Yuxiong Huang 黄宇雄


E-mail : huang_yuxiong@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn

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Office: 1303, IT Building, University Town
Phone: +86(0755) 3688 1774
Email: huang_yuxiong@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn

Dr. Yuxiong Huang is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, and his research involved water chemistry, environmental nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, and agricultural science.
He received the B.S. degree in 2011 from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University; and Ph. D. degree in 2015 from 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.


Dr. Huang is interested in the areas of environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology, including applying engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) for environmental decontamination, characterizing the interaction between ENMs and soil, water and plants, targeted and efficient delivery of nano-enabled fertilizers and nutrients, and developing novel approach to evaluate the potential implications of ENMs to ecosystems.

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

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

Professional Experience
2016-2018, Associate Specialist, University of California Santa Barbara

For a complete list of publications, see google scholar:


Selected Publications
1. Tan, X.; Chen, G.; Xing, D.; Ding, W.; Liu, H.; Li, T.; Huang, Y.* Indium-Modified Ga2O3 Hierarchical Nanosheets as Efficient Photocatalysts for the Degradation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid. Environ. Sci.: Nano 2020, 7 (8), 2229–2239. DOI: 10.1039/D0EN00259C. (Cover Feature)
2. 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 2021, 405, 126850. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.126850.
3. 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 2020. DOI:10.1021/acsestwater.0c00083.
4. Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A. Remediation of Heavy Metal Contamination of Sediments and Soils Using Ligand-Coated Dense Nanoparticles. PLOS ONE 2020, 15 (9), e0239137. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0239137.
5. 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.
6. 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. NanoImpact 2018, 12, 9-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.impact.2018.08.008
7. 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 Chem. 2019, 270, 47-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.07.069
8. Cervantes-Avilés, P.; Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A. Incidence and Persistence of Silver Nanoparticles throughout the Wastewater Treatment Process. Water Research 2019, 156, 188–198. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.03.031.(co-first author)
9. 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.
10. Huang, Y.; Zhao, L.; Keller, A. A., Interactions, Transformations and Bioavailability of Nano-Copper Exposed to Root Exudates. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017,51 (17), 9774-9783. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02523.
11. Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A., Isothermal titration microcalorimetry to determine the thermodynamics of metal ion removal by magnetic nanoparticle sorbents. Environ. Sci.: Nano 2016,3 (5), 1206-1214.DOI: 10.1039/C6EN00227G.
12. Huang, Y.; Fulton, A. N.; Keller, A. A., Simultaneous removal of PAHs and metal contaminants from water using magnetic nanoparticle adsorbents. Sci. Total Environ. 2016,571, 1029-36.DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.093.
13. 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.
14. 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 & Technology 2016,2 (3), 521-528.DOI:10.1039/C6EW00066E.
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. 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 & Engineering 2014,2 (5), 1128-1138.DOI:10.1021/sc400484s.
17. Huang, Y.; Keller, A. A., Magnetic Nanoparticle Adsorbents for Emerging Organic Contaminants. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2013,1 (7), 731-736. DOI: 10.1021/sc400047q.
18. Zhang, H.; Huang, Y.; Gu, J.; Keller, A. A.; Qin, Y.; Bian, Y.; Tang, K.; Qu, X.; Ji, R.; Zhao, L., Single Particle ICP-MS and GC-MS Provide New Insight into the Forming Mechanisms for AgNPs Green Synthesis. New J. Chem. 2019, inpress. DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ06291A.(co-first author).

19. Huang, Y.; Zhao, L.; Keller, A. A. Application of Metabolomics to Discover the Implications of Nanomaterials for Crop Plants. In Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management; CRC Press, 2019; p 106.

2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad

1. # 86000783:  Sustainable Nanotechnology: Environmental Applications & Implications

2. # 86000873: Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Postdoctoral Researcher Position
Two postdoctoral researcher positions are currently open. The ideal candidate should have expertise in one or more the following fields:
Environmental and agricultural nanotechnology (applications and / or implications); water chemistry; environmental remediation (water and / or soil); and materials.
Interested applicants please email a CV and research statement to huang_yuxiong@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Graduate Student Position
Applications are encouraged from students with an excellent educational background in environmental engineering and science, chemical engineering, materials or chemistry. Interested applicants please contact huang_yuxiong@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn about future openings.