PhD Research - Yang Qiu

MS Environmental Science, State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry

Yang graduated from Beijing Forestry University in 2013 with a Bachelor Degree in Forestry Resources Conservation, and then he received two concurrent Master Degrees in Environmental Science and Applied Statistics from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and Syracuse University respectively in 2017.

By holding a faith that science should be applied to address real-world problems, Yang is interested in the development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and the application of the method in guiding industries for energy efficiency and environmental benefits. Specifically speaking, uncertainty could bring enormous variability to the LCA result, so assessing the uncertainty is important to improve the reliability of this method. Yang seeks to incorporate statistical approaches and design new computational frameworks to explore how uncertain factors could influence the LCA result and how to quantify these factors in order to provide more accurate environmental impact predictions in utilizing the method. Before joining in Bren School, Yang served as a graduate research assistant in the Willow Biomass Program at SUNY-ESF where he acquired the research experience and knowledge background in biomass and bioenergy system.

Year Admitted: 2017
Research Areas:
Development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, application of LCA in material recycling and bio-energy system.
Faculty Advisor: Sangwon Suh
Office: 1324