Member Spotlights: Xu Wang

Sustainable Urban Systems

Xu Wang has joined the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter to undertake a Royal Society Newton International Fellowship since 2017. Before that, Xu successively served as Assistant and Associate Professors at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests are at the interface of water, energy and sustainability science. To date, his research has appeared in leading scientific avenues like PNAS, Science Advances, Environmental Science & Technology, and Water Research among many others. He also received a MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 China Award in 2017. He is currently a Steering Committee Member of the IWA Cities of the Future Program, and a Management Committee of IWA Specialist Group on Modelling and Integrated Assessment.

Position: Royal Society Newton International Fellow

Institution: University of Exeter

Degrees: PhD

Xu Wang’s main research interest areas: 

  • Water resource recovery facilities
  • Food-energy-water nexus
  • Quantitative sustainability modelling & assessment
  • Energy and material flows (between engineered and natural systems)
  • Water-based solutions (to climate change mitigation and human health)

Xu Wang’s  favorite cities and why:

Exeter (UK), Beijing (China) and Nanjing (China)