PhD Research Student
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Mr. Deyi Hou holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, and a Master of Science (MS) and a Degree of Engineer (DE) from Stanford University. He has been a Certified Project Manager and a registered Professional Engineer, working for Parsons Corporation, an international engineering consulting company. Mr. Hou has provided environmental consulting services to numerous clients in both public and private sectors, on projects ranging from less than $1 million to nearly $100 million. In October 2011, he joined the Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group at the University of Cambridge, with a research focus on sustainable development. Mr. Hou is a member of Queens’ college and his research is funded by the Cambridge Overseas Trust.
Mr. Deyi Hou is interested in the complexity and dynamics in a coupled human-nature system, and their effect on sustainable development. He intends to study how socioeconomic, political, and technological variables interact with each other and influence behaviour and decision making that drives sustainability. He will specifically study the sustainability of environmental remediation in various countries, including the US, UK and China, mainly from environmental policy and engineering practice perspectives.