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  • Biography


    Sep. 2013 - Oct. 2017, Ph.D. in Water Environmental Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

    Sep. 2010 - Mar. 2013, MEng. in Municipal Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China.

    Sep. 2006 - Jun. 2010, BEng. in Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China.

    Professional Experience

    Feb. 2023 - present, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Shenzhen, China.

    Dec. 2020 – Jan. 2023, Research Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

    Nov. 2017 – Nov. 2020, Postdoc Fellow/Research Assistant, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

    Additional Positions

    1. Guest Editor, Membranes.

    2. Active reviewer of Journal of the American Chemical Society, Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Water Research, Journal of Membrane Science, Desalination, etc.

    3. Organization Committee & Session Chair, International Congress on Separation and Purification Technology 2022 (ISPT2022)


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  • Current Courses

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    Water pollution control, membrane-based water treatment and reuse, desalination, energy-efficient separation materials for pollution remediation and resource recovery, occurrence and control of emerging contaminants in the environment, etc.


    1.    Principal Investigator, Start-up Fund for New Staff, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS).

    2.    Principal Investigator, Seed Fund for Basic Research, The University of Hong Kong.

    3.    Co-Investigator, Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme, Innovation and Technology Fund of Hong Kong SAR.

    Research Output

  • Selected Publications

    [1]. Zhou, S.; Long, L.; Yang, Z.; So, S.; Gan, B.; Guo, H.*; Feng, S.P.; Tang, C.Y.*, Unveiling the growth of polyamide nanofilms at water/organic free interfaces: toward enhanced water/salt selectivity, Environmental Science & Technology, 2022, 56, 14, 10279–10288.

    [2]. Guo, H.; Dai, R.; Xie, M.; Peng, L.; Yao, Z.; Yang, Z.; Nghiem, L.; Snyder, S.; Wang, Z.*; Tang, C.Y.*, Tweak in puzzle: tailoring membrane chemistry and structure towards targeted removal of organic micropollutants for water reuse, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2022, 9, 4, 247-257.

    [3]. Guo, H.; Li, X.; Yang, W.; Yao, Z.; Mei, Y.; Peng, L.; Yang, Z.; Shao, S.*; Tang, C. Y.*, Nanofiltration for drinking water treatment: a review, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 2022, 16, 681-698.

    [4]. Zhang, J.; Huang, S.; Guo, H.*; Fane, Anthony G.*; Tang, C.Y., Effects of crossflow filtration cell configuration on membrane separation performance and fouling behavior, Desalination, 2022, 525, 115505.

    [5]. Guo, H.; Zhang, J.; Peng, L.; Li, X.; Chen, Y.; Yao, Z.; Tang, C.Y.*, High-efficiency capture and recovery of anionic perfluoroalkyl substances from water using PVA/PDDA nanofibrous membranes with near-zero energy consumption, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2021, 8, 4, 350-355.

    [6]. Peng, L.; Yao, Z.; Chen, J.; Guo, H.*; Tang, C.Y.*, Highly selective separation and resource recovery using forward osmosis membrane assembled by polyphenol network. Journal of Membrane Science, 2020, 611, 118305.

    [7]. Peng, L.; Yao, Z.; Yang, Z.; Guo, H.*; Tang, C.Y.*, Dissecting the role of substrate on the morphology and separation properties of thin film composite polyamide membranes: seeing is believing. Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, 54, (11), 6978-6986.

    [8]. Peng, L.; Yao, Z.; Liu, X.; Deng, B.; Guo, H.*; Tang, C.Y.*, Tailoring polyamide rejection layer with aqueous carbonate chemistry for enhanced membrane separation: mechanistic insights, chemistry-structure-property relationship, and environmental implications. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(16), 9764-9770.

    [9]. Guo, H.; Peng, L.; Yao, Z.; Yang, Z.; Ma, X.; Tang, C. Y.*, Non-polyamide based nanofiltration membranes using green metal-organic coordination complexes: implications for the removal of trace organic contaminants. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(5), 2688-2694.

    [10].Guo, H.; Yao, Z.; Wang, J.; Yang, Z.; Ma, X.; Tang, C. Y.*, Polydopamine coating on a thin film composite forward osmosis membrane for enhanced mass transport and antifouling performance. Journal of Membrane Science, 2018, 551, 234-242.

    [11]. Guo, H.; Yao, Z.; Yang, Z.; Ma, X.; Wang, J.; Tang, C. Y.*, A one-step rapid assembly of thin film coating using green coordination complexes for enhanced removal of trace organic contaminants by membranes. Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51, (21), 12638-12643.

    [12]. Guo, H.; Deng, Y.; Yao, Z.; Yang, Z.; Wang, J.; Lin, C.; Zhang, T.; Zhu, B.; Tang, C. Y.*, A highly selective surface coating for enhanced membrane rejection of endocrine disrupting compounds: mechanistic insights and implications. Water Research, 2017, 121, 197-203.

    [13]. Guo, H.; Wang, J.; Han, Y.; Feng, Y.; Shih, K.; Tang, C. Y.*, Removal of perfluorooctane sulfonate by a gravity-driven membrane: filtration performance and regeneration behavior. Separation and Purification Technology, 2017, 174, 136-144.

    [14]. Guo, H.; Deng, Y.; Tao, Z.; Yao, Z.; Wang, J.; Lin, C.; Zhang, T.; Zhu, B.; Tang, C. Y.*, Does hydrophilic polydopamine coating enhance membrane rejection of hydrophobic endocrine-disrupting compounds? Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2016, 3, (9), 332-338. (Featured by ACS Chemical & Engineering News).

    [15]. Guo, H.; Ren, Y.*; Sun, X.; Xu, Y.; Li, X.; Zhang, T.; Kang, J.; Liu, D., Removal of Pb2+ from aqueous solutions by a high-efficiency resin. Applied Surface Science, 2013, 283, 660-667.



    [1]. Guo, H.; Li, X.; Tang, C.Y., CN113710619A, 用于快速净化水的纳米结构膜过滤系统.

    [2]. Guo, H.; Li, X.; Tang, C.Y., US patent US2022/0184562A1, Nanostructured membrane filter for rapid water purification.


  • Awards and Honors

    1. Third Prize, 17th Challenge Cup (Hong Kong and Macau Region), 2022.

    2. Next Generation of Desalters to Watch, Water Desalination Report, 2021.

    3. Third Prize, the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association, 2021.

    4. Silver Medal, International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva Special Edition 2021.

    5. Gold Award, Top 20 Best Invention Award, Special Award by Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills, The 5th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, iCAN 2020.

    6. The HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 2020.

    7. MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific, 2019.

    8. Gold Medal, 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, 2019.