Minghao Qiu is a Ph.D. candidate in Social and Engineering Systems at MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. Minghao’s broad research interests are in the field of environmental policies with a focus on air pollution and climate change. His current research examines the real-world impacts of energy and environmental policies on emissions, air quality and human health, with applied econometric and atmospheric chemistry models. During his PhD, Minghao has focused on a wide range of policy topics in different regions, including industrial energy policy in China, renewable policy in the US and vehicles emissions in Europe. In particular, Minghao is interested in understanding the real-world trade-offs and synergies of addressing multiple sustainability challenges with public policies and how different policies disproportionally influence different regions and population groups.
Minghao holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences and a B.A. degree in Economics from Peking University in China. He has been selected to participate in the Young Scientists Summer Program at IIASA, Austria. At MIT, he has served as the co-president of the student group Energy for Human Development (e4Dev), which brings together researchers and practitioners to share their insights on energy challenges in the developing world. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and trying out new kinds of sports.