Team Members

PI Biosketch: Dr. Haibo Zhai is the Roy & Caryl Cline Distinguished Chair in Engineering and an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming (UW). He is also Adjunct Faculty in the School of Energy Resources and the School of Computing at UW and in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Prior to moving to Wyoming, he was a research professor at CMU and also a key developer of the Integrated Environmental Control Model (IECM), a widely used power plant modeling tool developed by CMU for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. Now he serves as Director for IECM development under an agreement between CMU and UW. His work on carbon capture and storage has been referenced in the U.S. national rulemaking for controlling power sector carbon dioxide emissions and in the IPCC sixth assessment report. He has been invited as an ad-hoc reviewer by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 40+ academic journals, and numerous research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (U.S.), the U.S. Department of Energy, the Dutch Research Council (Netherlands), the Knowledge Foundation (Sweden), and the National Science Centre (Poland). He also serves on the advisory board of iScience, an interdisciplinary journal of Cell Press. He was an appointed member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality (2011-2020). He holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from North Carolina State University.

Principal Programmer: Karen Kietzke

Postdoctoral Research Staff: Dr. Jeff Anderson, Dr. Manish Maurya, Dr. Abdallah Dindi

PhD Students: Zitao Wu, Wanying Wu

MS Student: Xiaohan Wu (CMU, co-advised with Prof. Jared Cohon)

Undergraduate Students: Landen Fuller, Abby Matthias