Professor, The Institute of Law for Science and Technology
(ILST), National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
PhD in Law, Institute of Environmental and Energy Law, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Professor Anton Ming-Zhi Gao received a master’s degree (MA) from National Taiwan University, where he wrote a thesis on electricity liberalisation in Germany, France and the United Kingdom; California and Pennsylvania in the United States; and Taiwan. In July 2005, He received another master’s degree in energy and environmental law (LLM) from the Institute of Environmental and Energy Law of K.U. Leuven, Belgium. In October 2005 he began a Ph.D. program at K.U. Leuven, and received his Ph.D. in Law in December 2009. He currently teaches several courses, including energy law and policy and European environmental law.
His main research focus concerns energy and environmental law, including their interactions. In recent years, he has published several articles and made several presentations on international and comparative renewable energy law, construction and demolition waste, energy liberalisation and energy security, the European Directive on Strategic Environmental Assessment, and the European Gas Directive.
Professor Gao is the Taiwanese scholar with the greatest number of articles published in international energy and environmental law journals. Over the past number of years, he has been very active in international publications concerning investigations into the legal issues of international, European, Asian, and Taiwanese energy laws. He wishes to help ‘internationalise’ Taiwanese legal research.