Dr. Chris Chen Gong


Chen ("Chris") Gong is a postdoctoral researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

Dr. Gong is working currently on better representing electrification and variable renewable integration by coupling integrated assessment model REMIND to a detailed energy model DIETER (DIW).  Her research interests are energy system modelling, sector coupling, renewable energy storage, hydrogen and industrial energy transition. She is part of the ARIADNE and INTEGRATE projects.


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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

I received a double degree in B.A. in mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a B.Sc. degree in applied physics from California Institute of Technology in 2012. I received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Potsdam in 2021.

  • Energy system modelling
  • Integrated Assessment Model (IAM)
  • Renewable energy integration, sector-coupling, PtX
  • National decarbonization pathway
  • Network dynamics, coupled oscillatory systems
  • Nonlinear dynamics and dynamical systems
  • Theoretical astrophysics
  • Theoretical biophysics

  1. C. C. Gong, R. Toenjes and A. Pikovsky, “Coupled Moebius Maps as a Tool to Model Kuramoto
    Phase Synchronization”, Physical Review E, Vol 102, Issue 2, Page 022206 (2020)
  2. C. C. Gong and A. Pikovsky, “Low-Dimensional Dynamics for Higher Order Harmonic Globally Coupled Phase Oscillator Ensemble”, Physical Review E, Vol 100, Issue 6, Page 062210 (2019)
  3. F. Peter, C. C. Gong and A. Pikovsky, “Microscopic Cross-correlations in the Kuramoto Model of Coupled Oscillators”, Physical Review E, Vol 100, Issue 3, Page 032210 (2019)
  4. C. C. Gong, C. Zheng, R. Toenjes and A. Pikovsky, “Repulsively Coupled Kuramoto-Sakaguchi Phase Oscillators Ensemble Subject to Common Noise”, Chaos, Vol 29, Issue 3, Page 033127 (2019)
  5. C. C. Gong, N. I. Libeskind, E. Tempel, Q. Guo, S. Gottlöber, G. Yepes, P. Wang, J. Sorce and M. Pawlowski, “The Origin of Lopsided Satellite Galaxy Distribution in Galaxy Pairs”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 488, Issue 3, Pages 3100--3108 (2019)
  6. C. C. Gong and S. Klumpp, “Modelling sRNA-Regulated Plasmid Maintenance”, PLoS ONE 12(1): e0169703 (2017)