Dr Fanran Meng
Resource Efficiency and Sustainability
Dr Fanran Meng is a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering and By-Fellow and Sustainability Advocate at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Previously, he was a research fellow in Sustainable Material and Technologies at the University of Nottingham during 2017-2021. He received his PhD degree in Materials Engineering and Materials Design from the University of Nottingham in 2017.
His research focuses on resource efficiency and life cycle sustainability which integrates engineering and science-based disciplines with insights from economic sciences to develop system optimisation and policy relevant strategies. His expertise is in the application of whole systems approaches (life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis with optimisation algorithm) to complex engineering systems. He has been a named investigator on research grants valued at ~£2 million. His work has covered a wide range of materials, bioenergy, bioprocesses, petrochemical and transportation sectors, e.g., carbon fibre composite recycling, municipal solid waste management, lithium-ion EV batteries and carbon clarity in petrochemical supply chain. His work has helped public and private sectors create and implement sustainable responses to tackling a variety of complex, real-life problems.