Xiao LI
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi'an, China
Member ID 0398
Member since Apr 09, 2012
Status Active


Dr. Xiao Li is a Professor at School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China. His research and teaching focus on environmental and resource policy and management, industrial ecology, circular economy, waste management, and evidence-based decision making. His research advances the multi-disciplinary understandings of the development of a green, low-carbon, and circular economy at multiple scales, across multiple pollutants, and from multiple dimensions. He has carried out many studies and projects at the interface of economics, policy, management, and sustainability in China, the US, and Europe. He is the recipient of the Young Professorship Award of XJTU and the Young Scholar Award of the Chinese Society for Industrial Ecology.

Prof. Li has been an active member in international and Chinese academic communities. He was elected President of the Student Chapter of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (2013-2014) and Board Member of the Chinese Society for Industrial Ecology (2019-2021). He serves as an Editor for the Journal of Industrial Ecology and a Youth Editorial Board Member for the Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering.


Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2017
Visiting Student, University of California, San Diego, USA, 2015-2016
M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, Lund University (Sweden) and University of Manchester (England), 2011
B.A. in Economics, Shandong University, China, 2009

Previous Appointments
Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University, 2018-2020

Study and Work Opportunities
Prof. Li is looking for motivated students and junior researchers from both China and abroad to pursue doctoral and master studies. If you are interested, please email him your academic CV and a brief statement of interest.
XJTU's programs and application information for international students: http://sie.xjtu.edu.cn/en/index.htm
A short introduction to XJTU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDYWjH0zeCE
Scholarships for studying in China: https://www.campuschina.org/

Promoting Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) through social media in China
Since 2019, Dr. Li has built and led a team of over 30 volunteers to promote JIE through social media in China. The team creates and publicizes digests for about 120 JIE articles through WeChat every year, winning a wide readership among Chinese-speaking students, scholars, and practitioners. To subscribe the channel, you can search for “Industrial_ecology” on WeChat. If you are interested in working as a volunteer, feel free to email him.