Fengqi You
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, United States
Member ID 2567
Member since May 03, 2021
Status Active


Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
Co-Director, Schmidt AI in Science Program at Cornell
Chair of Ph.D. Studies, Cornell Systems Engineering
Associate Director, Cornell Energy Systems Institute
Associate Director, Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
Senior Faculty Fellow, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability
Elected Fellow of AAAS, AIChE, and RSC


Fengqi You is the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering at Cornell University, and he is affiliated with the Graduate Fields of Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Applied Mathematics. He also serves as Chair of Ph.D. Studies in Cornell Systems Engineering, Co-Director of the Schmidt AI in Science Program at Cornell, Associate Director of Cornell Energy Systems Institute, and Associate Director of Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture. He was a faculty member at Northwestern University and worked at Argonne National Laboratory before joining Cornell in 2016. His research focuses on fundamental theory and methods in systems engineering and artificial intelligence, as well as their applications to smart manufacturing, digital agriculture, quantum computing, energy systems, and sustainability. Fengqi has an h-index of 73 and published over 200 refereed articles in journals such as Science, Nature Sustainability, Nature Communications, and Science Advances. Some of his research results have been editorially highlighted in Science and Nature, featured on journal covers (e.g., Energy & Environmental Science), and covered by major media outlets (e.g., The New York Times, BBC, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Daily Mail, Fortune, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, New Scientist, Popular Science, and National Geographic). He is an award-winning scholar and teacher, having received over 20 major national/international awards over the past six years from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Automatic Control Council (AACC), in addition to multiple best paper awards. Selected ones include NSF CAREER Award (2016), AIChE Environmental Division Early Career Award (2017), AIChE Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award (2017), Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Outstanding Young Researcher Award from AIChE (2018), Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award (2018), ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award (2018), AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award (2019), AIChE Innovations in Green Process Engineering Award (2020), Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award (2020), ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award (2020), O. Hugo Schuck Award from AACC (2020), AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Education Award (2021), AIChE George Lappin Award (2022), and Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship Award by Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas (FORTH) (2022). He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of AIChE, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He serves as an editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering, an associate editor of AAAS journal Science Advances and IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, a consulting editor of AIChE Journal, a subject editor of Advances in Applied Energy, a guest editor of Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, and an editorial board member of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, PRX Energy, etc.

Research Interests

Industrial ecology, life cycle assessment/optimization, and circular economy

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12 Sep 2023 Postdoc Research Fellows on LCA, MFA, CE, or AI for Sustainability
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