Runzeng Liu
Hometown: Weifang, China

  • Post Doc 2016 - Present
  • PhD 2016 (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • BSc 2010 (Shandong University, China)

Runzeng Liu obtained his PhD (2016) from Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. His research interests are the occurrence and fate of novel organic pollutants (aromatic compounds, perfluorinated compounds), especially for those which have never been reported in the environmental matrix. For the first time, he demonstrated the occurrence of nine synthetic phenolic antioxidants (SPAs) and nineteen photoinitiators (PIs) in the environment. Most of the targets were further identified as class III chemicals by toxic hazard estimation algorithm (Toxtree), which indicates the compounds might be of significant toxicity. During his Ph.D., he has published about 17 papers in peer-reviewed journals, such as Environmental Science & Technology, and received many awards including Procter&Gamble Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship and National Scholarship for Graduate Students in China (award percentage: < 2%).