The international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program faculty members are internationally recognized for rigorous research and active engagement in current environmental policy debates, with expertise that includes air and water pollution, climate change, energy, environmental health, environmental management, ecology and conservation. A rotating roster of preeminent professors from Duke University will come to Duke Kunshan each semester to teach, conduct research and advise students.
Building on Duke’s environmental reputation, an independent environmental research center at Duke Kunshan supports natural and social sciences research of the highest caliber. The center provides a hub for faculty and students to engage in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research that seeks to provide solutions to environmental challenges in China and beyond. It also facilitates collaborations with faculty and researchers at Chinese universities and institutes, businesses operating in China and the Pacific region, government officials, consulting firms and NGOs.
Associate Director of the iMEP program (DGS)
Assistant Research Professor of Environmental Policy
Dr. Fürst received her PhD degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam and her MA degree at the Center from Environment and Development at the University of Oslo.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke Kunshan University
Dr. Coraline Goron obtained a double Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science, Duke Kunshan University
Dr. John Ji is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science at Duke Kunshan University. His research interest is in the intersection of environment and population health.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Duke Kunshan University
Dr. Binbin Li is the Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences of the Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, Duke Kunshan University
Patrick S. Ward is an assistant professor of environmental economics and policy in the iMEP program at Duke Kunshan University.
Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Duke Kunshan University
Director of the Master of Environmental Policy Program, Duke Kunshan University
Director of the Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University
Junjie Zhang is Director of Environmental Research Center and Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program at Duke Kunshan University, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics at Duke Kunsha
Associate Professor of Applied Economics at Division of Social Sciences in Duke Kunshan University.
Dr. Jingbo Cui is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the Division of Social Sciences and Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.
Professor of Environmental Science/Chemistry, Duke Kunshan University
Song Gao is a Professor of Environmental Science/Chemistry at Duke Kunshan University. He received his B.S.
Assistant Professor of Applied Economics
Zhang has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Shandong University, an M.Sc. in population, resource and environmental economics from Fudan University and a Ph.D.
Assistant professor of environmental policy
Wanggi Jaung is an assistant professor of environmental policy. He obtained a B.Sc. in Natural Resources Conservation, a Master of Food and Resource Economics, and a Ph.D.
Assistant professor of environment and urban studies
His research interest hinges on the intersections between computation and design.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Dr. Cao got his PhD from Chinese Academy of Sciences in Limnology and was also trained in Cell and Molecular Biology at Fordham University.
Professor of Humanities
James Miller is the inaugural Professor of Humanities at Duke Kunshan University, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Strategy, and co-director of the DKU Humanities Research Center .
Assistant Professor of Biogeochemistry
Dr. Yajuan Lin is a biological oceanographer studying carbon export in the sunlit surface oceans and how it is influenced by microbial communities. In particular, Dr.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Dr.Gu is the Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences at Duke Kunshan University. has a B.S.
Professor of Environmental Science
Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke Kunshan University
Annemieke van den Dool is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy at Duke Kunshan University.
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
His general research focus is on the influence of air pollution on both climate and human health.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Research Professor in Global Health, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University
Chemical engineer with interests in the design, analysis and application of remediation, waste to energy and decentralized sanitation process.
iMEP faculty lead, Duke Kunshan University
Senior Fellow, Nicholas Institute of Environmental Policy Solutions
Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology, Duke Kunshan University
Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University
Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Duke Kunshan University
Associate Dean of Sanford School of Public Policy
Billy Pizer joined the faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in the fall of 2011. He also was appointed a faculty fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, a nonpartisan institute at Duke that focuses on finding solutions to some of the nation's most pressing environmental challenges.
Director, Research Triangle Park Division, National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Adjunct Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Duke University
Adjunct Professor in the Environmental Program, Duke Kunshan University
Professor of Environmental Policy and Public Policy, Duke University
Ph.D., Columbia University (1998)
M.Phil., Columbia University (1994)
B.A., Oberlin College (1989)
Professor of Geochemistry and Water Quality, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
The major theme of this research group is the elucidation of magnitude and mechanisms of water quality degradation and impacts on ecosystems and human health.
William R. & Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law, Environmental Policy, and Public Policy Law School, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Nicholas School of the Environment
Research Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University Professor, Duke Kunshan University
Environmental chemist, toxicologist and epidemiologist by disciplinary background working in the field of exposure science
Building an NGO Toolkit: From Design to Monitoring ENVIRON 601K
Senior Fellow at Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
Former President and CEO of the Organization for Tropical Studies
Adjunt Professor at Nicholas School of Environment, Duke University
Narrating Nature: Documentaries for Environmental Studies ENVIRON 781K
Historian and Visual Artist
Media Activist, Scholar, and Curator