Wei-Qiang Chen, Professor

Prof. Wei-Qiang Chen is currently a professor of Sustainability Science in the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Before joining CAS, he was working at the Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies for five years.

Education Background
Ph.D., Environmental Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2010; Exchange Student, Venice International University, Italy, 2006; B.S., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2004.

Representative publications

  • Ma, Z.-J.; Ryberg W. Morten.; Wang, P.; Tang, L.-B.; and Chen, W.-Q. . China’s Import of Waste PET Bottles Benefited Global Plastic Circularity and Environmental Performance. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2020 8 (45), 16861-16868.
  • Wang, Q.-C.; Wang, P.; Qiu, Yang.; Dai, T; and Chen, W.-Q. . Byproduct Surplus: Lighting the Depreciative Europium in China’s Rare Earth Boom. Environmental Science & Technology. 2020.276:124221.
  • Xu, W.; Chen, W.-Q.; Jiang, D.-Q.; Zhang, C.; Ma, Z.-J.; Ren, Y.; and Shi, L. Evolution of the global polyethylene waste trade system. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. 2020, 6 (1): 1-16.
  • Song, L.-L.; Wang, P.; Hao, M.; Dai, M.; Xiang, K.-Y.; Li, N.; and Chen, W.-Q. Mapping provincial steel stocks and flows in China: 1978-2050. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2020, 262: 121393.
  • Yang, Y.; Liu, B.-B.; Wang, P.; Chen, W.-Q.; and Smith, T.-M. Toward Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 2020, 24 (2): 318-330.*