Congratulations! Stef won the Best Student Presentation Award of the Environmental Health & Toxicology Symposium, American Chemical Society (ACS) Annual Fall Meeting.

Congratulations! Dr. Tang received Blanchard Early Career Professorship.

Welcome! Hang Xu joined our group as a PhD student.

Qian started a new position at New Mexico State University. You will be sorely missed!


Welcome! Yan Shi joined our group as a visiting postdoc fellow. He will work on nutrient and recovery recovery from biowastes.

Farewell to REU students Marie Lim and Emily Piwowarski! Congratulations to your fantastic work over the summer!


Yinghao Wen joins our group as a postdoc fellow. He will be working on REE recovery from solid wastes. Welcome!


Congratulations and farewell to Lei, Paige, and August! Lei starts a new position at New Mexico Environmental Department. Paige and August finished their BS degrees and will start PhD studies in the Fall! Wish you three the best of luck! We will miss you.

Welcome to our summer REU students Marie Lim and Emily Piwowarski!


Congratulations to Stef for passing her comprehensive exam. Now she’s officially a PhD candidate!

Congratulations to Simin for winning the Glen Cass Award!


Congratulations to Pan for winning the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award, the first in EAS history!

Congratulations to Stef for receiving the Herbert P. Haley Fellowship!


Congratulations to Stef for winning the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) scholarship!


Congratulations to Pan for his successful PhD defense! We are excited and proud of you, Dr. Liu!


Congratulations to Haesung for his new publication in JACS, which was selected as the Editor Spotlights and reported by GT news

Redox Cycling Driven Transformation of Layered Manganese Oxides to Tunnel Structures, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 5, 2506-2513.


Congratulations to Pan for his newly accepted publication:

Speciation transformation of rare earth elements (REEs) during heating and implications for REE behaviors during coal combustion. International Journal of Coal Geology.


Congratulations to Biao for his newly accepted publication on polyphosphate hydrolysis on Mn oxides in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry!


Congratulations to Pan for receiving the 2019 Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) Georgia Chapter Graduate Student Scholarship!


Ben will soon start a job in Alaska. Good luck Ben! We will miss you!

Five beamtime trips for the summer – we are almost there!

Congratulations for a fruitful summer! REU students Dhara Patel and Colin Snyder presented their research at SURE and SENIC events.

Congratulations! Our group received funding support from NSF to explore the transformation of biogenic silica.


Congratulations! Biao’s paper on polyphosphate sorption and hydrolysis on Al oxides was accepted for publications in ES&T!


Congratulations! Our group received funding support from DOE to explore As and Se speciation in coal fly ashes.


Congratulations! Pan won the Second Place in Association of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AEES) Symposium Poster Competition!

Dr. Tang, Haesung, Biao, and Qian attended American chemical Society Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Tang group finished three back-to-back beamtimes at SSRL.

Tang group demonstrated nutrient cycling/recycling at the Atlanta Science Festival.


Congratulations! Pan’s paper on rare earth element speciation in coal fly ash was accepted for publication in ES&T!

Congratulations! Dr. Tang receives the Association of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AEES) Outstanding Professor Award!


Dr. Tang was elected the American Chemical Society Geochemistry Division Program Chair Elect.


Xiaoming started a visiting scholar position with us. Welcome!


Rixiang is moving to Albany and starting a tenure-track faculty position at SUNY-Albany. Good luck Prof. Huang! We will miss you!

Dr. Tang and Rixiang presented at the ACS Boston meeting.

Dr. Tang won the Faces of Inclusive Excellence Award.


Dr. Tang, Rixiang, and Pan delivered 4 presentations at the Clay Mineral Society Annual Meeting at Champaign, IL.


Congratulations! Shiliang’s series of papers on the effect of Zn coprecipitation on the structure and reactivity of Mn oxides were all accepted for publication.


Congratulations to Biao for receiving the Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Student Research Grant!

Congratulations to Pan for passing his comprehensive exam! Now he is officially a PhD candidate.


Congratulations! Shiliang successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Well done Dr. Zhao!

Congratulations and welcome to Haesung’s new baby boy! We are so happy for you!

Congratulations to Biao for passing his comprehensive exam! Now he is officially a PhD candidate.

Tang group demonstrated nutrient cycling and recycling at the Atlanta Science Festival. Our demonstrations were well attended!

Dr. Tang, Rixiang, Pan, and Ben gave 5 presentations at American chemical Society Meeting in New Orleans.

Rixiang, Shiliang, and Pan successfully conducted (survived) two back-to-back beamtime runs at SSRL!

Pan was awarded Graduate Student Travel Grant for the 2018 Clay Mineral Society Annual Meeting. Congratulations!

Dr. Tang was selected as a Fellow of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems. Read more on BBISS and EAS news release.


Congratulations! Pan and Biao were both recognized as the Graduate Student of the Month by School of Earth and Atmospheric Science for their outstanding progress. Read more here.

Congratulations! Nadia was awarded the prestigeous NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Read more here.


Our research on P specition in animal manures was accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.

Dr. Haesung Jung joined our group as a postdoc. He will be exploring the structure-reactivity relationship of manganese oxides. Welcome!

Our research on metal specition in sludges was accepted for publication by Water Research.

Our research on polyphosphate enzymatic hydrolysis was accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.


Ashley successfully finished her Master’s thesis research. Congratulations!


Ci finished her very fruitful visit and returned to China to finish her PhD. We will miss you!

Emily’s paper on chromium isotope fractionation during ligand complexation was published in Nature Communications. Congratulations Emily! (Read more here | Press release: Georgia Tech Research HorizonAstrobilogy Magazine, Science Daily, Geochemical News)

Dr. Tang started a courtesy appointment at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech.

Dr. Tang served as a judge at the Siemens High School Competition in Math, Science & Technology (read more here).

Weishi joined our group for his M.S. research. Welcome!

Nadia joined our group as a postdoc of the NASA NAI team. Welcome!


Dr. Tang will lead a $2.4 M project from NSF Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) Program to develop a novel system for resource recovery from biological wastes. (Read more here | Press release: NSFGeorgia Tech Daily Digest)


Emily successfully defended her PhD dissertation and started working as a environmental consultant. Congratulations Dr. Saad!

Ben finished his B.S. degree on Chemistry and EAS. Congratulations!