Academic Staff
Meiyu Guo

Dr. Guo Meiyu (郭美瑜博士)

Assistant Professor
Member of the Smart Society Lab

Unconventional Energy Development, Energy Policy, Environmental Impact Assessment, Carbon Neutrality and Carbon Market

AAB 1223
(852) 3411 6542
(852) 3411 5990


  • Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Visiting Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
  • M.Ec., Renmin University of China, China
  • B.Sc., Renmin University of China, China


  • Shale gas and oil development
  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental economics
  • Carbon market


  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Management
  • Green Industry and Business Management
  • Geography and the Contemporary World
  • Urban and Regional Development of China



  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Mapping China’s Gas Market under Carbon Neutrality, Science Progress, 2022–2023
  • Guest Editor, Carbon-Neutral 2060 and Deep Decarbonization of China’s Energy System, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 2021–2022
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 2021–
  • Reviewer, The Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong
  • Reviewer, Mineral Resource Governance report, UNEP
  • Reviewer, SCI Journals: Environmental Science & Technology, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Energies, Applied Energy, Land use policy, and Energy, etc


Accepting applications for Ph.D. students and Research Assistants

  • Shale gas and oil development, Energy Policy, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental economics, Carbon market


PI, General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council. Assessment of Methane Emissions from Shale Gas Production in China, 01/2022–12/2025, HKD 648,000.


PI, Tier 1 Research Start-up Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, Exploring the Feasibility of Building Hong Kong’s Certification Authority for Carbon Credits, Mar 2023 – Aug 2025, HKD 200,000.


PI, Young Scientist Project, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Environmental impacts of shale gas development: monitoring, assessment and regulation, Jan 2018 – Dec 2020, RMB 180,000.


PI, Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, Water governance and pollution control for China’s shale gas development in Xinjiang, Sep 2017 – Aug 2019, HKD 100,000.


Guo, M.Y., and Wang, J. (2021). Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Development in China: Assessment and Regulation. Springer Nature, ISBN 978-981-16-0489-8


Lin L. and Guo M.*. (2023), Effects of urbanization on multiple human perceived temperatures in South China. Frontiers in Environmental Science,11 https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2023.1117443 [SCI, Q2]

He, L., Chen, B., Luo, Y., Xu, Y., Ye, W., Guo, M., Wu, P., Li, Z., Chen, Ye., Feng, H., Wang, J., Wang Y. & Xu, L. (2023). Comparison of water stress regarding potential shale energy development in China and the US. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 190, 106823. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106823 [SCI, Q1, Impact factor: 10.204]

Liu, J., Lo, K., Mah, D., & Guo, M. (2021). Cross-Border Governance and Sustainable Energy Transition: The Case of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, 8(2), 101-106. [SCI, Q1]

Shi, W.R., Guo M., Huang Z., Zhang Z., Zhang C. and Shi Y. (2021), Study on Development of Shale Gas Horizontal Well with Time-phased Staged Fracturing and Refracturing: Follow-up and Evaluation of Well R9-2, A Pilot Well in Fuling Shale Gas Field. IEEE Access, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3105186 [SCI, Q2]

Wang J., Lei C. and Guo M. (2020) Daily natural gas price forecasting by a weighted hybrid data-driven model. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107240. [SCI, Q1, Impact factor: 2.886]

Shi, W.R., X.Z. Wang, M.Y. Guo, Y.H. Shi, A.G. Feng, Rui Liang and Arshad Raza. (2020) Water use for shale gas development in China’s Fuling Shale Gas Field. Journal of Cleaner Productionhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120680. [SCI, Q1, Impact factor: 6.395]

Wang J., Guo M., Liu M. and Wei X. (2020) Long-term outlook for global rare earth production. Resources Policyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.101569. [SSCI, Q1, Impact factor: 3.185]

Hu, Z., Zhou, Q., Chen, X., Chen, D., Li, J., Guo, M., Yin, G. and Duan, Z., (2019) Groundwater Depletion Estimated from GRACE: A Challenge of Sustainable Development in an Arid Region of Central Asia. Remote Sensing, 11(16). [SCI, Q1, Impact factor: 4.118]

Guo, M.Y., Y. Xu and Y. Q. D. Chen. (2019) Environmental enforcement and compliance in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 144, pp. 24-31. [SCI, Q1, Impact factor: 5.120]

Hu, Z.Y., X. Chen, D.L. Chen, J.F. Li, S. Wang, Q.M. Zhou, G. Yin and M.Y. Guo (2018) “Dry gets drier, wet gets wetter”: a case study over the arid regions of Central Asia. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5863 [SCI, Q1, Impact factor: 3.911]

Raza, A., Guo, M.Y., R. Gholami, R. Rezaee, V. Rasouli, M. Sarmadivaleh and A. Bhatti. (2018) Shale gas: A solution for energy crisis and lower CO2 emission in Pakistan, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, DOI: 10.1080/15567036.2018.1486486 [SCI, Impact factor: 0.6]

Guo, M.Y., and Xu, Y. (2018) Coal-to-liquids projects in China under water and carbon constraints, Energy Policy, 117, pp.58-65 [SCI, Q1, Impact factor: 4.880].

Guo, M.Y., and Xu, Y. (2018). Shale Gas Development and Environmental Governance in China. In The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas (pp. 225-239). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. ISBN 978-3-319-62556-0

Raza, A., R. Gholami, Guo, M.Y., V. Rasouli, M. Sarmadivaleh, A. Bhatti and R. Rezaee. (2018) A review on natural gas potential of Pakistan for transition to a low-carbon future, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, accepted [SCI, Impact factor: 0.6]

Guo, M.Y., Y. Xu and Y. Q. D. Chen. (2017) Catching environmental noncompliance in shale gas development in China and the United States for better fuel switching. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 121, pp.73-81.

Guo, M.Y., X. Lu, C.P. Nielsen, M.B. McElroy, W.R. Shi, Y.T. Chen and Y. Xu. (2016) Prospects for shale gas production in China: Implications for water demand. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 66, pp. 742-750.

Shi, W.R., Guo, M.Y., Zhang Z.S, Zhang C.M., Li A, Yuan S.Y., Ren Y. and Shi Y.H. (2015) Case Study on Adsorption and Desorption Gas Experiment Measurement of Shale Gas. Science Technology and Engineering, 15 (7), pp. 167-172 (in Chinese)

Guo, M.Y., Y. Xu and Y. Q. D. Chen. (2014). Fracking and Pollution: Can China Rescue its Environment in Time? Environmental Science & Technology, 42(2), pp. 891-892.

Li, X.T., Shi, W.R., Guo, M.Y., Li X., Zhao H.Y., Chen X., Ren Y. and Shi W.R. (2014) Characteristics of Marine Shale Gas Reservoirs in Jiaoshiba Area of Fuling Shale Gas Field, Journal of Oil and Gas Technology, 36 (11), pp. 11-15. (in Chinese)