Nan Li, Associate Professor

Dr. Nan Li is currently an associate professor of Sustainability Science in the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Nan's research focuses on developing integrated spatial-temporal big data processing and analytic platforms in the context of environmental data explosion. He has a consuming passion for programming as well as playing electric guitars.


  • Ph.D., Environmental Science& Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2013
  • M.S., Environmental Science, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China, 2008
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing,China, 2005

Representative publications

  • Han R, Zhou B*, Li N**. Bibliometric overview of research trends on heavy metal health risks and impacts in 1989-2018. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020.
  • Huang Y, Zhou B*, Han R, Lu X, Li S, Li N**. Spatial-temporal characteristics and driving factors of the human health impacts of five industrial aquatic toxic metals in China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2020.
  • Huang Y, Zhou B*, Han R, Li N**. China’s industrial gray water footprint assessment and implications for investment in industrial wastewater treatment [J]. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2019.
  • Huang Y, Zhou B*, Li N, Han R, Qi J, Lu X, Li S. Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Industrial Aquatic Heavy Metal Pollution in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 238, 117938, 2019.
  • Li N, Han R*, Lu X. Bibliometric analysis of research trends on solid waste reuse and recycling during 1992–2016. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 130:109-117, 2017.