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
Science Communication Fellow, Pacific Science Center (PSC), Seattle, WA (2019 - 2022)
Have demonstrated the benefits of clean energy through the concepts of diversification and decentralization by engaging with the public [link].
Torrance Science Policy Analysis fellow, Washington State Academy of Science (WSAS), WA (2020 - 2021)
Provided research and expert analysis of complex issues of “Energy Equity” faced by Washington [link].
Project Member, Puerto Rico Solar Health Study Group, UW, Puerto Rico (2018)
Supported for research and field activities including installation of rooftop solar for disaster response and recovery in Puerto Rico after Hurricane, Maria.
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Infrastructure Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Philippines (2016 - 2017)
Supervised the implementation of activities to construct two sanitary landfills and materials recovery facilities, a vocational training center, a community evacuation center, and 55 units of resettlement housing for hurricane damage restoration [link].