MENG Fanlin


Name: MENG Fanlin    
Division: Division of Environmental System Analysis
Position: Assistant Professor
Address: School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China    

Education Background

2005.09 – 2009.07      B.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, China

2009.09 – 2012.07      M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

2009.09 – 2012.07      Ph.D. in Engineering, University of Exeter, UK


2022.04 – Present  Assistant Professor, School of Environment/Center of Tsinghua Think Tanks, Tsinghua University

2016.08 – 2021.02  Research Fellow, Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, UK

Concurrent Academic

Affiliated YWP International Water Association (Modelling and Integrated Assessment Group)

Area of Research Interest

Complex system modelling for catchment management; Wastewater discharge control and management; Resilient water management

Academic Achievement

Selected Publications (* corresponding author)


1. M. Gong, Q. Yuan, Y. Liu, F. Meng, C. Wang, Z. Wei, S. Zhao. How Local Industries Respond to the Emission Permit Regulation: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 2022, 182, 106280.

2. X. Zhou, S. Liu, W. Xu, K. Xin, Y. Wu, F. Meng. Bridging hydraulics and graph signal processing: A new perspective to estimate water distribution network pressures. Water Research. 2022.

3. J. Li, S. Liu, F. Meng, X. Wu, K. Smith. An efficient constraint-based pruning method to improve chlorine dosage optimization. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 2022.


1. F. Meng and R. Saagi (2021). Integrated modelling and control of urban wastewater systems. In Wang, X. and Fu, G. (editors) Water-Wise Cities and Sustainable Water Systems: Concepts, Technologies, and Applications. IWA Publishing. 259-273.

2. W. Xu, F. Meng, W. Guo, X. Li, G. Fu. Deep reinforcement learning for optimal hydropower reservoir operation. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 2021, 147(8): 04021045.