Prof. LI Fengting
Deputy Dean of UN Environment-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development Vice Dean of College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University

Main research areas:

Water treatment technology

Policy and adaptive research on climate change

Education on sustainable development

Prof. Li joined Tongji University in 1997, and has been in his current position since June 2004. In his position, he is instrumental in formulating, developing and implementing international education at Tongji University and spreading UN Environment’s strategy in Asia-Pacific region and Africa. In recent years, Prof. Li has led multi-disciplinary teams in the areas of education, policy research and facilitated South-South cooperation.  

In the past years, he played a key role in developing international education and expanding the relationship with UN Environment, central government ministries and intentional organizations. He also presided over several national and regional training programs and contributed to the establishment of a network for environmental information.

Before joining Tongji University, Prof. Li earned a Bachelor degree of applied chemistry from Beijing Institute of Technology (1986), a Master degree from Shandong Polytechnic University (1989), and a Doctoral degree from Nanjing University (1997), China.  He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in University of Georgia, USA from 2010-2011 and was a visiting professor at Free University of  Berlin, Germany, in 2012. 

Prof. Li is an expert in applying theories into practices, especially in the field of water treatment, where he established a wide-range connection with the industry. He owns more than 30 patents, among which many have been applied at home and aboard. Over 30 companies in China are using his technology and its products have been expanded to more than 40 countries. In 2013 he was conferred the award of the special contribution to the South-South cooperation by United Nations.