Dr. An is a world-renowned expert in clean transportation, energy technologies and climate policies. He founded iCET in California and Beijing to create a world-class think tank to promote policy changes for low carbon development and sustainable future. iCET has also formed a partnership with the US Dept. of Commerce to launch the U.S.-China Cleantech Center (UCCTC) to promote clean technology innovation and collaboration between U.S. and China.
Prior to founding iCET, Dr. An served in numerous national and international institutions with various capacities, including US Agency for International Development, US Dept of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, and University of California. He also founded several California-based companies to solve energy and transportation problems. In the past decades, He has advised governments in China, US, EU, Mexico, Brazil, India, Thailand and Saudi Arabia on automotive fuel economy and clean energy policies. He also severed as an advisor to Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Energy Program, Hewlett Foundation’s Latin America Transportation Program, and Asian Development Bank’s China Energy Management Project.
Dr. An has been frequently interviewed by major international and Chinese news media such as New York Times, Washington Post and Xinhua News Agency, and invited as a keynote speaker by many international organizations including the World Bank, United Nations, European Union, International Energy Agency, OPEC, etc. Dr. An received his PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.