Imperial College London

Ms Judy Jingwei Xie

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Postgraduate







Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Judy Xie is a doctoral student at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy. She is funded by the President’s PhD Scholarship and is aligned with the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership (SSCP DTP) at the Grantham Insitute. She is also involved with the the Environment and Climate Working Group of Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG).

Her research focuses on socially equitable pathways towards net zero. She is interested in the distributional impacts of energy transitions and quantitative modeling techniques that account for the complexity of the energy system. She hopes to address just transition beyond the traditional techno-economic framework and develop new tools for innovative policymaking. Judy is supervised by Dr. Joeri Rogelj and Dr. Iain Staffell

Prior to Imperial College, Judy worked as a Research Chemist at Global Thermostat, an Atlanta-based direct air capture startup. She holds a BS (highest honors) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA in the United States. During undergrad, Judy researched topics in heterogeneous catalysis under the advisement of Professor Chris Jones and spent a summer working on lignocellulose hydrolysis at the Bioenergy and Catalysis Laboratory of the Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen, Switzerland.



Nezam I, Xie J, Golub KW, et al., 2021, Chemical kinetics of the autoxidation of poly(ethylenimine) in CO2 sorbents, Acs Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, ISSN:2168-0485

Scholz D, Xie J, Kröcher O, et al., 2019, Mechanochemistry-assisted hydrolysis of softwood over stable sulfonated carbon catalysts in a semi-batch process, Rsc Advances: an International Journal to Further the Chemical Sciences, Vol:9, ISSN:2046-2069, Pages:33525-33538

Xie J, Ellebracht NC, Jones CW, 2019, Inter- and intramolecular cooperativity effects in alkanolamine-based acid–base heterogeneous organocatalysts, Acs Omega, Vol:4, ISSN:2470-1343, Pages:1110-1117

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