Subject:Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering
Address:Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Applied Ecology,Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road,Shenyang 110016, China

Summary of Qualifications
Ten year research program in pollution ecology, with emphasis on phytoremediation mechanism of organic contaminated soil including rhizosphere effect such as enzyme and bacterial communities.
Strong emphasis on oil contaminated field of the northeast and southern China, as well as research in sewage irrigation areas.
Promotion approaches on phytoremediation include microorganism,graphene oxide and environmental factors.
Integration of basic and applied research, including active collaborations and partnerships with research and management branches of state and local government agencies, private companies, and non-profit conservation organizations.
PhD, 2006, Environment Science; Ji Lin University,
MS, 2002, Environment Chemistry; Shenyang Gong Ye University
BS, 2000, Environment Engineering, Ji Lin University
Professional Experience
Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2015-present,
Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009-2015,
Assistant Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007-2009
Employment Experience
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Liaoning Engineering Technology Center of Environmental Pollution Ecological Restoration, Deputy Director , 2007-present,
Liaoning Academy of Aanl. Sci, Manager of Inorganic Lab, 1996-2007.

  • Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering

  • Peer-Reviewed Publications (* indicates mentored student author)

    1)        Rui Liu*, Yuanyuan Dai, Hongxiao Li. Effect of rhyzisophere enzyme on phytoremediation in PAH-contaminated soil using different plant species, Plos One, 2015.

    2)        Xiao Nan, Rui Liu*. Efficiency of five ornamental plants species in the phytoremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon( PAH)-contaminated soil. Ecological engineering 75, 384-391. 2015.

    3)        Rui Liu*, Nan XiaoShuhe WeiLixing Zhao. Rhizosphere effects of PAH-contaminated soil phytoremediation using a special plant named Fire Phoenix, Science of the Total Environment, 473-474, 350-358, 2014.

    4)        Caixia Jin , Jing Fan, Rui Liu*.Ruilian Sun. Single and joint toxicity of sulfamonomethoxine and Cadmium on three agricultural crops. Soil and sediment contamination, 24:454-470, 2015.

    5)        Rui Liu*, Lixing Zhao, Shuhe Wei ,Ting Sun . Enzyme responses on phytoremediation of PAHs-contaminated soil using Echinacea purpurea (L.)Water, air, & soil pollution, 225:2230, 2014.

    6)        Rui Liu, Qixing Zhou. Treatment and remediation of petroleum-contaminated soils using selective ornamental plantsEnvironmental Engineering Science29(6), 494-501, 2012.

    7)        Rui Liu, Qixing Zhou. Elementary study on phytoremediation potential of petroleum contaminated soils using 14 selective ornamental plantsIndian conference titled “ Emerging technologies for sustainable environment”, ISBN978-93-80697-25-3(ISTP) , 2010.

    8)        Rui Liu, Qixing Zhou. Fluxes and influencing factors of ammonia emission from monosodium glutamate production in China. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 85(3): 279-286, 2010.

    9)        Rui Liu, Qixing Zhou, Lanying Zhang. Toxic effects of wastewater from various phases of monosodium glutamate production on seed germination and root elongation of crops, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China, 1(1):114-119, 2007

    10)     Qiang Ma*, Zhijie Wu, Shanmin Shen, Hua Zhou, Chunming Jiang, Yonggang Xu , Rui Liu. Responses of biotic and abiotic effects on conservation and supply of fertilizer N to inhibitors and glucose inputs, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 89, 72-81, 2015.

    11)     Yuebing Sun, Qixing Zhou, Xiaokui Xie, Rui Liu. Spatial, sources and risk assessment of heavy metal contamination of urban soils in typical regions of Shenyang, China. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 174, 455-462, 2010.

    12)     Weitao Liu, Qixing Zhou, Jing An, Yuebing Sun, Rui Liu. Variations in cadmium accumulation among Chinese cabbage cultivars and screening for Cd-safe cultivars. Journal of Hazardous Materials,.173(1-3): 737-743, 2010.

    13)     Weitao Liu, Qixing Zhou, Yuebing Sun, Rui Liu. Identification of Chinese cabbage genotypes with low cadmium accumulation for food safety. Environmental Pollution, 1-7. 2009.

    14)     Yue-bing Sun, Qi-xing Zhou, Jing An, Weitao Liu, Rui Liu. Chelator- enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals from contaminated soil irrigated by industrial wastewater with the hyperaccumulator plant (Sedum alfredii Hance). Geoderma (150), 106-112, 2009.

    15)     Qixing Zhou, Fuhong Sun, Rui Liu. Joint chemical flushing of soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, Environment intermational, 31(6): 835-839, 2005


    1)      Rui Liu, Qixing Zhou, Shuhe Wei, A repair method of PAHs contaminated soil Using a gramineous plant named Fire Phoenix,  ZL 2012 1 0405609.8, 2016.03.16

    2)      Rui Liu, Qixing Zhou, Lanying Zhang, An ecological safe natural compound flocculating agent and its preparation and application method, ZL 2005 1 0045869.9, 2007.6.13

    3)      Rui Liu, Qixing Zhou, Lanying Zhang, An Chitosan natural compound flocculating agent and its preparation and application method, ZL 2006 1 0047537.9 , 2009.8.26

    4)      Shuhe Wei, Chuanzhi Yang, Qixing Zhou, Rui Liu, A enhanced remediation agent of PAHs heavy metals co-contaminated soil and its application, ZL200910013169.X , 2012.4.25

    Funded Research Projects

    1)      2015.1-2018.12, "The effect mechanism of Graphene oxide to enhance phytoremediation in PAH-Cd contaminated soil by Fire Phoenix " . National Natural Science Fund Project of China. (31470547). Host.

    2)      2012.01-2015.12,"Rhizosphere regulation and molecular mechanism for the Plant-microorganism combined remediation in PAH-Cd contaminated soil ". National Natural Science Fund Project of China. ( 31170478). Host.

    3)      2015.01-2017.12, "Rhizosphere control research on phytoremediation of PAH contaminated soil". Natural Science Fund Project of Liaoning Province, China. (2014020189). Host.

    4)      2010.01-2012.12, " Rhizosphere regulation and restoration mechanism of phytoremediation in fluoranthene contaminated soil".  National Natural Science Fund Youth Project of China. (30900204). Host.

    5)      2008.09-2010.12,. " Research of the primary and secondary partition ecological function of key river ",  "Research of the primary and secondary partition ecological function of Songhua river - water ecological zoning theory and typical analysis of Songhua river ". National Science and Technology Major Projects of China (2008ZX07526-002-01). Host.

    6)      2008.01-2010.12, " Ecological restoration on petroleum contaminated soil in oil field", "The in situ Phytoremediation technology processing on low concentration petroleum contaminated soil". National "863" project of China. ( 2007AA061201). Host

    7)      2009.09-2011.12, " Key technology and application of ecological restoration and control of environmental pollution in Liaoning, China". Project of Liaoning province engineering technology research center, China. Host.

    8)      2004.09-2009.10. "Formation mechanism of environmental pollution and ecological restoration of old industrial base in northeast of China". "973" Project of Science and Technology Ministry, China. (2004CB418503). Participator.

    9)      2009.09-2012.09, "Repair limitation of BTEX pollution in aquatic environment in China". Special Research of Public Welfare Industry Scientific of China State Environmental Protection Administration. Participator.

    Academic Awards and Honours

    1)      2015,"Innovation and development of the water treatment combined process and ecological efficiency technological with low consumption", First Prize in Tianjin Technological Inventions, China. Sixth

    2)      2008,"Ecological treatment technology of typical high concentration organic sewage", Third Prize of Shenyang Scientific and Technological Progress, China. First

    3)      2008, Fourth Session of New Century Female Inventors Award, China.

    4)      2005, "Development and application of ecological security efficient flocculant", Second Prize of Liaoning Scientific and Technological Progress, China. Fourth

  • ad hoc reviewer for National Natural Science funding agencies

    ad hoc reviewer for ecological journals (e.g. Environmental Reviews, Chemosphere, Geoderma, Journal of Soils and SedimentsScientific Reports, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Environmental Pollution)

    member, Chinese Specialized Committee of Resource Recycling and Utilization

    member, Chinese Specialized Committee of Popular Science