|Office:||384 Tiernan Hall|
|Dept:||Chemistry and Environmental Science|
- PhD Environmental Engineering, 2013, Rice University, USA
- MS Environmental Engineering, 2010, Rice University, USA
- BE Environmental Engineering (honors), 2008, Nankai University, China
- Assistant Professor, 2015/09-present, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2014/01–2015/08, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
- Honor Award for the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ Competition in the category of University Research by American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) (2014)
- Student Paper Winner for the Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds (2014)
- The 5th Annual Geosyntec™ Student Paper Competition, 2nd place (2014)
- Outstanding Graduation Dissertation of Nankai University (2008)
- Outstanding College Graduate of Nankai University (2008)
- National Li-Zhi Fellowship for College Students, China (2007)
- Proposal reviewer for Water Resources Research Institute Program (WRRI)
- Manuscript reviewer for Biodegradation, Bioresource Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Green Chemistry, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Environmental Quality, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Microbial Ecology, Water Environment Research, Water Research, and Water Science and Technology.
- Member of American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Chemical Society (ACS), Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Water Works Association (AWWA), NACE Corrosion, and Sigma Xi.
My primary research interest is oriented to uncover novel biodegradation metabolisms and biotransformation pathways for emerging organic contaminants (e.g., 1,4-dioxane) and develop accordant genetic forensic tools to facilitate the assessment of microbiological activities in the environment. By incorporating modern biomolecular techniques and analytical instruments, my research is also expanded to cover from fundamental understanding of microorganisms and populations involved in natural and engineered systems of environmental relevance to technology innovation applicable for areas, such as sustainable water/wastewater treatment, bioenergy generation, biocorrosion prevention, and pathogen control. The central goal of my research is to advance current bioremediation and water treatment technologies using state-of-art molecular biological techniques to promote their performance and cost-efficiency.