Education and Training

University of Georgia (UGA)
Athens, GA, USA
Postdoc, Marine Sciences
February 2018
University of Tennessee (UTK)
Knoxville, TN, USA
Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering
December 2016
Dissertation: Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethenes: pH Effects, Novel Dechlorinators and Decision-Making Tools
University of Tennessee (UTK)
Knoxville, TN, USA
Master of Science, Environmental Engineering
December 2012
Thesis: Exploring Anaerobic Reductive Dechlorination at Low pH Environments
Wuhan University (WHU)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering
June 2009
Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental Engineering
June 2007
Bachelor of Law (Double major)

  • Environmental Engineering, Environmental Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Bioremediation,
    Microbial Ecology, Anaerobes, Microbial Oceanography, Applied Bioinformatics

  • 1. Marcet T.F., N.L. Cápiro, L. Morris, Y. Yang, F. L?ffler, and K.D. Pennell. 2017. Impacts of low-temperature thermal treatment on microbial detoxification of tetrachloroethene under continuous flow conditions, Water Res, 145:21-29 (IF=6.942).
    2. Xue J., Y. Yang, Z.X. Wang, Y.R. Guo, Y.Y. Shao. 2018. Bacterial diversity in Chinese Rushan cheese from different geographical origins, Front. Microbiol. (IF=4.019).
    3. Marcet T.F., N.L. Cápiro, L. Morris, S. Hassan, Y. Yang, F. L?ffler, and K.D. Pennell. 2018. Release of fermentable substrates and direct electron donors during thermal treatment of soils. Accepted. Environ Sci Technol (IF=6.198).
    4. Yang Y., S. Higgins, J. Yan, B. ?im?ir, K. Chourey, R.L. Hettich, B. Baldwin, D.M. Ogles, F.E. L?ffler. 2017. Grape pomace compost harbors organohalide-respiring Dehalogenimonas species with novel reductive dehalogenase genes, The ISME J., 11(12): 2767. (IF=9.664)
    5. Yang, Y., N.L. Cápiro, J. Yan, T.F. Marcet, K.D. Pennell, and F.E. L?ffler. 2017. Organohalide respiration with chlorinated ethenes under low pH conditions, Environ. Sci. Technol, 51(15): 8579. (IF=6.198)
    6. Yang, Y., N.L. Cápiro, J. Yan, T.F. Marcet, K.D. Pennell, and F.E. L?ffler. 2017. Resilience and recovery of Dehalococcoides mccartyi from low pH exposure. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 93(12): fix130. (IF=3.875)
    7. Yan, J., M. Bi, A. Bourdon, A. Farmer, P.H. Wang, O. Molenda, A. Quaile, Y. Yang, Y. Yin, B. ?im?ir , S. Campagna , E. Edwards, and F. E. L?ffler. 2017. Purinyl-cobamide, a native prosthetic group of reductive dehalogenases, Nat. Chem. Biol., 14(1): 8. (IF=15.066)
    8. Yan, J., B. ?im?ir, A. T. Farmer, M. Bi, Y. Yang, S. R. Campagna, and F. E. L?ffler. 2015. The corrinoid cofactor of reductive dehalogenases affects dechlorination rates and extents in organohalide-respiring Dehalococcoides mccartyi. The ISME J. 10(5):1092. (IF=9.664)
    9. Yan, J., J. Im, Y. Yang, and F.E. L?ffler. 2013. Guided Cobalamin Biosynthesis Supports Dehalococcoides mccartyi reductive dechlorination activity. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 368(1616): 20120320. (IF=5.846)

  • UGA Foreign Travel Assistance Grant 2017

    7th Second Place of Annual Geosyntec Student Paper Competition 2016

    UTK Travel Grant 2016

    2015 SERDP and ESTCP Project of the Year 2015

    ASM Student Travel Grant 2015

    Second Prize Graduate Scholarship (WHU) 2008

    Third Prize in National English Contest for College Students 2008

    First Prize Graduate Scholarship (WHU) 2007

    Graduating with Honors (Cum Laude) (WHU) 2007

    Third Prize Scholarship (WHU) 2006

    University Honor Student Cadre (WHU) 2006

    Second Prize Scholarship (WHU) 2006

    Excellence in Student Leadership Awards (School of Resource and Environmental Science, WHU) 2004