Rong-Liang Qiu

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Dr. Rongliang Qiu is the Vice President of South China Agricultural University. He is also a Professor in Environmental Science and Engineering. As the winner of the National Outstanding Youth Fund (2012), he got “State Council Special Allowance” in 2016 and was selected as the Chinese National "Ten-Thousand Talents Program" in 2019. He is currently the Director of “Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Environmental Pollution Control and Remediation”, the head of National Innovation Team supported byChinese National Ministry of Science and Technology (2018), the head of Centre of Excellence "International Innovation Center for Soil and Groundwater Remediation" approved by the Ministry of Education of China and State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China(2017), and the Director for the Laboratory's Chinese partner International Associate (LIA) "Ecoland" created in 2015 with LSE. He has been engaged in more than 60 research projects of soil remediation. He has published more than 200 international research papers in academic journals, 46 patents for inventions with 28 patents authorized.

Research Interests:

Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil;

Acidic deposition and its effect on ecosystem;

Organic pollutants in water and soil environment.

Work Experience:

Jan 2020 - Present   Professor

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China Agricultural University

May 2012 - Dec 2019   Dean

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University

Oct 2002 - Oct 2008          Associate Dean

School of Envi. Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University

Jun 2001 - Dec 2019      Professor 

Department of Environmental Science, Sun Yat-sen University

Mar 2000 - Aug 2000          Visiting Scientist

Environ. Chemistry Lab, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

Apr 1999 - Mar 2000          Visiting Professor

College of Natu. Resources and Agri., University of Maryland, USA

Dec 1994 - May 2001          Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Science, Sun Yat-sen University

Jul 1992 - Dec 1994          Lectuer

Department of Environmental Science, Sun Yat-sen University


Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, 1989-1992, Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry

Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, 1987-1989, M. Sc. in Soil Ecology

Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China 1983-1987, B. Sc. in Agronomy

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (from more than 200 papers):

  1. Ni ZB, Li X, Wang Y, Wang YF, Chen SQ, Xie MX, Grotenhuis T, Qiu RL*, 2020, Comparative Life-Cycle Assessment of Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage Integrated with in Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds. Environmental Science & Technology. 54(5):3039-3049.

  2. Xia DH, Liu HD, Xu BH, Wang YC, Liao YH, Huang YJ, Ye LQ, He C*, Wong PK, Qiu RL*, 2019, Single Ag atom engineered 3D-MnO2 porous hollow microspheres for rapid photothermocatalytic inactivation of E. coli under solar light. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 245:177:189

  3. Yuan ZH, Ruan JJ*, Li YY, Qiu RL*, 2018, A new model for simulating microbial cyanide production and optimizing the medium parameters for recovering precious metals from waste printed circuit boards. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 353:135-141.

  4. Cai D, Yang XH , Wang SZ* , Chao YQ, Morel JL, Qiu RL*, 2017, Effects of dissolved organic matter derived from forest leaf litter on biodegradation of phenanthrene in the aqueous phase. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 324:516-525.

  5. Chen YM, Yang WJ, Chao YQ*, Wang SZ, Qiu RL*, 2017. Enhanced phytostabilization by the metal-tolerant Enterobacter sp. strain EG16 via siderophore-mediated plant growth promotion under metal contamination, Plant and Soil. 413:203-216

  6. Wang SQ*, Chen SY, Wang Y, Low A, Qiu RL*, 2016. Integration of organohalide-respiring bacteria and nanoscale zero-valent iron (Bio-nZVI-RD): a perfect marriage for the remediation of organohalide pollutants? Biotech Advances. 34 (8):1384-1395.

  7. Deng THB, Tang YT*van der Ent A, Sterckeman T, Echevarria G, Morel JL, Qiu RL*, 2016, Nickel translocation via the phloem in the hyperaccumulator Noccaea caerulescens (Brassicaceae). Plant and Soil. 404(1-2):35-45.

  8. Chao YQ, Liu WS, Chen YM, Chen WH, Zhao LH, Ding QB, Wang SZ, Tang YT*, Zhang T, Qiu RL*, 2016 Structure, Variation, and Co-occurrence of Soil Microbial Communities in Abandoned Sites of a Rare Earth Elements Mine.  Environmental Science & Technology. 50(21):11481-11490.

  9. Tang YT, Cloquet C, Deng THB, Sterckeman T, Echevarria G, Yang WJ, MorelJL, Qiu RL*,  2016, Zinc Isotope Fractionation in the Hyperaccumulator Noccaea caerulescens and the Nonaccumulating Plant Thlaspi arvense at Low and High Zn Supply. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(15):8020-8027.

  10. Lu SY, Li YX, Zhang JQ, Zhang T*, Liu GH, Huang MZ, Li X, Ruan JJ, Kannan K, Qiu RL*, 2016. Urinary concentrations of bisphenols and their association with biomarkers of oxidative stress in people living near e-waste recycling facilities in China. Environment International, 94:161-169.

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