The Bureau's Center for Energy Economics in Houston recently added three new members to its team.
Dr. Chen-Hao Tsai is a new Senior Energy Economist at the CEE. Dr. Tsai received his PhD in Energy and Mineral Engineering with an option in Energy Management and Policy from Penn State University. He also earned a BS in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University and an MPA from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, University of Indiana-Bloomington. A former civil and project engineer at the Lungmen Nuclear Power Project in Taiwan, Dr. Tsai’s research interests include electricity market deregulation/regulation, nuclear power, and nonfuel minerals.
Laura Martinez is the CEE's new Program Coordinator. Martinez earned a BA in Communications from the University of Houston, and her diverse professional background includes more than 5 years as a Linguist Analyst and Translator. She is fluent in Spanish as well as English. Martinez is responsible for CEE administrative duties, including events coordination, travel planning and logistics, and management of inquiries and information requests.
Daniel Quijano joins the CEE staff as an Energy Economist. Quijano earned his BBA at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where he was recognized as Outstanding Graduate in Finance for 2012. He interned at Santander Private Banking International and Merrill Lynch, where he worked as a member of a financial advisory team. His work with the CEE has concentrated on the research and reporting of upstream cost benchmarking for U.S. energy producers and national oil companies, and Mexico energy-policy reform.