Subject:Environmental Physics


12/2008 - 11/2012

Doctor of Philosophy “In situ characterization of microbial degraders of Triclosan and methyl-triclosan from wastewater treatment plants” in Aalborg University, Denmark


Master of Science ?water science“ in University of Duiburg-Essen, Germany


Bachelor of Engineering ?Water Supply and Drainage Engineering“ in Liaoning Technical University, China


Work experience


Associate Professor in the institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Assisstant Professorin the institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Research visit in the Department of Environmental Science, Aahus Univeristy, Roskilde, Denmark


Scientific researcher in the Institute of Urban Water and Waste Management, University Duisburg Essen, Germany

  • Environmental Physics

  • Paper published

    1.     Qin Q., Chen XJ*., Zhuang J*. Retention and Transport of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in SoilsAs Affected by Soil Organic Matter and Microaggregates,Science of the Total  Environment 2017, accepted.

    2.      Zhang WJ.*, Liu YX., Pei XB., Chen XJ. Effects of indium doping on properties of xIn-0.1%Gd-TiO2 photocatalyst synthesized by sol-gel method. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 2017, 104: 45–51

    3.      Zhang WJ.*, Li CG., Bi FF., Chen XJ. and He HB.Effects of Calcination Temperature and Photocatalytic Activity of 30%SrTiO3/HZSM-5 Synthesized by Sol-gel Route. Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia 2017, 6(2): 157-163.

    4.      Li H., Pei XB., Chen XJ., Zhang WJ*. Role of Calcination in Sol-Gel Preparation of 3%In-0.1%Gd-TiO2 and Photocatalytic Activity. Current Nanoscience (EI)2017, 13(2): 208-214

    5.      Zhang WJ.*, Ma Z., Du L., Yang LL., Chen XJ., He HB. Effects of calcination temperature on characterization and photocatalytic activity ofLa2Ti2O7supported on HZSM-5 zeolite. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2017, 695: 3541-3546   

    6.     Xing YN., Chen XJ., Chen X., Zhuang J*. Colloid-Mediated Transport of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products through Porous Media. Scientific Reports 2016, 6: 1-10.

    7.     Li Q., Chen XJ., Zhuang J., Chen X*. Decontaminating soil organic pollutants with manufactured nanoparticles. Environmental Science Pollution Research2016, 12, 11533-11548.

    8.      Xu S., Qi J., Chen XJ., Lazouskaya V., Zhuang J., Jin Y. Coupled effect of extended DLVO and capillary interactions on theretention and transport of colloids through unsaturated porous media, Science of the Total Environment 573, 2016, 564–572

    9.     Chen XJ., Vollertsen J., Nielsen JL., Gieraltowska A., Bester K. Degradation of PPCPs in activated sludge fromdifferent WWTPs in Denmark. Ecotoxicology 2015, 24, 2073-2080

    10.    Chen XJ.,Casas ME., Nielsen JL., Wimmer R., Bester K. Identification of Triclosan-O-Sulfate and other transformation products of Triclosan formed by activated sludge. Science of the total Environment 505, (2015),39-46.

    11. Xing YN., Chen XJ., Zhuang J., Chen X. What happens when Pharmaceuticals meet colloidsA Review. Ecotoxicology 2015, 24, 2100-2114

    12.    Zeng XF., Wang ZW., Wang J., Guo JT., Chen XJ., Zhuang J. Health risk assessment of heavy metals via dietary intake of wheat grown in Tianjin sewage irrigation area. Ecotoxicology 2015, 24, 2115-2124

    13. Zhang WJ., Li CG., Ma Z., Chen XJ., and He HB. Effect of TiO2 Loading Content on Properties of TiO2/HZSM-5 Photocatalyst. Micro and Nanosystems 72015, 1-4.

    14.    Qin Q., Chen XJ., Zhuang J., The Fate and Impact of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Agricultural Soils Irrigated with Reclaimed Water, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 45:1379–1408

    15.    Zeng XF., Chen XJ., Zhuang J. A positive feedback between ocean acidification and pollution. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2014, 91, 14-21.

    16.    Lolas IB., Chen XJ., Bester K. and Nielsen JL., Identification of triclosan degrading bacteria using stable isotope probing and microautoradiography, Microbiology 2012, 158, 2805-2814

    17.    Chen XJ., Richard J., Dopp E., Türk J., Liu YL., Bester K., Ozonisation products of triclosan in advanced wastewater treatment, Water Research 2012, 46, 2247-2256

    18.    Chen XJ.,  Nielsen JL., Furgal K., Liu YL., Lolas IB., Bester K.,  Elimination of triclosan and formation of methyl-triclosan in activated sludge under aerobic conditions, Chemosphere 2011,84, 452–456

    19.    Bester K., Chen XJ., Pauly U., Rehfus S., Abbau von organischen Schadstoffen bei der Kl?schlammbehandlung in Pflanzenbeeten, Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall2011, 58, 1050-1157

    20.    Chen XJ., Bester K., Determination of organic micro-pollutants such as personal care products, plasticizer and flame retardants in sludge, Anal Bioanal Chem 2009, 395:1877–1884

    21.    Chen XJ., Pauly U., Rehfus S., Bester K., Removal of personal care compounds from sewage sludge in reed bed container (lysimeter) studies — Effects of macrophytes, Science of the Total Environment  2009, 407, 5743–5749

    22.    Chen XJ., Pauly U., Rehfus S., Bester K., Personal care compounds in a reed bed sludge treatment system, Chemosphere  2009, 76,1094–1101

    23.    Wu BX., Shi YN., Mou WY., Zeng XF., Chen XJ., Zhuang J. Interception of nitrogen, phosphorus and PPCPs in farmland leachate by permeable reactive barrier materials (In Chinese). Chinese Journal of Ecology, 2017, 36(2):1-6

    Presenting author at international conferences

    1.      China-US Joint Annual Symposium 26-29 Oct, 2016, Yixing, China

    2.      China-US Joint Annual Symposium26-28 Oct, 2014, Hefei, China

    3.      The third Australia-China Forum on multidisciplinary environmental science and engineering research, Shenyang, China, 13-15 Aug, 2014

    4.      China-US anannual conference, Gatlingburg, Tenessee, USA, 2013

    5.      The 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 2012

    6.      GDCH (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.) -Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2011, Bremen, Germany, 2011

    7.      SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Europe 21th annual meeting, Milano, Italy, 15-19 May 2011

    8.      BIT′s 3rd World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology, Dalian, China, 2010

    9.      SETAC Europe 20th annual meeting, Seville, Spain, 2010

    10.    Wasser 2010, Jahrestagung der Wasserchemischen Gesellschaft - Fachgruppe in der GDCh, Bayreuth, Germany, 2010

    11.    Analytica 2010, 22nd International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology, Munich, Germany, 2010

    12.    GDCH annual meeting, Trier, Germany, 2009

    13.    SETAC Europe 19th annual meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009

    14.    ASPD5, IWA international Specialised Conference on Microbial Population Dynamics in Biological Wastewater treatment Aalborg, Denmark, 2009

    15.    SETAC Europe 18th annual meeting, Warsaw, Poland, 2008

    16.    GDCH annual meeting, Osnabrueck, Germany, 2007

  • Awards

    2015: Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association,CAS

    2012: the “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding PhD Students Abroad” by the China Scholarship Council




    National Natural Science Foundation of China, Migration and transformation process and risk assessment of new pollutant PPCPs in soil, ¥250,000


    Open foundation from the Key Laboratory of Chinese Academy of Sciences, sub-project, Bioremediation of contaminated soil with phthalate, ¥50.000


    Water special project, sub-project, substrate improvement and vegetation restoration technology and demonstration of riparian zone in the upper reaches of the prince, ¥1,080,000


    Dr. start fundation of Liaoning Province, Effects of reclaimed water irrigation on Soil and groundwater pollution in the pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), ¥90,000


    Open foundation from the Key Laboratory of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Effects of soil colloids on the environmental behavior of antibiotics in soils, ¥80,000


    Foundation from China Academy Youth Innovation Promotion Association, ¥600,000