Chen Baiyang
Rm. 202C, Bld. E, HITSZ Campus, Xili University Town, Shenzhen, China (518055)
Graduated from Arizona State University, USA, I mainly focus on researches of drinking water quality and pollution control.
2011.4-Present||Associate Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School##2009.4-2011.12||Senior Engineer, AECOM USA, Inc.##2007.6-2011.12||Founding President, Chinese Environmental Scholars & Professionals Network##1998.8-2002.5||Chemist, Shenzhen Dainippon Ink, Co.,Ltd
Postdoc, Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
PhD, Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
MS, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD, USA)
BS, Tongji University(Shanghai, China)
Associate Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School
Senior Engineer, AECOM USA, Inc.
Founding President, Chinese Environmental Scholars & Professionals Network
Chemist, Shenzhen Dainippon Ink, Co.,Ltd
Invited Reviewer:
1. Environmental Science and Technology
2. Water Research
3. Chemosphere
4. Science of Total Environment
5. Journal of Environmental Quality
6. Desalination
7. Environmental Engineering and Science
8. Water and Environment Journal
9. International Water Association conferences
10. Water Science and Technology
11. Water Environment Research
12. Journal of American Water Works Association
13. Journal of Environmental Management
14. WERF Exploratory Team Member for challenge: Linking Receiving Water Impacts to Sources and to Water Quality Management Decisions
1. Mechanistic and QSAR study of Transformation of Emerging Disinfection Byproducts in Disribution System, Natural Science Foundation of China, 2012, RMB 780,000 (~USD 130,000).
2. Fate and Transport of Disinfection Byproducts in a Southern City of China, Innovation Funding of Harbin Institute of Technolgy, 2011, RMB 50,000 (~USD 8,000)
Excellent Youth of 13th Oversea Students Conference
1. Bu, Yinan, Mingrui Song, Jiarui Han, Zhenxuan Zhang, Baiyang Chen, Xiangru Zhang, and Mengting Yang, A facile and green pretreatment method for nonionic total organic halogen (NTOX) analysis in water – Step II. Using photolysis to convert NTOX completely into halides. Water Research, 2018. 145: p. 579-587.
2. Lu, Jing, Xiaoshan Zhu, Shengyan Tian, Xiaohui Lv, Zuohong Chen, Yuelu Jiang, Xingsheng Liao, Zhonghua Cai, and Baiyang Chen, Graphene oxide in the marine environment: Toxicity to Artemia salina with and without the presence of Phe and Cd2+. Chemosphere, 2018. 211: p. 390-396.
3. Wang, Lei, Yanan Sun, and Baiyang Chen, Rejection of haloacetic acids in water by multi-stage reverse osmosis: Efficiency, mechanisms, and influencing factors. Water Research, 2018. 144: p. 383-392.
4. Zhang, Yulin, Yinan Bu, Jiarui Han, Yan Liu, Baiyang Chen, Xiangru Zhang, Mengting Yang, and Yueting Sui, A facile and green pretreatment method for nonionic total organic halogen (NTOX) analysis in water – Step I. Using electrodialysis to separate NTOX and halides. Water Research, 2018. 145: p. 631-639.
5. Wang, Lei, Baiyang Chen, and Tian Zhang, Predicting hydrolysis kinetics for multiple types of halogenated disinfection byproducts via QSAR models. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018. 342: p. 372-385.
6. Lv, Xiaohui, Yao Yang, Yi Tao, Yuelu Jiang, Baiyang Chen, Xiaoshan Zhu, Zhonghua Cai, and Bing Li, A mechanism study on toxicity of graphene oxide to Daphnia magna: Direct link between bioaccumulation and oxidative stress. Environmental Pollution, 2018. 234: p. 953-959.
7. Lu, Jing, Shengyan Tian, Xiaohui Lv, Zuohong Chen, Baiyang Chen, Xiaoshan Zhu, and Zhonghua Cai, TiO2 nanoparticles in the marine environment: Impact on the toxicity of phenanthrene and Cd2+ to marine zooplankton Artemia salina. Science of the Total Environment, 2018. 615: p. 375-380.
8. Bu, Yinan, Liwei Wang, Baiyang Chen, Ruilan Niu, and Yi Chen, Effects of typical water components on the UV254 photodegradation kinetics of haloacetic acids in water. Separation and Purification Technology, 2018. 200: p. 255-265.
9. Wang, Lei, Ruilan Niu, Baiyang Chen, Liwei Wang, and Guan Zhang, A comparison of photodegradation kinetics, mechanisms, and products between chlorinated and brominated/iodinated haloacetic acids in water. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017. 330: p. 1326-1333.
10. Wang, Junli, Mingrui Song, Baiyang Chen, Lei Wang, and Rongshu Zhu, Effects of pH and H2O2 on ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate transformations during UV254nm irradiation: Implications to nitrogen removal and analysis. Chemosphere, 2017. 184: p. 1003-1011.
11. Song, Mingrui, Junli Wang, Baiyang Chen, and Lei Wang, A Facile, Nonreactive Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Detection Method Enabled by Ion Chromatography with UV Detector. Analytical Chemistry, 2017. 89: p. 11537-11544.
12. Shi, Wendong, Lei Wang, and Baiyang Chen, Kinetics, mechanisms, and influencing factors on the treatment of haloacetonitriles (HANs) in water by two household heating devices. Chemosphere, 2017. 172: p. 278-285.
13. Ma, Shengcun, Yiqun Gan, Baiyang Chen, Zhong Tang, and Stuart Krasner, Understanding and exploring the potentials of household water treatment methods for volatile disinfection by-products control: Kinetics, mechanisms, and influencing factors. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017. 321: p. 509-516.
14. Lv, Xiaohui, Boming Huang, Xiaoshan Zhu, Yuelu Jiang, Baiyang Chen, Yi Tao, Jin Zhou, and Zhonghua Cai, Mechanisms underlying the acute toxicity of fullerene to Daphnia magna: Energy acquisition restriction and oxidative stress. Water Research, 2017. 123: p. 696-703.
15. Ma, Shengcun, Xiaoqi Guo, and Baiyang Chen, Toward better understanding of chloral hydrate stability in water: Kinetics, pathways, and influencing factors. Chemosphere, 2016. 157: p. 18-24.
16. Lv, Xiaohui, Jing Tao, Baiyang Chen, and Xiaoshan Zhu, Roles of temperature and flow velocity on the mobility of nano-sized titanium dioxide in natural waters. Science of The Total Environment, 2016. 565: p. 849-856.
17. Zhu, Anbang, Baiyang Chen, Liang Zhang, and Paul Westerhoff, Improved Analysis of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Water via Electrodialysis Pretreatment. Analytical Chemistry, 2015. 87: p. 2353-2359.
18. Zhou, Jin, Baiyang Chen, and Zhonghua Cai, Metabolomics-based approach for assessing the toxicity mechanisms of dibutyl phthalate to abalone (Haliotis diversicolor supertexta). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015. 22: p. 5092-5099.
19. Yao, Kun, Yao Yang, Lihong Zhao, Baiyang Chen, and Xiaoshan Zhu, Inactivation of monopylephorus limosus by chloramine, chlorine dioxide, and hydrogen dioxide: effectiveness and safety. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2015. 24: p. 2334-2340.
20. Baiyang Chen, Tian Zhang, Tom Bond, and Yiqun Gan, Development of Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) Model for Disinfection Byproduct (DBP) Research: A Review of Methods and Resources. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2015. 299: p. 260-279.
21. Baiyang Chen, Paul Westerhoff, Liang Zhang, Anbang Zhu, Xin Yang, and Chao Wang, Application of Pretreatment Methods for Reliable Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Analysis in Water—A Review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 2015. 45: p. 249-276.
22. Yang, Xin, Chii Shang, Qianqian Shen, Baiyang Chen, Paul Westerhoff, Jinfeng Peng, and Wanhong Guo, Nitrogen Origins and the Role of Ozonation in the Formation of Haloacetonitriles and Halonitromethanes in Chlorine Water Treatment. Environmental Science & Technology, 2012. 46: p. 12832-12838.
23. Yang, Xin, Jinfeng Peng, Baiyang Chen, Wanhong Guo, Yongmei Liang, Wei Liu, and Lu Liu, Effects of ozone and ozone/peroxide pretreatments on disinfection byproduct formation during subsequent chlorination and chloramination. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2012. 239–240: p. 348-354.
24. Jin, Wenbiao, Jin Zhou, Baiyang Chen, Xiaoshan Zhu, and Chongwei Cui, Modeling volatilization and adsorption of disinfection byproducts in natural watersheds. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2012. 14: p. 2990-2999.
25. Baiyang Chen, Youngil Kim, and Paul Westerhoff, Occurrence and treatment of wastewater-derived organic nitrogen. Water Research, 2011. 45: p. 4641-4650.
26. Baiyang Chen, Hydrolytic Stabilities of Halogenated Disinfection Byproducts: Review and Rate Constant Quantitative Structure–Property Relationship Analysis. Environmental Engineering Science, 2011. 28: p. 385-394.
27. Baiyang Chen and Paul Westerhoff, Predicting disinfection by-product formation potential in water. Water Research, 2010. 44: p. 3755-3762.
28. Baiyang Chen, Wontae Lee, Paul K. Westerhoff, Stuart W. Krasner, and Pierre Herckes, Solar photolysis kinetics of disinfection byproducts. Water Research, 2010. 44: p. 3401-3409.
29. Krasner, Stuart W., Paul Westerhoff, Baiyang Chen, Bruce E. Rittmann, Seong-Nam Nam, and Gary Amy, Impact of Wastewater Treatment Processes on Organic Carbon, Organic Nitrogen, and DBP Precursors in Effluent Organic Matter. Environmental Science & Technology, 2009. 43: p. 2911-2918.
30. Krasner, Stuart W., Paul Westerhoff, Baiyang Chen, Bruce E. Rittmann, and Gary Amy, Occurrence of Disinfection Byproducts in United States Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluents. Environmental Science & Technology, 2009. 43: p. 8320-8325.
31. Baiyang Chen, Seong-Nam Nam, Paul K. Westerhoff, Stuart W. Krasner, and Gary Amy, Fate of effluent organic matter and DBP precursors in an effluent-dominated river: A case study of wastewater impact on downstream water quality. Water Research, 2009. 43: p. 1755-1765.
32. 吕小慧, 陈白杨, 朱小山, 氧化石墨烯的水环境行为及其生物毒性, 中国环境科学 (EI indexed), 36 (2016) 3348-3359.
33. Yiqun Gan, Shengchun Ma, Xiaoqi Guo, Baiyang Chen, David Jassby, Photolysis of Chloral Hydrate in Water with 254nm Ultraviolet: Kinetics, Influencing Factors, Mechanisms, and Products. Chemosphere. (已接受)
Water Chemistry
Fate & Transport of Pollutant in Water
Postdoc hiring:
Postdoctoral Researchers

Job Description:
Two postdoctoral researchers are needed to work on 1) disinfection byproducts removal from waters, and 2) dissolved organic matter detection and treatment.

The selected candidates should have strong backgrounds and research experience in drinking water treatment areas; Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering or close areas, preferably with emphases in disinfection byproducts and organic matter characterization areas; preferably excellent publication records.

Duties and responsibilities:
The candidates will work closely with the PI in Shenzhen, a city in southern China near Hong Kong. They will independently design detailed research plans based upon funded proposals and implement their research ideas, along with the assistance of several graduate students.

Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salaries and insurance benefits will be offered. Housing will be provided to candidates (and their spouses, if applicable) at discounted rates. The appointments are valid for a long period and will begin as soon as possible. Each position is expected to last for two years, with the likelihood of promotion to faculty status afterward, depending on the overall job performance. Harbin Institute of Technology is a top-notch university and is ranked among the top 3 engineering schools in China.

How to Apply:
Interested persons should send CV, a brief statement (1-2 pages) of career goals and research experience, and contact information of three to five professional references to Dr. Baiyang Chen ( or For further information, please view the School’s website, at: