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Zhenhong Lin, PhD

ORNL Joint Faculty Associate Professor


  • Modeling Transportation Energy Transitions
  • Demand Analysis for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Optimization of Refueling Station Locations
  • China Motorization


  • Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Modeling, Optimization and Simulation
  • Data, Statistical Analysis and Information Tools
  • Vehicle Technologies and Infrastructure


  • PhD., Civil and Environmental Engineering


Lin, Zhenhong, J. Dong, C. Liu, and D. Greene (2012). "PHEV Energy Use Estimation: Validating the Gamma Distribution for Representing the Random Daily Driving Distance," Transportation Research Record, (Accepted).

Lin, Zhenhong (2012). "Optimizing and Diversifying the Electric Range of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles for U.S. Drivers," International Journal of Alternative Powertrains, Vol. 1, pp. 108-194.

Dong, Jing and Z. Lin (2012). "Within-day recharge of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles: Energy impact of public charging infrastructure," Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 17, pp. 405-412.

Lin, Zhenhong and D. L. Greene (2011). "Promoting the Market for Plug-In Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles: Role of Recharge Availability," Transportation Research Record, pp. 49-56.

Lin, Zhenhong and D. L. Greene (2011). "Assessing Energy Impact of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Significance of Daily Distance Variation over Time and Among Drivers," Transportation Research Record, pp. 99-106.

Lin, Zhenhong and D. Greene (2011). "Predicting Individual Fuel Economy," SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, Vol. 4, pp. 84-95.

Lin, Zhenhong, J. Ogden, Y. Fan, and C.W. Chen (2008). "The Fuel-travel-back Approach to Hydrogen Station Siting," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 33, pp. 3096-3101.

Lin, Zhenhong, C.-W. Chen, J. Ogden, and Y. Fan (2008). "The Least-cost Hydrogen for Southern California," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 33, pp. 3009-3014.

D. Sperling, Z. Lin, and P. Hamilton (2005). "Rural Vehicles in China: Appropriate Policy for Appropriate Technology," Transport Policy, Vol. 12, pp. 105-119.

Lin, Zhenhong, M. Zhou, and M. Ouyang (2002). "Improvement of Solenoid Controlled Valve for Electronic Diesel Injection System," Automotive Engineering, Vol. 24, pp. 217-220.

B. He, Z. Lin, and M. Ouyang (2002) "Simulation on Direct Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engine Performance," Automotive Engineering, Vol. 24, pp. 494-498, 2002.

Contact Information

  • Energy & Transportation Science Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2360 Cherahala Boulevard Knoxville, TN 37932-6472
  • Phone: 865-946-1308
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