Zhimin Xu

Zhimin Xu

Career Interests

Consulting; energy finance; industry research; renewables
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy & Environment
Coursework: Resource and Environmental Economics; Energy and the Environment; Applied Data Analysis with R; Modeling for Energy Systems; Energy Economics and Policy
Bachelor of Science, June 2017
School of Environment and Natural Resources
Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
Major: Environmental Science
Coursework: Sustainable Development; Environmental and Energy Engineering; Ecology; Environmental Management; Environmental Monitoring; Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Microbiology; Economics of Money and Finance; Real Estate Market
Exchange Study Experience, Fall 2015
University of Macau, Macau, China
Coursework: Principles of Macroeconomics; Introduction to Public Administration; Environmental Engineering; Engineering Drawing; Fluid Mechanics

Professional Experience

Science and Policy Center Intern, The Nature Conservancy Beijing, China
Participated in the Nature Education Project, wrote a 46-page independent review of Chinese nature education and cooperated Shanghai Dongtan Wetland Park to design their natural education program. Researched and wrote 8 cases of dam-removal in the United States, stored in the database for further use. Aug 2016 - Nov 2016
General Technical Division Assistant, Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China Beijing, China
Researched the system designs and statuses of the United Kingdom’s landfill tax. Composed a relevant 6-page report and 20-page supporting article on the United Kingdom’s landfill tax and its impacts, reaching approximately 60 million people. Mar 2016 - May 2016
Environmental Data Assistant, Beijing Greennest Unit Environmental Technology Research Institute Beijing, China
Collected information and data of 1200 environmental companies and organized data. Mar 2016 - May 2016
Research, Chongqing’s Drainage and Sewage Treatment System 
Researched Chongqing’s characteristics of drainage and sewage treatment system, and its pollutant balance through a field trip. Wrote a 67-page group report with other people and wrote a 19-page individual report focusing on geography and drainage system of Chongqing. Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
Performance Analysis, DIY and Three Typical Air Cleaners Based on Air Cleaner's Purchase Intention
Conducted a survey of people’s air cleaner’s purchase intention. Made a DIY air cleaner. Tested performance of DIY air cleaner and three typical air cleaners in the market with different price. Awarded 2nd prize in the 18th Student Extracurricular Academic Technology Contest. Dec 2015 - Mar 2016

Additional Information

•China Scholarship Council’s Scholarship, Aug 2017 - May 2019
•Duke University Merit Scholarship, Aug 2017 - May 2019
•1st Prize Scholarship (Top 5%) from Renmin University of China, Oct 2016
•Merit Student from Renmin University of China, Oct 2016
•Outstanding Student Cadres Scholarship from Renmin University of China, Sep 2014
Modeling; R; CFA level II Candidate; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint; Video Production


business development
environmental education
excel modeling

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources



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Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Research Institute / Think Tank