She is an associate Professor at the School of Environment of Tsinghua University (Beijing) and has developed successful research, as well as teaching career in solid waste management in the past 16 years. Her research interests relate to microbial process and carbon – nitrogen cycle in solid waste management systems, including composting, anaerobic digestion and land filling of organic waste, bioenergy production from biomass waste, CH4 carbon turn-over in landfill cover soil and LCA on solid waste management. During her career, she has authored or co-authored 115 journal papers (60 peer reviewed journal papers published in the past 5 years), conference papers and technical report publications. Moreover, she has conducted more than 25 projects. Dr Lu’s work also has contributions to government’s policy and regulations, such as the establishment of index system for the priority trace components in landfills and improvements in the sampling procedures for trace components in waste sectors in China. She has built contacts/collaborations with top scientists in the field of solid waste management, such as scientists from US, Japan, Germany, Canada, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, etc..