WANG Chunyan


Chunyan Wang


Division of Environmental System Analysis


Associate Professor


Room 1005, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China



Education Background

2013.08 – 2018.07        Ph.D., School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China

2009.09 – 2013.07        B.A., School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China, China

2019.03 – 2020.03        Visiting scholar, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, U.S.

2016.09 – 2017. 02        Visiting Assistant in Research, School of Environment and Forestry, Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University, U.S.


2022.12 – present         Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China

2020.11 – 2022.12        Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China

2018.10 – 2020.10        Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China

Concurrent Academic

2021.01 – Now       Study on spatial characteristics of energy consumption for water supply in urban residential buildings based on multi-source data fusion, National Natural Science Foundation of China, PI.

2020.07 – Now       Experimental research on artificial intelligence enabling green development society, Ministry of science and technology, project participant

2020.03 – 2020.12        Mechanism of the Spread of the Covid-19 in Environments and Cross-media Risk Control, Chinese Academy of Engineering, project participant

2020.04 – 2020.12       Status and Perspectives on Environmental Computing, Microsoft Research Asia, project participant

2018.01 - Now       Study on Nexus of Water, Energy and Emission within the Industry System of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Urban Agglomeration Based on a Bottom-up Simulation, National Natural Science Foundation of China, project participant

2015.01 – 2017.12       Strategic environmental assessment of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Urban Agglomeration. Ministry of Environmental Protection, project participant

2015.06 – 2016.06       Strategic environmental assessment of Lianyungang. Lianyungang Municipal Government, project participant

2014.03 – 2015.03       Understanding the “water-energy-security nexus”: Policies addressing the interaction between land use, water, and energy in China. Enel Foundation, project participant

2013.01 – 2014.12       Strategic environmental assessment of urban agglomeration in middle and lower Yangtze River. Ministry of Environmental Protection, project participant

2011.09 – 2012.09       Study on the pricing model for promoting the effective use of reclaimed water in Beijing. Renmin University of China (National innovation experiment program), project leader

Area of Research Interest

Water-energy-emission nexus modeling

Urban complex system simulation

Academic Achivements

Selected Publications (* corresponding author)

1.       Wang C, Liu Y, Chen W, Zhu B, Qu S, Xu M. Critical Review of Global Plastics Stock and Flow Data, Journal of industrial ecology, 2021, accepted.

2.       Wang C, Wang J, Liu Y, Zhang L, Sun Y, Qu J. Less attention paid to waterborne SARS-CoV-2 spreading in Beijing urban communities, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, 2021, 15(5):110. (

3.       Zhuge C, Wang C. Integrated modelling of autonomous electric vehicle diffusion: From review to conceptual design, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2021, 91:102679. (

4.       Wang C, Xu M, Gustaf O, Liu Y. Characterizing of water-energy-emission nexus of coal-fired power industry using entropy weighting method. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2020, 161: 104991. (

5.       Zhao S., Liu Y., Liang S., Wang C, Smith K., Jia N., Aror M. Effects of Urban Forms on Energy Consumption of Water Supply in China. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2020, 253: 119960. (

6.       Zhuge C, Yu M, Wang C, et al. An Agent-based Spatiotemporal Integrated Approach to Simulating In-Home Water and Related Energy Use Behaviour: A Test Case of Beijing, China. 2020, Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 708: 135086. (

7.       Wang C, Lin L, Olsson G, et al. The scope and understanding of the water–electricity nexus. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2019, 150: 104453. (

8.       Wang C, Wang R, Hertwich E, et al. Water scarcity risks mitigated or aggravated by the inter-regional electricity transmission across China. Applied energy, 2019, 238: 413-422. (