Jun Zhang

Jun Zhang

Currently in a master program focused on energy and the environment. 
Strong interests in the topics of power system operation, renewable integration, and climate change.
Experienced in programming, quantitative analysis, client consulting, market research, and business development.

Career Interests

Power System Analysis, Grid Modernization; Renewable Integration; Clean Energy; Climate Change

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

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

Teaching Assistant, Duke University, 09/2017-present
Modeling for Energy Systems (ENV716 Fall17)
 
Teaching Assistant, Duke University, 09/2017-present
Applied Data Analysis (ENV710 Fall17)
 
Reaching Assistant, Duke University, 01/2017-05/2017
'Disaggregating and Projecting Electricity Demand in Mexico'.
Increasing Solar Generation Capacity at Duke University, Durham, NC
Assess the potential of roof-top solar PV systems in the campus and medical center; Quantitatively estimate the system-wide impact of solar integration; Uncover the complex of technical, regulatory, and economic barriers for a better decision-making. 05/2017-present
 
Disaggregating and Projecting Electricity Demand in China (2015- 2050), Durham, NC
Optimize the method for projecting hourly residential electricity demand from the bottom-up and illustrates its application to China. 09/17-present
 
Market Research & Business Development Intern, Shanghai, China
Conducted market entry research for clients to identify prospect meeting targets; Multi-tasked in connecting with all meeting targets through cold-calling; Persuaded 20+ China companies to engage in 1-on-1 business meetings through cold-calling. Summer 2017
 
Electric System Operation Simulation to Achieve GHG Goal, Durham, NC
Conducted an operation optimization of the generation dispatch for an imaginary electric system to examine effects of different renewable energy integration strategies on system and carbon emission reduction. 01/2017-04/2017
 
Commercial Life Cycle Analysis, REI client, Durham, NC
Collaborated and communicated with clients from REI through bi-weekly Skype calls; Completed the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and concluded product design advice. 01/2017-04/2017
 
Scenario Analysis for Duke Energy IRP, Durham, NC
Investigated the sensitivity of natural gas policy assumption with scenario analysis; Established scenario settings and conducted quantitative assessments individually. 09/2016-12/2016
 
Wind Farm Site Evaluation, Durham, NC
Independently evaluated 10 potential parcels in NC based on policy restrictions, electrical power generating potential and cost analysis via spatial modeling and cost-benefit analysis. 9/2016-12/2016

Additional Information

MOOC certifications
•Build a Modern Computer from First Principles-hardware
•Build a Modern Computer from First Principles-software
•Python for Everybody
 
Leadership
•Negotiation Delegate, The 7th Inter-College Climate Negotiation Simulation (ICCN), 10/2016
•Head of Publicity Center, College of the Environment & Ecology, Xiamen University, 06/2014-06/2015
•Co-Head of Publicity Center, College of the Environment & Ecology, Xiamen University, 06/2013-06/2014
•Head of Department of Publicity, Environmental Protection Club, Xiamen University, 06/2013-06/2014
 
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
 

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.

Skills

business development
excel modeling
GIS
sustainability

Contact

jun.z@duke.edu

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

English
Mandarin

Preferred Location

International
Mid-Atlantic
Midwest
Northeast
Southeast
West

Preferred Sector

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