Research Scientist, Engineering and Public Policy, Social and Decision Sciences
I study the influence of social and emotional factors in how people make decisions, and have particular interest in decision making during times of disorder, mortality salience, or unrest. Examples include: decision making regarding palliative care, medication adherence for HIV positive populations, flood and disaster preparation, ethnic conflict and war-time behaviors, and post-conflict or disaster communications.
Hari Chandan Mantripragada
Research Scientist, Department of Engineering & Public Policy
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Engineering & Public Policy
Dr. Fan Tong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Professors Ines Azevedo and Jeremy Michalek in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Tong’s research interests are focused on using interdisciplinary methods to assess the society-wide impacts of current energy systems and to evaluate transition paths to sustainable energy futures with an emphasis on technology solutions, market behaviors, and policy designs. His current project reviews the emissions, economics, and scalability issues of hydrogen pathways for transportation.
Dr. Tong has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Engineering and Public Policy (Carnegie Mellon University), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Tsinghua University). Dr. Tong has studied economics at the National School of Development at Peking University. Dr. Tong worked for two years at the Energy Research Institute affiliated with the National Development and Reform Commission where he focused on analyzing the coal and electricity sectors in China.