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Michael Wang

Director, Systems Assessment Center - Environmental Assessment Leader


Michael Wang is an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, Senior Scientist, and Director of the Systems Assessment Center – Environmental Assessment Leader within the Energy Systems and Infrastructure Analysis division. He has been with Argonne since 1993. Dr. Wang’s research areas include:

  • Evaluation of energy and environmental impacts of vehicle technologies, transportation fuels, and energy systems
  • Assessment of the market potentials of new vehicle and fuel technologies
  • Examination of transportation development trends in emerging economies

Michael Wang has led the development and applications of Argonne’s GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies) model for life-cycle analysis of vehicle technologies, transportation fuels, and other energy systems. His work in the life-cycle analysis area has been used by government agencies and industries, and cited extensively in research and academic fields. As of 2023, there are more than 55,000 registered GREET users worldwide. Dr. Wang has worked closely with governmental agencies, automotive companies, energy companies, universities, research institutions, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the United States, China, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Europe to address energy and environmental issues related to the transportation sector and energy systems. 

Jointly, Dr. Wang is faculty associate at Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow in the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering of Northwestern University. He is a fellow of the International Society of Automotive Engineers. He is an associate editor of Biotechnology for Biofuels and on the editorial boards of Automotive Innovation, Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering in China, and Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Changes. He has more than 300 publications.