Hongwei is a PhD student at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He currently works on solar geoengineering research. He is broadly interested in climate research and numerical modeling. In the past, he has studied the climatic impacts of wind farms using numerical models. Prior to Harvard, Hongwei earned an M.S. from Tsinghua University in Atmospheric Sciences, and B.S./B.A. from Sun Yat-Sen University in Atmospheric Sciences.