church, Nanjing, China, 2007
  • Assistant, Zion International Mission Community, Iloilo, Philippines, 2005 - 2006
  • Volunteer, Vitalise, Southport, UK, 2005

  • Professional Society Memberships
    • PMI, Project Management Institute
    • KSEA, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
    • APPAM, The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management