Energy Sustainability Policy and Natural resources (ESPN)


Yihsu Chen (CV, Google Scholar, ORCID)

Professor of Technology Management in Sustainability

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jack Baskin School of Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Other Affiliations:
Social Science Division, Environmental Studies
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
M.S., Harvard University


Office: Room 549B, Engineering 2
Lab: Room 579, Engineering 2
Tel: (831) 502-7184
Email: yihsuchen (at)


Office Hours: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Wednesdays
(Suspended due to the UCSC's campus moving to the remote operation; please contact me by email for a Zoom meeting.)


Looking for self-motivated (Ph.D., MS. & undergraduate) students to work on energy-, transportation-, and water-related projects. Students can apply and enroll either in Electrical & Computer Engineering or Environmental Studies programs. If interested, please send me an email to yihsuchen (at) Within your email, tell me about (1) your academic background and work/research experience; (2) questions that you plan to address in your dissertation research; (3) your ultimate career goals.