Ren, Yuan

Professional title:Professor

Gender:Female

Contact number:13808847210

Email:ceyren@scut.edu.cn

Admissions Major

  • Master's Enrollment Major: Academic Master: 083000 | Environmental Science and Engineering; Professional Master: 085700|Resources and Environment

  • Ph. D Admissions Major: Academic Ph. D: 083000 | Environmental Science and Engineering; Professional Ph. D: 085700 | Resources and Environment

Professional Experience

  • March 1995 - December 2003 Teacher for Teaching and Science Research, School of Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology

  • January 2004 to present: Teacher for Teaching and Science Research, School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology

  • October 2009.10 - September 2010 Postdocto, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

  • October 2016 - April 2017 Senior Visiting Scholar, University of Queensland, Australia

Education Background

  • September 2002 - June 2007:School of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Ph. D of Environmental Engineering (on-the-job)

  • September 1992 - March 1995 South China University of Technology, School of Light Industry and Food Engineering, Master's degree of Fermentation Engineering

  • September 1988 - June 1992 Department of Food Engineering, South China University of Technology, Bachelor's degree of Biochemical Engineering

Social and Academic Appointment

  • Member, Guangdong Provincial Special Committee on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Toxicology

  • Member, the Academic Committee of Guangdong Key Laboratory of Psychoactive Substance Monitoring and Safety

Major Research Interests

  • Biological treatment technology for urban sewage and toxic and refractory industrial wastewater;

  • Biodegradation/bioremediation technology and mechanism of toxic and refractory organic pollutants;

  • Eco-environmental benefits and management of Pharmaceutical Personal Care Products

Major Research Grants

  • Key R&D Projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology (2020): Key Materials and Technologies for Bioremediation of Typical Organic Contaminated Sites with Medium and Low Concentrations of Pollutants (No. 2020YFC18008800, Project funding of CNY 24.29 million.)-Research and development of environmentally friendly surfacants and small molecule biostimulants '(No.2020YFC18008803) CNY 4.31 million.

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (2019): The relationship between air quality and asthma drug residues in domestic sewage based on time series (No. 41877466), CNY 610,000.

  • Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (2019): The transformation and degradation of typical drugs in the aquatic environment and the toxicological impact mechanism of aquatic organisms after the discharge of typical drugs based on WBE research (No. 2019A1515011037), CNY 100,000.

  • Guangdong Province Psychoactive Substance Monitoring and Safety Key Laboratory Project (2020): Eco-toxicology research of psychoactive substances, CNY 600,000.

Academic Achievements

Representative journal articles:

  1. Ping Li, Pu Ge, Senwen Ping, Wenting Lin, Xiaohan Zhang, Chaohai Wei, Yuan Ren*. Photodegradation Mechanism and Influencing Factors of Asthma Drug Salmeterol under UV Irradiation. Journal of Photochemistry & photobiology, A: Chemistry. 2020, 404:112944

  2. Wenting Lin, Zhishan Huang, Shiyu Gao, Zhifeng Luo, Wenxuan An, Ping Li, Senwen Ping,Yuan Ren*. Evaluating the stability of prescription drugs in municipal wastewater and sewers based on wastewater-based epidemiology. Science of the Total Environment, 2021, 754:14214.

  3. Wenting Lin, Xiaohan Zhang, Ping Li, Yongzhen Tan, Yuan Ren*. Ultraviolet photolysis of metformin: Mechanisms of environmental factors, identification of intermediates and density functional theory calculations. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2020, 27(14): 17043-17053.

  4. Xiaohan Zhang, Riheng Huang, Ping Li, Yuan Ren*, Jianfa Gao, Jochen F. Mueller, Phong K Thai. Temporal profile of illicit drugs consumption in Guangzhou, China monitored by wastewater-based epidemiology. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2019, 26: 23593-23602

Patents:

  1. A method for enhancing the degradation of PCBs in soil or sediment, patent number 2016101788054, inventors: Yuan Ren, Shaoyi Chen, Nana Lin, Chaohai Wei. Authorized on March 26, 2020

  2. A strengthening method for degrading PCBs in soil or sediment, patent number 2016101116409, inventors: Yuan Ren, Shaoyi Chen, Xiaohuan Fan, Chaohai Wei. Authorized on March 26, 2019

  3. A kind of Citrobacter fameri SC01 and its application, patent number 200810026681.3, inventor: Yuan Ren, Chaohai Wei. Authorized on March 3, 2008

Other (teaching activities/honors, etc.)

  • Honor: National first-class undergraduate offline course 'Environmental Engineering Microbiology'.

  • Courses taught: Environmental Engineering Microbiology (in English); Ecological Environment and Human Health

  • Instructing students: currently supervise 5 master students.