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I am an Assistant Professor at the Division of Public Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. My research focuses on understanding and addressing the risks that technologies can generate for national and international security, such as nuclear technologies, specifically in the Asia Pacific region and in the context of the U.S-China rivalry. With a background in physics engineering, I develop technological solutions to help address policy issues as much as I study policy approaches to mitigate technological risks. As the project lead for the nuclear reactor physics code ONIX, I also develop open-source software to promote the use of open and transparent scientific tools in academic research and education.

 

Having received a scientific education both in China and the U.S., I am also interested in studying how the rise of Chinese science affects international collaboration in science (such as the U.S.-China scientific partnership) as well as its impact on the nuclear industry and nuclear arms control.

I was previously a research fellow at the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard’s Belfer Center from 2021 to 2022 and a nuclear security postdoctoral fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) from 2019 to 2021. I was part of the Science and Global Security research team at Princeton University from 2014 to 2019 and I regularly contribute to projects with the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM). I hold a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Princeton University, an M.Sc. in Nuclear Science and Technology from Tsinghua University Beijing, and a Diplôme d'Ingénieur (M.Sc. and B.Sc.Eng.) from Ecole Centrale de Marseille.

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