Yaoping Wang, Ph.D.

Hometown: Nanchang, Jiangxi, Chinayw1


  • Ph.D, Environmental Science Graduate Program, The Ohio State University, 2012-2018.
  • M.S., Environmental Science Graduate Program, The Ohio State University, 2015
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Beijing Normal University, 2012

Research Interests: Energy-water nexus; Interactions between electricity demand and weather; Post-processing of climate model output

Publications emanating from work in the Energy Sustainability Research Laboratory:

  1. Wang, Y., Byers, E., Parkinson, S., Wanders, N., Wade, Y., Mao, J., Bielicki, J. (Revised and Resubmitted, June 2019). “Vulnerability of Existing and Planned Coal-Fired Power Plants in Developing Asia to Changes in Climate and Water Resources.” Energy & Environmental Science.
  2. Wang, Y. (2018). “Climate Change and its Effects on Energy and Water.” Ph.D. Dissertation. The Ohio State University.
  3. Bielicki, J., Beetstra, M., Kast, J., Wang, Y., Tang, S. (2019). “Stakeholder Perspectives on Sustainability in the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus.” Frontiers in Environmental Science. February 2019, 7(7). 1-18.
  4. Ogland-Hand, J., Bielicki, J., Wang, Y., Adams, B., Buscheck, T., Saar, M. (2019). “The Value of Bulk Energy Storage for Reducing CO2 Emissions and Water Requirements from Regional Electricity Systems.” Energy Conversion and Management, 181, 674-685.
  5. Wang, Y., Sivandran, G., Bielicki, J. (2018). “The Stationarity of Two Statistical Downscaling Methods for Precipitation under Different Choices of Cross-Validation Periods.” International Journal of Climatology38(suppl. 1), e330-e348.
  6. Wang, Y., Bielicki, J. (2018). “Acclimation and the Response of Hourly Electricity Loads to Meteorological Variables.” Energy, 142, 473-485.

Research and Professional Experience:

  • Research Scientist. Institute for Secure and Sustainable Environment. University of Tennesee – Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 2018 – present
  • Intern. Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences – August-December 2011. Estimated maize LAI time series under different irrigation regimes by MODIS data


2018, Received the prestigious Peccei Award from the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg Austria, for her paper, “Hydroclimatic Impacts on Current and planned Coal-Fired Power Plants in Asia.”

2017, International Institute of Applied Systems (Laxenburg, Austria) Young Summer Scientists Program, one of 52 graduate students from 30 countries selected to attend

2014, OSU Office of Energy and Environment Sustainability Grant ($2,000)

2012, Ohio State University Graduate School Fellowship

Other Interests: The Silmarillion and all good stuff in the History of Middle-earth series.

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