Energy-environment-economy complex system

Phone: (+86)159-2753-8482


Academic Areas: Energy-environment-economy complex system

Research Interests: Systems analysis for renewable and ecological engineering projects, Input-output techniques and their applications, Systems accounting for energy and the relevant pollutants, GHG emissions accounting and climate change mitigation policies


Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, 2015, Peking University;

BA in Building Environment and equipment engineering, 2010, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;

BA in Management, 2010, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor (2015-present), School of energy and power engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Selected Publications


1. Chen, G.Q., Li, J.S., Chen, B., Wen, C., Yang, Q., Alsaedi, A. and Hayat, T. (2016). "An overview of mercury emissions by global fuel combustion: the impact of international trade". Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews ,2016, 65:345-355.

2. Jiang, W.Q., Li, J.S., Chen, G.Q., Yang, Q., Alsaedi, A., Ahmad, B. and Hayat, T. (2016). "Mercury emissions embodied in Beijing economy".Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 129:134-142.

3. Li, J.S., Luo, R., Yang, Q. and Yang, H.P. (2016). "Inventory of CO2 emissions driven by energy consumption in Hubei Province: a time-series energy input-output analysis". Frontiers of Earth Science , 2016:1-14.

4. Li, J.S., Xia, X.H., Chen, G.Q., Alsaedi, A. and Hayat, T. (2016). " Optimal embodied energy abatement strategy for Beijing economy: Based on a three-scale input-output analysis". Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016, 53:1602-1610.

5. Han, M.Y., Chen, G.Q., Mustafa, M.T., Hayat, T. and Li, J.S. (2015)" Embodied water for urban economy: A three-scale input–output analysis for Beijing 2010". Ecological Modeling, 2015, 318:19-25.

6. Meng, J., Liu, J.F., Guo, S., Li, J.S., Li, Z. and Tao, S. (2015)"Trend and driving forces of Beijing's black carbon emissions from sectoral perspectives". Journal of Cleaner Production, 2015, 112.

7. Chen, G.Q. and Li, J.S. (2015). "Virtual water assessment for Macao, China: Highlighting the role of external trade". Journal of Cleaner Production, 2015, 93:308-317.

8. Li, J.S., Chen, G.Q., Hayat, T. and Alsaedi, A. (2015). "Mercury emissions by Beijing's fossil energy consumption: Based on environmentally extended input–output analysis". Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015, 41:1167-1175.

9. Wu,X.F.,Wu,X.D., Xia, X.H., Mi, T., Yang, Q., Chen, G.Q., Chen, B., Hayat, T. and Alsaedi, A.(2014). "Ecological accounting for an integrated “pig–biogas–fish” system based on emergetic indicators". Ecological Indicators, 2014, 47(2):189-197.

10. Li, J.S., and Chen, G.Q. (2014). "Water footprint assessment for service sector: A case study of gaming industry in water scarce Macao". Ecological Indicators, 2014, 47:164-170.

11. Wang, P., Li, Z., Huai, W.X., Chen, G.Q. and Li, J.S. (2014). "Indicators for environmental dispersion in a three-layer wetland: Extension of Taylor's classical analysis". Ecological Indicators, 2014, 47:254-269.

12. Han, M.Y., Shao, L., Li, J.S., and Chen, G.Q. (2014). "Emergy-based hybrid evaluation for commercial construction engineering: A case study in BDA". Ecological Indicators, 2014, 47:179-188.

13. Li, J.S., Chen, G.Q., Wu, X.F., and Bashir Ahmad. (2014). " Embodied energy assessment for Macao׳s external trade". Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, 34:642–653.

14. Meng, J., Chen, G.Q., Shao, L., and Li, J.S. (2014). "Virtual water accounting for building: Case study for E-town, Beijing". Journal of Cleaner Production, 2014, 68(2):7-15.

15. Zhang, B., Li, J.S. and Peng, B.H. (2014). "Multi-regional input-output analysis for China’s regional CH4 emissions". Frontiers of Earth Science, 2014, 8(1):163-180.

16. Xia, X.H., Chen, Y.B., Li, J.S. and Chen, G.Q. (2014). "Energy regulation in China: Objective selection, potential assessment and responsibility sharing by partial frontier analysis". Energy Policy, 2014, 66(66):292-302.

17. Han, M.Y., Guo, S., Chen, H. and Li, J.S. (2014). "Local-scale systems input-output analysis of embodied water for the Beijing economy in 2007". Frontiers of Earth Science, 2014, 8(3):414-426.

18. Meng, J., Li, Z., Li, J.S. and Guo, S. (2014). "Embodied exergy-based assessment of energy and resource consumption of buildings". Frontiers of Earth Science, 2014, 8(1):150-162.

19. Zhang, B., Chen, G.Q., Li, J.S. and Tao, L. (2014). "Methane emissions of energy activities in China 1980–2007". Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, 29(7):11-21.

20. Li, J.S., Alsaedi, A., Hayat, T. and Chen, G.Q. (2014). "Energy and carbon emission review for Macao's gaming industry". Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, 29(C):744-753.

21. Chen, G.Q., Guo, S., Shao, L. and Li, J.S. (2013). "Three-scale input–output modeling for urban economy: Carbon emission by Beijing 2007". Communications in Nonlinear Science & Numerical Simulation, 2013, 18(9):2493-2506.

22. Han, M.Y., Chen, G.Q., Shao, L. and Li, J.S. (2013). "Embodied energy consumption of building construction engineering: Case study in E-town, Beijing". Energy & Buildings, 2013, 64(5):62-72.

23. Li, J.S., Chen, G.Q. and Lai, T.M. (2013). "Embodied greenhouse gas emission by Macao". Energy Policy, 2013, 59(3):819-833.

24. Li, J.S. and Chen, G.Q. (2013). "Energy and greenhouse gas emissions review for Macao". Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2013, 22(8):23-32.

25. Gao, R.Y., Shao, L and Li, J.S. (2012). "Comparison of greenhouse gas emission accounting for a constructed wetland wastewater treatment system". Ecological Informatics, 2012, 12(11):85-92.

26. Guo, S., Shao, L., Chen, H.X. and Li, J.S. (2012). "Inventory and input-output analysis of CO2 emissions by fossil fuel consumption in Beijing 2007". Ecological Informatics, 2012, 12(11):93-100.

27. Li, J.S., Duan, N., Guo, S. and Han, M.Y. (2012). "Renewable resource for agricultural ecosystem in China: Ecological benefit for biogas by-product for planting". Ecological Informatics, 2012, 12(11):101-110.

28. Guo, S., Liu, J.B., Shao, L. and Li, J.S. (2012). "Energy-Dominated Local Carbon Emissions in Beijing 2007: Inventory and Input-Output Analysis" . The scientific world journal, 2012, 2012(9):923183.

Selected Cases

Awards and Honors

1. Innovation Award, Peking University, 2014.

2. National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, PRC, 2007, 2008, 2014.

Courses Taught

Carbon emissions accounting and carbon capture (BA course)

Professional English for energy and power engineering (BA course)

An overview of renewable energies (BA course)

Brief introduction to renewable energy (BA course)


1. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, "Virtual energy and greenhouse gas emissions embodied in Hubei’s trade", May 2016 to Dec 2017, Principal Investigator.

2. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, "Systems accounting, scenario analysis and strategic research on low carbon energy ", Jan 2016 to Dec 2018, Principal Investigator of a sub-project.

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