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Faculty

Zhen Yang Associate Professor

Academic Area: 
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Chemistry
Research Interests: 
1. Fundamental study of environmental-friendly flocculants and adsorbents. 2. Development and application of novel nano-materials in water remediation.
Bio: 

Education

  1. PhD, Chemistry, Nanjing University, China (2009-2014)
  2. Visiting Student, Ecole des Mines d'Ales, France (2013)
  3. BA, Chemistry, Nanjing University, China (2005-2009)

Research Projects

  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (51608275)
  2. Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province of China (BK20150981) 
  3. Natural Science Foundation of the Jiangsu Higher Education Instituations (15KJB610009)
  4. Priming Scientific Research Foundation for Advanced Talents of Nanjing Normal University (2014103XGQ0196)
  5. Foundation of Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Biomedical Functional Materials
  6. Teaching Reform Project of Nanjing Normal University

Selected Publications

  1. Z Yang, B Yuan, X Huang, J Zhou, J Cai, H Yang*, A Li, R Cheng. Evaluation of the flocculation performance of carboxymethyl chitosan-graft-polyacrylamide, a novel amphoteric chemically bonded composite flocculant. Water Research, 2012, 46 (1), 107-114.
  2. Z Yang, H Yan, H Yang*, H Li, A Li, R Cheng. Flocculation performance and mechanism of graphene oxide for removal of various contaminants from water. Water Research, 2013, 47 (9), 3037-3046.
  3. Z Yang, JR Degorce-Dumas, H Yang*, E Guibal*, A Li, R Cheng. Flocculation of Escherichia Coli using a quaternary ammonium salt grafted carboxymethyl chitosan flocculant. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48 (12), 6867-6873.
  4. K Ren, H Du, Z Yang*, Z Tian, X Zhang, W Yang*, J Chen, Separation and sequential recovery of tetracycline and cu(II) from water using reusable thermoresponsive chitosan-based flocculant. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 10266-10275.
  5. X Wang, N Zhuo, C Fu, Z Tian, H Li, J Zhang, W Wu, Z Yang*, W Yang*, Enhanced selective adsorption of benzotriazole onto nanosized zeolitic imidazolate frameworks confined in polystyrene anion exchanger, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 328, 816-824.
  6. X Zhang, J Shen, N Zhuo, Z Tian, P Xu, Z Yang*, W Yang*. Interactions between antibiotics and graphene-based materials in water: A comparative experimental and theoretical investigation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 24273-24280.
  7. Z Yang, H Li, H Yan, H Wu, H Yang, Q Wu, H Li, A Li, R Cheng. Evaluation of a novel chitosan-based flocculant with high flocculation performance, low toxicity and good floc properties. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2014, 276, 480-488
  8. Z Yang, N Zhuo, S Zhang, Y Dong, X Zhang, J Shen, W Yang*, Y Wang, J Chen. A pH- and Temperature-Responsive Magnetic Composite Adsorbent for Targeted Removal of Nonylphenol. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 24446-24457
  9. S Jia, Z Yang*, W Yang*, T Zhang, S Zhang, X Yang, Y Dong, J Wu, Y Wang. Removal of Cu(II) and tetracycline using an aromatic rings-functionalized chitosan-based flocculant: Enhanced interaction between the flocculant and the antibiotic. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 283, 495-503.
  10. X Wang, N Zhuo, C Fu, Z Tian, H Li, J Zhang, W Wu, Z Yang*, W Yang*, Enhanced selective adsorption of benzotriazole onto nanosized zeolitic imidazolate frameworks confined in polystyrene anion exchanger, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 328, 816-824

Contact
E-mail:yangzhen@njnu.edu.cn