Dr. Dai's research has been focusing on developing the state-of-the-art integrated assessment models, the IMED model (Link), to find out how the society could transit into a low-carbon and sustainable future at the local, national and global scales. Using these models, he explored key questions such as the mitigation cost of achieving the Copenhagen targets, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and 2°C degree targets in China, the co-benefits of climate mitigation on air pollution, human health, water saving and resource efficiency, as well as the effects of emission trading policy in China.
His main publications, including 6 ESI highly cited papers (Link), are on energy economics and policy related journals such as Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF=8.05), Applied energy (IF=7.18), Environmental Science & Technology (IF=6.20), Journal of Cleaner Production (IF=5.72), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (IF=5.32), Energy (IF=4.52), Renewable Energy (IF=3.40), Environmental Research Letters (IF=3.91), Energy Economics (IF=3.20), Energy Policy (IF=4.14) etc. More recent publications are available at Google Scholar or Researchgate or CV. Furthermore, a brief review of the peer reviewed papers based on IMED model is available here: Slides of IMED review.
- 2017/10 – 2018/10 Executive Director. International Project Office of Monsoon Asia Integrated Research for Sustainability, Future Earth (MAIRS-FE).
- 2017/01 – present Assistant Professor. College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University.
- 2013/01 – 2016/12 Research Associate. Integrated Environment and Economics Section, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan.
- 2009/04 – 2009/09 Research Assistant. Integrated Assessment Modeling Section, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan.
- Environmental Research Method: 3 hours per week.
- Introduction to Environmental Science & Engineering: 2 hours per semester.
- Energy Economics and Policy: 2 hours per week.
Integrated Assessment Model: Development of Integrated Assessment Model of Energy, Environment and Economy for Sustainable Development, or the IMED model (Link), of China and the world.
- 2009/10 – 2012/12 Ph.D. in Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
- 2006/10 – 2009/03 M.Sc. in Environmental Planning and Engineering Ecology, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
- 2002/09 – 2006/07 B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Peking University, China.
- 2017/10 – 2018/09 NSFC, "The Impacts of U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Global Climate Governance and China’s Response", NSFC, 71741011, Participate
- 2017/12 – 2021/05 Key Projects of National Key Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), "Joint demonstration of air pollution prevention and control and heavy pollution emergency technology and integration in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding areas", WP3: Genesis analysis and source identification technology for typical heavy pollution processes, 2017YFC0213000, 8.7 mRMB (1.4 mUSD), In charge of sub-topic 3
- 2017/12 – 2021/05 Key Projects of National Key Research and Development Program of MOST, "Joint demon- stration of air pollution prevention and control and heavy pollution emergency technology and integration in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding areas", WP6: Study on the Sys- tem and Implementation Plan of Joint Air Pollution Prevention and Control Mechanism, 2017YFC0213000, 1.9 mRMB (0.3 mUSD), Participate in sub-topic 6
- 2018/01 – 2020/12 Youth Science Fund, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) "Study on the green and low-carbon co-benefits of addressing overcapacity in the steel and cement industries based on integrated assessment models", 71704005, 180k RMB (30k USD), In charge
- 2018/01 – 2021/12 Bilateral Program, NSFC, Multi-model innovations in Integrated Assessment Modelling of Chinese, Irish and Global energy-economy-environment-climate systems investigating deep decarbonisation pathways from the Paris Agreement to the United Nations sustainable development goals, 51861135102, 600k/3 mRMB (100 kUSD out of 0.5 mUSD), In charge of sub-topic 2
- 2019/01 – 2023/12 Funds for International Cooperation and Exchange, NSFC, "The principles of green and low carbon development of Chinese society and economic system", 400k/2 mRMB (6k out of 0.3 mUSD), In charge of sub-topic 2