清华大学环境学院

School of Environment

 

Name:
LIU Yi
Division: Division of Environmental System Analysis
Position: Professor
Address:
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
Telephone:
+86 10 62796052
E-mail:
yi.liu@tsinghua.edu.cn

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LIU Yi

Dr. Yi Liu received his bachelor's degree and PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from Tsinghua University in July 1999 and July 2004, respectively. In March 2001 he joined the Group of Environmental Policy at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and obtained his second doctorate in Social Science in May 2005. He came to the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in Austria in August 2006 and did a postdoctoral research on global phosphorus cycle. During May 2006 to December 2008, Dr. Liu worked as a lecture in the School of Environment, Tsinghua University. He became an associate professor in 2008, and has been promoted as a full professor since 2013.

Dr. Liu’s research interest is sustainability of urban development and regional economy, by developing complex system modeling and integrated assessment methods. The themes mainly include: urban simulation, especially urban expansion and land use change, and its environmental responses; industrial structure change and spatial distribution variation at municipal and mega-regional levels and its environmental impacts; water-energy-food nexus; sustainability assessment of transportation and infrastructures; evaluation of various economic and environmental policies using material flow analysis, agent-based models, input-output models, and life cycle analysis.

Dr. Liu has published over 40 articles and 3 books. Dr. Liu has played an active role in promoting strategic environmental assessment (SEA) practices in China and implemented a number of national SEA pilot projects at urban, mega-regional and national levels. He is currently leading the Research Center for Strategic Environmental Assessment, Tsinghua University, and has promoted international relations between Chinese SEA governance and international schools. As the co-organizer, he co-chaired the China Day Forum during the IAIA10 (International Association for Impact Assessment) symposium. In 2012, Dr. Liu is assigned as deputy director of Asian-Pacific Water Security Center, jointly initialized by Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Finance of China, and Tsinghua University.

Dr. Liu is currently a member of the Academic Degree Committee of the School of Environment, and the Management Board Member of Europe-China Clean Energy Center. He is also a member of Environmental Impact Assessment Committee, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, a member of Eco-City Professional Committee, Chinese Society for Urban Studies, and Honorary Research Fellow of the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. He was assigned as Assistant Dean of the School of Environment responsible for international administration and global collaboration programs during July 2006 to June 2010. In 2008 he gained the Youth Science & Technology Award by Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences. In 2013, he was twice awarded by Ministry of Environmental Protection (1st class) and Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (2nd class).

Education background

Ph.D. in Environmental Sociology, May 2005, Environmental Policy Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, June 2004, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

B.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering, July 1999, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Experience

Dec. 2013 – present, Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Dec. 2008 – Dec. 2013, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Jul. 2006 – Nov. 2008, Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Aug. 2006 – Oct. 2006, Postdoctoral researcher, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Austria

Jun. 2004 – Jun. 2006, Postdoctoral researcher, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

TEACHING

Chair in ‘Theories of Environmental Complex System Modeling’, MSc course.

Chair in ‘Practices and Case Study of Strategic Environmental Assessment and Management’, MSc course.

Participate in ‘Introduction to Environmental Sciences’ (BSc course), and ‘Social and Environmental Assessment’ (MSc course).

Social service

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

2013-present, Editor, journal of Environmental Impact Assessment

2012-present, Member, Academic Council of Venice International University

2012-present, Deputy Director, Asian-Pacific Water Security Center

2011-present, Member, Academic Degree Committee on Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

2011-present, Standing Member, Environmental Impact Assessment Committee, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences

2010-present, Board Member, Europe-China Clean Energy Centre

2010-present, Director, Research Center for Strategic Environmental Assessment, Tsinghua University

2009-present, Member, Eco-City Professional Committee, Chinese Society for Urban Studies

2009-present, Honorary Research Fellow, Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Environmental system analysis, environmental simulation and uncertainty analysis, strategic environmental assessment, industrial ecology, material/substance flow analysis

Research Status

SELECTED PROJECTS

Jan 2013 – Dec. 2014, Strategic environmental assessment of urban agglomeration in middle and lower Yangtze River. Ministry of Environmental Protection. Major investigator & projector coordinator.

Jan 2012 – Dec. 2014, Study on spatial structure change and environmental responses of urban agglomeration. National Natural Science Foundation (grant no. 41101138). Major investigator.

Jan 2012 – Dec. 2013, Study on strategic environmental assessment methodology based on a long-term environmental risk analysis. Ministry of Environmental Protection. Principal investigator.

Mar. 2011 – Dec. 2012, Strategic environmental assessment of the development of key areas and industries in southwest China. Ministry of Environmental Protection. Major investigator & projector coordinator.

Dec. 2011 – Oct. 2012, Strategic environmental assessment of Zhoushan development plan. Zhoushan Municipal Government. Principal investigator.

May 2011 – June 2012, Strategic environmental assessment of Changxingdao Master Plan. Changxingdao Economic Zone Committee. Principal investigator.

Oct. 2011 – June 2012, Strategic environmental assessment of Sanya Master Plan. Sanya Municipal Government. Principal investigator.

June 2008 – June 2010, Strategic environmental assessment of key industrial development in Bohai Bay Areas, Ministry of Environmental Protection. Major investigator & projector coordinator.

Dec. 2008 – June 2010, Strategic environmental assessment of the Master Plan for Dalian Municipality (2008-2020). Dalian Municipal Government. Principal Investigator.

Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2010, Dynamic simulation and integrated assessment of environmental impacts of urban master plans based on uncertainty analysis. National Natural Science Foundation (grant no. 40701057). Principal Investigator.

Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2010, Study on projective and techniques for environmental assessment of urban plans. National Scientific & Technological Program (grant no. 2006BAJ02A01-02). Principal investigator.

2008 – 2013, Sustainable Resource Use in Rural China (SURE), jointly supported by Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology, Principal Investigator.

March 2009 – Dec. 2009, Strategic environmental assessment of the Conceptual Plan for Huayuankou Economic Development Zone (2008-2050), Dalian. Administration Committee of Huayuankou Economic Development Zone, Dalian. Principal Investigator.

April 2009 – Nov. 2009, Assessment of environmental efficiency of industrial Agglomerated Areas. Ministry of Environmental Protection. Principal Investigator.

April 2008 – Nov. 2009, Environmental assessment on large scale socioeconomic systems, Ministry of Environmental Protection. Principal Investigator.

April 2008 – Oct. 2009, Environmental assessment and countermeasures for the ‘5.12’ Wenchuan Earthquake, Ministry of Environmental Protection. Principal investigator of sub-project.

Aug. 2008 – Jul. 2009, Eco-city Plan for Dalian Municipality, Dalian Municipal Government. Principal investigator.

May 2008 – May 2009, Strategic environmental assessment of the Eleventh Five Year Development Plan of Sinopec, Chinese National Petroleum Corporate (Sinopec), MOEP pilot project on SEA. Principal investigator.

Oct. 2007 – April 2009, Strategic environmental assessment of the Restoration & Reconstruction Comprehensive Plan for Deyang Municipality after ‘5.12’ Wenchuan Earthquake, Deyang Municipal Government, MOEP pilot project on SEA. Principal Investigator.

Oct. 2006 – Oct. 2008, Methods for identification and integrated assessment of indirect environmental impacts of regional road transportation system, Fundamental Research Foundation, Tsinghua University (grant no. JC2007007). Principal Investigator.

Jul. 2007 – Dec. 2007, Environmental evaluation for the implementation of Beijing Urban Master Plan, Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning. Principal Investigator.

Aug. 2006 – Oct. 2007, Sustainable urbanization in metropolitan regions, Asian Development Bank (TA 4702-PRC). Major investigator and project coordinator of domestic team.

Jul. 2006 – May 2007, Strategic environmental assessment on the Plan for Industrial Development in the Three Gorges Area in Chongqing, Chongqing Municipal Government. MOEP pilot project on SEA. Major investigator.

Feb. 2006 – Nov. 2006, Environmental impact assessment of Water Conservation Plan for the Eleventh Five-Year Period, Beijing Municipal Water Conservation Office. Principal Investigator.

June. 2005 – Oct. 2006, Sustainable Development on the Urban Fringe, World Bank. Major investigator & project coordinator of domestic investigator.

Sept. 2005 – Sept. 2006, Strategic environmental assessment of Urban Development Plan of Dalian City, Dalian Municipal Government. MOEP pilot project on SEA. Major investigator & project coordinator.

June. 2005 – Sept. 2005, Environmental planning for Urban Master Plan of Shunyi District of Beijing, Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning. Major investigator & project coordinator.

Honors And Awards

2013, 1st Class Award, Ministry of Environmental Protection

2013, 2nd Class Award, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

2008, Youth S&T Award, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences

2007, Advanced Faculty Award, Tsinghua University

2004, Outstanding Doctoral Graduate, Tsinghua University

Academic Achievement

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

Chen, J., Y. Liu, T. Z. Zhang, and L. Lin. Strategic Environmental Assessment for Key Industrial Development of Bohai Rim Areas. China Environmental Science Press: Beijing. 2013.

Chen, J., Y. Liu and H. Liang. Strategic Environmental Assessment on Urban Development Plan of Dalian Municipality (2003-2020). China Environmental Science Press: Beijing. 2008.

Liu, Y. Phosphorus Flows in China: Physical Profiles and Environmental Regulation. The Netherlands: Ponsen & Looijen Press. 2005.

Liu, Y. Environmental Challenges and Countermeasures of China’s Urbanization Strategy. Chapter in Policy Study on Strategic Options for Urbanization in China, edited by T. Li, p:107-231. People’s Publishing House: Beijing, 2013.

Liu, Y. and J. Chen. Phosphorus cycle. Chapter in Encyclopedia of Ecology, Editors-in-Chief: Sven Erik Jorgensen and Brian Fath, Elsevier. P.2715-2724. 2008.

Liu, Y. Phosphorus use in China. Chapter in Encyclopedia of Earth, edited by C. J. Cleveland. Washington, D.C.: National Council for Science and the Environment, 2007.

Liu, Y., A. P. J. Mol, and J. Chen. The development of environmental industry in China: pitfalls and prospects. Chapter in Greening Industries in Newly Industrializing Economies: Asian-Style Leapfrogging, edited by P. Ho, p:79-106. London: Kegan Paul. 2006.

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Zheng, C., Y. Liu, B. Bluemling, J. Chen, A.P.J. Mol. 2013. Modeling the environmental behavior and performance of livestock farmers in China: an ABM approach. Agricultural Systems. 122: 60-72.

Zheng, C, B. Bluemling, Y. Liu, A.P.J. Mol, J. Chen. 2013. Managing manure from China’s pigs and poultry - the influence of ecological rationality. AMBIO. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-013-0438-y.

Ning, X., Y. Liu, J. Chen, X. Dong, W. Li, and B. Liang. 2013. Sustainability of urban drainage management: A perspective on infrastructure resilience and thresholds. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. 7(5): 658-668.

He, X., Y. Liu, T. Li, and J. Chen. 2013. Does the rapid development of China's urban residential buildings matter for the environment? Building and Environment. 64: 130-137.

Liu, Y., S. Yang, J. Chen. 2012. Modeling environmental impacts of urban expansion: a systematic method for dealing with uncertainties. Environmental Science & Technology. 46(15): 8236–8243.

Xu H. L., J. N. Chen, S. D. Wang, Y. Liu. 2012. Oil spill forecast model based on uncertainty analysis: A case study of Dalian oil spill. Ocean Engineering. 54:206-212.

Du P, Chen J, Chen C, Liu Y, Liu J, Wang H, Zhang X. 2012. Environmental risk evaluation to minimize impacts within the area affected by the Wenchuan earthquake. Sci Total Environ. 419:16-24.

Dong, Y., Y. Liu, J. Chen, Y. Dong, B. Qu. 2012. Forecasting industrial emissions: a monetary approach vs. a physical approach. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. 6(5): 734-742.

Lin L., Y. Liu, J. Chen, et al. 2011. Comparative Analysis of Environmental Carrying Capacity of the Bohai Sea Rim Area in China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 13, 3178-3184.

Xie D., Y. Liu and J. Chen. 2011. Mapping urban environmental noise: a land use regression method. Environmental Science & Technology. 45(17): 7358-7364.

Liu, Y., J. Chen, W. He, et al. 2010. Application of an Uncertainty Analysis Approach to Strategic Environmental Assessment for Urban Planning. Environmental Science & Technology. 44(8): 3136-3141.

Zhou, J., Y. Liu and J. Chen. 2010. Accounting for uncertainty in evaluating water quality impacts of urban development plan. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 30: 219-228.

Zhao N., Y. Liu and J. Chen. 2009. Regional industrial production's spatial distribution and water pollution control: A plant-level aggregation method for the case of a small region in China. Science of the Total Environment, 407(17): 4946-4953.

Villalba, G., Y. Liu, H. Schroder, R.U. Ayres. 2008. Global phosphorus flows in our industrial economy from a production perspective. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 12(4): 557-569.

Liu, Y., G. Villalba, R.U. Ayres, H. Schroder. 2008. Global Phosphorus Flows and Environmental Impacts from Consumption Perspective. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 12(2): 229-247.

Liu, Y., J. Chen, A.P.J. Mol, R.U. Ayres. 2007. Comparative analysis of phosphorus use within national and local economies in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 51(2): 454-474.

Liu Y., A.P.J. Mol and J. Chen. 2004. Material flow and ecological restructuring in China: the case of phosphorus. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 8(3): 103-120.

Liu Y., J. Chen and A.P.J. Mol. 2004. Evaluation of phosphorus flows in the Dianchi Watershed, southwest of China. Journal of Population and Environment, 25(6): 637-656.

PATENTS (Copyright in Computing Software)

Liu, Y. and L. Liu. 2013. A simulation system of regional atmospheric environmental risks based on a stochastic approach. Reg. no.: V1.0. 2013SR020390.

Liu, Y., J. Chen, and D. Xie. 2013. An integrated system for regional industrial distribution simulation and environmental impact assessment. Reg. no.: V1.0. 2013SR020401.

Liu, Y., D. Xie and W.F. Li. 2010. A simulation and assessment system of urban noise environment. Reg. no.: V1.0. 2010SRBJ5557.

Liu, Y., S. Yang and D.Q. Zhao. 2010. A simulation and assessment system of urban water environment. Reg. no.: V1.0. 2010SRBJ5558.

Liu, Y., H. Wu, J. Chen and W. He. 2008. A simulation system of the dynamics of urban land use change based on cellular automata. Reg. no.: V1.0. 2008SRBJ2134.

Chen, J., W. He, Y. Liu and H. Wu. 2008. An uncertainty analysis and assessment system of the environmental impacts of urban plans. Reg. no.: V1.0. 2008SRBJ1895.