Lingqi Zhu

Lingqi Zhu

  • China Program

Lingqi is an associate in the RMI China Program. Her primary role entails developing zero-carbon transition roadmaps for different transport modes. She evaluates the current status, utilization scenarios, cost-effectiveness, and challenges of electrification, hydrogen fuel cell, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and other technology pathways. Lingqi provides valuable research insights and solution recommendations to both the national and local governments as well as industry corporates, contributing to sustainable and innovative transportation solutions.


Lingqi collaborated with the global lead economist at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), exploring the agroforestry development and its impact on imported timber product value chain in India. During her study at Duke, she worked as a research assistant studying the impact of COVID-19 on electricity utilities in the Kyrgyz Republic. She was also a class assistant in “Applied Statistical Modeling for Environmental Management.” Lingqi interned at the German Chamber of Commerce (Greater China) in the Department of Energy & Environment.


MEM, Environmental Economics and Policy, Duke University
BSc, Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning
BA, Economics, University of California, Davis