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Dr. Yanzhi (Ann) Xu

Dr. Yanzhi (Ann)  Xu

Dr. Yanzhi (Ann) Xu currently serves as the Senior Technical Advisor for Impact and Assessment at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), where she implements strategic evaluations of ARPA-E projects and programs on their technological and economic impacts.

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Xu was a Research Engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology: School of Civil & Environmental Engineering. In this capacity, she served as the Georgia Tech Operations Director for the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, where she managed a portfolio of research and education projects in transportation and energy. Her research focused on the development of modeling tools and tracking technologies for vehicle energy consumption and emissions. Before she joined Georgia Tech, she was a core member of a private equity firm, where she shaped investment decisions on energy- and infrastructure-related opportunities.

Xu holds her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a minor in Statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Peking University in Beijing, China.

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