Jianan Li

Former CNIE Research Fellow


PhD, Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University college London, UK (2014-2019)

MEng, Environmental Engineering, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, China (2011-2014)

BSci, Environmental Science, College of Resources and Environment, Shandong Agricultural University, China (2007-2011)


Dr Jianan Li holds a PhD degree in environmental engineering and has experience in water/wastewater treatment technologies for more than 8 years. He has been trained in various research aspects and has background and experience of interdisciplinary research topics including environmental science & engineering, analytical/environmental/inorganic chemistry, micro/molecular biology, bacteriology and botany. He joined the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering from June, 2019 and will seek to use the nature inspired membranes/thoughts to deal with the contaminants removal/biofouling problems in the water treatment area.


1. Li J, Han X, Brandt B.W, et al. Physico-chemical and biological aspects of a serially connected lab-scale constructed wetland-stabilization tank-GAC slow sand filtration system during removal of selected PPCPs [J]. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2019, 369: 1109-1118. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/...)

2. Li J, Zhou Q, Campos L. Removal of Selected Emerging PPCP Compounds using Greater Duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza) Based Lab-scale Free Water Constructed Wetland [J]. Water Research, 2017, 126: 252-261. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/...)

3. Li J, Zhou Q, Campos L. The Application of GAC Sandwich Slow Sand Filtration to Remove Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products [J]. Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 635: 1182-1190. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/...)

4. Li J, Cheng W, Xu L, et al. Antibiotic-resistant genes and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the effluent of urban residential areas, hospitals, and a municipal wastewater treatment plant system [J]. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, 22(6): 4587-4596. (https://link.springer.com/arti...)

5. Li J, Cheng W, Xu L, et al. Occurrence and removal of antibiotics and the corresponding resistance genes in wastewater treatment plants: effluents’ influence to downstream water environment [J]. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016, 23(7): 6826-6835. (https://link.springer.com/arti...)

6. Cheng W, Li J, Wu Y, et al. Behavior of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in eco-agricultural system: a case study[J]. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2016, 304: 18-25. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/...)

7. Zhu S, Chen H, Li J. Sources, distribution and potential risks of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in Qingshan Lake basin, Eastern China [J]. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 2013, 96: 154-159. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/...)

8. Xu, L., Qian, Y., Su, C., Cheng, W., Li, J., Wahlqvist, M. L., & Chen, H. Prevalence of bacterial resistance within an eco-agricultural system in Hangzhou, China [J]. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016, 23(21), 21369-21376. (https://link.springer.com/arti...)

9. Leng L, Xu X, Wei L, Fan L, Huang H, Li J, Lu Q, Li J, Zhou W. Biochar stability assessment by incubation and modelling: Methods, drawbacks and recommendations [J]. Science of the Total Environment. 2019, 664: 11-23. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/...)

Jianan Li