faculty member yin wang

Yin Wang

  • Lawrence E. Sivak '71 Professorship
  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • BS Environmental Science, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2008.
  • MS Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, 2011.
  • PhD Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, 2012.

Research Interests

  • Environmental applications of advanced materials
  • Occurrence, fate and treatment of emerging and recalcitrant pollutants
  • Advanced technologies for water treatment and groundwater remediation
  • Environmental Chemistry


  • Wang L., Min X., Sui X., Chen J., Wang Y.* Facile construction of novel BiOBr/Bi12O17Cl2 heterojunction composites with enhanced photocatalytic performance. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.10.048
  • Yang H., Wang Y.*, Bender J.T., Xu S.* Removal of arsenate and chromate by lanthanum-modified granular ceramic material: the critical role of coating temperature. Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 7690, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-44165-8.
  • Huo J., Yuan C.*, Wang Y.* Nanocomposites of three-dimensionally-ordered porous TiO2 decorated with Pt and reduced graphene oxide for the visible-light photocatalytic degradation of waterborne pollutants. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2019, 2, 2713-2724, DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00215.
  • Yang H., Min X., Xu S., Wang Y.* Lanthanum(III) coated ceramics as a promising material in point-of-use water treatment for arsenite and arsenate removal. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2019, 7, 9220-9227, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06878.
  • Maher E.K., O’Malley K.N., Heffron J., Huo J., Wang Y., Mayer B.K., McNamara P.J.* Removal of estrogenic compounds via iron electrocoagulation: impact of water quality and assessment of removal mechanisms. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2019, 5, 956-966, DOI: 10.1039/C9EW00087A.
  • Maher E.K., O’Malley K.N., Heffron J., Huo J., Mayer B.K., Wang Y., McNamara P.J.* Analysis of operational parameters, reactor kinetics, and floc characterization for the removal of estrogens via electrocoagulation. Chemosphere, 2019, 220, 1141-1149, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.161.
  • Wang Z., Ma H., Zhang C., Feng J., Pu S., Ren Y.*, Wang Y.* Enhanced catalytic ozonation treatment of dibutyl phthalate enabled by porous magnetic Ag-doped ferrospinel MnFe2O4 materials: Performance and mechanism. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 354, 42-52, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.07.177.
  • Chen X., Huo X., Liu J.*, Wang Y., Werth C.J., Strathmann T.J. Exploring beyond palladium: Catalytic reduction of aqueous oxyanion pollutants with alternative platinum group metals and new mechanistic implications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 313, 745-752, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.12.058.
  • Liu Y., Chen X., Wang Y., Strathmann T.J., Werth C.J.* Mechanism and mitigation of the decomposition of an oxorhenium complex-based heterogeneous catalyst for perchlorate reduction in water. Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49, 12932-12940, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03393.
  • Xie S., Yuan S.*, Liao P., Jia M., Wang Y. Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination of chlorinated hydrocarbons in groundwater using H2 produced by a dual-anode system. Water Research, 2015, 86, 74-81, DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2015.07.026.
  • Liu J., Choe J.K., Wang Y., Shapley J.R., Werth C.J., Strathmann T.J.* Bioinspired complex-nanoparticle hybrid catalyst system for aqueous perchlorate reduction: rhenium speciation and its influence on catalyst activity. ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 511-522, DOI: 10.1021/cs501286w.
  • Wang Y., Liu J., Wang P., Werth C.J., Strathmann T.J.* Palladium nanocrystals encapsulated in core-shell silica: a structured hydrogenation catalyst with enhanced activity for reduction of oxyanion water pollutants. ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4, 3551-3559, DOI: 10.1021/cs500971r.
  • Wang Y., Wu J., Wang Z., Terenyi A., Giammar D.E.* Kinetics of lead(IV) oxide (PbO2) reductive dissolution: Role of lead(II) adsorption and surface speciation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2013, 389, 236-243, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.09.022.
  • Wang Y., Jing H., Mehta V., Welter G.J., Giammar D.E.* Impact of galvanic corrosion on lead release from aged lead service lines. Water Research, 2012, 46, 5049-5060, DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.06.046.
  • Wang Y., Wu J., Giammar D.E.* Kinetics of the reductive dissolution of lead(IV) oxide by iodide. Environmental Science & Technology, 2012, 46, 5859-5866, DOI: 10.1021/es2038905.
  • Wang Y., Xie Y., Li W., Wang Z., Giammar D.E.* Formation of lead(IV) oxides from lead(II) compounds. Environmental Science & Technology, 2010, 44, 8950-8956, DOI: 10.1021/es102318z.

Dr. Wang's Research Website