Research Team

Research Team

My research team across the UK and China is full of future stars, who have excellent academic records, always sparkles with brilliant ideas. And most importantly, they are passionate in working at a very dynamic and multidisciplinary environment…


Dr. Zhu Liu is an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University and Research Fellow at Harvard University. Zhu’s research focuses on global sustainability and the assessment of the human impacts on the earth system in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. He hold Ph.D. in Ecology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013) with joint training by University of Cambridge (2012).
Website: https://scholar.harvard.edu/zhu/


Dr. Jiashuo Li is a Professor at the School of Blue and Green Development, Shandong University (Weihai). His research focuses on greenhouse gas emissions and mercury emissions accounting, Input-output analysis and environmental impacts analysis for energy systems. He has published over 30 papers in JCR Q1 and Q2 peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature communications, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy and Energy Policy, with an H index of 19. 8 of his articles were listed in the ESI highly cited papers or ESI hot papers, and two were listed in Elsevier Most Cited Articles. He is the PI of a NSFC and provincial level research project (Hubei). He was awarded the 2016 Young Scholars Outstanding Paper Award of the Regional Science Association of China, the Innovation award of Peking University.


Dr. Ya Zhou is an associate professor at School of Management, Guangdong University of Technology, as well as a research fellow at Big Data Strategic Research Institute, GDUT. She was a visiting scholar at University of East Anglia from Nov. 2017 to Nov. 2018. Her research interests include environmental system analysis, big data analytics and environmental footprint, and sustainable development. She has published about 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She was awarded National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), as well as Humanities and Social Science Foundation in Ministry of Education of China as principal investigator.


Dr Zhifu Mi is a Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London (UCL). He was a Senior Research Associate in Climate Change Economics at University of East Anglia and a Senior Researcher at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals, such as Science Advances, Nature Geoscience, and Nature Communications. He was awarded the 2018 World Sustainability Award, the 2017 Best Early Career Article in Environmental Research Letters, and the 2016 Highly Cited Original Paper in Applied Energy. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Cleaner Production.


Dr Jing Meng takes a Lecturer position at University College London. Prior to that, she was a Researcher at Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and a Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA) and a Research Fellow at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Her research focused on climate change policy, air pollution, and sustainable development pathway. She has a proven track record of high quality publications (over 50 articles) in international peer reviewed journals, such as Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T), and Applied Energy.


Dr. Qiaoling Liu is an assistant professor at University of International Business and Economics. She got her doctor degree from Peking University in 2015 and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the National School of Development of Peking University for two years. She was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley and University of East Anglia. Her main research interests are environmental economics, international trade and environment. She has published more than ten articles in domestic and international journals such as Ecological Economics, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Environmental Science & Policy, Statistical Research, China Population Resources and Environment, and Northeast Asia Forum.


Dr. Li Li, lecturer of Economics and Management College and master tutor in China University of Geosciences in Beijing, is mainly engaged in environmental economy and energy economy, etc. She has published more than 30 academic papers and has 13 SCI/SSCI papers as the first author. She currently presides over one project funded from Natural Science Foundation of China and one project of the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.


Dr. Yuli Shan is a Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia and a research fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He was awarded as a “Green Talent” by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2018, and won the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad in 2016. His work focuses on emission accounting, climate change economics, and sustainable development. He has published over 40 papers, and has been covered by several media including Reuters, Financial Times, Xinhua News Agency, People’s Network, etc.


Dr. Yang Xia holds a doctorate degree in Ecological Economics at school of International Development, University of East Anglia. Her research focuses on environmental health risk analysis, climate change, environmental economics and sustainability.


Dr. Zhao Zeng is a Postgraduate Researcher at School of International Development, University of East Anglia, and an affiliate member at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. She obtained a PhD in Climate Change and Economics from University of East Anglia in December 2018 and specializes in flood footprint and water footprint assessment. Her PhD work mainly focused on ‘methodology and applications of flood footprint accounting for determining flood induced economic costs cascading throughout production supply chains.


Jiamin Ou is a Postgraduate Researcher at School of International Development, University of East Anglia. Her research interests include the consumption-based accounting for greenhouse gases and air pollutants, and their linkages with climate and air quality model. She has co-authored in over 20 peer-reviewed papers and first-authored in 5 papers in Environmental Science & Technology, Applied Energy, Atmospheric Environment and Science of the Total Environment. She was a participant of the 2018 Young Scientists Summer Programme, hosted by International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and received funding from Natural Environment Research Council, UK.  


Heran Zheng is the third year PGR student in climate change economics at University of East Anglia. He specializes in city-level low carbon transition, urban sustainability, and city level input-output methodology construction. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed paper.


Zhenyu Wang is a Postgraduate student majored urban economics at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He mainly did economic growth and its policy analysis in his prophase work, and now he is interested in economics of climate change and focus on measuring emissions embodied in international trade.


Xian Li has been a postgraduate researcher at UEA-SUSTech (University of East Anglia-Southern University of Science and Technology) split-site programme since 2017 after being awarded her master’s degree at Loughborough University. She compiles China’s water inventories at national-, provincial- and city-level, and conducts research with regard to their applications. She also attempts to explore water-energy nexus and has had her first research paper published at Applied Energy.


Zongyong Zhang is a Ph. D candidate in 2017. He is in a joint program with Southern University of Science and Technology in China. He obtained his Bachelor degree from Northwest A&F University in 2013 and his Master degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2017. He focuses on the construction of China's water inventory, including water use, industrial reused water consumption, wastewater discharge, principal water pollutants (COD and Ammonia Nitrogen) at the city, province, and nation level. He is good at applying statistics and econometrics to analyze environmental and energy consumption issues.


Jing Tian is a Postgraduate Researcher at School of International Development, University of East Anglia. Her research interests are about CO2 emission inventory development, low carbon city development and environmental multi-regional input-output analysis. Before studying at UEA, she majored in Energy and Climate Economics with her postgraduate thesis “Research on impacts of economics system on CO2 emissions and countermeasures for CO2 reduction at the city level : A case study of Beijing”, and graduated from Beijing Institute of Technology.


Daoping Wang is a Postgraduate Researcher at School of Urban and Regional Science, Institute of Finance and Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). Before joining SUFE, he received his M.A. from Shandong University in 2018, and B.A. from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2013. His research interest is about the disaster impact assessment and post-disaster management.


Yixin Hu is a postgraduate researcher on a joint program of University of East Anglia and Southern University of Science and Technology from 2018 to 2022. Before that, she has been working as a research assistant for the Journal of Management World at the Development and Research Centre of the State Council for two years. She currently specialises in disaster risk management and climate change economics.


Zhiqiang Yin is a postgraduate researcher at University of East Anglia. He received training in environmental science before joining in UEA. His research interest is about disaster impact assessment and risk management.


Danyang Cheng is a undergraduate student at school of ecological and environmental sciences, East China Normal University. Since 2019, she will be a postgraduate researcher at department of earth system science, Tsinghua university. Researches focus on sustainable development assessment based on Inclusive Wealth Index.


Tianyang Lei is a senior undergraduate student at East China Normal University, majoring in geographic information sciences (GIS). She will enter the Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University in 2019 to pursue her Ph.D. She is interested in using GIS technology to analyze spatial and temporal data related to the environment.


Can Cui is a postgraduate researcher at School of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University. Her research interests are about CO2 emission accounts and low-carbon development of cities, and the impact of air pollution and climate change on human activities.


Huiqing Wang is a postgraduate researcher at University of International Business and Economics and visiting PGR student at University of East Anglia from Oct. 2018 to Oct. 2019. She specialises in climate change economics and computable general equilibrium models. She has authored several peer-reviewed papers, got Nantional Scholarship, second prize of the1st and 3rd"Chinese College Student Competiton on Energy Economics", first prize of Doctor Academic Scholarship of UIBE. Reseaech area: Input-Output Analysis of "one belt one road" countries; City level carbon emission reduction during industrial structure upgrading in China.


Xingyu Wang is postgraduate researcher at University of International Business and Economics and visiting PGR student at University of East Anglia from Oct. 2018 to Sep. 2019. She specialises in environmental trade and climate change economics. She has authored several peer-reviewed papers and joint 3 National Social Science Major Projects. During Nov. 2017 to Jun. 2018, she also served as a research assistant in China Development Bank, assisting reports about “One Belt One Road” and China-Africa Cooperation Forum.


Yin Long is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Department of Environment System, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. At the same time, she is working at Centre for Low Carbon Society Strategy of Japan Science and Technology as a guest researcher. After she got master degree in Keio University, Japan, she worked as an assistant researcher in National Institution of Environment Studies (NIES), Japan. Her research interests cover from spatial analysis to energy economics.


Luping Zhang is a postgraduate researcher at Nanjing university of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Currently, he is a visiting student in Development studies in the School of International Development at University of East Anglia. He specializes in measurement of energy/environmental performance and the composite indicator modeling and has authored 5 peer-reviewed papers.


Weiduo Zhou is now a Assistant Research Professor at Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He was a visiting PGR student at University of East Anglia from Mar. 2017 to Jan. 2018. His work focuses on climate change economics, and air pollution collaborative governance.