International journal of Nano Scientific Networks and Nanotechnology (IJNN) is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed journal which includes all the major fields in nanotechnology and Nano science. Nanoscience and nanotechnology brought up an unprecedented excitement in the scientific and engineering communities, especially the last decade. It is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced.  International journal of Nano Scientific Networks and Nanotechnology   publishes original research papers during a broad area of nanoscience & engineering. IJNN provides an ideal forum for presenting original reports of theoretical and experimental nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Nanotechnology is a gathering of rising innovations in which the structure of matter is controlled at the nanometer scale, the size of little quantities of molecules, to create novel materials and gadgets that have valuable and one of kind properties. IJNN is naturally multidisciplinary, and welcomes submissions across biological, physical, engineering, and computer sciences. Contributions from both academia and industry are equally encouraged. IJNN also publishes innovative techniques and instrumentation for the fabrication, characterization and testing of nano-enabled devices and technologies, as well as advanced modelling and simulation methods.


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Yin Wang

Assistant Professor

Yanjiao Xie completed his PhD in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering and has accepted an offer as Senior Chemical Engineer at Nalco Company, a world leader in water treatment and process improvement. Yanjiao will be working at the world headquarters of the company in Naperville, Illinois, where he will conduct research and engineering studies on water quality and wastewater treatment.

A graduate of Academy partner Peking University, Yanjiao was in the first cohort of Scholars who came into the Academy in 2006. While working on his PhD, he also completed an internship at Cabot Corporation, a corporate sponsor of the Academy, in the summer of 2008.

Reflecting back on his time in the Academy, Yanjiao writes, “The Academy has been a platform for to learn, interact and grow. It is also a place where I have felt at home in my schoolwork and in the world. All sorts of economic, cultural and political events organized by the Academy not only cultivated my leadership, communication and networking skills, but also provided me with close friends, mentors and a large family.”

2012
Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. Advisor: Prof. Daniel E. Giammar
2011
M.S. in Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. Advisor: Prof. Daniel E. Giammar
2008
B.S. in Environmental Science, Peking University, Beijing, China. Thesis Advisor: Prof. Yi Huang

Environmental Application of Advanced Materials

Fabrication of hybrid materials for water purification application (adsorption, catalysis, membrane separation)

Development of innovative material-based technologies for resource recovery from waste

 

Environmental Chemistry

Fate and transport of hazardous chemicalsin drinking water sources

Chemical methods for groundwater and subsurface remediation

 

Water Transmission and Distribution

Water qualitycontrol

Scale prevention and corrosion control

  • Graduate Research Award, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012
  • Best Student Paper Award at the Water Quality and Technology Conference (WQTC), Phoenix, 2011
  • Envirsan Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008

1.Liu Y., Chen X., Wang Y., Strathmann T.J., Werth C.J. Mechanism and mitigation of the decomposition of an oxorhenium complex-based heterogeneous catalyst for perchlorate reduction in water. Environmental Science & Technology2015, 49, 12932-12940.

2.Xie S., Yuan S., Liao P., Jia M., Wang Y. Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination of chlorinated hydrocarbons in groundwater using H2 produced by a dual-anode system. Water Research2015, 86, 74-81.

3.Liu J., Choe J.K., Wang Y., Shapley J.R., Werth C.J., Strathmann T.J. Bioinspired complex- nanoparticle hybrid catalyst system for aqueous perchlorate reduction: rhenium speciation and its influence on catalyst activity. ACS Catalysis2015, 5, 511-522

4.Wang Y.+, Liu J.+, Wang P., Werth C.J., Strathmann T.J. Palladium nanocrystals encapsulated in core-shell silica: a structured hydrogenation catalyst with enhanced activity for reduction of oxyanion water pollutants. ACS Catalysis2014, 4, 3551-3559. (+Equal contribution as noted in manuscript)

5.Noel J.D.+, Wang Y.+, Giammar D.E. Effect of water chemistry on the dissolution rate of the lead corrosion product hydrocerussite. Water Research2014, 54, 237-246. (+Equal contribution as noted in manuscript)

6.Wang Y., Mehta V., Welter G., Giammar D.E. Effect of connection methods on lead release from galvanic corrosion. Journal – American Water Works Association, 2013, 105, E337-E351.

[This work was reported by Science Daily and Water Online]

7.Wang Y., Wu J., Wang Z., Terenyi A., Giammar D.E. Kinetics of lead(IV) oxide (PbO2) reductive dissolution: Role of lead(II) adsorption and surface speciation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science2013, 389, 236-243.

8.Giammar D.E., Cerrato J.M., Metha V., Wang Z., Wang Y., Pepping T.J., Ulrich K., Lezama- Pacheco J.S., Bargar J.R. Effect of diffusive transport limitations on UO2dissolution. Water Research2012, 46, 6023-6032.

9.Wang Y., Jing H., Mehta V., Welter G.J., Giammar D.E. Impact of galvanic corrosion on lead release from aged lead service linesWater Research2012, 46, 5049-5060.

10.Wang Y., Wu J., Giammar D.E. Kinetics of the reductive dissolution of lead(IV) oxide by iodide.

11.Wang Y., Xie Y., Li W., Wang Z., Giammar D.E. Formation of lead(IV) oxides from lead(II) compounds. Environmental Science & Technology2010, 44, 8950-8956.

12.Xie Y., Wang Y., Giammar D.E. Impact of chlorine disinfectants on dissolution of the lead corrosion product PbO2. Environmental Science & Technology2010, 44, 7082-7088.

13.Wu B., Wang Y., Lee YH., Horst A., Wang Z., Chen DR., Sureshkumar R., Tang Y.J. Comparative eco-toxicities of nano-ZnO particles under aquatic and aerosol exposure modes.

Environmental Science & Technology2010, 44, 1484-1489.

14.Xie Y., Wang Y., Singhal V., Giammar D.E. Effects of pH and carbonate concentration on dissolution rates of the lead corrosion product PbO2. Environmental Science & Technology2010, 44, 1093-1099.

Manuscripts in Review or Preparation

1.Chen X., Huo X., Liu J., Wang Y., Werth C.J., Strathmann T.J. Exploring beyond palladium: alternative platinum group metals reducing aqueous oxyanion pollutants and new mechanistic implications. In revision, Chemical Engineering Journal.

2.Huo J., Wang Y., Yuan Y. Development and applications of nano-filtration membranes for water purification and treatment: a review. Submitted to Journal of Membrane Science.

3.Wang Y., Giammar D.E. Effect of divalent cations on the dissolution of lead(IV) oxide. In preparation for Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

4.Liu J.+, Wang Y.+, Werth C.J., Strathmann T.J. Design of bimetallic catalysts with enhanced performance for oxyanions removal in high salinity solutions. In preparation for Nature Communications. (+Equal contribution as noted in manuscrip

5.Wang Z., Wang Y., Ren Y., Zhang C., Ma J., Mitch W.A. Synthesis and application of porous magnetic Ag-doped ferrospinel MnFe2O4 for catalytic ozonation. In preparation for Applied Catalysis B: Environmental.

6.Zou Y., Min X., Wang Y. Multifunctional core/shell structured mesoporous silica adsorbent for heavy metal and organic pollutant removal. In preparation for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Technical Reports

1.Welter G., Giammar D.E., Wang Y., Cantor A. Galvanic corrosion following partial lead service line replacement. Water Research Foundation, 2013.

2.Wang Y., Xie Y., Giammar D.E. Lead(IV) oxide formation and stability in drinking water distribution systems. Water Research Foundation, 2012.

Theses

1.Redox reactions influencing lead concentration in drinking water: formation and dissolution of lead(IV) oxide and impact of galvanic corrosion. Ph.D. dissertation, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012. Advisor: Prof. Daniel E. Giammar.

2.Heavy metal removal via biosorption by fungi. B.S. dissertation, Peking University, 2008. Advisor: Prof. Yi Huang.

PRESENTATIONS

Invited

1.Wang Y. Mesoporous material for water purification application. Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Marquette University, September 28, 2016, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2.Wang Y. Design of Pd-based catalyst for removal of disinfection byproducts in drinking water. College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, July 20, 2015, Shanghai, China.

3.Wang Y. Mechanisms of lead(IV) oxide formation and redox dissolution in drinking water distribution systems. School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, July 17, 2015, Nanjing, China.

4.Wang Y. Core-shell structured catalytic material: design, reactivity, and application in water purification. School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, May 7, 2015, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

5.Wang Y., Liu J., Werth C., Strathmann T. Encapsulation of metal nanoparticles in core-shell silica: an integrated hydrogenation catalyst for sustainable water treatment. Gordon Research Seminar on Environmental Sciences: Water, Jun 21-22, 2014, Holderness School, New Hampshire.

6.Wang Y. Nanostructured catalytic material for water purification. College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, April 22, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

7.Giammar D.E., Wang Y. Rates and mechanisms of lead(IV) oxide reductive dissolution. Goldschmidt 2012, Jun 24-29, 2012, Montreal, Canada.

Contributed

1.Zou Y., Wang Y. Removal of oxyanion pollutants from water by bicomponent metal oxide adsorbents. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco, California.

2.Min X., Wang Y. Catalytic destruction of emerging contaminants by structured palladium-based materials. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 2-6,2017, San Francisco,

3.Zou Y., Wang Y. Modified mesoporous silica nanoadsorbent for water purification application. 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 13-17, 2016, San Diego, California.

4.Liu J., Su X., Han M., Chen X., Wang Y., Shapley J., Strathmann T., Werth C. Evolution of heterogeneous catalysts for oxyanion reduction: improved sustainability of biomimetic materials with rational design. 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 13-17, 2016, San Diego, California.

5.Liu J., Wang Y., Chen X., Werth C., Strathmann T. Evolution of heterogeneous catalysts for oxyanion reduction: new opportunities in the periodic table. 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 13-17, 2016, San Diego, California.

6.Liu J., Chen X., Wang Y., Wang P., Werth C., Strathmann T. Multifuncitonal nanostructured composite materials for highly active reductive catalysis water treatment applications. 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 22-26, 2015, Denver, Colorado.

7.Wang Y., Liu J., Wang P., Werth C., Strathmann T. Design of Pd-based core-shellstructured hydrogenation catalyst with enhanced activity. 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, California.

8.Wang Y., Liu J., Werth C., Strathmann T. Design of Pd-based hydrogenation catalysts with novel structure and enhanced activity. Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water, Jun 22-27, 2014, Holderness School, New Hampshire.

9.Wang Y., Liu J., Wang P., Werth C., Strathmann T. Core-shell structured metal hydrogenation catalysts: preparation, characterization, and activity. 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, Texas.

10.Wang Y., Liu J., Wang P., Werth C., Strathmann T. Metal hydrogenation catalysts immobilized in core-shell silica materials for water purification. 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting, September 8-12, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana.

11.Wang Y., Giammar D.E. Impact of galvanic corrosion on lead release following simulated partial lead service line replacement. 2013 Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors 50th Anniversary Conference, July 14-16, 2013, Golden, Colorado.

12.Wang Y., Giammar D.E. Mechanisms of PbO2 reductive dissolution: a surface complexation modeling approach. 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 7-11, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana.

13.Wang Y., Cantor A., Welter G.J., Giammar D.E. Experimental investigation of lead release following simulated partial lead service line replacement. 2012 Water Quality and Technology Conference, Nov 4-8, 2012, Toronto, Canada.

14.Wang Y., Giammar D.E. Formation and dissolution of the corrosion product lead(IV) oxide. Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water, Jun 24-29, 2012, Holderness School, New Hampshire.

15.Wang Y., Wu J., Giammar D.E. Effect of oxidants and reductants on the dissolution rate of the corrosion product lead(IV) oxide. 2011 Water Quality and Technology Conference, Nov 13-17, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona.

16.Giammar D.E., Wang Y., Jing H., Cantor A., Welter G.J. Experimental investigation of lead release during connection of lead and copper pipes. 2011 Water Quality and Technology Conference, Nov 13-17, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona.

17.Wang Y., Wu J., Giammar D.E. Reductive dissolution of the corrosion product lead(IV) oxide by iodide. 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Aug 28-Sep 1, 2011, Denver, Colorado.

18.Wang Y., Xie Y., Li W., Wang Z., Giammar D.E. Lead(IV) oxide formation from lead(II)

19.Xie Y., Wang Y., Giammar D.E. Effects of free chlorine, chloramines and phosphate on dissolution of PbO2 and the reductive dissolution mechanism. 2010 Water Quality and Technology Conference, Nov 14-17, 2010, Savannah, Georgia.

20.Wang Y., Li W., Giammar D.E. Lead(IV) oxide formation from lead(0) and lead(II) oxides at conditions relevant to drinking water distribution. 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 21-25, 2010, San Francisco, California.

21.Xie Y., Wang Y., Giammar D.E. Rates and mechanisms of lead(IV) oxide formation and dissolution. 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 21-25,2010, San Francisco, California.

22.Xie Y., Wang Y., Singhal V., Giammar D.E. Rates and mechanisms of lead(IV) oxide dissolution. 2009 Water Quality and Technology Conference, November 15-19, 2009, Seattle, Washington.

23.Giammar D.E., Noel J., Xie Y., Nelson K., Wang Y., Singhal V. Influence of water chemistry on the dissolution rates of lead corrosion products. 2009 Water Quality and Technology Conference, November 15-19, 2009, Seattle, Washington.

24.Wu B., Wang Y., Sahu M., Huang R., Feng Y., Biswas P., Tang Y.J. Assessment of toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles to microbial species. 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee.

25.Wang Y., Xie Y., Li W., Giammar D.E. Lead(IV) oxide formation at conditions relevant to drinking water distribution. 14th Mid-America Environmental Engineering Conference, October 24, 2009, Saint Louis, Missouri.

26. Wu B., Wang Y., Lee YH., Horst A., Chen DR., Tang Y.J. New investigation of nano-ZnOantimicrobial activity. 2009 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Conference, July 26-28, 2009, Iowa City, Iowa.