Telephone: (517) 432-6517
Associate Professor, Urban & Regional Planning Program and the Center for Global Change & Earth Observations
Human Ecology Building, Room 201M
Research Interests: Innovation and economic development, Asia’s urbanization.
PhD in Economic Development and a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from MIT.
Peilei Fan is an associate professor of Urban & Regional Planning in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University. She also holds a joint research appointment at the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, and is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Geography at MSU. Fan has a PhD in Economic Development and a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from MIT. She has served as a consultant/economist for United Nations University--World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Asian Development Bank. Fan’s research focuses on the urban environment, innovation and economic development. She has worked on research projects funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), such as “Urbanization and sustainability under global change and transitional economies: Synthesis from Southeast, East, and North Asia (SENA)” (Lead PI, 2015-18) and “China's Urbanization and its Sustainability under Future Climate Change” (Lead PI, 2009-2013). She will be a Core Fulbright US Scholar of Cross-Strait Studies Program for 2017-2018 in Taipei and Shanghai. Learn more about these projects at Fan's Website.