Yujia He

Yujia He

PhD Candidate

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
781 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

Office: Office G15

Phone: 404.894.4604


BS, Chemistry ~ Peking University in China

Research Focus

Yujia He is a PhD student in the Program of Science, Technology, and International Affairs in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. She received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Peking University and a certificate in Stanford China Program before she came to Georgia Tech.

Her areas of interests broadly concerns international political economy, resources and environment, industrial policies and East Asian area studies. Her natural science background and graduate school training in social sciences have provided her the basis to study topics of industrial development and resources policies through the intersection of sciences and international relations. Her dissertation focuses on China's rare earth industrial and trade policies and the mechanism of state control in regulating this industry which currently has monopolistic power in global supply chain. She has won awards including the Sam Nunn Security Program Fellowship (2009-2010), the Georgia Tech Anne Robinson Clough International Student Conference Grant (2010, 2012), the George Washington University-Center for International Business and Education Research Summer Doctoral Institute Fellowship (2012), GTRIC Outstanding Poster Presentation Award(2012), University of Chicago Atomic Age Conference Scholarship (2012), and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant (2011-2012). She speaks Mandarin and has an intermediate knowledge of Japanese.