Zuansi Cai

Zuansi Cai

Dr Zuansi Cai

Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering


Zuansi Cai is an Environmental Modeller with over ten years’ research experience. He joined Edinburgh Napier University as a lecturer in 2016, after working as a Research Associate/Fellow for three multi-million pound RCUK and EU research projects at University of Sheffield and Queens’ University Belfast. His research interests include Energy Storage, Groundwater Risk Assessment of Fracking for Shale gas, Water Resources and Climate Change. Currently, Zuansi is collaborating research in Renewable Energy and Intelligent Energy Systems. His earlier research experience included solid waste technology, soil and groundwater remediation, flow and transport modelling as well as uncertainty quantification.


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • China Plan "111" (2017-2021): 8m CNY funded by Ministry of Education of China (PI: Prof. Jiancheng Li, Vice President of Wuhan University)


External Examining/Validations

  • Visiting Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of The Geological Society


Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of Americal Geophysical Union


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • REMEDIATE: a €3.7m EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN (2015-2018) €1.1m awarded to Queen’s University Belfast, Co-I)

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Modeling of Shale gas migration from fracking
  • Grassland Ecology and Water Resources