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Research Interests: 
  • Advanced oxidation/reduction technology (such as, Photocatalysis/photochemical chemistry, Microwave-induced Catalysis, Nanoscale zero-valent iron reduction).
  • Environmental function materials
  • Environmental analytical chemistry

SHAOGUI YANG Ph.D, Professor



Educational Background

2001–2004: Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, P.R.China.

1998-2001: MS., Environmental Science, Northeast Normal University, P.R.China.

1994-1998: BSc, Environmental Science, Northeast Normal University, P.R.China.


Working Experience

Jun. 2017-Present, Full Professor, School of Environment, Nanjing Normal University, P.R. China

Jun.2014-Jun.2015, Visiting Scholar, Department of Plant, soil, Microbial Science, Michigan State University, USA.

Dec.2006-May 2017, Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, P.R. China

Oct.2004-Oct. 2006, Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Chemistry


Research Interests

- Advanced oxidation/reduction technology (such as, Photocatalysis/photochemical chemistry, Microwave-induced Catalysis, Nanoscale zero-valent iron reduction).

- Environmental function materials

- Environmental analytical chemistry



(1) National Natural Science Foundation of China (21777067):Abiotic transformation of reprensentive chlorinated organophosphate ester in surface soil and control of their pollution using iron/manganese oxides.2018-2021

(2)National Natural Science Foundation of China(51278242):Microwaveinduced catalytic reaction technology of Azo dyes and their degradation mechanisms. 2013-2016

(3)National Natural Science Foundation of China (21777067): Synergistic effect of carbon nanotubes/TiO2 –microwave-ultraviolet for treating refractory organic compounds in water and their mechanisms. 2008-2010

(4) Key projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China (20737001): Research on typical environmental processes of persistent organic pollutants and their structure-activity relationships, 2008-2011

(5)National Natural Science Foundation of China (20877040): synergistic effects of magnetic field-magnetic particle supported nano In2BiTaO7-visible light for degradation of refractory organic pollutants in water and their mechanisms.2008-2011

(6) National Water Pollution Control and Management Technology Major Projects (2012ZX07501-003): Database construction and management of water quality criteria of Priority Pollutants in basin water environment. 2012-2016

(7) National Water Pollution Control and Management Technology Major Projects (2015ZX07204007): Study on risk management and control technology of utilization process of agricultural waste.2015-2017

(8)National Water Pollution Control and Management Technology Major Projects (2008ZX07526-003):Criteria index and threshold of toxicological effects to aquatic organisms in River Basin,2008-2011

(9) Jiangsu Provincial Science and technology supporting program (BY2016068-05): Development of coupling technology on photoelectric-Fenton method and biological method for high concentration reactive azo dye wastewater. 2016-2018

 (10) Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu province (BK2012732): Photocatalytic degradation mechanism of trichloropropyl phosphate based on BiOI photocatalyst, 2012-2015



  • More than 100 papers in international journals with reviewers
  • 4 papers cited highly from ESI
  • H-index=28, RG Scores=38.65


Representative publications 

(1) Danjun Mao, Shanshan Ding, Lingjun Meng, Yuxuan Dai, Cheng Sun, Shaogui Yang*, Huan He. One-pot microemulsion-mediated synthesis of Bi-rich Bi4O5Br2 with controllable morphologies and excellent visible-light photocatalytic removal of pollutants. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2017, 207:153-165
(2) Shanshan Ding, Danjun Mao, Shaogui Yang*, Fei Wang, Lingjun Meng, Mengshu Han, Huan He, Cheng Sun. Graphene-analogue h-BN coupled Bi-rich Bi4O5Br2 layered microspheres for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity and mechanism insight. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2017,210:386-399
(3)Lingjun Meng, Shaogui Yang*, Cheng Sun, Huan He. A Novel Method for Photo-oxidative Degradation of Diatrizoate in Water via Electromagnetic Induction Electrodeless Lamp. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017,337:34-46
(4)Huan He, Zhanqi Gao, Donglin Zhu, Jiehong Guo, Shaogui Yang*,Shiying Li, Limin Zhang, Cheng Sun. Assessing bioaccessibility and bioavailability of chlorinated organophosphorus flame retardants in sediments. Chemosphere.2017.Accepted
(5)Lingjun Meng,Shaogui Yang*, Mingbao Feng, Ruijuan Qu, Yong Li, Jiaoqin Liu, Zunyao Wang*, Cheng Sun. Toxicity and bioaccumulation of copper in Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri under different pH values: Impacts of perfluorooctane sulfonate. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2016,305:219-228 
(6)Wei Zhao, Ying Liu, Zhongbo Wei, Shaogui Yang *, Huan He, Cheng Sun*. Fabrication of a novel p-n heterojunction photocatalyst n-BiVO4@p-MoS2 with core-shell structure and its excellent visible-light photocatalytic reduction and oxidation activities. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental. 2016.185:242-252. 
(7)Jia Gao, Shaogui Yang*, Na Li, Lingjun Meng, Fei Wang, Huan He, Cheng Sun. Rapid degradation of azo dye Direct Black BN by magnetic MgFe2O4-SiC under microwave radiation. Applied Surface Science, 2016,379:140-149 
(8)Na Li, Shaogui Yang*, Jian Chen, Jia Gao, Huan He, Cheng Sun. Electro-adsorption of tetracycline from aqueous solution by carbonized pomelo peel and composite with aniline.Applied Surface Science, 2016, 386:460-466 
(9)Guo Liu, Yaqi Zhou, Zhaoyang Liu, Junjie Zhang, Binbin Tang, Shaogui Yang* and Cheng Sun. Efficient nitrate removal using micro-electrolysis with zero valent iron/activated carbon nanocomposite. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 2016; 91: 2942–2949 
(10)Yong Li, Shaogui Yang, Cheng Sun, Lianhong Wang, Qingeng Wang. Aqueous photofate of crystal violet under simulated and natural solar irradiation: Kinetics, products, and pathways. Water Research, 2016, 88:173-183
(11)Xue Fang, Jun Xiao, Shaogui Yang*, Huan He, Cheng Sun. Investigation on microwave absorbing properties of loaded MnFe2O4 and degradation of Reactive Brilliant Red X-3B.Applied Catalysis B-Environmental. 2015,162:544–550 
(12)Wei Zhao, Yang Guo, Wen-Ting Yuan, Cheng Sun*,ShaoMang Wang, YueHua Deng, Yuan Zhuang, Yong Li, Xiao-Meng Wang, Huan He, ShaoGui Yang*.Facile in-suit synthesis of Ag/AgVO3 one-dimensional hybrid nanoribbons with enhanced performance of plasmonic visible-light photocatalysis. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental. 2015, 163:288–297. 
(13)Wei Zhao, Yang Guo, Shaomang Wang, Huan He, Cheng Sun*, Shaogui Yang*. A Novel Ternary Plasmonic Photocatalyst: ultrathin g-C3N4 Nanosheet Hybrid of Ag/AgVO3 Nanoribbons with Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalyteic Performance. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental.2015,165:335-343 
(14)Shaomang Wang, Yuan Guan, Liping Wang, Wei Zhao, Huan He, Jun Xiao, Shaogui Yang*, Cheng Sun*. Fabrication of a novel bifunctional material of BiOI/Ag3VO4 with high adsorption-photocatalysis for efficient treatment of dye wastewater. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental. 2015,168:448-457 
(15)Jiaqi Shi, Ruijuan Qu, Mingbao Feng, Xinghao Wang, Liansheng Wang, Shaogui Yang*, and Zunyao Wang*. Oxidative Degradation of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE 209) by Potassium Permanganate: Reaction Pathways, Kinetics, and Mechanisms Assisted by DFT Calculations. Environmental Science &Technology. 2015, 49 (7):4209–4217
(15)Can Zhang, Shaogui Yang, Hongzhe Chen, Huan, Cheng Sun. Adsorption Behavior and Mechanism of Reactive Brilliant Red X -3B in Aqueous Solution over Three Kinds of Hydrotalcite-like LDHs. Applied Surface Science. 2014,301:329-337

(16)Hongzhe Chen, Shaogui Yang*, Jiao Chang, Kai Yu, Dongfang Li, Cheng Sun* and Aimin Li. Efficient degradation of crystal violet in magnetic CuFe2O4 aqueous solution coupled with microwave radiation. Chemosphere. 2012. 89(2):185-189

(17)Kai Yu, Shaogui Yang, Cun Liu, Hongzhe Chen, Hui Li, Cheng Sun, and Stephen A Boyd. Degradation of organic dyes via bismuth silver oxide initiated direct oxidation coupled with sodium bismuthate based visible light photocatalysis. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46 (13), 7318–7326

(18)Si Luo, Shaogui Yang*, Cheng Sun, Xiaodong Wang. Feasibility of a Two-stage Reduction/Subsequent Oxidation for Treating Tetrabromobisphenol A in Aqueous Solutions. Water Research. 2011, 45(4),1519-1528.

(19)Si Luo, Shaogui Yang*, Xiaodong Wang, Cheng Sun. Reductive Degradation of Tetrabromobisphenol A over Iron-Silver Bimetallic Nanoparticles under Ultrasound Radiation. Chemosphere. 2010, 79,672-678 
(20)Shaogui Yang, Cheng Sun, Xinyong Li, Zhongqiang Gong, xie Quan.Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity for Titanium Dioxide by Co-modifing with Silica and Fluorine. Journal of Hazardous materials. 2010,175(1-3), 258-266 
(21)Yang Shaogui, Fu Hongbo, Sun Cheng, Gao Zhanqi. Rapid Photocatalytic Destruction of Pentachlorophenol in F-Si-comodified TiO2 Suspensions under Microwave Irradiation. Journal of Hazardous materials. 2009, 161(2-3), 1281-1287 
(22)Zhong He, Cheng Sun, Shaogui Yang*, Youchao Ding, Huan He. Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine B by Bi2WO6 with Electron Accepting Agent under Microwave Irradiation: Mechanism and Pathway. Journal of Hazardous materials.2009,162,1477-1486 
(24)Cheng Chen, Shaogui Yang*, Cheng SUN, Chenggang Gu, Bin Xu. Photolytic Destruction of Endocrine Disruptor Atrazine in Aqueous Solution under UV Irradiation: Products and Pathways. Journal of Hazardous materials, 2009,172,675-684. 
(25)Kai Yu, Shaogui Yang*, Huan He, Cheng Sun, Genggang Gu,Yongming Ju. Visible light-Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine B over NaBiO3: Pathways and Mechanism. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2009, 113 (37) 10024-10032


Society Memberships

(1) Member of Chinese Chemical Society

(2) Member of Chinese Society of Toxicology


(1) Second-Class Prize of Natural Science of Chinese Universities by the Ministry of Education of China, 2012,(3/5)

(2) First-Class Prize of National Environmental Protection Science and Technology Award by Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, 2014, (7/14)