Feng is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on interdisciplinary water sciences, with the aim of achieving water sustainability in the Anthropocene through ecological, social and technical innovations, such as new tools for data collection and environmental modelling, improved knowledge of water-centred dynamics and interactions, and more adaptive governance strategies for global change.
Feng did his PhD in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. His PhD research focused on the science-policy interface in the area of hydroecology and integrated river basin management in the European Union and China. He investigated how the existing integrated river basin management methods could be supported by scientific evidence, quantitative methods and visualisation tools, and how scientific evidence as a source of knowledge was balanced by subjective management considerations.
Feng holds a BSc in Natural Sciences and Biology from the Zhejiang University, an MRes in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of Leeds, and an MPhil in Politics from the University of Cambridge. He intended to do research on environmental issues with both natural and social science understanding.