Minda Ma

Minda Ma



Dr Minda Ma is an affiliate faculty in Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, Energy Technologies Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and his research interests focus on Building Energy, Building Decarbonization, Building Electrification, Power Decarbonization, EV Household Charging, etc.

Minda conducted the postdoctoral research in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2022 to 2023. Currently, he holds the full professor position in School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University. Before joining the LBNL, Dr. Ma held the position of Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar at Tsinghua University in 2020-2022. Furthermore, he has been recognized as a World's Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University in 2023 and a Highly Cited Researcher by Elsevier for three consecutive years: 2021, 2022, and 2023. In 2019, Minda was the recipient of the Qian Yi Environmental First Award, awarded by Dr. Yi Qian (Academician of CAS). Additionally, he was honored as a fellow of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship program.

During Minda's work at Tsinghua, he spearheaded several projects, including the National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science (21CJY030), the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (First-class funding, 2020M680020), and the Beijing Natural Science Foundation (8224085). These projects focused on conducting carbon-neutral scenario analysis and pathway modeling for China's building sector.

At Berkeley Lab, Minda is currently at the helm of the Global Building Emissions (GLOBE) Database, a multi-regional dataset that aims to monitor energy trends, emissions mitigation, and building stock on a global scale. Some of GLOBE's noteworthy applications have been featured in international journals like Advances in Applied Energy (2023), Resources, Conservation and Recycling (2022), and Applied Energy (2020, 20212022, Apr 2023, Jun 2023 & Dec 2023).

Minda currently holds the position of a young editorial member for Applied Energy (JCR Q1) and Petroleum Science (JCR Q1). Additionally, he serves as an associate editor or section editor for international journals, including Frontiers in Energy Research (JCR Q2), Frontiers in Built Environment, and Buildings (JCR Q2). In the capacity of a session chair, he has organized the international conferences Applied Energy CUE2020, CUE2021, CUE 2022, and CUE2023 over the past four years.


World's Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University (2023) -  October 5th 2023

Dr Minda Ma has been named in the list of World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University (2023).

Journal and Editorial Board Memberships

Applied Energy, Young Editorial Member & Guest Editor
Petroleum Science, Young Editorial Member
Buildings, Section Editor
Frontiers in Energy Research, Guest Associate Editor
Frontiers in Psychology, Guest Associate Editor
Frontiers in Built Environment, Associate Editor