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  • Biography

    Dr. Yuxiong Huang is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, and his research involves water chemistry, environmental nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, and agricultural science.

    He received his B.S. degree in 2011 from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, and his Ph. D. degree in 2015 from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining TBSI, he was an associate specialist at the University of California’s Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology.


    2011-2015 Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California Santa Barbara

    2007-2011 B.S. in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University

    Professional Experience

    2022.01-present, Associate Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University, China

    2019.01-2021.12, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University, China

    2016.01-2018.12, Associate Specialist, University of California Santa Barbara

    Additional Positions

    Member, Early Career Advisory Board, Journal of Environmental and Chemical Engineering 

    Member, Youth Editorial Board, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

    Member, Early Career Advisory Board, Chemical Engineering Journal Advances 

    Member, Young Leaders Committee, Energy & Environmental Materials


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  • Current Courses

    # 86000783: Sustainable Nanotechnology: Environmental Applications & Implications

    86000873: Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    - Environmental Nanotechnology, the environmental applications and implications of engineered nanomaterials

    - Fate and transport, exposure and risk assessment of pollutants in environment

    - Pollution control and water treatment technologies


    Current research projects involve the rational design of ENMs to enhance the advanced oxidization processes (AOPs) for persistent pollutants (e.g., per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, pharmaceuticals, etc.); advancing analytical techniques (e.g., single particle ICP-MS) for measuring ENMs in environment; characterizing the biogeochemical transformations of ENMs; investigating the toxicity, accumulation, trophic transfer and food chain contamination of ENMs, and evaluating the risks of ENMs at molecular level. 

    Dr. Huang’s research has been supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong, Shenzhen Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Committee, and Overseas Cooperation Research Fund of Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School.

    Research Output

  • Selected Publications

    1. Liu, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Lv, S.; Shi, Y.; Dong, S.; Yan, D.; Zhu, X.; Peng, R.; Keller, A. A.; Huang, Y.* Quantifying the Dynamics of Polystyrene Microplastics UV-Aging Process. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2022, 9 (1), 50–56. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00888. (Cover Feature)

    2.Liu, Z.; Peng, R.; Lv, S.; Wang, A.; Zhao, L.; Dong, S.; Yan, D.; Keller, A. A.; Huang, Y.* Evidence of Indoor Dust Acting as Carrier for Metal-Based Nanoparticles: A Study of Exposure and Oxidative Risks. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2022, 9 (5), 431–438.DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.2c00192.

    3.Sun, L.; Tan, X.; Ding, W.; Huang, Y.* Emerging Investigator Series: Hetero-Phase Junction 1T/2H-MoS2 Nanosheets Decorated by FeOOH Nanoparticles for Enhanced Visible Light Photo-Fenton Degradation of Antibiotic. Environmental Science: Nano 2022. DOI: 10.1039/D2EN00045H. (Cover Feature)

    4.Tan, X.; Ding, W.; Jiang, Z.; Sun, L.; Huang, Y.* Reinventing MoS2 Co-catalytic Fenton reaction: Oxygen-incorporation mediating surface superoxide radical generation. Nano Research2022, 15 (3), 1973–1982. DOI: 10.1007/s12274-021-3848-3.

    5.Huang, Y.; Gao, M.; Wang, W.; Liu, Z.; Qian, W.; Chen, C. C.; Zhu, X.; Cai, Z. Effects of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Algae: Implications and Applications. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering 2022, 16 (9), 122. DOI: 10.1007/s11783-022-1554-3.

    6.Jiang, Z.; Tan, X.; Huang, Y.* Piezoelectric Effect Enhanced Photocatalysis in Environmental Remediation: State-of-the-Art Techniques and Future Scenarios. Science of The Total Environment 2022, 806, 150924. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150924.

    7.Liu, P.; Zheng, X.; Shangguan, S.; Zhao, L.; Fang, X.; Huang, Y.*; Hermanowicz, S. W. Public Perceptions and Willingness-to-Pay for Nanopesticides. Nanomaterials 2022, 12 (8), 1292. DOI: 10.3390/nano12081292.

    8.Ding, W.; Tan, X.; Chen, G.; Xu, J.; Yu, K.; Huang, Y.* Molecular-Level Insights on the Facet-Dependent Degradation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, 13 (35), 41584–41592. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c10136. (Cover Feature)

    9.Tan, X.; Chen, G.; Xing, D.; Ding, W.; Liu, H.; Li, Ti.; Huang, Y.*, Transition Metal-Modified Ga2O3 Hierarchical Nanosheets as Efficient Photocatalysts for Degradation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid. Environmental Science: Nano2020, 7 (8), 2229–2239.DOI: 10.1039/D0EN00259C. (Hot ArticlesCover Feature)

    10.Liao, Y.-Y.#Huang, Y.#; Carvalho, R.; Choudhary, M.; Da Silva, S.; Colee, J.; Huerta, A.; Vallad, G. E.; Freeman, J. H.; Jones, J. B.; Keller, A.; Paret, M. L. Magnesium Oxide Nanomaterial, an Alternative for Commercial Copper Bactericides: Field-Scale Tomato Bacterial Spot Disease Management and Total and Bioavailable Metal Accumulation in Soil. Environmental Science & Technology 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c00804. (co-first author)

    11.Chen, G.; Wang, H.; Dong, W.; Huang, Y.*; Zhao, Z.; Zeng, Y. Graphene Dispersed and Surface Plasmon Resonance-Enhanced Ag3PO4 (DSPR-Ag3PO4) for Visible Light Driven High-Rate Photodegradation of Carbamazepine. Chemical Engineering Journal 2021405, 126850. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.126850

    12.Zhang, H.; Chen, S.; Jia, X.; Huang, Y.*; Ji, R.; Zhao, L. Comparation of the Phytotoxicity between Chemically and Green Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles. Science of The Total Environment 2021, 752, 142264. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142264.

    13.Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A.; Cervantes-Avilés, P.; Nelson, J. Fast Multielement Quantification of Nanoparticles in Wastewater and Sludge Using Single-Particle ICP-MS. ACS EST Water 2021, 1 (1), 205–213. DOI:10.1021/acsestwater.0c00083.

    14.Huang, Y.; Zhao, L.; Keller, A. A., Interactions, Transformations and Bioavailability of Nano-Copper Exposed to Root Exudates. Environmental Science & Technology2017, 51 (17), 9774-9783. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02523.

    15.Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A., EDTA functionalized magnetic nanoparticle sorbents for cadmium and lead contaminated water treatment. Water Research 2015, 80, 159-68. DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2015.10.105.

    16.Cervantes-Avilés, P.#Huang, Y.#; Keller, A. A., Incidence and persistence of silver nanoparticles throughout the wastewater treatment process. Water Research2019, 156, 188-198. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.03.031. (co-first author).

    17.Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A., Isothermal titration microcalorimetry to determine the thermodynamics of metal ion removal by magnetic nanoparticle sorbents. Environmental Science: Nano2016, 3 (5), 1206-1214. DOI: 10.1039/C6EN00227G.

    18.Huang, Y.; Yang, J.-K.; Keller, A. A., Removal of Arsenic and Phosphate from Aqueous Solution by Metal (Hydr-)oxide Coated Sand. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering2014, 2 (5), 1128-1138. DOI:10.1021/sc400484s.

    19.Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A., Magnetic Nanoparticle Adsorbents for Emerging Organic Contaminants. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering2013, 1 (7), 731-736. DOI: 10.1021/sc400047q.

    20.Huang, Y.; Fulton, A. N.; Keller, A. A., Simultaneous removal of PAHs and metal contaminants from water using magnetic nanoparticle adsorbents. Science of the Total Environment2016, 571, 1029-36. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.093.

    21.Huang, Y.; Li, W.; Minakova, A. S.; Anumol, T.; Keller, A. A., Quantitative analysis of changes in amino acids levels for cucumber (Cucumis sativus) exposed to nano copper. NanoImpact2018, 12, 9-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.impact.2018.08.008

    22.Huang, Y.; Adeleye, A. S.; Zhao, L.; Minakova, A. S.; Anumol, T.; Keller, A. A., Antioxidant response of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) exposed to nano copper pesticide: Quantitative determination via LC-MS/MS. Food Chemistry 2019, 270, 47-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.07.069

    23.Keller, A. A.; Huang, Y.*; Nelson, J., Detection of nanoparticles in edible plant tissues exposed to nano-copper using single-particle ICP-MS.Journal of Nanoparticle Research 2018, 20 (4), 101. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-018-4192-8.

    24.Huang, Y.; Fulton, A. N.; Keller, A. A., Optimization of porous structure of superparamagnetic nanoparticle adsorbents for higher and faster removal of emerging organic contaminants and PAHs. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology2016, 2 (3), 521-528. DOI:10.1039/C6EW00066E.

    25.Li, B.#Huang, Y.#; Guo, D.; Liu, Y.; Liu, Z.; Han, J.-C.; Zhao, J.; Zhu, X.; Huang, Y.; Wang, Z.; Xing, B. Environmental Risks of Disposable Face Masks during the Pandemic of COVID-19: Challenges and Management. Science of The Total Environment 2022, 825, 153880. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153880. (co-first author)


    1.Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A., Design and application of magnetic-core composite nano/micro particles for environmental remediation. In Rational Design of Next-Generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Water Applications, Wang, P., Ed. International Water Association Publishing: 2016, 10.2166/9781780406862pp 17-36.

    2.Huang, Y.; Zhao, L.; Keller, A. A., Application of Metabolomics to Discover the Implications of Nanomaterials for Crop Plants. Book Chapter. Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management 2019. CRC Press of Taylor & Francis Group.

    3.Ying, S.; Huang, Y.* Quantification and Imaging of Nanomaterials in Biological Samples. In Advances in Toxicology and Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials and Emerging Contaminants; Guo, L.-H., Mortimer, M., Eds.; Springer: Singapore, 2022.



  • Awards and Honors

    2022, Excellent Young Scholar of Shenzhen

    2022, Emerging Investigator for Environmental Science: Nano

    2021, New Engineer to Watch in Water Environment Research

    2020, Agilent University Research Award, US

    2019, Pear River Young Top-Notch Talent, Guangdong, China.

    2019, Overseas High-Caliber Personnel, Shenzhen, China.

    2015, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council.