Lin Shi is a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University. Her current research focuses on the supply chain sustainability in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry.

Prior to joining Stanford, Lin was an environmental engineer at Apple, where she worked on environmental metrics. From 2012-2014, as a graduate research assistant in the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, she conducted analysis of by-products, energy and heat sharing of paper and sugar manufacturing facilities. In 2013, she was an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow assigned to the Boston Medical Center’s Energy Management Office, where she helped to develop energy efficiency strategy.

Lin comes from Chengdu, China, and received a BA in Mathematics and Environmental Studies at Knox College, and a Masters of Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My area of research is supply chain sustainability of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. My research objective is to explore approaches to evaluating, communicating, and mitigating the life cycle environmental impacts of ICT products, focusing specifically on supply chains.

My main motivating questions include:

1. How can a functionality-based assessment framework measure and communicate the environmental and social impact of consumer electronics, particularly during product design and use?

2. How to optimize ICT supply chain sustainability strategies given high level of uncertainties in supply chain related data?

All Publications

  • Industrial Symbiosis: Context and Relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Shi, L. Springer, Cham. 2019
  • Organizational Boundary Change in Industrial Symbiosis: Revisiting the Guitang Group in China Sustainability Shi, L., Chertow, M. 2017

    View details for DOI 10.3390/su9071085