SMART Alumni


Jie Li BSc BEco MSc PhD

GEM (Wuhan) Urban Mining Resources Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd. China

Jie studied her undergraduate degrees at home in China, gaining both a BSc (hons) in Measurement and Control Technology and Equipment, and a BEco (hons) in Economics. Jie moved to the UK and to Loughborough in 2011 when she commenced study for an Msc (distinction) in Mechanical Engineering, taking particular interest in environmental science. She then moved on to undertake her doctorate as part of the SMART team.

Joining the Centre for SMART provided Jie with a great opportunity to engage in a project on “Next Generation Recycling of End-of-Life Electric Vehicles” and to work collaborately with industrial partners. Throughout her PhD programme, Jie obtained a strong understanding of waste management policies and legislation. Furthermore, an automated approach for end-of-life electric vehicle recycling and an associated multi-criteria assessment method were designed and developed. Jie graduated in 2016 with her PhD.

Jie is currently working at GEM (Wuhan) Urban Mining Resources Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd. as a research assistant in the ELV Integrated Research Centre. Her key responsibilities include: undertaking research in the field of recycling, recovery and remanufacturing; generating research proposals and reports; as well as building and maintaining relationships with international suppliers and consultants.

She also serves as the leader of the GEM Group’s Translation Team, in charge of Chinese/English bilingual translations for technical or non-technical texts; proofreading of existing translations and other linguistic-related tasks i.e. training courses and contract signing ceremonies.