Jun Zhang

Jun Zhang

With my considerable exposure to energy problems, exceptional analytical skills including energy modeling and geospatial analysis, coupled with my interdisciplinary background in environmental science and economics, I am ready for taking the role to promote or lead a green future. Additionally, with my vast team-leading experience, I would positively contribute to the environmental solutions the world is seeking.

Career Interests

Energy Modeling; Energy Efficiency; Clean Energy; Climate Change

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy & Environment  
 
Bachelor of Science, 2016
Xiamen University, Xiamen, China 
Specialty: Environmental Sciences and Engineering
                                                                                                                                
Bachelor of Economics, 2016
Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
Specialty: Economics

Professional Experience

Student Assistant, Duke University, NC
Study electricity demand growth in Latin America via case studies in Queretaro, Mexico, etc.; Currently developing a framework for projecting electricity demand under different scenarios; Study sponsored by Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). 01/2017-present  
 
Undergraduate Thesis, Xiamen University, China                    
Oversaw the whole project from experimental design to thesis writing; Quantitatively analyzed, interpreted chemical characteristics of cement plant PM2.5 emissions; Data were adopted by Fujian Provincial Academy of Environmental Science for further studies in source apportionment; Thesis awarded as the college excellent thesis. 12/2015-06/2016 
 
Independent Research Assistant, National Key Lab of Marine & Environmental Science, China
Developed coding skills by conducting image processing on MATLAB; Delivered a poster and an oral presentation at an academic conference. 09/2014-03/2015
 
Ecological Tourism Project, Xiamen University, China
Conducted on-site investigations over 3 eco-tourism pilot projects; Contributed an idea of ‘winding river’ and gained support from the project manager. 2014
 
Management Intern, Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemicals CO., LTD., China
Wrote weekly reports to quantitatively evaluate operating condition of hazardous pollutants reduction process for one manufacturing line.
Analyst Intern (Water Quality Monitoring Program, Xiamen University, China)
summer 2015. Sampled, analyzed and interpreted the temporal changes in concentrations of NOX, COD, TN, TP, NH3-N, and other pollutants. summer 2015
 

Additional Information

Head of Publicity Center, Xiamen University, China
Supervised 20 members over 3 departments directly, ensured effective teamwork with sometimes conflicting priorities; Led a 5-member team operating school social media, followed by over 5000 fans. 2014-2015
 
Co-Head of Publicity Center, Xiamen University, China
Allocated tasks by skills and interests, supervised products design, gave weekly feedback. 2013-2014
Head, Department of Publicity, Environmental Protection Club, Xiamen University
Co-organized environmental education activities for citizens and students.
Language Skills: Native in Chinese; Fluent in English;
Technical Skills: MS Office, MATLAB, AutoCAD, R, C++, ArcGIS, STATA, Energy Modeling;
Publicity Skills: News Writing, Poster & Video Designing
 
Honors
Merit-based Scholarship from Nicholas School of the Environment 2016-2018
Excellent Undergraduate 2016
MEL Undergraduate Research Assistant Fellowship  2014
University Academic Scholarship 2014-2015
University Excellent Student (every year) 2013-2016
College Academic Scholarship, First Prize 2013
College Social Work Scholarship 2013
 
Awards
Gold Prize in "Challenge Cup" College Business Plan Competition 2014 in Fujian
Outstanding Individual in Environmental Protection Awareness Contest 2014
Team Award in Model Academic Conference Competition 2014
Team Award in Awareness Contests in Environment Protection, Materials, Biology, Chemistry, Health, etc. 2013-2015
 
 
 

Skills

energy efficiency
excel modeling
GIS
statistics
sustainability

Contact

jun.z@duke.edu

Additional Resources

Languages

English
Mandarin

Preferred Location

International
Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
West

Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Business / Industry
Consulting
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank