（Suggested proposal template）
Group No.: XX Submission date: dd-mm-yy
（Times New Roman, 12 point, single-column, single -spaced, delete the blue instruction when writing）
a) Identify your research direction and its importance in the field of environmental science and engineering
b) Provide the essential background information regarding your research direction
c) Identify the gap and the relevant scientific challenges involved in this area you are interested in.
a) To discuss what has been done in the past years to address the problem/challenge through a literature review, and also analyze current methods or approaches with their advantage and disadvantage comparisons, and finally propose a potential novel approach/method.
b) ustify why you deserve to do this proposed research project with your new approach/method in terms of scientific or industrial demands, further to propose your research work for how to potentially address the scientific/industrial gaps with your new solutions.
List the key objectives involved in your research topic (usually not more than two objectives)
5. Research contents and approaches/methods
a) Outline the research design and the methodologies
b) Explain how the data will be collected and analyzed
(the possible main conclusions or innovation points, detailed time and task schedule):
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: ‘..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones  obtained a different result ....’
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text. Please include all author names. Please include article titles of all cited articles as in the following examples.
Reference to a journal publication:
 J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun., 2010, 163(10):51–59.
Reference to a book:
 W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman Press, New York, 2000.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
 G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.