2017 - present: Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham
2013 - 2017: PhD researcher, Composites Group/ Bioprocessing, Environmental and Chemical Technologies Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham
2009-2013: BEng (Hons), Powder Metallurgy Research Institute, Central South University
Fanran Meng is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering since 2017. His current research focuses on life cycle environmental sustainability of waste valorisation opportunities, with specific focus on carbon fibre composite materials and municipal solid waste:
1.Environment and Cost analysis of Carbon Fibre Composites Recycling
2.Production of butanol and hydrogen by fermentation techniques using steam treated municipal solid waste
His expertise is in the application of systems analysis approaches (technical, environmental, and economic analysis with optimization algorithm) to materials and biomass. This research involves the integration of a number of analytical methodologies and the impact assessment of resources, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, cost, and other impact factors.