Dr Yuan Tao

Research Associate

Research Interests

  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • Waste management
  • Industrial policy and environmental policy 
  • Interactions between enterprises, waste market and government
  • Consumer behavious


Current Research


Yuan Tao is a research associate with the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, at the University of Cambridge. Yuan is currently working on the SCALER (Scaling European Resources with Industrial Symbiosis, H2020-SPIRE-2017) project, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme. 




Yuan Tao holds a PhD from Cambridge University. Her PhD explores how policies work to foster Industrial symbiosis, with a comparison between UK and China.

Prior to her PhD, Yuan obtained an MSc in Commercial Project Management at the University of Manchester in 2010. In 2011, she completed her second MSc in Sustainable Urbanism in University College London (UCL) with a Best Student Award in Taught Programme. In 2012, Yuan obtained an MPhil in Land Economy Research at Cambridge University.



Contact Details

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