Min  Yang


 Deputy director 

 Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

P. O. Box 2871 
18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100085 
People’s Republic of China 

Email: yangmin@rcees.ac.cn

Research Areas

  • Behavior of hazardous pollutants (including taste/odor compounds and pathogens) in water

  • Risk assessment and management for drinking water

  • Water and wastewater treatment technologies

  • Microbial ecology


Ph.D.(1992), Hiroshima University, Japan

MSc. (1989) Hiroshima University, Japan

BSc. (1985) East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China


Work Experience

2012-present, Deputy director, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

1998-present, Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

1992-1998,  Research Scientist, Central Laboratory, Organo Co., Japan



Published SCI paper more than 200,some listed below:

1.        Xiaomei Wu, Yu Zhang, Xiaomin Dou, Min Yang*. Fluoride removal performance of a novel Fe–Al–Ce trimetal oxide adsorbent, Chemosphere, 2007,69:1758-1764.

2.        Shilong He, Yu Zhang, Min Yang*, Wenli Du, Hiroyuki Harada. Repeated use of MAP decomposition residues for the removal of high ammonium concentration from landfill leachate,  Chemosphere, 2007, 66: 2233–2238.

3.        Min Yang*, Jianwei Yu, Zonglai Li, Zhaohai Guo, Michael Burch, Tsair-Fuh Lin. Taihu Lake Not to Blame for Wuxi’s Woes, Science,2008,319:158.

4.        Juan Liu, Min Yang*, Rong Qi, Wei An, Jun Zhou. Comparative study of protozoan communities in full-scale MWTPS in Beijing related to treatment processes, Water Research, 2008, 42 (8-9): 1907-1918.

5.        Dong Li, Min Yang*, Jianying Hu, Yu Zhang, Hong Chang, Fen Jin. Determination of penicillin G and its degradation products in a penicillin production wastewater treatment plant and the receiving river, Water Research, 2008, 42 (1-2): 307-317.

6.        Kuixiao Li, Ayfer Yediler, Min Yang*, Sigurd Schulte-Hostede, Ming Hung Wong. Ozonation of oxytetracycline and toxicological assessment of its oxidation by-products, Chemosphere, 2008, 72(3): 473-478.

7.        Dong LiMin Yang*Zonglai LiRong QiJizheng HeHuijuan Liu.Change of bacterial communities in sediments along Songhua River inNortheastern China after a nitrobenzene pollution event, FEMS Microbiology Ecology,2008,65:494-503.

8.        Dong LiMin Yang*, Jianying Hu, Liren Ren, Yu Zhang, Kuixiao Li. Determination and fate of oxytetracycline and related compounds in oxytetracycline production wastewater and the receiving river, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2008,27(1):80-86.

9.        Fen Jin , Jianying Hu* , Jin Lin Liu Min Yang*, Fu Wang , HongWang. Sequestration of Nonylphenol in Sediment from Bohai Bay, North China, Environmental of Science and Technology,2008, 42:746-751.

10.    Dong Li, Min Yang*, Jianying Hu, Jing Zhang, Ruyin Liu, Xin Gu, Yu Zhang , Zhenyu Wang. Antibiotic-resistance profile in environmental bacteria isolated from penicillin production wastewater treatment plant and the receiving river, Environmental Microbiology, 2009, 11(6): 1506-1517.

11.    Yu Zhang*, XiaoMin Dou, Min Yang*, Hong He, Chang Yong Jing, ZiYu Wu. Removal of arsenate from water by using an Fe–Ce oxide adsorbent: Effects of coexistent fluoride and phosphate, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, (179):  208-214.

12.    Dong Li, Tao Yu, Yu Zhang, Min Yang*, Zhen Li,  Miaomiao Liu,  Rong Qi.  Antibiotic resistance characteristics of environmental bacteria from an oxytetracycline production wastewater treatment plant and the receiving river, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2010,76(11):3444-3451.

13.    Dong Li, Zheng Li, Jianwei Yu, Nan Cao,  Ruyin Liu, Min Yang*. Characterization of Bacterial Community Structure in a Drinking Water Distribution System during an Occurrence of Red Water,  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2010, 76(21) :7171-7180.

14.    Tao Yu, Rong Qi, Dong Li, Yu Zhang, Min Yang*. Nitrifier characteristics in submerged membrane bioreactors under different sludge retention times, Water Research, 2010,44(9):2823-2830.

15.    Zonglai Li, Jianwei Yu, Min Yang*, Jing Zhang, Michael D. Burch, Wei Han. Cyanobacterial population and harmful metabolites dynamics during a bloom in Yanghe Reservoir, North China, Harmful Algae,2010, (9) :481-488.

16.    Xin Gu , Yu Zhang*, Jing Zhang, Min Yang*, Hideyuki Tamaki , Yoichi Kamagata , Dong Li.  Isolation of phylogenetically diverse nonylphenol ethoxylate-degrading bacteria and characterization of their corresponding biotransformation , Chemosphere, 2010,  (80): 216-222.

17.    Wei An, Dongqing Zhang, Shumin Xiao, jianwei Yu, Min Yang*. Quantitative Health Risk Assessment of Cryptosporidium in Rivers of Southern China Based on Continuous Monitoring.Enviromental Science and Technology, 2011,45: 4951-4958.

18.    Wanfeng Wang, Shuoyi  Ren, Haifeng  Zhang, Jianwei  Yu, Wei  An,  Jianying  Hu,  Min Yang*.Occurrence of nine nitrosamines and secondary amines in source water and drinking water: potential of secondary amines as nitrosamine precursors. Water Research,2011,45(16):4930-4938.

19.    Dong Li, Rong Qi, Min Yang*, Yu Zhang, Tao Yu.Bacterial community characteristics under long-term antibiotic selection pressures.Water Research,2011,45(18):6063-6073.

20.    Yanqin Deng, Yu Zhang, Yingxin Gao,  Dong Li, Ruyin Liu,  Miaomiao Liu, Haifeng Zhang, Bo Hu, Tao Yu,Min Yang*.Microbial Community Compositional Analysis for Series Reactors Treating High Level Antibiotic Wastewater. Environmental Science and Technology,2012,  46 (2): 795–801.

21.    Miaomiao Liu, Yu Zhang, Min Yang*, Zhe Tian, ren liren, Shujun Zhang. Abundance and Distribution of Tetracycline Resistance Genes and Mobile Elements in an Oxytetracycline Production Wastewater Treatment System. Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, 46(14), 7551-7557.

22.    Shumin Xiao , Wei An , Zhimin Chen , Dongqing Zhang , Jianwei Yu , Min Yang*. The burden of drinking water-associated cryptosporidiosis in China: The large contribution of the immunodeficient population identified by quantitative microbial risk assessment.Water Research,2012,46(13): 4272-4280.

23.    Haifeng Zhang, Yahe Zhang, Quan Shi, Jianying Hu, Mengqiao Chu, Jianwei Yu, Min Yang*.Study on Transformation of Natural Organic Matter in Source Water during Chlorination and Its Chlorinated Products using Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry . Environmental Science and Technology. 2012(46):4396−4402.

24.    Zonglai Li , Peter Hobson , Wei An , Michael D. Burch , Jenny House , Min Yang *. Earthy odor compounds production and loss in three cyanobacterial cultures.Water Research , 2012(46):5165-5173.

25.    Haifeng Zhang , Yahe Zhang , Quan Shi , Shuoyi Ren , Jianwei Yu , Feng Ji ,Wenbin Luo , Min Yang *.Characterization of low molecular weight dissolved natural organic matter along the treatment trait of a waterworks using Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry.Water Research .2012,46(16): 5197-5204.

26.    Ming Su , Virginie Gaget , Steven Giglio , Michael Burch, Wei An , MinYang*.Establishment of quantitative PCR methods for the quantification of geosmin-producing potential and Anabaena sp. in freshwater systems.Water Research,2013(47):3444-3454.

27.    Yu Zhang, Jianping Xie, Miaomiao Liu, Zhe Tian, Zhili He, Joy D. van Nostrand, LirenRen, Jizhong Zhou, Min Yang*.Microbial community functional structure in response to antibiotics in pharmaceutical wastewater treatment systems.Water Research,2013(4 7 ):6298-6308.

28.    Xiaomei Wu , Yu Zhang *, Xiaomin Dou , Bei Zhao, Min Yang. Fluoride adsorption on an Fe–Al–Ce trimetal hydrous oxide: Characterization of adsorption sites and adsorbed fluorinecomplex species.Chemical Engineering Journal.223 (2013)364–370.

29.           Miaomiao Liu, Ran Ding, Yu Zhang*, Yingxin Gao,Zhe Tian, Tong Zhang,MinYang.Abundanceand distribution of Macrolide-Lincosamide-Streptogramin resistance genes in ananaerobic-aerobic system treating spiramycin production wastewater.Water Research2014 ( 63 ):33-41.

30.    Haifeng Zhang, Yahe Zhang, Quan Shi, Hongdie Zheng, Min Yang*. Characterization of Unknown Brominated Disinfection Byproducts during Chlorination Using Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Environmental Science and Technology.2014, 48 (6), 3112–3119.

31.    Yu Zhang*, Zhe Tian, Miaomiao Liu, Zhou Jason Shi, Lauren Hale, Jizhong Zhou, Min Yang*. High Concentrations of the Antibiotic Spiramycin in Wastewater Lead to High Abundance of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Nitrifying Populations.  Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 49 (15), 9124–9132.

32.    Yinxin Gao, Ran Ding, Song Wu, Yunqiang Wu, Yu Zhang *.,Min Yang. Influence of ultrasonic waves on the removal of different oil components from oily sludge.Environmental Technology,2015, 36,( 14) 1771–1775.

33.    Ming Su, Jianwei Yu,  Junzhi Zhang, Hui Chen, Wei An, Rolf D. Vogt, Tom Andersen, Dongmin Jia, Jingshi Wang, Min Yang*. MIB-producing cyanobacteria (Planktothrix sp.) in a drinking water reservoir: Distribution and odor producing potential.Water Research ,2015:444-453.

34.    Zhe Tian, Yu Zhang*, Yuyou Li,Yongzhi Chi , Min Yang. Rapid establishment of thermophilic anaerobic microbial community during the one-step startup of thermophilic anaerobic digestion from a mesophilic digester. Water Research, 2015,69:9-19.

35.    Qingyuan Guo, Kai Yang, Jianwei Yu*, Chunmiao Wang, Xiaodong Wen, Liping Zhang, Min Yang, Ping Xia, Dong Zhang, Simultaneous removal of multiple odorants from source water suffering from septic and musty odors: Verification in a full-scale water treatment plant with ozonation, Water Research, 2016, 100: 1-6.

36.    Hongrui Chen, Hui Peng,Min Yang, Jianying Hu, Yu Zhang*.Detection, Occurrence, and Fate of Fluorotelomer Alcohols in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants..Environmental Science  Technology,2017, 51, 8953−8961.

37.    Qizhen Yi,Yu Zhang*,Yingxin Gao, Zhe Tian,Min Yang.Treatment of Antibiotic Production Wastewater Pretreated with Enhanced Hydrolysis: Simultaneous Reduction of COD and ARGs.Water Research 2017,(110) 211-217.

38.    Dev Raj Joshi , Yu Zhang  *, Yinxin Gao, Yuan Liu,, Min Yang.Biotransformation of nitrogen- and sulfur-containing pollutants during coking wastewater treatment: Correspondence of performance to microbial community functional structure.Water Research, 2017 (121) 338-348

39.    Wenzhe Song , Yu Zhang  *, Yingxin Gao, Dong Chen, Min Yang.Cleavage of the main carbon chain backbone of high molecular weight polyacrylamide by aerobic and anaerobic biological treatment.Chemosphere,2017 (189) 277-283.

40.    Kai Yang, Jianwei Yu *, Qingyuan Guo, Chunmiao Wang, Min Yang ,Yu Zhang, Ping Xia, Dong Zhang, Zhiyong Yu .Comparison of micropollutants' removal performance between preozonation and post-ozonation using a pilot study,Water Research ,2017 (111) 147-153

41.    Xin Wang, Haifeng Zhang, Yahe Zhang,Quan Shi,Juan Wang Jianwei Yu, Min Yang*New Insights into Trihalom ethane and Haloacetic Acid Formation Potentials: Correlation with the Molecular Composition of Natural Organic Matter in Source Water .Environmental Science & Technology.2017,51,2015-2021.

Research Interests

Behavior of hazardous pollutants (including taste/odor compounds and pathogens) in water

Risk assessment and management for drinking water

Water and wastewater treatment technologies

Microbial ecology



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Honors & Distinctions

  1. 2001:    Best Performance Award for Hundred Talents, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  2. 2004:    Science and Technology Progress Award, 2nd Class, Beijing City

  3. 2006:    Science and Technology Progress Award, 2nd Class, Chinese State Council

  4. 2006:    Award for Outstanding Young Scholars, National Science Foundation ofChina

  5. 2008:    Advanced Individual of Science and technology Olympics, 29th Olympic Games             Science and Technology Committee

  6. 2008:    Chinese Academy of Sciences Advanced Individual of Earthquake-Relief , Chinese           Academy of Sciences

  7. 2009:    State-level Candidate for New Century Million-and-10-Million Talents Project

  8. 2009:    Huaxia Construction Award, 2nd Class, Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural             Development, China

  9. 2010:    Advanced Worker, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  10. 2010:    Project Innovation Award, International Water Association

  11. 2017:    The National Natural Science Award, 2nd class  

  12. 2016:     Technology Award for China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation ,2nd class

  13. 2015:     Beijing Science and Technology Award, 3rd class

  14. 2015:     Chinese Academy of Sciences and Technology Promote and Development Award,2nd class