The Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES) established the CAPEES/Nanova Frontier Research Award in 2017 to recognize annually up to two outstanding professors in environmental science and engineering who have achieved recognized research leadership and pioneered an innovative research area. The inaugural CAPEES/Nanova Frontier Research Award was given to Prof. Ming Xu on June 20, 2017 at the 2017 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Research and Education Conference held at the University of Michigan. Prof. Xu was recognized by the Award for his research contribution and leadership in sustainable engineering through advancing the field of life cycle assessment by developing and applying data-driven and computational methods.
Prof. Ming Xu is an Associate Professor in School for Environment and Sustainability and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a core faculty member in the Center for Sustainable Systems, co-directs the Graduate Certificate Program in Industrial Ecology, and currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the Executive Committee of the China Data Center. He is an elected Councilor of the Chinese Society for Industrial Ecology and has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling since 2015.
CAPEES is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to promote discovery, exchange, and dissemination of knowledge and ideas in the field of environmental engineering and science, to foster professional growth and career development of Chinese American professors in environmental engineering and science, and to provide expert scientific and technical services to the environmental engineering and science community and the society at large.