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Hoyoung Kwon

Principal Environmental Scientist


Hoyoung Kwon, a Principal Environmental Scientist of the Systems Assessments Center of the Energy Systems division, received his Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University in 2001 and PhD in Environmental Sciences from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. Prior to joining Argonne in May 2018, he has worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington, DC) on developing analytical frameworks to promote the adoption of innovative agricultural technologies in developing countries.

His current research focuses on: 

  • Assessing environmental impacts of biofuel feedstock production by employing 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.
  • Examining the potential for sustainable farming practices to improve the greenhouse gas profile of corn grain and cellulosic feedstocks (i.e. corn stover, dedicated energy crops, and forest residues) by utilizing a process-based simulation modeling approach.