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Michael Wang

Manager, Systems Assessments


Michael Wang is an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, Senior Scientist, and Manager of the Systems Assessments Group of the Energy Systems 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 in emerging economies, such as China

Michael Wang has led 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. As of July 2018, there are 35,000 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 sustainability issues related to the transportation sector and energy systems. 

Jointly, Dr. Wang is a faculty associate in the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. He is a senior fellow at the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He is a guest professor in China’s Shanghai Jiaotong University. 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 260 publications.