Chunping Xie obtained her PhD in energy economics in 2015 from Xianmen University, China. During that time, her publications included papers on analysing energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy substitution and CO2 emissions in China’s transport industry based on economic modelling.
In 2015, Chunping received a KAS (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung) fellowship at King’s College London, and spent time in her post studying the global natural gas markets, with a particular interest on the future of Russian gas and its geopolitical and geo-economic impacts on the European Union and China.
Chunping joined the University of Birmingham in January 2017, where she focuses on economic feasibility analyses of energy storage systems. Her current research is to assess the economic feasibility of investing in the building of a Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) plant in the UK, and to identify the optimal size for each component and the optimal operational strategy assuming the LAES plant can assess revenue through arbitrage and providing a Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) service to the national grid.
With a doctorate in energy economics, her research interest lies especially in analysing energy issues through economic modelling. She have received high-level training in quantitative analysis through 10 years of education in economics, and have been engaged in the energy-related research ever since 2009. She has experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and is fluent in programming techniques and various research software (such as MATLAB, Eviews, SPSS, STATA).