Who We Are

Secretary Ernest Moniz and Minister Wan Gang

Secretary Ernest Moniz and Minister Wan Gang

The CERC governance structure is headed by a Steering Committee composed of Ministers from the United States and China. The U.S. and Chinese Secretariats report directly to their respective country’s Steering Committee members and are headed by government officials.

Steering Committee Members

  • U.S. Department of Energy Secretary, Dr. Ernest Moniz
  • Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Wan Gang
  • National Energy Administrator, Dr. Wu Xinxiong
  • (Ex-officio) Former Vice Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development,
    Dr. Qiu Baoxing

U.S. Secretariat

  • U.S. Department of Energy Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Jonathan Elkind
  • U.S. CERC Director, Dr. Robert C. Marlay
  • U.S. Department of Energy Director for Office of East Asian Affairs, Alan Yu

Chinese Secretariat

  • Vice Minister, Cao Jianlin, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Deputy Director General, Ma Linying, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Chief Economist, Li Ye, National Energy Administration
  • Deputy Director General, Han Aixing, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
  • Counselor, Cai Jianing, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Director, Americas and Oceania, Gu Yanfeng, Ministry of Science and Technology

Energy Efficient Buildings Consortium

  • U.S. Consortium

    • Director, Dr. Nan Zhou, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    • Founding Director and Advisor, Dr. Mark D. Levine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    • China Liaison, Dr. Yuan Yao, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    • Operations Manager, Brian Heimberg, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Chinese Consortium

    • Director, Dr. Liang Junqiang, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
    • Technical Program Manager, Dr. Jiang Yi, Tsinghua University, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
    • Deputy Director, Wang Youwei, Chinese Society for Urban Studies
    • Program Manager, Liu Younong, Science and Technology Center, Ministry of Housing and Urban- Rural Development

Advanced Coal Technology Consortium

  • U.S. Consortium

    • Director, James Wood, West Virginia University
    • Founding Director and Advisor, Jerry Fletcher, West Virginia University
    • Collaboration Manager, Dr. Sun Qingyun, West Virginia University
    • Operations Manager, Sam Taylor, West Virginia University
  • Chinese Consortium

    • Director, Dr. Zheng Chugang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • Chief Engineer, Dr. Xu Shisen, China Huaneng Group Clean Energy Research Institute
    • Chief Scientist, Dr. Yao Qiang, Tsinghua University

Clean Vehicles
Consortium

  • U.S. Consortium

    • Director, Dr. Huei Peng, University of Michigan
    • Deputy Director, Dr. Jun Ni, University of Michigan
    • China Liaison, Dr. Huei Peng and Dr. Jun Ni, University of Michigan
    • Operations Manager, Bruno Vanzieleghem, University of Michigan
  • Chinese Consortium

    • Director, Dr. Ouyang Minggao, Tsinghua University
    • Deputy Director, Dr. Wang Hewu, Tsinghua University
    • Deputy Director, Dr. Qiu Xinping, Tsinghua University

Executive Committees

The executive committee for each technical area - Building Energy Efficiency, Advanced Coal Technology, and Clean Vehicles - is composed of technical leaders and experts in the field from the U.S. and China. The executive committees review CERC portfolios and recommend approval of projects, review technology management plans, identify opportunities for synergies with related R&D programs, provide input to the CERC annual report, and convey progress to the CERC Secretariat.

Executive Committee for Energy Efficient Buildings

  • U.S. Committee Members

    • Roland Risser, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Building Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Patrick Hughes, Director, Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, Oak Ridge National Lab
    • Dr. Hunter Fanney, Chief, Supervisory Mechanical Engineer, Building Environment Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • Richard Karney, Senior Technical Advisor, Emerging Technologies Team, Building Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Chinese Committee Members

    • Tong Guichan, Deputy Director, Division of International Science & Technology Cooperation, Department of Building Energy Efficiency and Science & Technology, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
    • Li Baizhan, Professor, Chongqing University
    • Xu Wei, Director, Institute of Building Environment and Energy Efficiency, China Academy of Building Research
    • Tan Hongwei, Professor, Tongji University
    • Zhu Neng, Professor, Tianjin University
    • Hao Bin, Director, Division of Industry Development, Center of Building Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

Executive Committee for Advanced Coal Technology

  • U.S. Committee Members

    • Christopher A. Smith, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Jarad Daniels, Director, Office of Clean Coal, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Dr. Daren Mollot, Director, Office of Clean Energy Systems, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Dr. Jay Braitsch, Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Samuel Tam, General Supervisory Engineer, Coal R&D Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Scott Smouse, Technology Manager, Advanced Combustion Systems, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Chinese Committee Members

    • Xiu Binglin, Director of Science & Technology Division, Department of Energy Conservation and S&T Equipment, National Energy Administration
    • Zhou Dadi, Vice Chairman, China Energy Association
    • He Jiankun, Deputy Director, State Climate Change Expert Committee
    • Jiang Hongde, CAE Academician, Tsinghua University
    • Huang Qili, CAE Academician, Engineer-in-chief, Northeast China Grid Company

Executive Committee for
Clean Vehicles

  • U.S. Committee Members

    • Patrick Davis, Manager, Vehicles Technology Program, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Steve Goguen, Supervisor, Fuels, Combustion, & Deployment, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Dr. Larry Johnson, Director, Transportation Technology R&D Center, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Dave Howell, Team Leader for Hybrid and Electric Systems, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Gurpreet Singh, Team Leader for Advanced Combustion Engine Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Chinese Committee Members

    • Zhang Jinhua, Deputy Secretary-General, Society of Automotive Engineers of China
    • Ren Xiaochang, Director, China Automotive Engineering Research Institute (CAERI)
    • Wu Zhixin, Deputy Director of China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC)
    • Wang Binggang, China Society of Automotive Engineering
    • Wang Jiqiang, Deputy Chief Engineer, Tianjin Institute of Power