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.
Innovate Water/Wastewater Treatment Technology
Sustainable Water Reuse
Contaminant Transformation Kinetics and Mechanisms
Advanced Analytical 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