Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Title of talk
Bacteria and associated antibiotic resistance genes in air PM2.5 and the exchange of ARGs at the human-atmosphere interface
Professor Xiang-dong Li obtained his B.S. degree in Earth Sciences and his M.S. degree in Geochemistry from Nanjing University, and his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. Prof. Li’s major research interests include regional pollution, urban environmental studies, and remediation of contaminated soils. He has published more than 190 papers in leading international journals and is one of the highly cited researchers in Environment/Ecology of the Web of Science database. He was awarded the Outstanding Young Researcher (Oversea) Fund from the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2007. Professor Li is the Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Construction and Environment and past president (2011-2013) of the International Society of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH). He is currently an Associate Editor for Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T). Prof. Li is also an associate editor and editorial board member for several other international journals in related research fields.