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    Dr Yuli Shan

    is an Associate Professor in Sustainable Transitions at the School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham (UoB). Before joining UoB, he worked at the University of Groningen as a research fellow. He got a doctoral degree from the University of East Anglia (2018) and a master’s degree from Fudan University (2014).

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    Professional experience

    Yuli is a Global Highly Cited Researcher and World's Top 2% Scientist since 2020. He is a contributing author of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report and an executive committee member of the National Association of Input-Output and Big Data of China. He is an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of several journals including Scientific Data, Advances in Applied Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Advances in Climate Change Research, Transactions in Energy and Sustainability, and Frontiers in Sustainable Cities.

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    Yuli’s research focuses on accounting for carbon emissions, climate change economics, and sustainable development, with a special focus on developing countries and cities. He has published over 150 papers in high-impact journals, such as Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Nature Geoscience, Nature Food, and Science Advances. His papers have been cited over 15,000 times (h-index 55), and 27 of them are ESI highly cited papers and 18 are hot papers.

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    Yuli is organizing various educational initiatives on sustainability and climate change. For more details, please visit his homepage at UoB. Yuli is conducting various education deliveries around sustainability and climate change. See his homepage at UoB for more details.

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    Yuli has co-built an open emission dataset (CEADs) to provide the most up-to-date regional emission and energy data for emerging countries and subnational regions.

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    Yuli has won a dozen academic prizes including the University of Birmingham Founders' Awards (2023), the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed PhD Students Abroad (2016), and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Green Talents Award (2018). Yuli has been interviewed by renowned media outlets and invited to present his research at international conferences.