Tianyu Ying

Tianyu Ying

Position Title
PhD Student

Energy Graduate Group


M.S. Sustainable Systems/Conservation Ecology (dual), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 2018
B.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Science (with honor), University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, May 2016

Research Interests
Tianyu has a background in agroecology and industrial ecology and is interested in topics related to life cycle assessment. He has done some soil  science/agronomy research before and would like to do interdisciplinary research between those areas. He aims to improve the efficiency of linked food, water, and energy system, particularly on the life cycle assessment of how reducing food waste and losses benefit the water and energy system. He is interested in examining the effects of agriculture product processing via life cycle assessment. He is also interested in food waste recovery and
recycling, especially the possibility of converting food waste to biofuel.

Qian, Y., Song, K., Hu, T., & Ying, T. (2018). Environmental status of livestock and poultry sectors in China under current transformation stage. Science of the Total Environment, 622, 702-709.
Chao, Z., Liu, N., Zhang, P., Ying, T., & Song, K. (2019).  Estimation methods developing with remote sensing information for energy crop biomass: A comparative review. Biomass and Bioenergy, 122, 414-425.