In Pictures: The 2018 Chinese Environmental Scholars Forum 第五届中国留美环境学者论坛

On May 19-20, the 5th Chinese Environmental Scholars Forum was held at Duke University with significant support from Duke Kunshan Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment and Energy Initiative of Duke University.

The forum -- "Energy and Environment: China's role in the world" -- featured nine invited speeches, more than 60 oral presentations in seven panels, and about 20 poster presentations. It attracted more than 200 environment scholars from more than 70 institutions worldwide.

FRIDAY EVENING: Welcome Dinner!


Jeff Vincent, Ph.D. - Stanback Dean at Nicholas School of the Environment

Junjie Zhang, Ph.D. - Director of the Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University

Brian Murray - Director of the Duke University Energy Initiative

A Message from Forum Organizers: First, we appreciate the generous support from the Dean's Office and Nicholas School staff. If Stanback Dean Jeffrey Vincent had not supported this forum, we would not have been able to organize it.


Prof. Dalia Patiño-Echeverri, Duke University - “Estimating Benefits and Costs of Policies Proposed in the 13th FYP to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Air Emissions of China’s Electric Power Sector”
Prof. Shu Tao, Peking University - “Application of High-Resolution Air Pollutant Emission Inventories”
Prof. Jinnan Wang, Chinese Academy For Environmental Planning - “Fight Air Pollution: A Story of China”
Prof. Tong Zhu, Peking University - “Air Quality and Climate Change in Global Cities: Immediate and Future Challenges”
Prof. Libo Wu, Fudan University - “Clean Power Development in the Context of Electricity Market Reform”
Prof. Qiang Zhang, Tsinghua University - “Socio-economic Drivers of Air Pollution”
Prof. Chunmiao Zheng, Southern University of Science and Technology - “Combating Soil and Groundwater Contamination in China: Challenges and Perspectives”
Prof. Jingwen Chen, Dalian University of Technology - “Computational Toxicology: A Tool for Chemicals Risk Assessment”
Prof. Qingshun Li, Xiamen University - “Silver Nanoparticles Induce Neurotoxicity in a Human Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Neuron and Astrocyte Network”

Second, we would like to express our appreciation to the faculty members and Ph.D. students who shared their research with us, enhancing our presentations and discussions.

SATURDAY LUNCH: Poster Session

The forum facilitated many new connections among participating researchers and institutions. We look forward to additional collaborations in the near future as we work to solve environmental challenges in China and the world.

Deans from eight Chinese universities in town for the Chinese Environmental Scholars Forum met with Jeff Vincent, Billy Pizer, Erika Weinthal, Junjie Zhang and others at an event hosted by Duke Kunshan. Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth gave the opening remarks.

The success of this forum is an indication that despite the current worldwide political climate, scholars from many nations are willing to collaborate to solve environmental problems and will continue to do that.


We hope our forum can be a long-term platform for scholars to share, discuss, learn and foster more collaboration in research and education related to environmental issues.

More information at www.envforum.org.

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2018 Chinese Environmental Scholars Forum

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