Yee Van joined the Environmental Change Institute in November 2023. Before this, she worked as a researcher at the Centre of Excellence Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory and a lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology. She is one of the contributors to a textbook (Sustainable Process Integration and Intensification: Saving Energy, Water and Resources) and a handbook (Handbook of Process Integration: Minimisation of Energy and Water Use, Waste and Emissions). 

Yee Van is the associate editor of the Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier) and Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effect (Taylor and Francis Online). She also serves as a subject editor of Energy (Elsevier) under the topic of Energy-Economic-Environment. Yee Van was co-chair of two international conferences, the PRES (Conference Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction) and SPIL (Sustainable Process Integration) conference series, and the International Conference on Low Carbon Asia committee. Yee Van is currently a member of the board of trustees of PRISE Foundation, which was established in 2023. 


Yee Van's research interest lies in material recovery and clean energy, supported by sustainability analysis, optimisation, and scenario modelling. Her research to date emphasises life cycle analysis of the solid waste management sector from micro to macro scales. This ranges from assessing optimal treatment strategies for waste collection and management systems to forecasting GHG emissions from waste flows by understanding relationships with demographic and socioeconomic factors. Her current research focuses on digitalisation as a potential enabler of net zero and circular economy targets.


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  • Hoy, Z.X., Woon, K.S., Chin, W.C., Fan, Y. V, Yoo, S. J. (2023). Curbing global solid waste emissions toward net-zero warming futures. Science, 382(6672), 797-800.
  • Fan, Y.V., Jiang, P., Tan, R. R., Aviso, K. B., You, F., Zhao, X., Lee, C.T., Klemeš, J. J. (2022). Forecasting plastic waste generation and interventions for environmental hazard mitigation. Journal of hazardous materials, 424, 127330.
  • Fan, Y.V., Klemeš, J. J., Walmsley, T. G., Bertók, B. (2020). Implementing Circular Economy in municipal solid waste treatment system using P-graph. Science of the Total Environment, 701, 134652.