PI: Dai Hancheng

Research Keywords: 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.

Professional Experience


  • 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.


  • 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.