Helong Jiang, Professor
Director,Division of Lake Environment & Engineering
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology
Chinese Academy of Sciences, 
73 East Beijing Road, 
Nanjing 210008, P.R.China 
Tel: (86)25 8688 2208

Research Areas

  • Biodegradation and biogeochemistry in lakes;

  • Carbon and nutrient cycles in aquatic ecosystems;

  • Formation and maintenance of cyanobacterial blooms;

  • Sediment remediation and water environment treatment;

  • Aquatic microbial ecology;

  • Microbial fuel cell


PhD, Environmental Biotechnology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2005.

Master degree, Environmental Science, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 1995.

Bachelor degree, Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 1992.


Work Experience

  • Dec 2008-Present, Professor, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, China.

  • Oct 2006 – Nov 2008, PostDoc Research Associate, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA.

  • July 2004 – Sep 2006, Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Teaching Experience

Environmental Science.

Honors & Distinctions

Singapore Millennium Foundation Award;

Team Leader, CAS Interdisciplinary Innovation Team;

CAS Hundred Talent Scholar Plan;

 Editorial Board Member, the international journal Scientific Reports



  1. Changhui Wang, Rui He, Yu Wu, Miquel Lürling, Haiyuan Cai, Helong Jiang*, Xin Liu (2017), Bioavailable phosphorus (P) reduction is less than mobile P immobilization in lake sediment for eutrophication control by inactivating agents, Water Research 109: 196-206. (*Corresponding author)

  2. Huacheng Xu*, Hua Lv, Xin Liu, Peifang Wang, Helong Jiang*(2016), Electrolyte cations binding with extracellular polymeric substances enhanced Microcystis aggregation: implication for Microcystis bloom formation in eutrophic freshwater lakes, Environmental Science and Technology 50: 9034-9043(*Corresponding author)

  3. Changhui Wang, Nannan Yuan, Leilei Bai, Helong Jiang*, Yuansheng Pei, Zaisheng Yan (2016) Key factors related to drinking water treatment residue selection for adsorptive properties tuning via oxygen-limited heat treatment, Chemical Engineering Journal 306: 897-907. (*Corresponding author)

  4. Huacheng Xu, Changming Yang, Helong Jiang (2016) Aggregation kinetics of inorganic colloids in eutrophic shallow lakes: Influence of cyanobacterial extracellular polymeric substances and electrolyte cations, Water Research 106: 344-351.

  5. Xin Liu, Rui He, Yuan Shi, Zaisheng Yan, Changhui Wang, and Helong Jiang*, Identifying the chemical composition of decomposed residues from cyanobacterial bloom biomass by pyrolysis-GC/MS, Clean - Soil, Air, Water (Accepted) (*Corresponding author)

  6. Lei Huang, Hongwei Fang, Guojian He, Helong Jiang, Changhui Wang (2016) Effects of internal loading on phosphorus distribution in the Taihu Lake driven by wind waves and lake currents, Environmental Pollution , Online publication (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.07.049)

  7. Na Song, He-Long Jiang*, Hai-Yuan Cai, Inferior adaptation of bay sediments in a eutrophic shallow lake to winter season for organic matter decomposition, Environmental Pollution (Accepted) (*Corresponding author)

  8. Tian-Ran Ye, Na Song, Mo Chen, Zai-sheng Yan, He-Long Jiang*(2016) No enhancement of cyanobacterial bloom biomass decomposition by sediment microbial fuel cell (SMFC) at different temperatures, Environmental Pollution, 218:59-65 (*Corresponding author)

  9. Leilei Bai, Huacheng Xu, Changhui Wang, Jiancai, Deng, Helong Jiang*(2016) Extracellular polymeric substances facilitate the biosorption of phenanthrene on cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa, Chemosphere 162:172-180 (*Corresponding author)

  10. Changhui Wang, He-Long Jiang* (2016) Chemicals used for in situ immobilization to reduce the internal phosphorus loading from lake sediments for eutrophication control, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 46(10): 947-997(*Corresponding author)

  11. Xin Liu, Qing-Hui Huang, He-Long Jiang, Na Song, Effects of visible light radiation on macrophyte litter degradation and nutrient release in water samples from a eutrophic shallow lake, Chemistry and Ecology

  12. Mo Chen, He-Long Jiang*(2016). Relative contribution of iron reduction to sediment organic matter mineralization in contrasting habitats of a shallow eutrophic freshwater lake, Environmental Pollution 213: 904-912 (*Corresponding author)

  13. Mo Chen, Xiao-Hong Li, Yu-Hong He, Na Song, Hai-Yuan Cai, Changhui Wang, Yun-Tao Li, Hai-Yan Chu, Lee R. Krumholz, He-Long Jiang*(2016). Increasing sulfate concentrations result in higher sulfide production and phosphorous mobilization in a shallow eutrophic freshwater lake, Water Research 96: 94-104. (*Corresponding author)

  14. Mo Chen, Hui-Qing Sun, He-Long Jiang*(2016) The addition of FeOOH binds phosphate in organic matter-rich sediments, Chemistry and Ecology 32(5):432-445(*Corresponding author)

  15. Tianran Ye, Haiyuan Cai, Xin Liu, He-Long Jiang*(2016) Dominance of Oscillospira and Bacteroides in the bacterial community associated with the degradation of high-concentration dimethyl sulfide under iron-reducing condition, Annals of Microbiology 66: 1199-1206 (*Corresponding author)

  16. Changhui Wang, Leilei Pai, He-Long Jiang*, Huacheng Xu (2016) Algal bloom sedimentation induces variable control of lake eutrophication by phosphorus inactivating agents, Science of the Total Environment 557-558: 479-488(*Corresponding author)

  17. Changhui Wang, He-Long Jiang*, Huacheng Xu, Hongbin Yin (2016), Variation of physicochemical properties of drinking water treatment residuals and Phoslock induced by fulvic acid adsorption: implication for lake restoration, Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23(1): 351-365 (*Corresponding author)

  18. Huacheng Xu*, Laodong Guo, Helong Jiang* (2016) Depth-dependent variation of sedimentary dissolved organic matter composition in a eutrophic lake: implications for lake restoration, Chemosphere 145: 551-559 (*Corresponding author)

  19. Yanli Zhou, Hui-Fang Wu, Zai-Sheng Yan, Hai-Yuan Cai, He-Long Jiang* (2016) The enhanced survival of submerged macrophyte Potamogeton malaianus by sediment microbial fuel cells, Ecological Engineering 87: 254-262. (*Corresponding author)

  20. Huacheng Xu, Lina Li, Hua Lv, Li Xin, Helong Jiang (2016) pH-dependent phosphatization of ZnO nanoparticles and its influence on subsequent lead sorption, Environmental Pollution 208: 723-731.

  21. Changhui Wang, He-Long Jiang*, Nannan Yuan, Yuansheng Pei, Zaisheng Yan (2016) Tuning the adsorptive properties of drinking water treatment residue via oxygen-limited heat treatment for environmental recycle, Chemical Engineering Journal 284: 571-581. (*Corresponding author)

  22. Haiyuan Cai, Yanan Wang, Huacheng xu, Zaisheng Yan, Bin Jia, Abdul Majid Maszenan, Helong Jiang*(2015), Niveispirillum cyanobacteriorum sp. nov., a nitrogen-fixing bacterium isolated from cyanobacterial aggregates in a eutrophic Lake, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 65(8): 2537-2541. (*Corresponding author)

  23. Na Song, Helong Jiang*, Haiyuan Cai, Zaisheng Yan, Yanli Zhou (2015), Beyond enhancement of macrophyte litter decomposition in sediments from a terrestrializated shallow lake through bioanode employment, Chemical Engineering Journal, 279: 433-441(*Corresponding author)

  24. Changhui Wang, Nannan Yuan, Yuansheng Pei, Helong Jiang* (2015) Aging of aluminum/iron-based drinking water treatment residuals in lake water and their association with phosphorus immobilization capability, Journal of Environmental Management 159: 178-185 (*Corresponding author)

  25. Zaisheng Yan, Helong Jiang*, Haiyuan Cai, Yanli Zhou, Lee R Krumholz (2015), Complex interactions between the macrophyte Acorus calamus and microbial fuel cells during pyrene and benzopyrene degradation in sediments, Scientific Reports, 5, 10709 (*Corresponding author)

  26. Yanli Zhou, Helong Jiang*, Haiyuan Cai (2015) To prevent the occurrence of black water aggromerate through sediment microbial fuel cell, Journal of Hazardous Materials 287: 7-15 (*Corresponding author)

  27. Huacheng Xu, Helong Jiang* (2015) Effects of cyanobacterial extracellular polymeric substances on the stability of ZnO nanoparticles in eutrophic shallow lakes, Environmental Pollution 197: 231-239 (*Corresponding author)

  28. Huacheng Xu, Helong Jiang*, Guanghui Yu, Liuyan Yang (2014) , Towards understanding the role of excellular polymeric substances in cyanobacterial Microcystis aggregation and mucilaginous bloom formation, Chemosphere 117: 815-822 (*Corresponding author)

  29. Haiyuan Cai, Helong Jiang*, Lee R. Krumholz, Zhen Yang (2014) Bacterial community composition of size-fractioned aggregates within the phycosphere of cyanobacterial blooms in a eutrophic freshwater lake,PLoS ONE 9(8): e102879. (*Corresponding author)

  30. Zaisheng Yan, Helong Jiang*, Xiaohong Li, Yuan Shi (2014) Accelerated removal of pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene in freshwater sediments with amendment of cyanobacteria-derived organic matter, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 272: 66-74. (*Corresponding author)

  31. Mo Chen, Tianran Ye, Lee R. Krumholz, Helong Jiang*(2014) Temperature and cyanobacterial bloom biomass influence phosphorous cycling in eutrophic lake sediments, PLoS ONE 9(3): e93130. (*Corresponding author)

  32. Yanli Zhou, Ying Yan, Mo Chen, Zhiwei Zhao, Helong Jiang*(2014), To improve the performance of sediment microbial fuel cell through amending colloidal iron oxyhydroxide into freshwater sediments, Bioresource Technology 159232-239 (*Corresponding author).

  33. Xu Huacheng, Zhong Jicheng, Yu Guanghui, Wu Jun, Helong Jiang, Yang Liuyan (2014), Further insights into metal-DOM interaction:Consideration of both fluorescent and non-fluorescent substances. PLoS ONE. 9(11), e112272.

  34. Huacheng Xu, Guanghui Yu, Liuyan Yang, Helong Jiang*(2013) Combination of two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy and parallel factor analysis to characterize the binding of heavy metals with DOM in lake sediments, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 263: 412-421. (*Corresponding author)

  35. Huacheng Xu, Zaisheng Yan, Haiyuan Cai, Guanghui Yu, Liuyan Yang, Helong Jiang* (2013) Heterogeneity in metal binding by individual fluorescent componts in a eutrophic algae-rich lake, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 98: 266-272. (*Corresponding author)

  36. Helong Jiang, Qiang He, Zhili He, Christopher L. Hemme, Liyou Wu, Jizhong Zhou (2013). Continuous cellulosic bioethanol fermentation by cyclic fed-batch cocultivation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79: 1580-1589.

  37. Huacheng Xu, Guanghui Yu, Helong Jiang* (2013), Investigation on extracellular polymeric substances from mucilaginous cyanobacterial blooms in eutrophic freshwater lakes, Chemosphere, 93: 75-81. (*Corresponding author)

  38. Huacheng Xu, Helong Jiang* (2013), UV-induced photochemical heterogeneity of dissolved and attached organic matter associated with cyanobacterial blooms in a eutrophic freshwater lake, Water Research, 47(17): 6506-6515 (*Corresponding author)

  39. Huacheng Xu, Haiyuan Cai, Guanghui Yu, Helong Jiang*(2013). Insights into extracellular polymeric substances of cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa using fractionation procedure and parallel factor analysis, Water Research, 47: 2005-2014 (*Corresponding author)

  40. Na Song, Haiyuan Cai, Zaisheng Yan, Helong Jiang*(2013). Cellulose degradation by one mesophilic strain Caulobacter crescentus FMC1 under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Bioresource Technology131:281-287. (*Corresponding author)

  41. Na Song, Zaisheng Yan, Haiyuan Cai, Helong Jiang* (2013). Effect of temperature on submerged macrophyte litter decomposition within sediments from a large shallow and subtropical freshwater lake. Hydrobiologia, 714: 131-144. (*Corresponding author)

  42. Cai HY, Yan Z, Wang AJ, Krumholz LR, Helong Jiang (2013)*, Analysis of the attached microbial community on mucilaginous cyanobacterial aggregates in the eutrophic lake Taihu reveals the importance of Planctomycetes, Microbial Ecology, 66:73-83(*Corresponding author)

  43. Song T, Cai H, Yan Z, Zhao Z, Helong Jiang*(2012) Various voltage productions by microbial fuel cells with sedimentary inocula taken from different sites in one freshwater lake. Bioresource Technology, 108:68-75 (*Corresponding author)

  44. Yan Z, Song N, Cai H, Tay JH, Helong Jiang* (2012) Enhanced degradation of phenanthrene and pyrene in freshwater sediment by combined employment of sediment microbial fuel cell and amorphous ferric hydroxide. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 199-200: 217-225. (*Corresponding author)

  45. Song T,Helong Jiang* (2011) Effects of sediment pretreatment on the performance of sediment microbial fuel cells. Bioresource Technology 102(22): 10465-10470. (*Corresponding author)

  46. He Q , Hemme CL, Helong Jiang , Z He , J Zhou (2011) Mechanisms of enhanced cellulosic bioethanol fermentation by co-cultivation of Clostridium and Thermoanaerobacter spp. Bioresource Technology 102(20):9586-9592

  47. Yan Z, Hu Y, Helong Jiang* (2011) Toxicity of phenanthrene in freshwater sediments to rooted submersed macrophyte Vallisneria spiralis. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 87 (2): 129-133(*Corresponding author)

  48. Song TS, Yan ZS, Zhao ZW, Helong Jiang* (2011) Construction and operation of freshwater sediment microbial fuel cell for electricity generation. Bioprocess Biosystem Engineering, 34: 621-627 (*Corresponding author)

  49. Yan ZS, Guo HY, Song TS, Hu Y, Helong Jiang*, (2011) Tolerance and remedial function of rooted submersed macrophyte Vallisneria spiralis to phenanthrene in freshwater sediments, Ecological Engineering, 37(2): 123-127 (*Corresponding author)

  50. Zhao ZW, Lei W, ZhangXWang BHelong Jiang*2010ZnO-based electrochemical biosensors, Sensors, 101216-1231 (*Corresponding author)

  51. Helong Jiang *, AM Maszenan, ZW Zhao, JH Tay 2010Properties of phenol-removal aerobic granules during normal operation and shock loading. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 37(3): 253-262 (*Corresponding author)

  52. Song TS, Yan ZS, Zhao ZW, Helong Jiang*2010Removal of organic matter in freshwater sediment by microbial fuel cells at various external resistances, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 85(11):1489-1493. (*Corresponding author)

  53. Helong Jiang*,Abdul Majid Maszenan, and Joo-Hwa Tay (2007) Bioaugmentation and coexistence of two functionally similar bacterial strains in aerobic granules. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,75(5): 1191-1200 (*Corresponding author)

  54. Abdul Majid Maszenan, Helong Jiang, Joo-Hwa Tay, Peter Schumann, and Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2007). Granulicoccus phenolivorans gen. nov., sp. Nov. a Gram-positive phenol degrading coccus isolated from phenol degrading aerobic granules. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 57(4): 730-737.

  55. Helong Jiang*, Joo-Hwa Tay, Abdul Majid Maszenan, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2006) Physiological traits of bacterial strains isolated from phenol-degrading aerobic granules. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 57(2):182-191. (*Corresponding author)

  56. Helong Jiang *, Joo-Hwa Tay, Abdul Majid Maszenan, and Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2006) Enhanced phenol biodegradation and aerobic granules by two coaggregating bacterial strains. Environmental Science & Technology, 40(19): 6137-6142 (*Corresponding author)

  57. Abdul Majid Maszenan, Joo-Hwa Tay, Schumann P, Helong Jiang, and Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2005). Quadrisphaera granulorum gen. nov., sp. nov., a gram-positive polyphosphate accumulating coccus in tetrads or aggregates isolated from aerobic granules. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55 (9): 1771-1777.

  58. Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay, Benjamin Yan-Pui Moy, Helong Jiang, Joo-Hwa Tay (2005) Rapid cultivation of stable aerobic phenol-degrading granules using acetate-fed granules as microbial seed.Journal of Biotechnology 115(4): 387-395.

  59. Helong Jiang, Joo-Hwa Tay, Abdul Majid Maszenan, and Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2004) Bacterial diversity and function of aerobic granules engineered in a sequencing batch reactor for phenol degradation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70 (11): 6767-6775.

  60. Helong Jiang, Joo-Hwa Tay, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2004). Changes in structure, activity and metabolism of aerobic granules as a microbial response to high phenol loading. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 63: 602-608.

  61. Joo-Hwa Tay, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay, Volodymyr Ivanov, Helong Jiang. (2004) Removal of nano- and micro-particles by microbial granules used for aerobic wastewater treatment. Water Science & Technology 50(12): 147-154.

  62. Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay, Helong Jiang, Joo-Hwa Tay (2004) Functional analysis of microbial community in phenol-degrading aerobic granules cultivated in SBR. Water Science & Technology50(10): 229-234.

  63. Joo-Hwa Tay, Helong Jiang, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2004) High-rate biodegradation of phenol by aerobically grown microbial granules. Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE, 130(12): 1415-1423.

  64. Helong Jiang, Joo-Hwa Tay, Yu Liu, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2003). Ca2+ augmentation for enhancement of aerobically grown microbial granules in sludge blanket reactors. Biotechnology Letters 25: 95-99.

  65. Joo-Hwa Tay, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay, Volodymyr Ivanov, Shen Pan, Helong Jiang, Qi-Shan Liu (2003). Biomass and porosity profiles in microbial granules used for aerobic wastewater treatment. Letters in Applied Microbiology 36: 297-301.

  66. Helong Jiang, Joo-Hwa Tay, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay (2002). Aggregation of immobilized activated sludge cells into aerobically grown microbial granules for the aerobic biodegradation of phenol.Letter in Applied Microbiology35: 439-445.


  • Helong JiangTianshun Song“A microbial fuel cell and its application in organic matter removal in natural sediments” Number of China invention patentZL201010181651.7

  • Helong JiangTianshun Song“A sediment microbial electrochemical device and its application” Number of China invention patentZL201010518598.5

  • Ping Zhou, Helong Jiang“One kind of aerobic biofilm device for water treatment” , Number of China invention patent: ZL201110111046.7

  • Helong JiangTianshun Song“A device for soil moisture measuring” Number of China invention patent: ZL201110369027

  • Helong Jiang“A method and device to treat low concentration ammonia water through aerobic biofilms” Number of China invention patent: ZL 2011 1 0449353.6

  • Helong Jiang, Yanli Zhou, Zhiwei Zhao“A device and method to detect microbial reduction activity in sediments ” Number of China invention patentZL 201210202944.8

  • Helong Jiang, Zaisheng Yan“A method and a device for enhancing the removal of organic matters in wetlands and sediments”Number of China invention patentZL 201210141670.6

  • Helong Jiang, Huacheng Xu“A grading method for extraction of extracellular polymers from cyanobacterial bloom biomass”Number of China invention patent: ZL 201310248303.0

  • Helong Jiang, Huacheng Xu“A preparation method for cyanobacteria extracellular polymer and its application”Number of China invention patent: ZL201310245453.6

Research Interests

Microbial fuel cell;

Microbial isolation and characterization;

Fe and S biogeochemistry;

Biodegradation and Bioremediation;

Microbial ecology and function within cyanobacterial bloom


ORAL presentation

  1. He-Long Jiang, “Distinct diversity and function of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria in cyanobacterial bloom aggregates in a freshwater lake”, 10th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria24-27 OCT 2016, Wuhan, China

  2. He-Long Jiang, “High sulfide production related to utilization of organic matters from cyanobacterial bloom biomass in a eutrophic lake”, the Session of Sensing, simulating, predicting algal blooms in inland waters, International Society of Limnology 2016 (SIL 2016)31 July-05 Aug 2016, Torino, Italy

  3. He-Long Jiang, “Degradation and environmental impacts of organic matters from phytoplankton blooms and macrophytes in eutrophic lakes”, Sino-Argentina NSFC_CONICET Workshop “Water Resources: Ecological and Hydrological aspects”, May 9-10 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  4. He-Long Jiang, “Utilization and environmental impact of organic carbon from cyanobacterial bloom biomass in a eutrophic lake”, the Session of Dynamics of Carbon, Nutrients, and Trace elements in the 2015 Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, May 17-22, 2015

  5. He-Long Jiang, “Cyanobacterial Bloom in a Eutrophic Lake and its Environmental Impact” Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 26th to 27th March 2015 (Visiting Professor)

  6. He-Long Jiang, “Extracellular polymeric substances improved cyanobacterial Microcystis aggregation and bloom formation in one freshwater lake”, International Water Association (IWA) Conference: The perfect slime- Nature, Properties, Regulation and Dynamics of EPS, Essen, Germany, September 10-12, 2014

  7. He-Long Jiang, “Existence of competitively-inferior bacterial strain in aerobic granules”. The conference Advanced Technology in the Environmental Fields, Lanzarote, Spain, February 6-8, 2006

  8. He-Long Jiang, “Compact structure as main reason for high-rate phenol biodegradation of aerobic granules” , NTU-Stanford Symposium on the Environment, Singapore, 31 May-1 June 2005.

  9. He-Long Jiang, “In situ dominance and competitive advantage of a phenol-degrading strain in aerobic granules”, IWA Conference Biofilms 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 24-26 October 2004.

  10. He-Long Jiang. “Removal of nano- and micro-particles by microbial granules used for aerobic wastewater treatment”, IWA Conference Nano and Microparticles in Water and Wastewater Treatment, Zurich, Switzerland, 22-24 September 2003.



杨颖  硕士研究生  083001-环境科学  

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何宇虹  博士研究生  083001-环境科学  

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