Xiaodan Yang is a Ph.D. candidate at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), in the Technological Innovation in Building program, and she is currently working for the research group Sustainability in Construction and Industry, giSCI-UPM. Her research field is CE&LCA web tool for re-used and recycled
building information modelling (In both reused structural elements and recycled materials). At the same time, she has obtained a CSC Scholarship 2022 .
She worked in AGE, participated project Urban Green Heart of Auxiliary City Centre in Beijing Temporary Greening Plan Reconstruction of Cuiping Road in Tongzhou，Beijing; also she had worked in ARCplus-ECADI (East China Architectural Design & Research Institute), participated project Zhangjing River South Extension Renovation Project-Pump Gate and Management Area Planning and Architectural Design. In her par time, she organized official activities such as meeting between Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Art Museum of Catalonia. Also in Archiworld, she had been working as Architecture New Media Editor. In Milan World Expo “Beijing-Milan Designers Dialogue 2019 Beijing Expo”, she had been organizing the Architecture Overseas Study Tour 2018, and at the same time participated in the Fifth China Urban and Rural Planning Implementation Symposium (UPIM) as a staff member, and organized events for campaign of architecture design by Zaha Hadid and BIAD-Ufo of Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., Ltd.
In 2022-2023， she participated and give speech in the training of CSA2 circular economy- use of building waste，sustainable buildings think tank of the ESA ( European Space Agency），attended the WYSS（The World Young Scientist Submit 2022）