Professor Sai Liang
Professor
Institute of Environmental and Ecological Engineering Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510006, China
E-mail:liangsai@gdut.edu.cn;liangsai09@gmail.com

GDUT page:https://ieee.gdut.edu.cn/info/1112/2411.htm
ORCiD:http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6306-5800
ResearchGate Page:http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sai_Liang2
Google Scholar Page:https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BZifGCoAAAAJ&hl=en

Working Experience

2020.08-now
Full Professor
Institute of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou
2018.09-2020.07
Full Professor
School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing
2018.09-2020.07
Full Professor
School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing
2017.07-2018.08
Research Professor
School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing
2013.03-2017.03
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2013.09-2015.08
Dow Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Education

Ph.D.,Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, January 2013
B.S.,Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, July 2007

Honors and Awards

2019
2018-2019 Outstanding Freshman Adviser at Beijing Normal University
2019
Outstanding Contribution to State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control
2018
The 16th Competition of Young Teachers’ Teaching Skills at Beijing Normal University (Third Prize)
2013-2015
Postdoctoral scholars in Dow Sustainability Fellows Program (6 awardees in the world in 2013)
2013
Tsinghua University Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis (First Prize) (Top 2% among Ph.D. graduates)
2013
Tsinghua University Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate (Top 3% among Ph.D. graduates)
2013
Beijing Outstanding Graduates
2011-2012
Tsinghua University Scholarship for Outstanding Students
2011
Young Ph.D. Student Excellence Scholarship, Shanghai Tongji Gao Tingyao Environmental Science & Technology Development Foundation
2010-2011
Tsinghua University Scholarship for Outstanding Students
2010-2011
School of Environment Scholarship for Outstanding Students, Tsinghua University
2009-2010
Tsinghua University Scholarship for Outstanding Students
2009-2010
School of Environment Scholarship for Outstanding Students, Tsinghua University

Professional Services

Academic Board Members:
      Journal of Cleaner Production
Invited Referee:
      Nature Sustainability; Applied Energy; Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Atmospheric Pollution Research; Bioresource Technology; Ecological Indicators; Economic Systems Research; Energy; Energy Economics; Energy Policy; Environment International; Environmental Science & Policy; Environmental Science & Technology; Environmental Science & Technology Letters; Frontiers of Earth Science; Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering; Global Environmental Change; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research; International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control; International Journal of Sustainable Transportation; Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation; Journal of Cleaner Production; Journal of Economic Structures; Journal of Environmental Management; Journal of Industrial Ecology; Landscape and Urban Planning; Resources, Conservation & Recycling; Science of the Total Environment; Scientific Reports; Scientometrics; Structural Change and Economic Dynamics; Sustainability; Waste Management
Guest editors:
      Special issue on “Advanced approaches and applications of energy footprints to promote global sustainability” in Applied Energy
Special issue on “Resource Footprints of Humanity” in Resources, Conservation & Recycling
Special issue on “Environmental Accounting and Management Facing Resources Sustainability” in Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
Membership:
      Chinese Society for Industrial Ecology (CSIE)

Selected Articles

  1. Li, Jiashuo#; Zhou, Sili#; Wei, Wendong#; Qi, Jianchuan; Li, Yumeng; Chen, Bin; Zhang, Ning; Guan, Dabo; Qian, Haoqi; Wu, Xiaohui; Miao, Jiawen; Chen, Long*; Feng, Kuishuang*; Liang, Sai*. China's retrofitting measures in coal-fired power plants bring significant mercury-related health benefits. One Earth 2020, 3(6), 777-787. doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2020.11.012. (Cell Press)
  2. Liang, Sai#,; Yu, Yadong#,; Kharrazi, Ali; Fath, Brian D.; Feng, Cuiyang; Daigger, Glen T.; Chen, Shaoqing; Ma, Tieju; Zhu, Bing; Mi, Zhifu*; Yang, Zhifeng. Network resilience of phosphorus cycling in China has shifted by natural flows, fertilizer use and dietary transitions between 1600 and 2012. Nature Food 2020, 1(6), 365–375. doi:10.1038/s43016-020-0098-6.
  3. Lin, Chen#; Qi, Jianchuan#; Liang, Sai*; Feng, Cuiyang; Wiedmann, Thomas O.; Liao, Yihan; Yang, Xuechun; Li, Yumeng; Mi, Zhifu; Yang, Zhifeng. Saving less in China facilitates global CO2 mitigation. Nature Communications 2020, 11, 1358. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15175-2.
  4. Qi, Jianchuan#; Wang, Yafei#; Liang, Sai*; Li, Ying; Li, Yumeng; Feng, Cuiyang; Xu, Lixiao; Wang, Shuxiao; Chen, Long; Wang, Dongfang; Yang, Zhifeng. Primary Suppliers Driving Atmospheric Mercury Emissions through Global Supply Chains. One Earth 2019, 1(2), 254-266. doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2019.10.005. (Cell Press)
  5. Chen, Long; Liang, Sai*; Liu, Maodian; Yi, Yujun; Mi, Zhifu*; Zhang, Yanxu; Li, Yumeng; Qi, Jianchuan; Meng, Jing; Tang, Xi; Zhang, Haoran; Tong, Yindong; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Xuejun; Shu, Jiong*; Yang, Zhifeng*. Trans-provincial health impacts of atmospheric mercury emissions in China. Nature Communications 2019, 10, 1484. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09080-6.
  6. Mi, Zhifu*; Zheng, Jiali; Meng, Jing*; Ou, Jiamin; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Zhu; Coffman, D'Maris; Stern, Nicholas; Liang, Sai; Wei, Yi-Ming*. Economic development and converging household carbon footprints in China. Nature Sustainability 2020, 3(7), 529-537. doi:10.1038/s41893-020-0504-y.
  7. Yang, Yuantao; Qu, Shen*; Cai, Bofeng; Liang, Sai; Wang, Zhaohua; Wang, Jinnan; Xu, Ming. Mapping global carbon footprint in China. Nature Communications 2020, 11, 2237. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15883-9.
  8. Liu, Zhu; Davis, Steven J.; Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liang, Sai; Anadon, Laura Diaz; Chen, Bin; Liu, Jingru; Yan, Jinyue; Guan, Dabo. Targeted opportunities to address the climate-trade dilemma in China. Nature Climate Change 2016, 6(2), 201-206. doi:10.1038/nclimate2800.
  9. Li, Yumeng#; Chen, Long#; Liang, Sai*; Qi, Jianchuan; Zhou, Haifeng; Feng, Cuiyang; Yang, Xuechun; Wu, Xiaohui; Mi, Zhifu; Yang, Zhifeng. Spatially explicit global hotspots driving China’s mercury related health impacts. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(22), 14547–14557. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04658.
  10. Liang, Sai; Yang, Xuechun; Qi, Jianchuan; Wang, Yutao*; Xie, Wei; Muttarak, Raya; Guan, Dabo*. CO2 Emissions Embodied in International Migration from 1995 to 2015. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(19), 12530–12538. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04600.
  11. Liang, Yuhan; Li, Yumeng; Liang, Sai*; Feng, Cuiyang; Xu, Lixiao; Qi, Jianchuan; Yang, Xuechun; Wang, Yafei; Zhang, Chao; Li, Ke; Li, Hui; Yang, Zhifeng*. Quantifying direct and indirect spatial food-energy-water (FEW) nexus in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(16), 9791–9803. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b06548.
  12. Wang, Hongxia; Wang, Weicai; Liang, Sai*; Zhang, Chao; Qu, Shen; Liang, Yuhan; Li, Yumeng; Xu, Ming; Yang, Zhifeng. Determinants of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Interconnected Grids in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2019, 53(3), 1432–1440. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b06516.
  13. Liang, Sai; Qu, Shen; Zhao, Qiaoting; Zhang, Xilin; Daigger, Glen; Newell, Joshua; Miller, Shelie; Johnson, Jeremiah; Love, Nancy; Zhang, Lixiao; Yang, Zhifeng; Xu, Ming. Quantifying the Urban Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus: The Case of the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Environmental Science & Technology 2019, 53(2), 779–788. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b06240.
  14. Liang, Sai; Qu, Shen; Zhu, Zeqi; Guan, Dabo; Xu, Ming. Income-based greenhouse gas emissions of nations. Environmental Science & Technology 2017, 51 (1), 346–355. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b02510.
  15. Hui, Mulin#; Wu, Qingru#; Wang, Shuxiao*; Liang, Sai*; Zhang, Lei; Wang, Fengyang; Lenzen, Manfred; Wang, Yafei; Xu, Lixiao; Lin, Zhongtian; Yang, Hai; Lin, Yan; Larssen, Thorjørn; Xu, Ming; Hao, Jiming. Mercury flows in China and global drivers. Environmental Science & Technology 2017, 51 (1), 222–231. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b04094. (ESI ‘Highly Cited Paper’)
  16. Liang, Sai; Wang, Hongxia; Qu, Shen; Feng, Tiantian; Guan, Dabo; Fang, Hong; Xu, Ming. Socioeconomic Drivers of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50 (14), 7535–7545. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00872.
  17. Liang, Sai; Qu, Shen; Xu, Ming. Betweenness-based method to identify critical transmission sectors for supply chain environmental pressure mitigation. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50 (3), 1330–1337. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04855.
  18. Liang, Sai*; Wang, Yafei*; Cinnirella, Sergio; Pirrone, Nicola. Atmospheric mercury footprints of nations. Environmental Science & Technology 2015, 49 (6), 3566–3574. doi:10.1021/es503977y.
  19. Liang, Sai*; Zhang, Chao; Wang, Yafei; Xu, Ming*; Liu, Weidong. Virtual atmospheric mercury emission network in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2014, 48 (5), 2807–2815. doi:10.1021/es500310t.
  20. Liang, Sai*; Liu, Zhu; Crawford-Brown, Douglas; Wang, Yafei; Xu, Ming*. Decoupling analysis and socioeconomic drivers of environmental pressure in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2014, 48 (2), 1103–1113. doi:10.1021/es4042429.
  21. Liang, Sai*; Xu, Ming*; Suh, Sangwon; Tan, Raymond R. Unintended environmental consequences and co-benefits of economic restructuring. Environmental Science & Technology 2013, 47 (22), 12894–12902. doi:10.1021/es402458u.
  22. Liang, Sai*; Xu, Ming; Liu, Zhu; Suh, Sangwon; Zhang, Tianzhu. Socioeconomic drivers of mercury emissions in China from 1992 to 2007. Environmental Science & Technology 2013, 47 (7), 3234-3240. doi:10.1021/es303728d.
  23. Cheng, Shulei; Fan, Wei; Meng, Fanxin*; Chen, Jiandong; Liang, Sai; Song, Malin; Liu, Gengyuan; Casazza, Marco. Potential Role of Fiscal Decentralization on Interprovincial Differences in CO2 Emissions in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2021, 55(2), 813–822. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04026.
  24. Chen, Long; Liang, Sai; Zhang, Haoran; Cai, Xingrui; Chen, Yuanchen; Liu, Maodian; Lin, Huiming; Li, Yumeng; Qi, Jianchuan; Tong, Yindong; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Xuejun*; Shu, Jiong*. Rapid increase in cement-related mercury emissions and deposition in China during 2005–2015. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(22), 14204–14214. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c03512.
  25. Chen, Long; Liang, Sai; Zhang, Yanxu; Liu, Maodian; Meng, Jing; Zhang, Haoran; Tang, Xi; Li, Yumeng; Tong, Yindong; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Xuejun; Shu, Jiong. Atmospheric mercury outflow from China and interprovincial trade. Environmental Science & Technology 2018, 52(23), 13792–13800. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b03951.
  26. Qu, Shen; Li, Yun; Liang, Sai; Yuan, Jiahai; Xu, Ming. Virtual CO2 Emission Flows in the Global Electricity Trade Network. Environmental Science & Technology 2018, 52(11), 6666–6675. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05191.
  27. Chen, Long; Meng, Jing; Liang, Sai; Zhang, Haoran; Zhang, Wei; Liu, Maodian; Tong, Yindong; Wang, Huanhuan; Wang, Wei; Wang, Xuejun; Shu, Jiong. Trade-induced atmospheric mercury deposition over China and implications for demand-side controls. Environmental Science & Technology 2018, 52 (4), 2036–2045. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b04607.
  28. Qu, Shen; Liang, Sai; Konar, Megan; Zhu, Zeqi; Chiu, Anthony S. F.; Jia, Xiaoping; Xu, Ming. Virtual water scarcity risk to the global trade system. Environmental Science & Technology 2018, 52 (2), 673–683. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b04309.
  29. Qu, Shen; Liang, Sai; Xu, Ming. CO2 emissions embodied in interprovincial electricity transmissions in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2017, 51 (18), 10893−10902. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01814.
  30. Wu, Qingru; Wang, Shuxiao; Li, Guoliang; Liang, Sai; Lin, Che-Jen; Wang, Yafei; Cai, Siyi; Liu, Kaiyun; Hao, Jiming. Temporal trend and spatial distribution of speciated atmospheric mercury emissions in China during 1978–2014. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50 (24), 13428–13435. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b04308.
  31. Guan, Dabo; Hubacek, Klaus; Tillotson, Martin; Zhao, Hongyan; Liu, Weidong; Liu, Zhu; Liang, Sai. Lifting China’s water spell. Environmental Science & Technology 2014, 48 (19), 11048–11056. doi:10.1021/es501379n.

All Published Articles

  1. Li, Jiashuo; Zhou, Sili; Wei, Wendong; Qi, Jianchuan; Li, Yumeng; Chen, Bin; Zhang, Ning; Guan, Dabo; Qian, Haoqi; Wu, Xiaohui; Miao, Jiawen; Chen, Long*; Feng, Kuishuang*; Liang, Sai*. China's retrofitting measures in coal-fired power plants bring significant mercury-related health benefits. One Earth 2020, 3(6), 777-787. doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2020.11.012. (Cell Press)
  2. Liang, Sai,; Yu, Yadong,; Kharrazi, Ali; Fath, Brian D.; Feng, Cuiyang; Daigger, Glen T.; Chen, Shaoqing; Ma, Tieju; Zhu, Bing; Mi, Zhifu*; Yang, Zhifeng. Network resilience of phosphorus cycling in China has shifted by natural flows, fertilizer use and dietary transitions between 1600 and 2012. Nature Food 2020, 1(6), 365–375. doi:10.1038/s43016-020-0098-6.
  3. Lin, Chen; Qi, Jianchuan; Liang, Sai*; Feng, Cuiyang; Wiedmann, Thomas O.; Liao, Yihan; Yang, Xuechun; Li, Yumeng; Mi, Zhifu; Yang, Zhifeng. Saving less in China facilitates global CO2 mitigation. Nature Communications 2020, 11, 1358. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15175-2.
  4. Qi, Jianchuan; Wang, Yafei; Liang, Sai*; Li, Ying; Li, Yumeng; Feng, Cuiyang; Xu, Lixiao; Wang, Shuxiao; Chen, Long; Wang, Dongfang; Yang, Zhifeng. Primary Suppliers Driving Atmospheric Mercury Emissions through Global Supply Chains. One Earth 2019, 1(2), 254-266. doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2019.10.005. (Cell Press)
  5. Chen, Long; Liang, Sai*; Liu, Maodian; Yi, Yujun; Mi, Zhifu*; Zhang, Yanxu; Li, Yumeng; Qi, Jianchuan; Meng, Jing; Tang, Xi; Zhang, Haoran; Tong, Yindong; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Xuejun; Shu, Jiong*; Yang, Zhifeng*. Trans-provincial health impacts of atmospheric mercury emissions in China. Nature Communications 2019, 10, 1484. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09080-6.
  6. Mi, Zhifu*; Zheng, Jiali; Meng, Jing*; Ou, Jiamin; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Zhu; Coffman, D'Maris; Stern, Nicholas; Liang, Sai; Wei, Yi-Ming*. Economic development and converging household carbon footprints in China. Nature Sustainability 2020, 3(7), 529-537. doi:10.1038/s41893-020-0504-y.
  7. Yang, Yuantao; Qu, Shen*; Cai, Bofeng; Liang, Sai; Wang, Zhaohua; Wang, Jinnan; Xu, Ming. Mapping global carbon footprint in China. Nature Communications 2020, 11, 2237. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15883-9.
  8. Liu, Zhu; Davis, Steven J.; Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liang, Sai; Anadon, Laura Diaz; Chen, Bin; Liu, Jingru; Yan, Jinyue; Guan, Dabo. Targeted opportunities to address the climate-trade dilemma in China. Nature Climate Change 2016, 6(2), 201-206. doi:10.1038/nclimate2800.
  9. Zhang, Lanxin; Wang, Yuan*; Feng, Cuiyang*; Liang, Sai; Liu, Yu; Du, Huibin; Jia, Ning. Understanding the industrial NOx and SO2 pollutant emissions in China from sector linkage perspective. Science of the Total Environment 2021, in press.
  10. Cheng, Shulei; Fan, Wei; Meng, Fanxin*; Chen, Jiandong; Liang, Sai; Song, Malin; Liu, Gengyuan; Casazza, Marco. Potential Role of Fiscal Decentralization on Interprovincial Differences in CO2 Emissions in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2021, 55(2), 813–822. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04026.
  11. Li, Hui; Liang, Sai*; Liang, Yuhan; Li, Ke; Qi, Jianchuan; Yang, Xuechun; Feng, Cuiyang; Cai, Yanpeng; Yang, Zhifeng*. Multi-pollutant based grey water footprint of Chinese regions. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2021, 164, 105202. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105202.
  12. Li, Ke; Feng, Cuiyang; Liang, Yuhan; Qi, Jianchuan; Li, Yumeng; Li, Hui; Liang, Sai*; Yang, Zhifeng*. Critical transmission sectors for provincial food-water nexus in China. Journal of Cleaner Production 2021, 279, 123886. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123886.
  13. Li, Yumeng; Chen, Long; Liang, Sai*; Qi, Jianchuan; Zhou, Haifeng; Feng, Cuiyang; Yang, Xuechun; Wu, Xiaohui; Mi, Zhifu; Yang, Zhifeng. Spatially explicit global hotspots driving China’s mercury related health impacts. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(22), 14547–14557. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04658.
  14. Chen, Long; Liang, Sai; Zhang, Haoran; Cai, Xingrui; Chen, Yuanchen; Liu, Maodian; Lin, Huiming; Li, Yumeng; Qi, Jianchuan; Tong, Yindong; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Xuejun*; Shu, Jiong*. Rapid increase in cement-related mercury emissions and deposition in China during 2005–2015. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(22), 14204–14214. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c03512.
  15. Zhang, Shuo; Kharrazi, Ali; Wang, Dong; Ren, Hongtao; Liang, Sai; Yu, Yadong*. Evaluating the synergy strength among environmental pressures at the sectoral level of China from the producer, consumer and supplier perspectives. Journal of Cleaner Production 2020, 275, 124199. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124199.
  16. Wang, Chengdong; Wang, Yutao*; Tong, Xin; Ulgiati, Sergio; Liang, Sai; Xu, Ming; Wei, Wendong; Li, Xiao; Jin, Mingzhou; Mao, Jiafu. Mapping potentials and bridging regional gaps of renewable resources in China. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2020, 134, 110337. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2020.110337.
  17. Liang, Sai; Yang, Xuechun; Qi, Jianchuan; Wang, Yutao*; Xie, Wei; Muttarak, Raya; Guan, Dabo*. CO2 Emissions Embodied in International Migration from 1995 to 2015. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(19), 12530–12538. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04600.
  18. Liang, Yuhan; Li, Yumeng; Liang, Sai*; Feng, Cuiyang; Xu, Lixiao; Qi, Jianchuan; Yang, Xuechun; Wang, Yafei; Zhang, Chao; Li, Ke; Li, Hui; Yang, Zhifeng*. Quantifying direct and indirect spatial food-energy-water (FEW) nexus in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(16), 9791–9803. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b06548.
  19. Cheng, Shulei; Fan, Wei; Meng, Fanxin*; Chen, Jiandong; Cai, Bofeng; Liu, Gengyuan; Liang, Sai; Song, Malin; Zhou, Ya; Yang, Zhifeng. Toward low-carbon development: Assessing emissions-reduction pressure among Chinese cities. Journal of Environmental Management 2020, 271, 111036. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111036.
  20. Zhao, Haoran; Qu, Shen*; Liu, Yu; Guo, Sen; Zhao, Huiru; Chiu, Anthony C.F.; Liang, Sai; Zou, Jian-Ping; Xu, Ming. Virtual water scarcity risk in China. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2020, 160, 104886. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104886.
  21. Liang, Yuhan; Liang, Sai*; Xu, Lixiao; Feng, Cuiyang; Qi, Jianchuan; Yang, Xuechun; Li, Yumeng; Li, Ke; Li, Hui; Yang, Zhifeng*. Socioeconomic drivers of water withdrawals driven by provincial energy demand in China. Journal of Cleaner Production 2020, 258, 120971. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120971.
  22. Yin, Xuemei; Hao, Yan*; Yang, Zhifeng; Zhang, Lixiao; Su, Meirong; Cheng, Yihan; Zhang, Pengpeng; Yang, Juhua; Liang, Sai. Changing carbon footprint of urban household consumption in Beijing: Insight from a nested input-output analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production 2020, 258, 120698. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120698.
  23. Zhang, Shuo; Wang, Dong; Hong, Liyun; Ren, Hongtao; Feng, Cuiyang; Liang, Yuhan; Kharrazi, Ali; Yu, Yadong*; Liang, Sai*. Co-benefits and Trade-offs of Environmental Pressures: A Case Study of Zhejiang’s Socio-economic Evolution. Journal of Cleaner Production 2020, 255, 120365. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120365.
  24. Wang, Liping; Zou, Zhihong; Liang, Sai*; Xu, Ming. Virtual scarce water flows and economic benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative. Journal of Cleaner Production 2020, 253, 119936. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119936.
  25. Chen, Shaoqing*; Kharrazi, Ali; Liang, Sai*; Fath, Brian D.; Lenzen, Manfred; Yan, Jinyue. Advanced approaches and applications of energy footprints toward the promotion of global sustainability. Applied Energy 2020, 261, 114415. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114415. (Editorial review of special issue)
  26. Zhang, Peilin; Zou, Zhihong; Liu, Gang; Feng, Cuiyang; Liang, Sai*; Xu, Ming. Socioeconomic drivers of water use in China during 2002–2017. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2020, 154, 104636. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104636.
  27. Zhang, Qian; Li, Yumeng; Yu, Chang*; Qi, Jianchuan*; Yang, Chao; Cheng, Baodong*; Liang, Sai. Global timber harvest footprints of nations and virtual timber trade flows. Journal of Cleaner Production 2020, 250, 119503. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119503.
  28. Wang, Heming; Wang, Guoqiang; Qi, Jianchuan; Schandl, Heinz; Li, Yumeng; Feng, Cuiyang; Yang, Xuechun; Wang, Yao; Wang, Xinzhe; Liang, Sai*. Scarcity-weighted fossil fuel footprint of China at the provincial level. Applied Energy 2020, 258, 114081. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114081.
  29. Zhang, Chao; He, Gang; Zhang, Qian; Liang, Sai; Zipper, Samuel C.; Guo, Ru; Zhao, Xu; Zhong, Lijin; Wang, Jiao. The evolution of virtual water flows in China's electricity transmission network and its driving forces. Journal of Cleaner Production 2020, 242, 118336. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118336.
  30. Arthur, Mercy; Liu, Gengyuan; Hao, Yan; Zhang, Lixiao; Liang, Sai; Asamoah, Ernest Frimpong; Lombardi, Ginevra Virginia. Urban food-energy-water nexus indicators: A review. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2019, 151, 104481. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104481.
  31. He, Shutong#; Zhao, Liangzhen; Ding, Shihao; Liang, Sai; Dong, Liang; Wang, Junfeng; Feng, Yinchang; Liu, Lingxuan. Mapping economic drivers of China's NOx emissions due to energy consumption. Journal of Cleaner Production 2019, 241, 118130. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118130.
  32. Song, Kaihui; Qu, Shen; Taiebat, Morteza; Liang, Sai; Xu, Ming. Scale, distribution and variations of global greenhouse gas emissions driven by U.S. households. Environment International 2019, 133, 105137. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105137.
  33. Huang, Yuanyi; Zhou, Beihai*; Li, Nan; Li, Yumeng; Han, Ruru; Qi, Jianchuan; Lu, Xiaohui; Li, Shuo; Feng, Cuiyang; Liang, Sai*. Spatial-temporal analysis of selected industrial aquatic heavy metal pollution in China. Journal of Cleaner Production 2019, 238, 117944. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117944.
  34. Zhang, Pengpeng; Zhang, Lixiao; Hao, Yan; Liang, Sai; Liu, Gengyuan; Xiong, Xin; Yang, Min; Tang, Wenzhong. Understanding the tele-coupling mechanism of urban food-energy-water nexus: Critical sources, nodes, and supply chains. Journal of Cleaner Production 2019, 235, 297-307. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.06.232.
  35. Feng, Cuiyang; Qu, Shen; Jin, Yi; Tang, Xu; Liang, Sai; Chiu, Anthony C. F.; Xu, Ming. Uncovering urban food-energy-water nexus based on physical input-output analysis: the case of the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Applied Energy 2019, 252, 113422. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113422.
  36. Zhao, Haoran; Qu, Shen; Guo, Sen; Zhao, Huiru; Liang, Sai; Xu, Ming. Virtual water scarcity risk to global trade under climate change. Journal of Cleaner Production 2019, 230, 1013-1026. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.114.
  37. Xu, Ming; Liang, Sai*. Input–output networks offer new insights of economic structure. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 2019, 527, 121178. doi:10.1016/j.physa.2019.121178.
  38. Zhang, Shidong; Taiebat, Morteza; Liu, Yu; Qu, Shen; Liang, Sai; Xu, Ming. Regional water footprints and interregional virtual water transfers in China. Journal of Cleaner Production 2019, 228, 1401-1412. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.298.
  39. Xu, Ming; Cui, Yuanyuan; Hu, Meng; Xu, Xinkai; Zhang, Zhechi; Liang, Sai; Qu, Shen. Supply chain sustainability risk and assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production 2019, 225, 857-867. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.307.
  40. Chen, Shaoqing; Liu, Zhu; Chen, Bin; Zhu, Feiyao; Fath, Brian D.; Liang, Sai; Su, Meirong; Yang, Jin. Dynamic carbon emission linkages across boundaries. Earth's Future 2019, 7, 197–209. doi:10.1029/2018EF000811.
  41. Meng, Fanxin; Liu, Gengyuan; Liang, Sai; Su, Meirong; Yang, Zhifeng. Critical Review of the Energy-Water-Carbon Nexus in Cities. Energy 2019, 171, 1017-1032. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.048.
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