Liang, Yuzhen

Title:Associate Researcher



Graduate Admissions

  • Master:Academic master degree:083000| Environmental Science and Engineering;

  • Professional master degree:085700| Resources and Environment

Working Experience

  • 2016/12-2019/01,School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology,Postdoc

  • 2019/01-present,School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology,Assistant Researcher


  • 2007/09-2011/06, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Hunan University,B.S.

  • 2011/08-2016/08,Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Ph.D.

Research Interest

  • Environmental soil chemistry

  • Predicting the fate of heavy metals and organic pollutants in soil environments

Research Projects

  • Natural Science Foundation of China, 41807459, The effect of heavy metal on the fate and transportation of PBDEs in farmland-vegetable system: mechanisms and modelling, 2019/01- 2021/12, Principle investigator.

  • Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong, 2018A030310394, Quantum chemical investigation of the mechanisms of organic matter on the sequestration of Pb during the phase transformation of Fe minerals, 2018/09-2020/08, Principle investigator.

  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2018M633056, Predicting the toxicity of OH-PBDEs on aquatic organisms, 2018/01-2019/12, Principle investigator.


  1. Yang Ding, Qianting Ye, Minqin Liu, Zhenqing Shi, YuzhenLiang. Reductive release of Fe mineral-associated organic matter accelerated by oxalic acid. Science of the Total Environment, 2020.

  2. Yuzhen Liang, Yang Ding, Pei Wang, Guining Lu, Zhi Dang, Zhenqing Shi*. Molecular Characteristics, Proton Dissociation Properties, and Metal Binding Properties of Soil Organic Matter: A Theoretical Study. Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 656, 521-530.

  3. Yuzhen Liang, Yang Ding, Pei Wang, Guining Lu, Zhi Dang, Zhenqing Shi*. Modeling sorptive fractionation of organic matter at the mineral-water interface. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2019, 83, 107-117.

  4. Yuzhen Liang, Tifany Torralba-Sanchez, Dominic M. Di Toro*. Estimating system parameters for solvent–water and plant cuticle–water using quantum chemically estimated Abraham solute parameters. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2018, 20, 813-821.

  5. Yuzhen Liang, Lei Tian, Yang Lu, Lanfang Peng, Pei Wang, Jingyi Lin, Tao Cheng, Zhi Dang, Zhenqing Shi*. Kinetics of Cd(II) adsorption and desorption on ferrihydrite: experiments and modeling. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2018, 20, 934-942.

  6. Yuzhen Liang, Ruichang Xiong, Stanley Sandler, Dominic Di Toro*. Quantum chemically estimated Abraham solute parameters using multiple solvent–water partition coefficients and molecular polarizability. Environmental Science and Technology. 2017, 51 (17), 9887–9898.

  7. Yuzhen Liang, Dave T.F. Kuo, Herbert E. Allen, Dominic M. Di Toro*. Experimental determination of solvent-water partition coefficients and Abraham parameters for munition constituent. Chemosphere, 2016, 161, 429-437.


  • Courses Taught:Environmental Statistics, Environment Remediation Technologies (in English), Environmental Chemistry (in English)

  • Currently mentoring 4 master students