Kwang Leong Choy

Professor of Materials Science, Duke Kunshan University; Co-director, Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University

Kwang Leong Choy joined DKU as a Professor of Materials Science in October 2022. She received her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford and Doctor of Science from the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining DKU, she was a Reader/Associate Professor at Imperial College London, Chair Professor at the University of Nottingham, and Professor of Materials Discovery at the University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. She was also the founding Director of the Institute for Materials Discovery at UCL. Previously, she held the role of Director at the University/Industry Strategic Research Partnership Innovation Centre while simultaneously serving as the International Lead for the Tri-Campus (UK-China-Malaysia) Strategic Aerospace Initiatives and Ambassador for the University of Nottingham. She has been awarded the Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (FIMMM) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). She has also been the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards. These include the Grunfeld Medal Prize and Kroll Medal & Prize by the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (UK) for her significant contribution to advance the scientific understanding of materials chemistry as applied to the industrial production of inorganic materials and engineering applications. She has authored over 300 publications, including 4 books and 20 patents, and given over 150 keynote papers/invited lectures and conference session Chairman. Her published work has also received recognition with the Award of Excellence from the Association of American Publishers. She is the Section Editor-in-Chief of Nanomaterials, and Associate Editor of Nano-Micro Letters. Prior to joining DKU, she has secured and managed numerous multimillion pounds UK and European flagship interdisciplinary research programs with extensive collaboration with academia and industry on research related to novel and earth abundant materials, eco-friendly processes for renewable energy, environment, healthcare and biomedical applications. Experienced in technology exploitation for real world applications. She is enthusiastic and committed to innovative, interdisciplinary and learner-centered education, cutting edge research, and technology translation, especially on sustainability. She is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusivity, enriching student experience and nurturing talent to create teams with a strong passion to drive forward socio-economic and environmental sustainability. Since joining DKU, she has helped DKU to establish the Suzhou Key Lab on Advanced Sustainable Materials and Technologies.

Jingbo Cui

Associate Professor of Applied Economics, Duke Kunshan University; Co-director, Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University

His research centers on environmental economics, economics of innovation, and international trade. His research has appeared in top academic journals in the fields of environmental and resource economics, agricultural economics and energy economics. Recent projects include economic analysis of climate change, welfare impacts of biofuel policies, and effects of environmental policies on environmental innovation. His current projects on climate change and low-carbon innovation have received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he had held positions as a Chu-Tian junior scholar at the Hubei Provincial Department of Education, an associate professor at Wuhan University’s School of Economics and Management, and a postdoctoral research associate and visiting scholar at Iowa State University. He has also served as the referee for leading journals in environmental economics, such as JEEM, JAERE, ERE. Cui has a B.S. in economics and mathematics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, an M.Sc. in economics from Wuhan University and a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University.

Yufei Dai

Program Coordinator of Initiative for Sustainable Investment

Yufei Dai is the Program Coordinator of the Initiative for Sustainable Investment at the Environmental Research Center. Her main job responsibilities include providing support to the director in conducting high-quality research, coordinating collaborative research projects, managing day-to-day activities related to the ISI, including administrative duties, budgeting & finance management, and communications and marketing activities.

Huijing Huang

Event Specialist of Initiative for Sustainable Investment

Huijing Huang is the Event Specialist of the Initiative for Sustainable Investment. Her main job responsibilities include planning, organizing, implementing and managing various program events undertaken by the Initiative for Sustainable Investment.

Guozhen Shen

Senior Program Coordinator of Environmental Research Center

Guozhen Shen is the Senior Program Coordinator at the Environmental Research Center (ERC). His main job responsibility is to perform administrative support for ERC as an interdisciplinary research hub to engage faculty, students and research fellows in various research activities. He also serves as grant manager with the duty of managing ERC’s research projects.

Jiaying Zhu

Administrative Assistant of Initiative for Sustainable Investment

Jiaying Zhu is the Administrative Assistant of Initiative for Sustainable Investment(ISI). She serves as the primary contact point for the day-to-day execution of program activities related to the ISI. Her main job responsibilities are planning, organizing, implementing, and managing various program events as well as managing external relations.