Subject:Industrial Ecology and Sustainability
Address:Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences No. 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, Liaoning, 110016 China

Higher education/university:

>>Ph.D. in Human Geography: Sept. 2005 to Jun. 2009, Institute of Human Geography,College of Earth and Environmental Sciences,Lanzhou University (; [Oct 2007 to Nov 2008, joint-educational PhD candidate at Institute for Material Flow Management (IfaS) ( at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany]; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. CHEN Xingpeng (LZU) and Prof.Dr. Peter Heck (IfaS)

>>M.Sc.: Sept. 2003 to Jul. 2005, Institute of Human Geography, College of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University;Supervisor: Prof. Dr. CHEN Xingpeng (LZU)

>>B.Sc.: Sept. 1999 to Jul. 2003, “National Base of Talent Training for Basic Research in Geography”, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University; [Jul. 2002 to Sept. 2002, "Chun-Tsung Scholar", supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kuo-Ping Chang,Department of Economics,Tsinghua University (locates at Hsinchu city, Taiwan, China)(, supported by the Hui-Chun Chin and Tsung-Dao Lee Chinese Undergraduate Research Endowment (Prof.Dr. Tsung-Dao Leewon the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1957)]

Professional/Working experiences:

>> Professor: Oct 2017 to current, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

>>Alexander von Humboldt Fellow/IASS Fellow: Sept 2013 to Dec 2016, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, Germany. (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Prof. Dr. Dr. Mario Tobias, Prof. Dr. Tim Butler)

>>Associate Professor: Nov 2011 to Oct 2017, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

>>Assistant Professor:   Jun 2009 to Nov 2011, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences;
  • Bing’s research mainly focus on the interactions analysis on human-natural coupled system, climate change governance, SDGs, environment policy and industrial ecology, based on the techniques of big-data driven computation and the trans-and inter-disciplinary approaches.
  • Publications:

    Bing has published about 140 regular articles/reviews/letters in renewed journals includingScience, Nature Climate Change, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Ecological Indicators, etc.

    Selected publications (Nov 2017):

    1)         Xue, B@; Butler, T.; Ren, W.; et al. Reviewing Air Pollution and Public Health in China [J], Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Engineering Sustainability2017

    2)         Xue, B@; Zhang, L.; Geng, Y.; et al. Extended land use categories in urban brownfield redevelopment of China: Case of Tiexi District, Shenyang of China [J], Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 2016, 142(3), 05015014, 1-11.

    3)         Ren, W.; Xue, B@; Lu, C.P.; et al. Evaluation of GHG Emissions from the Production of Magnesia Refractory Raw Materials in Dashiqiao, China [J], Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 135, 214-222.

    4)         Xue, B@. (Letter) Honing the Climate Change Message [J], Science, 2015, 348(6237):872.

    5)         Xue, B@; Ma, Z.; Geng, Y.; et al. A life cycle co-benefits assessment of wind power in China [J], Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015, 41: 338-346.

    6)         Xue, B@; Tobias, M. Sustainability in China: Bridging Global Knowledge with Local Action [J], Sustainability, 2015, 7(4): 3714-3720.

    7)         Xue, B@, Mitchell, B., Geng, Y., et al. A review on China’s pollutant emissions reduction assessment [J], Ecological Indicators, 2014, 38: 272-278.

    8)         Xue, B@; Geng, Y.; Müller, K.; et al. Understanding the causality between carbon dioxide emission, fossil energy consumption and economic growth in developed countries: an empirical study [J], Sustainability, 2014, 6(2): 1037-1045.

    9)         W.Ren, Xue, B@, Geng, Y., et al. Inventorying heavy metal pollution in redeveloped brownfield and its policy contribution: case study from Tiexi district, China [J], Land Use Policy, 2014, 38: 138-146.

    10)     Xue, B@, Ren, W. China’s Uncertain CO2 emissions [J], Nature Climate Change, 2012, 2(11): 762. (correspondence)

    11)     Xue, B@, Geng, Y., W.Ren, et alAn Overview of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China [J], Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 2011, 13(4): 283-292.

    12)     Xue, B@, X.Chen*, Geng, Y., et al.Survey of officials’ awareness on circular economy development in China: based on municipal and county level [J],Resources Conservation and Recycling, 2010, 54(12):1296-1302.

    More Sci-indexed papers in ResearchGate:

  • >>2017:

    l Liaoning Provincial Youth Science & Technology Award, co-awarded by the Liaoning Association for Science and Technology, the Department of Science and Technology of Liaoning Province, and the Department of Human Resources of Liaoning Province; (


    l Science & Technology Award for Young Scientist,  Shenyang Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (


    l Talent’s Program. the Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS (

    l 2nd Prize of “Sci. & Tech. Advancement Prize” of Lianyungang City of Jiangsu Prov. (No.2014-J-3-42-R1)


    l Selected as one of the Talents of “100-1000- 10000 Intellectual Project of Liaoning Province 2014”, by Liaoning Provincial Department of Human Resources & Social Security. 

    l 2nd Prize of “Sci. & Tech. Advancement Prize” of Yingkou City of Liaoning Prov. (No. 2014-2-12-2)


    l Finalist(ATKearney Scholar) of the Falling Walls Conference 2013, Berlin, Germany (presentation topic: breaking the wall of low carbon city) (

    l    2nd Prize of “Sci. & Tech. Advancement Prize” of Liaoning Prov. (No.2013J-2-38-05)


    l    3rdPrize of “Sci. & Tech. Advancement Prize” of Liaoning Prov. (No. 2012J-3-61-02)

    l    1stPrizeof “Sci. & Tech. Advancement Prize” of Shenyang City (No. 2012-1-16-6)

    l    3rdPrize of “Sci. & Tech. Advancement Prize” of Shenyang City (No. 2012-3-52-1)


    l    2ndPrizeof “Sci. & Tech. Advancement Prize” of Gansu Prov. (No. 2011-J2-084-R3)

    l    2ndPrize of “Sci. & Tech. Advancement Prize” of Shenyang City(No. 2011-2-4-5)

    l    Green Talent” awarded by BMBF, Germany (

    l    “Climate Champion Silver Award” awarded by British Embassy to China