KANGKANG (KK) TONG
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Researcher, Sustainable Healthy Cities Network
Kangkang (KK) Tong is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is also a researcher in the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network.
Tong’s research is at the intersection of urban systems, climate change, and social equity. Her research investigates how urban systems contribute to deep decarbonization and social equity under the ongoing energy transition. Her specific areas of focus are: 1) modeling urban energy use and carbon footprint at multiple-spatial scales; 2) identifying unique urban circular economy strategies for deep-decarbonization; 3) investigating the distribution of energy use and the benefits energy policy among socioeconomic groups in cities; and 4) analyzing the sociotechnical transitions of urban energy systems.
Tong has an interdisciplinary education background. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences, a Master of Science degree in Ecology, and a Ph.D. degree in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy.
Email: kangkang.tong [at] princeton.edu