Dr. Ming Xu has won the 2021 Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (Huber Award), the highest level mid-career research award in all areas of civil engineering. The award is annually given to individuals with notable achievements and contributions in research with respect to all disciplines of civil engineering. This award was first established by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) board of direction in 1946 and was given for the first time in 1949.
Ming Xu is a Professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on environmental systems engineering. At the University of Michigan, he is a core faculty member in the Center for Sustainable Systems, co-directs the Graduate Certificate Program in Industrial Ecology, and currently serves as the Director of China Programs in School for Environment and Sustainability. He teaches Environmental Footprinting and Input-Output Analysis (EAS 573) and Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development and Enterprise (EAS 550/Strategy 566). He received the Robert A. Laudise Medal from International Society for Industrial Ecology for “outstanding achievement in industrial ecology by a researcher under the age of 36” in 2015 and the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2016. Currently he serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling (2019 Impact Factor: 8.086). He was elected to Chair the 2024 Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology.