Division: Division of Environmental Chemistry
Position: Professor
Room 501, SIEEB
Fax: 86-10-62794006


Education background

2000.4 - 2004.1    Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Ph.D (Environmental Science and Engineering

1997.9 - 2000.3    College of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Master (Environmental Engineering)

1993.9 - 1997.7    College of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, B.S. (Environmental Monitoring)


2022.12 - present    School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Professor

2016.1 - 2022.12     School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Tenured Associate Professor
2008.11 – 2016.1    Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (School of Environment), Tsinghua University, Associate Professor
(* 2010.9 to 2011.8  Research Associate, Environmental Engineering and Science California Institute of Technology, USA)
2006.4 to 2008.11    Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Assistant Professor
2004.4 - 2006.4    Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Postdoctoral Researcher (Analytic Chemistry)
Teaching Experience
70050323  Advanced Environmental Chemistry (in English)
00050161  Environment & Chemistry (in Chinese)
30050213  Environmental Monitoring (in Chinese)
30050282  Global Environmental Issues and Management (in English)
80050253  Global Environmental Issues (in Chinese)

Concurrent Academic

Associate Editor, CHEMOSPHERE, Elsevier, since 2014
Associate Editor, HELIYON: Environment, Elsevier, since 2019
Member of Editorial Board, EMERGING CONTAMINANTS, Elsevier, since 2013

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

- Occurrence and fate of emerging organic contaminants (e.g. POPs, PPCPs) in Chinese environment, and emission from as specific sources (e.g. industrial facilities, WTTPs, incinerators)
- Dioxins release control for key sources (e.g. ore sintering plants, pulp and paper, secondary nonferrous processing facilities)
- Advanced oxidation/reduction technologies for the destructive removal of emerging organic contaminants in water
- Non-combustion technologies for the disposal of POPs containing waste and the remediation of POPs contaminated soil
- Technical strategies for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs

Research Status

Some examples are listed as below:
2018.12 – 2022.11  Mechanochemical synthesis of Fe-containing activator and slow-releasing oxidants. Sub-project task under the National Key Research and Development Program of China. No. 2018YFC1803100
2017.1 – 2020.6  Risk assessment of typical contaminants during the demonstration activities. Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment in China, No. 2017ZX07202004
2015.1 - 2018.12  Biodegradation and AOP stability of potassium oxa- perfluoroalkane sulfonates as emerging contaminants, NSFC Project, No. 21477060
2013.1 - 2016.12  Destruction of highly concerned brominated flame retardants (BFRs) by high energy ball milling and its reaction mechanism, NSFC Project, No. 51278270
2011.1 - 2013.12  Mechanochemical degradation kinetics and mechanism of Dechlorane Plus as a new POPs, NSFC Project, No. 51078212
2010.1 - 2012.12  Development and demonstration of destruction technology for industrial wastes containing chlorinated organics Subcontract of 863 Key Project, No. 2009 AA064001-1
2006.1 - 2009.12  Generation, Fate and Removal Mechanism of Alkyl Phenols in Wastewater Treatment Facility Subcontract of NSFC Key Project, No.50538090
2006.1 - 2008.12  Photolysis of PBDEs in Viscous Media under UV irradiation. NSFC Project, No. 20507010
* More than 20 projects financed by NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China), MOST (Ministry of Science & Technology) and MEE (Ministry of Ecology & Environment) have been accomplished.

Honors And Awards

National Award for Natural Science (2017, Second-class, 2/5), “Environmental Contamination Profiles and Physico-chemical Control Principles”
MOE Award for Natural Science (2013, First-class, 2/7), “Contamination characteristics and physico-chemical control principles of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)”

Academic Achievement

Published Articles:
*More than 100 co-authored articles published in peer-reviewed journals indexed by SCI, with the citation of >6000 and H index of 44. (ResearchGate ID: Jun_Huang)
Ten selected publications are listed as below:
(1) Yixiang Bao, Shanshan Deng, Xinshu Jiang, Yingxi Qu, Yuan He, Liquan Liu, Qiwan Chai, Mehvish Mumtaz, Jun Huang*, Giovanni Cagnetta, Gang Yu. Degradation of PFOA Substitute - GenX (HFPO-DA ammonium salt): Oxidation with UV/Persulfate or Reduction with UV/Sulfite? Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52(20): 11728-11734 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02172)
(2) Giovanni Cagnetta, Jun Huang*, Gang Yu. A mini-review on mechanochemical treatment of contaminated soil - from laboratory to large scale. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 2018,48(7-9): 723-771 (DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2018.1493336)
(3) Haizhu Wang, Jisu Hwang, Jun Huang*, Ying Xu, Gang Yu, Wenchao Li, Kunlun Zhang, Kai Liu, Zhiguo Cao, Xiaohui Ma, Zhipeng Wei, Quhui Wang. Mechanochemical remediation of PCB contaminated soil. Chemosphere. 2017,168: 333-340 (DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.10.073)
(4) Giovanni Cagnetta, Qiwu Zhang, Jun Huang*, Mengnan Lu, Bin Wang, Yujue Wang, Shubo Deng, Gang Yu. Mechanochemical destruction of perfluorinated pollutants and mechanosynthesis of lanthanum oxyfluoride: A Waste-to-Materials process. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2017,316: 1078-1090 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2017.02.050)
(5) Kunlun Zhang, Zhiguo Cao, Jun Huang*, Shubo Deng, Bin Wang, Gang Yu. Mechanochemical destruction of Chinese PFOS alternative F-53B. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2016, 286: 387-393 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2015.10.103)
(6) Giovanni Cagnetta, Jun Huang*, Bin Wang, Shubo Deng, Gang Yu. A comprehensive kinetic model for mechanochemical destruction of persistent organic pollutants. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2016, 291: 30-38 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.01.079)
(7) Yuancheng Li, Yang Yang, Gang Yu, Jun Huang*, Bin Wang, Shubo Deng, Yujue Wang. Emission of unintentionally produced persistent organic pollutants (UPOPs) from municipal waste incinerators in China. Chemosphere. 2016, 158: 17-23 (DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.05.037)
(8) Wang Zhang, Haizhu Wang, Jun Huang*, Yu Miao, Fang Wang, Lianbi Zhou, Gang Yu. Acceleration and mechanistic studies of the mechanochemical dechlorination of HCB with iron powder and quartz sand. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2014, 239: 185-191 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2013.11.018)
(9) Siwen Wang, Jun Huang*, Yang Yang, Yamei Hui, Yuxi Ge, Thorjorn Larssen, Gang Yu, Shubo Deng, Bin Wang, Christopher Harman. First report of a Chinese PFOS alternative overlooked for 30 years, its toxicity, persistence and presence in the environment. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47: 10163-10170 (DOI: 10.1021/es401525n)
(10) Kunlun Zhang, Jun Huang*, Gang Yu, Qiwu Zhang, Shubo Deng, Bin Wang. Destruction of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) by ball milling. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47: 6471-6477 (DOI: 10.1021/es400346n)
(1) Jun Huang, Giovanni Cagnetta, Mengnan Lu, Yixiang Bao, Gang Yu. Method for preparing nanomaterial of LaOF using waste per-/poly- fluorinated compounds. ZL2017101276224. Chinese Invention Patent. Issued date: 10/30/2018
(2) Jun Huang, Kunlun Zhang, Gang Yu, et al., Method for mechanochemical treatment of solid wastes containing perfluorinated or polyfluorinated compounds. US 2015017440A1. 2016.6.25
(3) Jun Huang, Kunlun Zhang, Xiaoling Yang, Gang Yu, Shubo Deng, Bin Wang, Yamei Hui, Haizhu Wang. Process for the dispose of solid waste containing per- and polyfluorinated chemicals using mechanochemical approach. ZL201210321589.6 (PCT/CN2012/00126). Chinese Invention Patent. Issued date: 21/1/2015
(4) Jun Huang, Kunlun Zhang, Haizhu Wang, Gang Yu, Shubo Deng, Bin Wang. Process for preparing visible light driven photocatalyst by mechanochemical disposal of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). ZL201310322958.8. Chinese Invention Patent. Issued date: 24/12/2014
(5) Jun Huang, Wang Zhang, Zheng Li, Gang Yu, Shubo Deng, Yunfei Yu, Qian Sui. Process of mechanochemical destruction of chlorinated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) using iron and quartz sand. ZL 201010580101.2. Chinese Invention Patent. Issued data: 24/12/2012
(6) Jun Huang, Gang Yu, Xiaofeng Chang. NaBiO3/BiOCl heterojunction photocatalyst and its preparation method. ZL200910023603.2. Chinese Invention Patent. Issued date: 23/5/2012
(7) Jun Huang, Wang Zhang, Fuyuan Xu, Shubo Deng, Gang Yu, Yunfei Yu, Yang Yang. Reductive dechlorination wastewater treatment system based on mechanochemistry. ZL201110021641.1. Chinese Invention Patent. Issued date: 9/5/2012
(8) Jun Huang, Tai Wang, Xue Li, Gang Yu, Shubo Deng. Determination method for DDT in antifouling paints. ZL200810240262.X. Chinese Invention Patent. Issued date: 17/08/2011
(9) Jun Huang, Gang Yu, Xiaofeng Chang. Method for preparing a photocatalyst applicable in removing phenolic endocrine disruptors from contaminated water. ZL200910076490.2. Chinese Invention Patent. Issued date: 10/11/2010