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Yang Qiu

headshot of Yang Qiu

PhD Student

Bren Hall 1324

yqiu@bren.ucsb.edu

Education
MS Environmental Science, State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry

Bio
Yang graduated from Beijing Forestry University in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry Resources Conservation, then received two concurrent Masters Degrees in Environmental Science and Applied Statistics from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and Syracuse University, respectively, in 2017.

By holding a faith that science should be applied to address real-world problems, Yang is interested in the development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and the application of the method in guiding industries for energy efficiency and environmental benefits. Specifically speaking, uncertainty could bring enormous variability to the LCA result, so assessing the uncertainty is important to improve the reliability of this method. Yang seeks to incorporate statistical approaches and design new computational frameworks to explore how uncertain factors could influence the LCA result, and how to quantify these factors in order to provide more accurate environmental impact predictions in utilizing the method. Before joining in Bren School, Yang served as a graduate research assistant in the Willow Biomass Program at SUNY-ESF, where he acquired research experience and knowledge background in biomass and bioenergy systems.

Year Admitted
2017

Research Areas
Development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, application of LCA in material recycling and bio-energy systems.

Faculty Advisor
Sangwon Suh