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Dr. Jihoon Min is a Research Scholar with the Energy (ENE) Program at IIASA, with a broader research interest in the linkage between energy use, inequality, and development. He joined IIASA in September 2015. He worked as a part of the project Decent Living Energy, where he investigated the implications of accomplishing decent living standards in developing countries on the global energy/emissions pathways. For the project, he worked intensely with MRIO (multi-regional input-output) models to estimate consumption-based final energy footprints incurred by raising standards of living in developing countries. His previous works include quantification of uncertainties in consumption-based footprints, impacts of diet changes on energy and nutrition, empirical analysis setting standards for decent living, and impacts of lowering inequality on climate change.
He is also interested in connecting industrial ecological approaches to the IAM (integrated assessment model) and investigating energy and material requirements in future scenarios.
The topics of his previous research include residential energy consumption modeling, system-wide impact assessment of energy efficient technologies, and modeling of consumer choices for these technologies. Dr. Min received his doctorate in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (USA), where he investigated the behavioral aspects of the limited adoption of efficient technologies. He also holds an MESc from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (USA) and an MS in electrical engineering from Seoul National University (Korea). He has ample industry experience as a senior researcher at LG Electronics and as a senior demand-side analyst at Efficiency 2.0, a start-up where he launched an online tool for home energy/carbon audit with his colleagues, which is adopted by multiple electric utilities nationwide.
Last update: 30-SEP-2019
Mastrucci A , Min J, Usubiaga-Liaño A, & Rao N (2020). A Framework for Modelling Consumption-Based Energy Demand and Emission Pathways. Environmental Science & Technology 54 (3): 1799-1807. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b05968.
Rao N , Min J, & Mastrucci A (2019). Energy requirements for decent living in India, Brazil and South Africa. Nature Energy 4: 1025-1032. DOI:10.1038/s41560-019-0497-9.
Helveston J, Seki S, Min J, Fairman E, Boni A, Michalek J, & Azevedo I (2019). Choice at the pump: measuring preferences for lower-carbon combustion fuels. Environmental Research Letters 14 (8): 084035. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/ab2bd2.
Min J & Rao N (2018). Estimating Uncertainty in Household Energy Footprints. Journal of Industrial Ecology 22 (6): 1307-1317. DOI:10.1111/jiec.12670.
Rao N , Min J, DeFries R, Ghosh-Jerath S, Valin H , & Fanzo J (2018). Healthy, affordable and climate-friendly diets in India. Global Environmental Change 49: 154-165. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.02.013.
Rao N & Min J (2018). Less global inequality can improve climate outcomes. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs). Climate Change: 1-6. DOI:10.1002/wcc.513.
Rao N , Mastrucci A , & Min J (2018). Applying LCA to Estimate Development Energy Needs: The Cases of India and Brazil. In: Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies. Eds. Benetto, E., Gericke, K. & Guiton, M., pp. 397-406 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-66981-610.1007/978-3-319-66981-6_44.
Rao N & Min J (2017). Decent Living Standards: material prerequisites for human wellbeing. Social Indicators Research: 1-20. DOI:10.1007/s11205-017-1650-0.
Rao N & Min J (2017). Decent Living Standards: material prerequisites for human wellbeing. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-005
Rao N , Min J, Mastrucci A , & Pachauri S (2017). Decent Living Energy: How much energy do we ‘need’ to provide minimum living standards to all? In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
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