Lerwen Liu

Managing Director
, STEAM Platform, KX Innovation Center
Profile / Bio: 

Dr. Lerwen Liu specializes in business development and education in emerging technologies, circular economy, and sustainability. She focuses on strategy, assessment, and support of emerging technologies, including nanotechnology and Artificial Intelligence, with applications in all sectors. With her 20 years of practice in global business development in strategic partnership and communication, and marketing, Dr. Liu bridges government, industry, and academics in developing sustainable solutions to address the challenges humanity is facing today. She has worked in both the developed and developing world focusing on youth leadership and entrepreneurship development towards sustainability.

She is the founding managing director of NanoGlobe, a strategic consultancy on sustainable and emerging technologies. She is currently supporting the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a Circular Economy Institutional and Business Model Specialist & Consultant Team Leader for the ADB’s Technical Assistance project: PRC Green Circular Economy Zero Waste Cities. She is the founding director of STEAM Platform, which empowers the youth in the developing world to become global leaders in driving the transition towards a sustainable economy.

She is the editor of “Emerging Nanotechnology Power: Nanotechnology R&D and Business Trends In The Asia Pacific Rim published by World Scientific in 2009. She is an author and co-editor of the 1st Textbook “An Introduction to Circular Economy” published by Springer Nature in Dec. 2020 (ISBN: 978-981-15-8509-8, at link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-15-8510-4). This book has been awarded the Springer Nature’s 3rd “China New Development Awards” in Sept. 2021.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Plastics Circularity:Overview 25 August 2022 Slides Climate Change, Environment, Energy
Circular Economy Plastics Clinic: A Project Playshop 28 January 2022 Multimedia Environment, Finance, ICT, Water
Deep Dive 1.1 (Plastic-free Oceans Track) - Circling Back: A Back-to-Basics Course on Circular Plastics Economy 26 January 2022 Multimedia Environment, Finance, ICT, Water
Research and Learning Partnerships for the Circular Economy and Implementing Carbon Neutral Initiatives 10 December 2021 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Education
Plastics Circularity: Consumer Behavior & Community Engagement 11 November 2021 Slides Environment, Urban Development
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi 31 October 2019 Document Agriculture and Natural Resources, ICT
Asian Youth Driven Leadership Platform Towards Smart CE Transformation 27 September 2019 Slides Education