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Research Assistant Professor

Feng Yan

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Feng Yan received the Ph.D. degree in School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China in 2018, and then work as Research Assistant Professor in School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China. Dr. Yan focused on the high-value utilization of coal fly ash and the CO2 capture & utilization during his Doctoral stage. Dr. Yan has published 33 journal papers in Environ. Sci. Technol., J. Mater. Chem. A, Green Chem. and so on, with over 400 citations and H-index of 13 (Google Scholar); he has also published 6 conference proceedings with oral presentation, and has applied for 12 Chinese invention patents (4 patents have been authorized). Dr. Yan was invited as the reviewers for Bioresour. Technol., J. Environ. Manage., Metall. Mater. Trans. B. and Environ. Prog. Sustain. Dr. Yan participated in 5 national or provincial research projects, including 2 National Science and Technology Foundation Projects and 1 National Science and Technology Major Project.


Present Employment
Research Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology


Education Background
2013.09 - 2018.07: Ph.D. degree in School of Environment, Tsinghua University, P. R. China.
2016.03 - 2016.06: Visiting scholar in School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
the University of Sydney, Australia.
2009.09 - 2013.07: Bachelor degree in School of Environment, Tsinghua University, P. R. China.
2010.09 - 2013.07: Second Bachelor degree in School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, P. R. China.


Work Experience
2018-present: Research Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology


Honors & Awards
2018: the Academic Talent Award for Graduate in Tsinghua University
2018: the Excellent Graduate of Beijing; the Excellent Doctoral Graduate of Tsinghua University; the Excellent Doctoral Thesis of Tsinghua University
2018: the Excellent Communist Party Member of Tsinghua University
2017: the National Doctoral Scholarship for Outstanding Young Talent (Shanghai Tongji Gao Tingyao Environmental Science & Technology Development Foundation)
2015&2016: the National Scholarship for Doctoral Student


Research Interests
[1] Recycling of industrial solid waste
[2] Biomass waste to energy
[3] CO2 capture & utilization


Published Works
Research ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/L-5812-2018
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=PWPcUMcAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN
Journal publications as the first/corresponding author
[1] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Nuo Liu, Yuchen Gao, Yuan Meng, Kaimin Li, Xuejing Chen. Green synthesis of mesoporous γ-Al2O3 from coal fly ash with simultaneous on-site utilization of CO2. J. Hazard. Mater. 2018, 359, 535–543. (IF = 6.434, Q1)
[2] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Haowei Zhang, Nuo Liu, Quan Zou. Biological denitrification from mature landfill leachate using a food-waste-derived carbon source. J. Environ. Manage. 2018, 214, 184–191. (IF = 4.005, Q1)
[3] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Kaimin Li, Nuo Liu, Xuejing Chen, Yuchen Gao, Sicong Tian. Green synthesis of nanosilica from coal fly ash and its stabilizing effect on CaO sorbents for CO2 capture. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51 (13), 7606–7615. (IF = 6.653, Q1)
[4] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Kaimin Li, Sicong Tian, Zongwen Liu, Jeffrey Shi, Xuejing Chen, Jingyuan Fei, Yuxiang Lu. Cyclic performance of waste-derived SiO2 stabilized, CaO-based sorbents for fast CO2 capture. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2016, 4, (12), 7004–7012. (IF = 6.14, Q1)
[5] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Sicong Tian, Zongwen Liu, Jeffrey Shi, Kaimin Li, Xuejing Chen, Yiwen Xu. A green and facile synthesis of ordered mesoporous nanosilica using coal fly ash. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2016, 4 (9), 4654–4661. (IF = 6.14, Q1)
[6] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Kaimin Li, Sicong Tian, Ming Zhao, Xuejing Chen. Performance of coal fly ash stabilized, CaO-based sorbents under different carbonation-calcination conditions. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2015, 3 (9), 2092–2099. (IF = 6.14, Q1)
[7] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Ming Zhao, Sicong Tian, Kaimin Li, Tianran Li. A green and scalable synthesis of highly stable Ca-based sorbents for CO2 capture. J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3 (15), 7966–7973. (IF = 9.931, Q1)
[8] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Xuejing Chen, Sicong Tian, Kaimin Li. Synthesis and characterization of silica nanoparticles preparing by low-temperature vapor-phase hydrolysis of SiCl4. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014, 53 (30), 11884–11890. (IF = 3.141, Q2)
Conference proceedings as the first/corresponding author
[9] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Kaimin Li, Xuejing Chen, Sicong Tian. Green synthesis of Ca-based sorbents for fast CO2 capture: the enhancement effect of waste-derived SiO2 on cyclic stability and sorption kinetics. 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2017, 89.
[10] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Ming Zhao, Yiwen Xu. From coal fly ash to ordered mesoporous nano-silica: A novel twice-carbonation strategy. 252th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2016, 488.
[11] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*. Relevant influence of calcium precursors on CO2 capture performance of coal fly ash stabilized, CaO-based sorbents. 251th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2016, 388.
[12] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Ming Zhao. Novel vapor-phase hydrolysis approach for preparing of nanosilica: Recycling of silicon tetrachloride. 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2015, 92.
[13] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Ming Zhao. Development of stable Ca-based sorbents for realistic CO2 capture: Significant stabilizing effect of fly ash. 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2015, 51.
[14] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Xuejing Chen, Ming Zhao. Comparison of the two recovery methods for preparing of silica nanoparticles using low-temperature vapor-phase hydrolysis. 3rd International Conference on Frontier of Energy and Environment Engineering, 2014, Dec. 6-7, Taipei, Taiwan.

Research Interests
[1] Recycling of industrial solid waste
[2] Biomass waste to energy
[3] CO2 capture & utilization

Published Works
Research ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/L-5812-2018
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=PWPcUMcAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN
Journal publications as the first/corresponding author
[1] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Nuo Liu, Yuchen Gao, Yuan Meng, Kaimin Li, Xuejing Chen. Green synthesis of mesoporous γ-Al2O3 from coal fly ash with simultaneous on-site utilization of CO2. J. Hazard. Mater. 2018, 359, 535–543. (IF = 6.434, Q1)
[2] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Haowei Zhang, Nuo Liu, Quan Zou. Biological denitrification from mature landfill leachate using a food-waste-derived carbon source. J. Environ. Manage. 2018, 214, 184–191. (IF = 4.005, Q1)
[3] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Kaimin Li, Nuo Liu, Xuejing Chen, Yuchen Gao, Sicong Tian. Green synthesis of nanosilica from coal fly ash and its stabilizing effect on CaO sorbents for CO2 capture. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51 (13), 7606–7615. (IF = 6.653, Q1)
[4] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Kaimin Li, Sicong Tian, Zongwen Liu, Jeffrey Shi, Xuejing Chen, Jingyuan Fei, Yuxiang Lu. Cyclic performance of waste-derived SiO2 stabilized, CaO-based sorbents for fast CO2 capture. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2016, 4, (12), 7004–7012. (IF = 6.14, Q1)
[5] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Sicong Tian, Zongwen Liu, Jeffrey Shi, Kaimin Li, Xuejing Chen, Yiwen Xu. A green and facile synthesis of ordered mesoporous nanosilica using coal fly ash. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2016, 4 (9), 4654–4661. (IF = 6.14, Q1)
[6] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Kaimin Li, Sicong Tian, Ming Zhao, Xuejing Chen. Performance of coal fly ash stabilized, CaO-based sorbents under different carbonation-calcination conditions. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2015, 3 (9), 2092–2099. (IF = 6.14, Q1)
[7] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Ming Zhao, Sicong Tian, Kaimin Li, Tianran Li. A green and scalable synthesis of highly stable Ca-based sorbents for CO2 capture. J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3 (15), 7966–7973. (IF = 9.931, Q1)
[8] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Xuejing Chen, Sicong Tian, Kaimin Li. Synthesis and characterization of silica nanoparticles preparing by low-temperature vapor-phase hydrolysis of SiCl4. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014, 53 (30), 11884–11890. (IF = 3.141, Q2)
Conference proceedings as the first/corresponding author
[9] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Kaimin Li, Xuejing Chen, Sicong Tian. Green synthesis of Ca-based sorbents for fast CO2 capture: the enhancement effect of waste-derived SiO2 on cyclic stability and sorption kinetics. 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2017, 89.
[10] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Ming Zhao, Yiwen Xu. From coal fly ash to ordered mesoporous nano-silica: A novel twice-carbonation strategy. 252th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2016, 488.
[11] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*. Relevant influence of calcium precursors on CO2 capture performance of coal fly ash stabilized, CaO-based sorbents. 251th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2016, 388.
[12] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Ming Zhao. Novel vapor-phase hydrolysis approach for preparing of nanosilica: Recycling of silicon tetrachloride. 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2015, 92.
[13] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Ming Zhao. Development of stable Ca-based sorbents for realistic CO2 capture: Significant stabilizing effect of fly ash. 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, 2015, 51.
[14] Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang*, Xuejing Chen, Ming Zhao. Comparison of the two recovery methods for preparing of silica nanoparticles using low-temperature vapor-phase hydrolysis. 3rd International Conference on Frontier of Energy and Environment Engineering, 2014, Dec. 6-7, Taipei, Taiwan.