Professor at Tsinghua University; ISIE Laudise Medal recipient; Former ISIE Councilor and Student Chapter Chair; Founding Member and former President of Chinese Society for Industrial Ecology


Ming Xu is a Professor in School of Environment at Tsinghua University. Prior to his current position, he was a Professor in School for Environment and Sustainability and Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his BS and MS from Tsinghua University, China, and PhD from Arizona State University, all in environmental engineering. His research focuses on environmental footprint analysis and environmental impacts of emerging systems. At the University of Michigan, he co-directed the Graduate Certificate Program in Industrial Ecology. He was awarded the Robert A. Laudise Medal from International Society for Industrial Ecology. He received the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2016. Currently he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling. He was elected to Chair the 2024 Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology and President of International Society for Industrial Ecology (2023-2024).

Research Interests

Sustainable consumption, life cycle assessment, input-output analysis, data science, network science
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18 Oct 2023 PhD student
10 Apr 2023 TianGong Chat released for the field of industrial ecology
01 Feb 2022 Call for Applications: Video Production Team for the Industrial Ecology Introductory Lecture Series
26 Oct 2021 Winners of the 2021 Laudise Medal - Andrea Hicks and Yuan Yao
05 Mar 2021 Travel Grant available for US-based researchers to attend icRS 2021 virtual conference
08 Apr 2019 Travel grants available for US-based early career researchers to attend icRS Cities 2019
07 Apr 2019 Registration opens: US-China Environment and Sustainability Forum at the University of Michigan (UCESF@UM)
24 Feb 2019 Save the date: October 1-2, 2019: US-China Forum on Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan
07 Jan 2019 CSIE announces annual awards
03 Nov 2017 2018 International Conference on Resource Sustainability, June 27-29, Beijing