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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 and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining Argonne in 2018, he worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington, DC) to develop analytical frameworks to promote innovative agricultural technologies in developing countries. He is jointly affiliated with the Unversity of Chicago as a CASE (Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering) senior scientist.  

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 Technologies) 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 process-based simulation models.


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