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Michael Wang

Argonne Distinguished Fellow & Group Leader, Senior Scientist - System Assessments Group

Michael Wang is a senior scientist and the manager of the Systems Assessment Group of the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He has been with Argonne since 1993. Dr. Wang’s research areas include:

  • Evaluation of energy and environmental impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels
  • Assessment of the market potentials of new vehicle and fuel technologies
  • Examination of transportation development in emerging economies, such as China

Michael Wang has been leading the development and applications of Argonne’s GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) model for life-cycle analysis of advanced vehicle technologies, transportation fuels, and other energy systems (see There are more than 23,000 registered GREET users worldwide. Dr. Wang has collaborated with governmental agencies, automotive companies, energy companies, universities, research institutions, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the United States, China, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Europe. 

Dr. Wang is an associate editor of Biotechnology for Biofuels) and on the editorial boards of Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering in China and Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Changes. He is a member of the Transportation Energy Committee of the Transporation Reserach Board and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has authored 257 publications (123 journal articles and book chapters, 68 peer-reviewed formal reports, 25 conference papers, and 41 informal reports and technical memorandums).