Yuan Tao

Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

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


Current Research


Yuan is currently a PhD researcher with the Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) at IfM, Cambridge University, supervised by Professor Steve Evans. She is working on understanding how policies act as driving mechanisms in promoting Industrial symbiosis, with particular focus on its comparison between UK and China.




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.


In early 2014, Yuan was a visiting scholar in School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, China. As part of the visiting programme, she spent time with the Chinese National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC) to investigate how policies are made in China. In fall 2014, Yuan went to School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, China as a visiting scholar.




Tao, Y, Morgan, D, and Evans, S (2013): Policy Challenges to implement Industrial Symbiosis – Comparing UK and China, Asian Conference of Management Science and Applications (ACMSA2013), 21-23 December 2013, Kunming, China.


Journal Publications


Tao, Y., Morgan, D., Evans, S., 2014. How policies influence the implementation of Industrial Symbiosis by comparing UK and China, Asian Journal of Management Science and Application, forthcoming.




Young Scientist Award at the Asian Conference of Management Science and Applications Conference (ACMSA), China, 2013. 


1st prize Poster Winner of the First Year PhD Conference, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, May 2013.

Contact Details

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