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Qian received her PhD degree in Environmental Science from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in August 2019. She worked as a Postdoc fellow at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy (Sep. 2019 to Feb. 2022) and Department of Biology (Mar. 2022 to Feb. 2023) at University of Southern Denmark. During her Postdoc period, she conducted research work at Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany as a guest researcher (April 2022). Qian joined GTIIT as an associate professor in March 2023. Her research group in GTIIT focuses on phosphorus remediation, recovery and recycling in wastewater/sludge/sediments, valorization of waste materials as sustainable adsorbents for (waste)water treatment, and thermodynamic computation of biological processes.

Research Interests

  • Phosphorus recovery and recycling
  • Circular Economy of phosphorus
  • Valorization; Adsorption
  • Thermodynamics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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