Fengting LI was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2020. As a fellow, Fengting LI contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
LI Fengting is a Professor of Tongji University and the Director for the Key Laboratory of Cities’ Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change in Shanghai, China Meteorological Administration (CMACC). His research mainly focuses on climate change, water resources management, and carbon neutralization technology including , design and development of new functional nano materials, carbon utilization and low carbon water treatment , as well as mechanism of South-South and Triangular Cooperation. He has published over 400 papers on peer-review journals and he was granted with more than 90 patents from China and globally. He has designed numerous water treatment products which are widely used in the treatment of drinking water, domestic wastewater and industrial wastewater in China as well as countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa. Li was the lead expert of the UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme from 2008-2015, a flagship South-South Partnership coordinated by UNEP and funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, while his research team focused on water resources management and water treatment in Africa with specific projects on: 1) wastewater treatment of communities in Africa; and 2) the development, application and demonstration of water resources utilization technology. Li obtained his bachelor’s degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, and master’s degree from Shandong University. In 1997, Li obtained his Ph.D from Nanjing University, China. He was conferred the Special Contribution Award for South-South Cooperation by the United Nations in 2013.