About Me

My research has always been closely related to water purification. I believe everyone on earth including our mother nature should have equal access to clean water and this motivates me to develop different treatment technologies, via chemical, physical or biological processes, to remove inorganic/organic pollutants in wastewater or drinking water. Meanwhile, I emphasize the removal efficiency as well as the environmental safety and sustainability of the treatment technologies.


My teaching philosophy is to create a student-centered classroom while using different active learning techniques. I feel very passionate about helping my students succeed professionally, as an instructor, as well as personally.


In my spare time, I help organize LGBT+ events on campus and take my precious four-legged friend GINGER out for road trips.

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Research Interests

Innovate Water/Wastewater Treatment Technology

Sustainable Water Reuse

Contaminant Transformation Kinetics and Mechanisms

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Advanced Oxidation/Reduction Process for Recalcitrant Contaminants


2014 - 2020

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Engineering

2010 - 2014

Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science

2007 - 2010

The First High School of Changsha, Hunan, China

© 2018 by Cong. 

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