Chair Professor School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Chongxuan Liu is a Chair Professor in biogeochemistry at Southern University of Science and Technology. Prof. received his Ph.D degree in Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. His research area is in the biogeochemistry in water and soil environments, focusing on the transformation, degradation and transport of contaminants in groundwater; multi-scale investigation of flow, transport, and scaling of geochemical and biogeochemical reactions in heterogeneous porous media; and development of microbially based technologies for remediating and immobilizing contaminants, and synthesis of engineered materials for extracting heavy metals and radionuclides from wastewater. His current research interests include the biogeochemistry of C, N and contaminants in groundwater and surface water exchange zones and development of biotechnologies for wastewater treatment. He is the PI or Co-PI for over 20 projects, and authored and co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed articles with a total citation of over 4800 and H factor 41. He was named the fellow of Geological Society of America (GSA) in 2011, and the Scholar of China Global Talent program in 2014.

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Education:

1994-1998    Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

1992-1994    M.S., Low-Temperature Aqueous Geochemistry, University of Alabama

1982-1984    M.E., Hydrogeochemistry, Zhejiang University, China

1978-1982    B.S., Geology, Zhejiang University, China

 

Work Experience:

2016-present, Chair Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China.

2015- present, Scientist (Level V), Geochemistry group, Fundamental and Computational Science Directorate, PNNL, Richland, Washington. ( Part-time)

2006-2015, Scientist (Level V), Geochemistry group, Fundamental and Computational Science Directorate, PNNL, Richland, Washington.

2003-2006, Senior Research Scientist (Level IV), Geochemistry, Fundamental and Computational Science Directorate, PNNL, Richland, Washington .

2000-2003, Senior Research Scientist (Level III), Environmental Dynamics and Simulations, Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, PNNL, Richland, Washington .

1998-2000, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Dynamics and Simulations, Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, PNNL, Richland, Washington .

 

Personal Awards

2014: The Scholar of China Global Talent program

2011: Elected Fellow of The Geological Society of America (GSA).

2004: The U.S. energy department of basic energy research outstanding contribution award

Research

1) Hydrobiogeochemical processes of carbon, nitrogen and pollutants in groundwater and surface water interaction zones

2) Multiscale behavior and theory of pollutants in soil and sediment

3) Co-evolution of Structure and Function of Microbial community and Hydrobiogeochemical Processes

4) Microbial Degradation and Fixation Techniques

5) Advanced Environmental materials


Teaching

Environmental Biotechnology (Graduate Course)

Environmental Transport Process (Undergraduate Course)


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Dr. Chongxuan Liu has studed in the biogeochemistry in water and soil environments for long term, focusing on the transformation, degradation and transport of contaminants in groundwater; multi-scale investigation of flow, transport, and scaling of geochemical and biogeochemical reactions in heterogeneous porous media; and development of microbially based technologies for remediating and immobilizing contaminants, and synthesis of engineered materials for extracting heavy metals and radionuclides from wastewater. His current research interests include the biogeochemistry of C, N and contaminants in groundwater and surface water exchange zones and development of biotechnologies for wastewater treatment. He is the PI or Co-PI for over 20 projects, and authored and co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed articles with a total citation of over 4800 and H factor 41. He was named the fellow of Geological Society of America (GSA) in 2011, and the Scholar of China Global Talent program in 2014.

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