Ling Min Tan

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Research Associate in Urban Decarbonisation

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Ling Min Tan
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Master degree (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering in 2016, then subsequently joined the Resources, Infrastructure Systems, and built Environments (RISE) Research Group in the Department Civil and Structural Engineering to pursue her PhD research. I have been awarded a full PhD scholarship from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and completed my PhD degree in November 2020.

Ling Min's PhD work focuses on understanding and formulation of the effects of city economic and energetic characteristics on their resource consumption. My past research activity involves coordinating stakeholder engagement and collaborating with the local and regional governing authorities across the Sheffield City Region to develop a regional emissions budgeting framework aiming to address the regional needs in decarbonisation in order to meet the net zero goals.

My current research project involves working across disciplines to evaluate and implement best suitable techniques and methodologies to decarbonise urban material stocks in delivering a sustainable built environment.

Research interests

I am interested in industrial ecology related areas such as urban metabolism, circular economy, exergy economics and designs for sustainable urban systems through optimising the pattern of resources consumption and improved resource efficiency.


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Research group

Resources, Infrastructure Systems & built Environments