Wu, Pingxiao

Title:Professor

Gender:Male

Phone:13922100980

Email:pppxwu@scut.edu.cn

Enrollment Majors

  • Master enrollment majors: Academic Master Degree: 083000 | Environmental Science and Engineering: Professional Master Degree: 085700 | Resource and Environment

  • Doctor enrollment majors: Academic Doctor Degree: 083000 | Environmental Science and Engineering;Professional Doctor Degree: 085700 | Resource and Environment

Work Experience

  • 1990.07-1992.08: Assistant engineer, Gandongbei team, Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources of Jiangxi Province

  • 1998.09-2000.06: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University

  • 2000.07-: Teacher of Teaching and Research, School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology

Education Experience

  • 1986.09-1990.06: B.Sc. in geochemistry, Nanjing University

  • 1992.09-1995.06: M.Sc. in mineralogy, China University of Geosciences

  • 1995.09-1998.08: Ph.D. in mineralogy, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Serving at Society, institute and Academic

  • Member of the Mineralogy Professional Committee of the Geological Society of China, Member of the Environmental Mineralogy Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Member of the Technological Mineralogy Professional Committee, Member of the Professional Committee of Mineral and Rock Materials, Member of the Professional Committee of Mineral Physics and Mineral Structure, Director of Society of Mineralogy,Petrology and Geochemistry of Guangdong Province, Member of the Society of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry of China, Member of Society of Environmental Sciences of Guangdong Province, Member of  Ecological Society of Guangdong Province. Serving at National Natural Science Foundation of China's Communication Review Expert Database, Ministry of Education Science and Technology Project Management Platform System Expert Database, The Ministry of Education Science and Technology Award and Science and Technology Achievement Appraisal Expert Database, Natural Science Foundation Project Review Expert Database of Guangdong Province, Government Procurement Project Review Expert Database of Guangdong Province, Science and Technology Consulting Expert Database of Guangdong Province, Emergency Management Expert Database of Guangdong Province, Environmental Protection Agency Professional Technology Senior Evaluation Committee Review Committee of Guangdong Province and so on.

Research Areas

  • natural functional materials and pollution remediation

  • Environmental chemical behaviors and the rules of migration and transformation of organic pollutants, heavy metal ions and life active substances at the soil and sediment/water interface;

  • Photocatalytic purification of toxic organic pollutants;

  • Preparation, modification and characterization of nano mesoporous materials and environmental functional materials, and its application in the field of environmental science and engineering.

Scientific research project

National Science Foundation of China

  1. National Science Foundation of China, 41972037. The environmental fate of heavy metal-antibiotic combined pollution regulated by the ‘lock-degradation’ process at the interface of layered manganese minerals. 2020/01-2023/12, ¥670,000, under investigation, Chief Scientist.

  2. National Science Foundation of China, 41673092. The production process and environmental fate of Resistance gene regulated by clay minerals in antibiotic contaminated soil. 2017/01-2020/12, ¥710,000, under investigation, Chief Scientist.

  3. National Science Foundation of China, 41472038. Interface construction of functionalized graphene/clay mineral composites and enhanced photocatalytic mechanism. 2015/01-2018/12, ¥1,100,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  4. National Science Foundation of China, 41273122. The interface reaction and its environmental effects of degrading bacteria/clay minerals in Organic Polluted Soil. 2013/01-2016/12, ¥800,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  5. National Science Foundation of China, 41073058. The interface reaction characteristics and microstructure changes of DNA/clay minerals in superficial environment. 2011/01-2013/12, ¥520,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  6. National Science Foundation of China, 40973075. The locking mechanism of polyhydroxy cross-linked clay to toxic organic matter in red soil and its visible light catalytic degradation. 2010/01-2012/12, ¥440,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  7. National Science Foundation of China, 40573064. DOM/clay minerals micro-interface reaction characteristics and environmental effects in acid soils. 2006/01-2008/12, ¥350,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  8. National Science Foundation of China, 40202007. The pillaring mechanism and mesoporation study of vermiculite mineral using organic/inorganic double cation composite. 2003/01-2005/12, ¥250,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  9. Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education of China

  10. Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education of China. NCET-06-0747, 2007/01-2009/12, ¥500,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China

  1. Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China, 20100172110028. Interfacial reaction characteristics and microstructure changes of extracellular DNA/ clay minerals in acidic soils. 2011/01-2013/12, ¥60,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  2. Special support plan ‘10 million project’ leading talents of Guangdong Province, China

  3. Special support plan ‘10 million project’ leading talents of Guangdong Province, China, 201626011, 2017/06-2022/06, ¥500,000, project under study, Chief Scientist.

The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities

  1. the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, 2020ZYGXZR070, Coupling process of heavy metals and minerals in farmland soils and pollution control mechanism, 2021/01 – 2022/12, ¥300,000, project under study, Chief Scientist.

  2. the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, 2015ZP007, Immobilization and photocatalysis combined remediation of organic/heavy metal contaminated soil theory and Technology research, 2015/01-2017/12, ¥200,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  3. the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, 2009ZZ0048, Research on the locking mechanism of column supported clay in acidic soil on toxic organic substances and visible light catalytic degradation, 2010/01-2012/12, ¥150,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  4. Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China

  5. Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China, 2014A020216002, Development of functional clay composite materials for remediation of soil in Farmland polluted by heavy metals in the Pearl River Delta, 2015/01-2017/12, ¥200,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  6. Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China, 2008B030302036, Development of photocatalytic in-situ remediation technology for persistent organic contaminated soil, 2009/01-2010/12, ¥100,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  7. Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China, 2006B36601004, Development of cheap and super strong mesoporous adsorption materials and remediation of suddenly polluted water environment, 2007/01-2008/12, ¥100,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China

  1. Key Project of The Regional Joint Fund for Basic and Applied Basic Research Fund of Guangdong Province, 2019B1515120015, Coupling process of heavy metals and minerals in farmland soil and pollution control mechanism, 20120/01-2012/12, ¥1 million, project under study, Chief Scientist.

  2. Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China, 06025666, Microinterface Reaction characteristics and Environmental Effects of DOM/ clay minerals in Guangdong red soil, 2007/01-2008/12, ¥50,000 , finished, Chief Scientist.

  3. Supported by Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China, 4020017, Study on the microinterface Reaction Mechanism and microstructure of heavy metal ion/column-supported clay interlaminar domain, 2005/01-2006/12, ¥60,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  4. Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China, 020938, Research on the Mechanism of Organic/inorganic double cation composite column support and its Mesoporous Formation of Montmorillonite, 2003/01-2005/12, ¥60,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  5. Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China, 000623, Controlled release mechanism and application of several kinds of columnar clay minerals to fertilizer nutrients in Guangdong, 2001/01-2003/12, ¥70,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

  6. Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China, 994161, Study on mineral controlled-release Materials and their Controlled-release Mechanism, 2000-01-2001/12, ¥20,000, finished, Chief Scientist.

Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou, China

  1. Special project on the integration of Industry, Education and Research of Guangzhou, 201604020064, Development and Demonstration of photocatalyst-microbial joint remediation technology in organic polluted farmland in Guangzhou, 2016/04-2019/4, ¥1 million, project under study, Chief Scientist.

Participated Projects

  1. Special support plan ’ of local innovation and entrepreneurship team project of Guangdong Province, China, 2019BT02L218, Pollution control and restoration team in mining area, 2020/05 -2020/05, ¥3 million, project under study, participant.

  2. National Key Research and Development Project, 2017YFD0801000, Research and development of geochemical engineering remediation technology for heavy metal pollution in farmland, 2017/07-2011/12, ¥13.49 million, project under study, participant.

  3. Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China, 2016B020242004, Application-oriented Science and Technology Research and Development Special Project of Guangdong Province, China: Research and development and application of key technologies for reducing toxic pollutants in farmland soil based on straw Resource Utilization, 2016/12- 2020/12, ¥8 million yuan, project under study, participant.

  4. Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province of China, 9351064101000001, Key theory and Technology of microbial, plant-chemical remediation of petroleum contaminated soil, 2010/01-2014/12, ¥1.2 million, project under study, participant

  5. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 40730741, Research on passivation mechanism and Environmental geochemical effect of metal sulfide mine tailings, 2008/01-2011/12, ¥1.65 million , project under study, participant.

Academic Publication

representative papers:

  1. Quanyun Ye, Jiayan Wu, Pingxiao Wu*, Jinxin Wang, Wenchao Niu, Shanshan Yang, Meiqing Chen, Saeed Rehman, Nengwu Zhu. Enhancing peroxymonosulfate activation of Fe-Al layered double hydroxide by dissolved organic matter: Performance and mechanism. Water Research, 2020, 185: 116246.

  2. Junqin Liu, Pingxiao Wu*, ShanShan Yang, Saeed Rehman, Zubair Ahmed, Nengwu Zhu, Zhi Dang, Zehua Liu. A photo-switch for peroxydisulfate non-radical/radical activation over layered CuFe oxide: Rational degradation pathway choice for pollutants. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, 261: 118232.

  3. Shanshan Yang, Zhiyan Huang, Pingxiao Wu*, Yihao Li, Xiongbo Dong, Chunquan Li, Ningyuan Zhu, Xiaodi Duan, Dionysios D. Dionysiou*. Rapid removal of tetrabromobisphenol A by α-Fe2O3-x@Graphene@Montmorillonite catalyst with oxygen vacancies through peroxymonosulfate activation: Role of halogen and α-hydroxyalkyl radicals. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, 260: 118129.

  4. Shanshan Yang, Xiaodi Duan, Junqin Liua, Pingxiao Wu*, Chunquan Li, Xiongbo Dong, Nengwu Zhu, Dionysios D. Dionysiou*. Efficient peroxymonosulfate activation and bisphenol A degradation derived from mineral-carbon materials: Key role of double mineral-templates. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, 267: 118701.

  5. Meiqing Chen, Pingxiao Wu*, Nengwu Zhu, Zhi Dang, Yingzhi Bi, Feike Pei. Re-utilization of spent Cu2+-immobilized MgMn-layered double hydroxide for efficient sulfamethoxazole degradation: Performance and metals synergy. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 392: 123709.

  6. Meiqing Chen, Juan Liu, Yingzhi Bi, Saeed Rehman, Zhi Dang, PingxiaoWu*. Multifunctional magnetic MgMn-oxide composite for efficient purification of Cd2+ and paracetamol pollution: Synergetic effect and stability. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, 388: 122078.

  7. Zhiyan Huang, Lu Jiang, Pingxiao Wu*, Zhi Dang, Nengwu Zhu, Zehua Liu, Hanjin Luo. Leaching characteristics of heavy metals in tailings and their simultaneous immobilization with triethylenetetramine functioned montmorillonite (TETA-Mt) against simulated acid rain. Environmental Pollution, 2020, 266: 115236.

  8. Qiliang Yang, Pingxiao Wu*, Juan Liu, Saeed Rehman, Zubair Ahmed, Bo Ruan, Nengwu Zhu. Batch interaction of emerging tetracycline contaminant with novel phosphoric acidactivated corn straw porous carbon: Adsorption rate and nature of mechanism. Environmental Research, 2020, 181: 108899.

  9. Meiqing Chen, PingxiaoWu*, Shuaishuai Li, Shanshan Yang, Zhang Lin, Zhi Dang. The effects of interaction between vermiculite and manganese dioxide on the environmental geochemical process of thallium. Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 669: 903-910.

  10. Liting Ju, Pingxiao Wu*, Qiliang Yang, Zubair Ahmed, Nengwu Zhu. Synthesis of ZnAlTi-LDO supported C60@AgCl nanoparticles and their photocatalytic activity for photo-degradation of Bisphenol A. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2018, 224: 159-174.

Authorized patents

International patent (PCT)

  1. Wu Pingxiao, Li Yuewu, Dang Zhi, Zhu Nengwu. Method For Preparing Kaolin Immobilized GY2B Bacteria And Use Thereof. International Application Number: PCT/CN2014/092882. International Filing Date: 03.12.2014; International Publication Day:03.03.2016

  2. Wu Pingxiao, Yang Shanshan, Zhu Nengwu. Zero-Valent Iron Pillared Montmorillonite Repair Material, And Preparation Method Therefor and Application Thereof. International Application Number: PCT/CN2017/112450. International Filing Date: 23.11.2017; International Publication Day: 16.03.2017

  3. Wu Pingxiao, Chen Liya, Wang Huimin, Bi Yingzhi, Dang Zhi, Zhu Nengwu. Iron-modified Chitosan/Vermiculite Composite Material for Simultaneously Removing Anion and Cation Heavy Metals and Preparation and Application Thereof. International Application Number: PCT/CN2018/110984. International Filing Date: 19.02.2019; International Publication Day: 19.10.2018

  4. Wu Pingxiao, Chen Meiqing, Dang Zhi, Zhu Nengwu.      Magnetic magnesium - manganese laminated duplex-metal oxide composite material as well as preparation and application thereof. International Application Number: PCT/CN2019/113145. International Filing Date: 01.2020; International Publication Day: 25.10.2019

  5. United States' authorized invention patents

  6. Wu Pingxiao, Li Yuewu, Dang Zhi, Zhu Nengwu. Method For Preparing Kaolin Immobilized GY2B Bacteria And Use Thereof. United States Patent, Patent No.: US 10174306 B2. Date of Patent: 08.01.2019

Chinese authorized invention patents

  1. Pingxiao Wu, Meiqing Chen, Nengwu Zhu, A sludge/cationic clay multidimensional carbon nano material and its preparation and application. National Invention Patent: ZL201610736310.9

  2. Pingxiao Wu, Shanshan Yang, Nengwu Zhu, A zero-valent iron pillared montmorillonite repair material and its preparation method and application. National Invention Patent: ZL 201710155827.3

  3. Pingxiao Wu, Meiqing Chen, Nengwu Zhu, Iron-manganese composite pillared clay mineral material and preparation method for treating thallium in wastewater. National Invention Patent: ZL 201610742293.X

  4. Pingxiao Wu, Liting Ju, Shanshan Yang, Nengwu Zhu, An Ag/AgCl modified fullerene/anionic clay composite photocatalyst and its preparation and application. National Invention Patent: ZL201610037956.8

  5. Pingxiao Wu, Liting Ju, Shanshan Yang, Nengwu Zhu, A carbon nano material containing graphene structure and its preparation method and application. National Invention Patent: ZL 201610037943.0

  6. Pingxiao Wu, Yuewu Li, Zhi Dang, Nengwu Zhu, A kind of GY2B degrading bacteria immobilized pellet and its preparation method and application. National Invention Patent: ZL201510018796.8

  7. Pingxiao Wu, Shuai Liu, Nengwu Zhu, A bio-friendly lecithin/vermiculite composite material and its preparation method and application. National Invention Patent: ZL 201510866197.1

  8. Pingxiao Wu, Yuewu Li, Zhi Dang, Nengwu Zhu, A preparation method and application of kaolin immobilized GY2B bacteria. National Invention Patent: ZL201410757077.3

  9. Pingxiao Wu, Lixiang Chen, Shuai Liu, Nengwu Zhu, A dimercaptopropanol modified clay mineral material and its preparation method and application. National Invention Patent: ZL 201510026713.X

  10. Pingxiao Wu, Zhujian Huang, Nengwu Zhu, A graphene/anionic clay composite photocatalyst and its preparation method and application. National Invention Patent: ZL 201410404647.0

  11. Pingxiao Wu, Xiaorong Wang, Nengwu Zhu, Zhi Dang, A calcined anionic clay visible light catalyst and its preparation method and application. National Invention Patent: ZL 201210553174.1

  12. Pingxiao Wu, Zhujian Huang, Nengwu Zhu, Preparation method of anionic clay/graphene nanocomposite materials. National Invention Patent: ZL 201210560974.6

  13. Pingxiao Wu, Liangxing Wu, Nengwu Zhu, Zhi Dang, A composite material with visible light catalytic activity and its preparation method. National Invention Patent: ZL 201210560890.2

  14. Pingxiao Wu, Wanmu Wang, Nengwu Zhu, Preparation method and application of vermiculite loaded nano-palladium iron repair material. National Invention Patent: ZL20130035065.5

  15. Pingxiao Wu, Zongwen Liao, A long-acting mineral potash fertilizer and its preparation method, National Invention Patent: ZL200410026621.3

  16. Pingxiao Wu, Zongwen Liao, Xin Feng, A preparation method and application of pillared montmorillonite controlled release material, National Invention Patent: ZL 03126967.2

Else (teaching activities/honors etc.)

Prizes:

  1. Pingxiao Wu, The 12th Hou Defeng Young Scientist Award for Minerals, Petrology and Geochemistry, 2008.

  2. Pingxiao Wu, Outstanding Master Thesis Supervisor of Guangdong Province, 2012.

  3. Zhi Dang, Pingxiao Wu, Hua Yin, Liuchun Zheng, Wei Cao, Fei Huang, Xiaoyun Yi, Guining Lu, Chuling Gu, Shuzhen Li, Basic research on the development and application of high-efficiency adsorption materials for heavy metals in polluted water, the first prize of Natural Science of the Ministry of Education, 2017.

  4. Hongping He, Peng Yuan, Jianxi Zhu, Pingxiao Wu, Dan Yang. Surface-interface physical chemistry research of layered silicate and other non-metallic minerals, the first prize of Guangdong Province Natural Science Award, 2008.

  5. Xiaoyun Mao, Zongwen Liao, Kexing Liu, Dehan Wang, Pingxiao Wu, The production method of high-efficiency phosphate fertilizer without raw material acid, the second prize of the Ministry of Education Patent Award, 2015.

  6. Xiaoyun Mao, Zongwen Liao, Xian Chen, Dehan Wang, Junyue Jiang, Zicai Li, Kejun Sun, Qiming Lu, Xiongsong Sun, Pingxiao Wu, The use of low- and medium-grade phosphate rock to develop accelerated release phosphate fertilizer and its application, the second prize of Guangdong Province Science and Technology Award, 2015.

  7. Zhi Dang, Pingxiao Wu, Lishi Wang, Guining Lu, Chen Yang, Chongshan Liang, Jianmin Zhou, Meifang Cai, Xiaoyun Yi, Research on the environmental chemical behavior and remediation mechanism of heavy metals and organic pollutants in contaminated soil, the second prize of Guangdong Province Environmental Protection Science and Technology Award, 2007.

  8. Daiqi Ye, Zaochun Wu, Bichun Huang, Liquan Xiao, Junliang Wu, Mingli Fu, Ronghui Zeng, Yufang Guo, Jiancong He, Pingxiao Wu, Low-temperature plasma-catalysis technology system integrated air purification technology, the second prize of Guangdong Province Science and Technology Award, 2006.

  9. Xiaoyun Mao, Zongwen Liao, Kexing Liu, Dehan Wang, Pingxiao Wu, Raw material-free acid high-efficiency phosphate fertilizer production method, Guangdong Province Patent Excellence Award, 2009.

  10. 10.Xiaoyun Mao, Zongwen Liao, Kexing Liu, Dehan Wang, Pingxiao Wu, Raw material-free acid high-efficiency phosphate fertilizer production method, Guangdong Province Patent Excellence Award, 2006.

International academic Communication:

  1. 2019 Goldschmidt Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 18 - 23 August, 2019.

  2. 3rd Asian Clay Conference, Zhujiang Hotel, Guangzhou, China, 17-20 November, 1016.

  3. 2016 Goldschmidt Conference, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, 26 June - 1 July, 2016.

  4. 2015 Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 16 - 21 August, 2015.

  5. 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA, 3 - 8 November, 2013.

  6. 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA), Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 21 - 27 August, 2010.

  7. AFA 13th International Annual Technical Conference. Tunis, 27 - 30 June, 2000.

  8. Third International Conference on Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry in the Tropics - GEOTROP’99, HongKong Baptist University, HongKong, China, 24 - 27 November, 1999.