Yan (Joann) Zhou is Principal Transportation Systems Analyst and the Group Leader for Vehicle and Energy Technology & Mobility Analysis in the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory.
Dr. Zhou assesses energy and emission impacts of advanced vehicle and fuel and mobility technologies. She also analyzes market and technology trends for transportation electrification in the U.S. and China markets.
Her research interests include vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, freight modes, energy systems/technologies, mobility trends, and behaviors (e.g., travel and refueling behavior from local, regional, and national system perspectives). Dr. Zhou provides technical leadership for staff members and post-doctoral appointees who are involved in research and development activities in the areas of energy, environmental, and economic assessment. She has been featured by Argonne in a video about how bringing together people from different backgrounds and cultures can offer new ways to solve problems.
She is a current participant in Launchpad, a merit-based Argonne program designed to facilitate the professional development of early- and mid-career researchers with enhanced training, mentoring and support. Under the Launchpad program, she is developing and promoting Argonne’s agent-based transportation and energy infrastructure model, known as Compass.
Dr. Zhou also serves as the operations manager for the US-China Clean Energy Research Center and the Clean Vehicle Consortium and Truck Consortium. Dr. Zhou earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Alternative Transportation Fuel and Technologies Committee.