Belfer Center researchers include Harvard faculty members, project directors and other expert staff, senior fellows and fellows. They contribute frequently to outside publications, advise government officials, participate in special commissions, brief journalists and policymakers, and share research results with specialists and the public.
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Mattijs van Maasakkers completed his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his dissertation, he examined the development of markets for ecosystem services in the United States by analyzing what kinds of new practices are emerging in the process of their creation.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Alex Wellerstein received Ph.D. from the Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, in October 2010. His work focuses on the history of nuclear secrecy in the United States from the Manhattan Project through the War on Terror ("Knowledge and the Bomb: Nuclear Secrecy in the United States, 1939–2008").
Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Rachel Whitlark is a a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at the George Washington University. Her dissertation investigates the role of leader beliefs in the decision to use preventive military force as a counter-proliferation strategy against nuclear weapons programs.
Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Di XIA is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. Her research interests are renewable energy policy, science, and technology policy. Her dissertation explores government roles in developing renewable energy industry, taking China's photovoltaic industry as an example.
Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Xiaoqi Xu received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and focuses her research on energy efficiency and sustainability through innovation in the built environment, with particular emphasis on human-environment interactions. She is contributing to collaborative work with the Initiative on Sustainable Energy Development in China.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
Yvonne Yew is an associate with Project on Managing the Atom. A former Singapore diplomat, she has worked on regional and multilateral issues in Asia and in Europe.
Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Hui Zhang is a Senior Research Associate in the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center. His research includes verification techniques of nuclear arms control, the control of fissile material, nuclear terrorism, China’s nuclear policy, nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation, policy of nuclear fuel cycle and reprocessing.
Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Tong Zhao is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program on Science, Technology, and International Affairs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently working on trust-building between the United States and China in the area of nuclear arms control and nonproliferation.
Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs
Dorothy Shore Zinberg is an Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. A founding member of the Belfer Center, she taught "Issues in Science, Technology and Public Policy" at HKS.
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy; Associate Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program; Co-PI, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Laura's research focuses on energy- and environment-oriented technological progress and seeks to: identify and quantify the diverse benefits that derive from policies designed to promote it; map the complex factors that contribute to it; and create tools for policymakers and analysts to manage the systemic uncertainties that accompany it.