Wen Liu

Doctoral Student

Research Interests

  • Digitalization of manufacturing
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Materials characterization
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • Product services system
  • Circular economy


Wen Liu is a PhD researcher supervised by Professor Steve Evans in the Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) at IfM, University of Cambridge. He holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at University of Cambridge. Before came to Cambridge, he obtained an MSc in Engineering Management with a technical concentration in Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in U.S., where he was awarded the Dean's Fellowship. He also obtained his BEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering in China, 2011.

Before joining the IfM, Wen has worked at the Maryland Transit Administration and Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer Office, where he involved in a project - Multifunctional Nanorods for Gene Delivery to develop effective ways to commercialize this technology. He also has industrial project experiences with ARM, Arup and Mott MacDonald. Furthermore, Wen has conducted research in the National Biomedical Research Center to pioneer a project focused on cytotoxicity and apoptosis of nanoparticles in human cancer cells.


His research interest is to improve industrial sustainability through the application of advanced materials (nanomaterials, biomaterials, new composites, etc.); Also Wen is proposing to study Chinese manufacturers and their strategies in making the transition to 'green servicizing'; and specifically seek to learn about their effectiveness, or lack thereof, in delivering the theoretically available environmental improvements.


Contact Details

T: +44(0)1223 766141
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