BEng (Hons), Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland
William (Niancen) Miao is a second year Master of Environmental Management (MEM' 14) candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Originally a chemical engineer from Auckland, New Zealand, he has previously worked on risk analysis of oil & gas production, waste to energy research and life cycle analysis for the steel industry. His current academic interest involves the design and application of public-private integrated frameworks to change the way business make environmental decisions. He is also focusing on evaluating the strength of national environmental policies through performance-based metrics and indicators.
This summer, William worked with The Dannon Company as an environmental sustainability intern. As part of this role, he completed a full lifecycle carbon footprint for Dannon’s entire product range in the US, and developed mitigation strategies against wastes along the company’s value chain. These results directly contributed towards Group Danone’s nature goals at a global level.