Xianlai Zeng

Fulbright Visiting Fellow

Photo of Xianlai Zeng


Tel: (203)606-7875
Skype: xianlzeng



B. A. Environmental ecology, North A&F University
M. E. Environmental engineering, North A&F University
Ph. D. Environmental science & engineering, Tsinghua University

CV - Download


Xianlai Zeng studied urban mining, metal sustainability, and circular economy as associate professor at Tsinghua University. He ever worked four years as lecturer at Environmental Management College of China, and two years as a postdoctoral research fellow in Tsinghua University, technical advisor of United Nations Development Programme (2015), visiting staff of Coventry University (2012), and visiting professor of Macquarie University (2017). Regarding urban mining, he established the method to measure the recyclability and recycling of e-waste, and developed many key pilot processes to recover metals. Regarding metal sustainability, he also established some methods to identify the sustainable utilization of metals (e.g., lithium, cobalt, nickel, lead, gallium). In waste recycling and circular economy areas, Prof Zeng has published around 100 articles, patents, and books. He is Editorial Board member of four international journals, and Deputy Secretary-General, Circular Economy Branch of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences in China.