- Ph.D. Environmental Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2013
- B.S. Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2007
Sai Liang was a postdoctoral research fellow at SNRE of the University of Michigan. He was selected as a Dow Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow during September, 2013 – August, 2015. He is interested in understanding the complex interdependence of economic and environmental systems and the implications on policymaking. His research focuses on how the economies of the global trade network are likely to be impacted by future environmental challenges, specifically focusing on a country’s availability of freshwater. An interdisciplinary approach is required for the research by integrating methods and tools in environmental systems analysis, risk analysis, statistical physics, and macroeconomics. He investigated the impacts of water scarcity risks on the global trade network.