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Dr Xiangyu Sheng

Director - Air Quality, Climate & Carbon

Xiangyu (Sian) is a leading expert in Environmental Science with over 25 years’ experience. She has wide range of expertise in air quality, climate change, whole life carbon assessment, GHG emission inventory, EIA and sustainability for large infrastructure schemes including rail, highway, energy, industrial and urban development. She has been a technical lead for numerous high-profile projects e.g. HS2, TfL, London 2012 Olympic Legacy, Brent Cross, Crossrail, 2008 Beijing Olympic, EU LIEP, EMCP and EU EGP.

Xiangyu is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMets), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Chartered Physicist (CPhys), a Chartered Scientist (CSci) and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). She has a BSc in Applied Physics and BEng in Environmental Engineering; MSc in Environmental Engineering and MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, as well as a PhD in Environmental Science. She has more than 40 journal/ conference publications. She published a book ‘Air Dispersion Modelling in Regulatory Applications’ in 2005.

Outside work Xiangyu is a prolific writer and plays Guqin (ancient zither). She has been a founder and chief editor of a Chinese literature journal since 2001. She supports female STEM students, as a secretary of Newnham Associates, alumnae group of Newnham College, University of Cambridge.