Examples of some young distinguished alumni working in government, academia, and business sectors are given below.
CHEN, Lei graduated in 2004. He is working in the National Development and Reform Commission and is in charge of the Population Development Division in the Department of Social Work.
CHENG, Yafang graduated in 2007. She is a group leader of Max Planck Institute, Germany. She developed the optical closure method to quantify the contribution of mixed state and chemical composition of black carbon to atmospheric extinction in China. In 2009, she published in Science concerning nitrous acid emitted by soil as a joint first author.
GONG, Yuyang graduated in 1989. He got a Ph.D. in engineering in U.S.. He returned to China in 2001 after working in the United States for more than 10 years. In U.S., Dr. Gong obtained several professional licenses and served as the vice president of Berge Group. Dr. Gong is the managing director of ESD China and Zhonghuanxun (Beijing) Environmental Technology Centre, concurrently serving as a director of Professional Association for China’s Environment (PACE) (used to be the president and one of the founders), a director of International Fund for China’s Environment, a technical consultant of the Technical Committee of American Health and Environmental Pollution Fund, a member of the Chinese Professional Committee for Prevention & Solution of Heavy Metal Pollution, and a distinguished expert of Specialty Committee of Circular Economy, CAEPI. He serves as a part-time professor of Environment Remediation Center, Peking University, Beijing Normal University and Tianjin Polytechnic University. He is a visiting research fellow of the Environmental Science Research Center of the People’s Liberation Army.
LI, Hongjun graduated in 2006. He was once the division head of Clean Energy Center of Information Researcher of State Administration of Work Safety and a visiting Scholar of International Energy Agency. Now he is the division head of Policy Study Department of State Administration of Coal Mine Safety.
LIU, Lei graduated in 1997 with master degree. He got the Ph. D. degree in University of Regina and now is a tenured professor of the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering of Dalhousie University. He has carried out researches on environmental simulation and optimization and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers/reports in domestic and foreign journals and conferences. He is an excellent young scientist in the international uncertainty environmental decision-making field and currently is the editorial board members and guest editors of several international journals.
TANG Jianwu graduated in 1995 with master degree. He got the Ph. D. degree in University of California in 2003. Now he holds a research fellow of University of Minnesota. Dr. Tang was engaged in environmental science and policy research in China and served as environmental consulting expert of the World Bank and Asia Development Bank.
WANG, Canfa graduated in 1988. He works in China University of Political Science and Law as the head of Environmental and Resource Law Institute of School of Civil, director of Environmental and Resource Law Research and Service Center, and the President of Environmental Law Branch of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences. Professor Wang has presided over or taken part in the drafting and discussion of more than 30 laws and regulations and rules on environmental protection. He was elected as ‘A Yearly Person of Green China’ in 2005. He is one of Times magazine’s 2007 Heroes of the Environment and one of three persons for the 13th Nikkei Asia Prizes in 2008. He is One of Ten Outstanding Contribution Persons to Environmental Protection during Reform and Open of 30 Years, which was awarded by People’s Net. He also was awarded as one of “Justice Persons of China in 2009”. He started to promote the legislation on smoking control in Beijing since 2011. He organized the first non-governmental environmental protection organization in China, which provides legal aid to pollution victims. He is known as “a professor helping protect environmental rights”.
WANG, Tao graduated from Peking University, and became a professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the consultant of Hong Kong Observatory and a member of Review Expert Panel of Engineering Division of the Research Grants Council. He leads the first 973 project on Acid Rain (2005-2010) as chief scientist.
WEI, Honglian graduated in 2002. Dr. Wei is working in Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) as the division head of Department of Pollution Prevention and Control. He has organized atmospheric environmental capacity calculation for 113 key cities in China and the drafting of Comprehensive Prevention and Control Scheme for Heavy Metal Pollution, which has been approved by State Council.
WU, Xibing graduated in 1989. In 1992, he established the Beijing Odyssey Chemicals Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Odyssey), acting as the president and general manager. The Odyssey is devoted to the research and development, production and marketing of refine chemicals, with total assets of more than 200 million RMB. Mr. Wu has presided over research and development of more than 200 bulk drugs and medical intermediates. The Odyssey has been identified as a high-tech enterprise by the Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission in 2005 and 2008 respectively. About 80% of its products are exported to more than 50 countries and regions. Besides, it has been rated as a Class A supplier by Sigma-Aldrich in consecutive 18 years, and obtained the “Accreditation Certification of Foreign Drug Manufacturer” issued by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
ZHANG, Guotai graduated in 1989. He is working in Ministry of Environmental Protection and is the director-general of Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation of Ministry of Environmental Protection.
ZHANG, Junfeng graduated with Master degree in 1988. He joined the Duke Faculty in fall 2013 from the University of Southern California where he had been a professor of environmental and global health and the director of Environmental and Biomarkers Analysis Laboratory since 2010. His prior positions include professor, department chair, and associate dean at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Dr. Zhang has more than 140 peer-reviewed publications. He is the 2012 recipient of the Jeremy Wesolowski Award, the highest award of the International Society of Exposure Science. He also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Rutgers Graduate School.