Sonia Yeh

  • Dr. Sonia Yeh is a research scientist at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), and faulty member of the Transportation, Technology and Policy (TTP) graduate group and Graduate Group in Ecology (GGE), University of California, Davis. She is also an adjunct professor at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on analyzing possible transition paths towards sustainable future in energy and the specific resource, technological, environmental and policy challenges associated with the transitions. She leads research programs in Best Policy and Incentive Strategies for Alternative Fuel and Energy, and Energy System Modeling for the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Program (STEPS) within ITS.


    Dr. Yeh’s expertise is in energy economics and energy system modeling, lifecycle analysis of greenhouse gas emissions, alternative transportation fuels, sustainability standards, and technological change induced by government policy. Between 2007 and 2013, she co-led the collaborative team from UC Davis and UC Berkeley to support the design of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and co-directed the National Low Carbon Fuel Standard Project participated by six universities and research institutes across the US. She regularly advises legislators and government agencies in California, the Western states and internationally, and chairs expert workgroups for governments and NGOs and is a frequent speaker at many national and international meetings, workshops and conferences.


    2015 Presentation: Carbon Policies in California and the Pacific Coast Region and the Role of Low Carbon Fuels