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Ranran Wang

Assistant professor

Dr. R. Wang
+31 71 527 4924

Ranran Wang is an assistant professor whose main areas of interest include trade and environment, green infrastructures, water use efficiency.

More information about Ranran Wang

Ranran’s research focusses on better elucidate and leverage the human effects on natural environments. Her main areas of interest include trade and environment, green infrastructures, water use efficiency, water-energy nexus, and the CO2-GDP relationship. As a systems modeler, she employs and advances systems modeling approaches such as the environmentally-extended multi-regional input-output (MRIO) analysis, system dynamics modeling, and econometric analysis. 

Prior to CML, she was an assistant professor of water and energy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. For over a decade, she employed and improved systems modeling tools to investigate the anthropogenic impacts, through local water infrastructures, regional grids, and global supply chains, on freshwater environments. They have been published in top peer-reviewed journals. She received a B.Sc. in geography from Nanjing University, China, and a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in environmental science from Yale School of the Environment in the United States. 
Ongoing research projects:

  1. Linking capital development to environmental pressures and human needs satisfaction across time and space
  2. Global and national plastic waste footprint accounting
  3. Elucidating trends and patterns in the contributions to water use from different anthropogenic drivers

For an overview of the publications of Ranran's work before CML, please follow  this link.

Assistant professor

  • Science
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Industriele Ecologie

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A3.17


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