Min Yang (China)
Professor and deputy director
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
Chinese Academy of Science
Professor and deputy director of Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is now focusing on the following research topics: identification and control of harmful pollutants in drinking water and wastewater. Except for academic research, he is also active in governmental and industrial consulting activities. His group has published over 200 papers in international journals, applied for over 100 patents, and provided technological support to over 20 wastewater treatment engineering projects. He was the former chair of Chinese Society of Microbial Ecology, and former Program Committee member and board member of IWA. He was awarded the second prize of China’s National Nature Science. He created North Research Center for Rural Area Wastewater Treatment affiliated with the Ministry of Urban-Rural Development in 2008, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Water and Environment (CEWE) in 2013, and National Engineering Lab for Industrial Wastewater Treatment Technologies in 2016. CEWE is now becoming an important platform in promoting the cooperation between China and the other developing countries in the water and environment area.