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Education Background

Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences (jointed training by University of Cambridge), Major: Industrial Ecology, 07/2013
Thesis title: Pattern and process of carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement process Selected as “Springer Theses Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research 2015”
M.S., China Agricultural University, Major: Landscape Ecology. 06/2009
B.S., Northwest University, Major: Geology. 06/2007

Work Experience

Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University(2023)
Tsinghua University Associate Professor (2018)
University of East Anglia Assistant Professor (2017 )
California Institute of Technology Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability Science (2015-2017)
Harvard University Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program, (2015 )
Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Fellow, (2013)
University of Cambridge Visiting Research Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), (2012 )

2016 Green Talents, The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (one of 25 global winners)

2015 Resnick Prize Fellowship, Resnick Sustainability Institute, California Institute of Technology

2013, 2014 Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowship, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard University

2013 Presidential Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). CAS highest graduates award (award to 1/1000 graduates)

2013 Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). (award to 1/1000 graduates)

2013 Outstanding volunteer contribution award, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

2012 Scholarship for study aboard, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2011 Young scientist scholarship for supporting the attendance of 2011 International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Conference, International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) and Yale University

Student scholarship for supporting the attendance of Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP), International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) and Carnegie Mellon University, 2011

Scholarship of “Young Researchers School of The network for the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research (ProSPER.Net)”, United Nations University, 2010

1. Liu et al., Challenges and opportunities for carbon neutrality in China (Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 2022)

2. Liu et al., Monitoring global carbon emissions in 2021 (Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 2022)

3. Davis et al., Emissions rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic (Nature Climate Change, 2022)

4. Weir et al., Regional Impacts of COVID-19 on Carbon Dioxide Detected Worldwide from Space (Science Advances, 2021)

5. Laughner et al., Societal shifts due to COVID-19 reveal large-scale complexities and feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and climate change (PNAS, 2021)

6. Dou et al., Near-real-time global gridded daily CO2 emissions (The Innovation, 2021)

7. Hao et al., Population ageing and deaths attributable to ambient PM2· 5 pollution: a global analysis of economic cost (The Lancet Planetary Health, 2021)

8. Liu et al., Near-real-time monitoring of global CO2 emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic (Nature Communications, 2020)

9. Wang et al., Exploring the trade-offs between electric heating policy and carbon mitigation in China (Nature Communications, 2020)

10. Mi et al., Economic development and converging household carbon footprints in China (Nature Sustainability, 2020)

11. ‎Churkina et al., Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink (Nature Sustainability, 2020)

12. Chen et al., Physical and virtual carbon metabolism of global cities (Nature Communications, 2020)

13. Liu et al., Global urban expansion offsets climate-driven increases in terrestrial net primary productivity (Nature Communications, 2019)

14. Zhao et al., Inequality of household consumption and air pollution-related deaths in China (Nature Communications, 2019)

15. Yi et al., The cascade of global trade to large climate forcing over the Tibetan Plateau glaciers (Nature Communications, 2019)

16. Ciais et al., Five decades of northern land carbon uptake revealed by the interhemispheric CO2 gradient (Nature, 2019)

17. Hong et al., Impacts of climate change on future air quality and human health in China (PNAS, 2019)

18. Guan et al., Structural decline in China’s CO2 emissions through transitions in industry and energy systems (Nature Geoscience, 2018)

19. Shan et al., City-level climate change mitigation in China (Science Advances, 2018)

20. Meng et al., The rise of South–South trade and its effect on global CO2 emissions (Nature Communications, 2018)

21. Mi et al., Chinese CO2 emission flows have reversed since the global financial crisis (Nature Communications, 2017)

22. Zhang et al., Carbon footprint of China's belt and road (Science, 2017)

23. Dominik et al., Unequal household carbon footprints in China (Nature Climate Change, 2017)

24. Zhang et al., Trans-boundary health impacts of transported global air pollution and international trade (Nature, 2017)

25. Xi et al., Substantial global carbon uptake by cement carbonation (Nature Geoscience, 2016)

26. Lin et al., Global climate forcing of aerosols embodied in international trade (Nature Geoscience, 2016)

27. Liu et al., Reduced CO2 emission estimates for China (Nature, 2015)

28. Liu et al., Steps to China's carbon peak (Nature, 2015)

29. Liu et al., A low carbon road-map for China (Nature, 2013)

30. Liu et al., Tie carbon emissions to consumers (Nature, 2013)

31. Liu et al., Emissions estimates: Make raw emissions data public in China (Nature, 2013)

32. Liu et al., Targeted opportunities to address the climate–trade dilemma in China (Nature Climate Change, 2015)

33. Guan et al., Determinants of stagnating carbon intensity in China (Nature Climate Change, 2014)

34. Guan et al., The gigatonne gap in China’s carbon dioxide inventories (Nature Climate Change, 2012)

35. Feng et al., Outsourcing CO2 within China (PNAS, 2012)