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Research Associate Professor

Wei Guo


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Dr. Guo received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science from Beijing Normal University in 2007. Before he joined SUSTech, he was an associate professor and a master's tutor at North China Electric Power University. His research is mainly focused on the migration and transformation behavior of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metal pollutants in the water environment, the biochar control technology for toxic pollutants, and the screening method of endocrine disruptor hormone effect based on DGT technology and luciferase expression gene technology (CALUX). He has published more than 50 academic papers. The most of the papers have been published on some top and famous SCI journals including Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Science Total of Environment, Chemosphere, Ecological Indicators, Ecological Engineering, Chemical Engineering Journal, etc. He has presided over and participated in more than 20 projects including the National Natural Science Foundation, the National Science and Technology Foundation Project, the National Water Project, the National 973 Project, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Beijing Natural Fund, the Ministry of Education and the Beijing Key Laboratory Open Fund, the Postdoctoral Fund, and the Project of Belgian Government such as BELSPO and the Belgian government FWO. He has gained 3 national invention patents. His publications have been cited by >900 times, with the highest one of >200 times and including ESI High cited paper 1 paper. HI index is 16.

Professional and Academic Positions:
2018.04-Present, Research Associate Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
2016.04-2018.06, Postdoc Researcher, Department of Analysis and Environmental Geochemistry, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
2011.07-2018.04, Associate Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, North China Electric Power University
2009.06-2011.06, Postdoc Researcher, National Key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, Beijing Normal University
2007.04-2007.10, Short-term Resercher, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University,
2007.11-2009.03, Deputy Director, Golden State Environmental Group Co., Ltd. (US-owned), Technology R&D Center, Beijing

2004.09-2007.06, Beijing Normal University, School of Environment, Ph.D. in Environmental Science
2001.09-2004.07, Beijing University of Technology, School of Civil Engineering, M.S. in Municipal Engineering
1997.09-2001.07, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, School of Civil Engineering, B.S. in Water Supply and Drainage Engineering

Research Projects:
[1]. Watershed water environment quality management project (Environmental Planning Institute), Historical evolution characteristics and risk control of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in typical lake sediments at the East Route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project, 2018.05-2018.12, PI.
[2]. The National Science and Technology Basic Work Special Project, Poisonous and Hazardous Chemicals Occurrence Characteristics and Water Environment Survey in Dongting Lake, Yuncheng Salt Lake, 2015.01-2020.12, PI.
[3]. Urban Rainwater and Water Environment Ministry of Education jointly established the key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, The mechanism of carbonized sludge regulation of TBPA migration in polluted waters, 2015.01-2017.12, PI.
[4]. Beijing Agricultural Technology City Key Laboratory Open Project, Pollution control of agricultural straw biochar on facility agriculture, 2015.01-2017.06, PI.
[5] Beijing Natural Science Foundation Project, The uptake mechanism and rhizosphere effect of ion-modified herbaceous plants on soil aromatic substances near gas station, 2015.01-2017.12, PI.
[6].The National Natural Science Foundation Project, Research on the structure and effect characteristics and mechanism of biochar's impact on the migration and bioavailability of PFOS in lake sediments from the, 2013.01-2015.12, PI.

Honors and Awards:
[1]. 2015 Excellent class teacher of North China Electric Power University
[2]. 2013.09 The Youth Key Teacher Support Program of North China Electric Power University
[3]. 2013.07 Specialized individual of Nansi Lake Water Special Project, Office of Shandong Provincial Water Special Project

Areas of Interest:
1. Contaminated behavior of endocrine disruptors in the water environment
2. Control of heavy metals and organic pollution in water and soil environment by biochar
3. Diffusion Gradient in thin-film technology
4. Prevention and control of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution at the interface between lake water and sediment in the lake
5. Evaluation and analysis of estrogen effects

(1) Representative SCI paper
[1]. Guo W., Wang S.J., Wang Y.K., Lu S.Y., Gao Y. 2018. Sorptive removal of phenanthrene from aqueous solutions using magnetic and non-magnetic rice husk-derived biochars. R. Soc. Open Sci. 5: 17238.
[2]. Shujuan Wang, Wei Guo*, Fan Gao, Yunkai Wang, Yue Gao, 2018. Lead and uranium sorptive removal from aqueous solution using magnetic and nonmagnetic fast pyrolysis rice husk biochars. RSC Adv. 8: 13205-13217.
[3]. Wei Guo, Kersten Van Langenhove, Michael S. Denison, Willy Baeyens, Marc Elskens, Yue Gao*, 2017. Estrogenic activity measurement in water using diffusive gradients in thin-film coupled with an estrogen bioassay. Anal. Chem. 89(24): 13357-13364.
[4]. Shujuan Wang, Wei Guo*, Fan Gao, Rui Yang, 2017. Characterization and Pb(II) removal potential of corn straw- and municipal sludge-derived biochars. R. Soc. Open Sci.4(9): 170402.
[5]. Wei Guo*, ShouliangHuo, Jinglan Feng, Xiaofei Lu, 2017. Adsorption of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) on corn straw-derived biochar prepared at different pyrolytic temperatures. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E.78, 265-271(SCI Q1, IF=4.217)2017
[6]. Wei Guo, Feng Yang, Yanping Li, Shengrui Wang*, 2017. New insight into the source of decadal increase in chemical oxygen demand associated with dissolved organic carbon in Dianchi Lake. Sci. Total Environ.603-604: 699-708
[7]. Wei Guo*,Yuejie Ai, Bing Men, Shujuan Wang, 2017. Adsorption of phenanthrene and pyrene by biochar produced from the excess sludge: experimental studies and theoretical analysis. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 14(9): 1889-1896
[8]. Lihua Sun, Wei Guo*, Shujuang Wang, Lekuan Ma*, 2017. Historical Characteristics of Contamination and Risk of Heavy Metals in Weishan Lake, China. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 98: 776-783
[9]. Wang Jian, Wang Xiangxue, Tan Liqiang, Chen Yuantao, Hayat Tasawar, HuJun, Alsaedi Ahmed, Ahmad Bashir, Guo Wei*, Wang Xiangke*, 2016.  Performances and mechanisms of Mg/Al and Ca/Al layered double hydroxides for grapheme oxide removal from aqueous solution. Chem. Eng. J. 297: 106-115. 2016高被引论文
[10]. Shujun Yu, Xiangxue Wang, Zhongshan Chen, Xiaoli Tan, Hongqing Wang, Jun Hu, Ahmed Alsaedi, NjudS. Alharbi, Wei Guo*, Xiangke Wang*, 2016. Interaction mechanism of radio nickel on Namont morillonite: Influences of pH, electrolytecations, humic acid and temperature. Chem. Eng. J. 302: 77-85.
[11]. Guo Wei*, HuoShouliang, Wenjuan Ding, Historical record of human impact in a lake of northern China: Magnetic susceptibility, nutrients, heavy metals and OCPs. Ecol. Indicat.57, 74-81.(SCI Q1, IF=3.898) 2015
[12]. Guo Wei, HuoShouliang*, Beidou Xi, Jingtian Zhang, Fengchang Wu, 2015. Heavy metal contamination in sediments from typical lakes in the five geographic regions of China: Distribution, bioavailability and risk. Ecol. Eng. 81: 243-255.
[13]. Fan Gao, Wei Guo*, Jingxian Wang, Xu Zhao, 2015. Historical record of trace elements input and risk in the shallow freshwater lake, North China. J. Geochem. Explor. 15: 26-32.
[14]. Wei Guo*, Huayong Zhang, ShouliangHuo, 2014. Organochlorine pesticides in aquatic hydrophyte tissues and surrounding sediments in Baiyangdian wetland, China. Ecol. Eng. 67, 150-155.
[15]. Wei Guo*, Litai Zhang, Huayong Zhang, 2014. Probabilistic ecological risk assessment of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in sediment porewater from a shallow freshwater lake, China. Fresen. Environ. Bull. 23: 1045-1050.
[16]. Wei Guo*, Huayong Zhang, Songbo Cui, Qigong Xu, Zhenwu Tang, Fan Gao, 2014. Assessment of the distribution and risks of organochlorine pesticides in core sediments from areas of different human activity on Lake Baiyangdian, China. Stoch. Environ. Res. Risk Assess. 4: 1035-1044.
[17]. Guo Wei*, Zhang Huayong, Xu Qigong, Tang Zhenwu, Feng Yao, Xu Xiang, 2013.  Distribution, sources, and risk of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the core sediments from Baiyangdian Lake, China. Polycycl. Aromat. Comp. 33: 108-126.
[18]. Guo Wei*, He Mengchang, Yang Zhifeng, Zhang Huayong, Lin Chunye, Tian Zhujun, 2013. The distribution, sources and toxicity risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and n-alkanes in riverine and estuarine core sediments from the Daliao River watershed. Environ. Earth. Sci. 68, 2015-2024.
[19]. Guo Wei, He Mengchang*, Yang Zhifeng, Lin Chunye, Quan Xiangchun, 2011. Aliphatic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Xihe River, an urban river in China’s Shengyang City: Distribution and risk assessment. J. Hazard. Mater. 186: 1193-1199.
[20] Wei Guo,Mengchang He*, Zhifeng Yang, Chunye Lin, Xiangchun Quan, 2011. Characteristics of petroleum hydrocarbons in surficial sediments from the Songhuajiang River (China): spatial and temporal trends. Environ. Monitor. Assess. 179: 81-92.
[21]. Wei Guo, Yuansheng Pei*, Zhifeng Yang, He Chen. 2011. Historical changes in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) input in LakeBaiyangdian related to regional socioeconomic development, J. Hazard. Mater. 187: 441-449.
[22]. Wei Guo,Yuansheng Pei*, Zhifeng Yang, Changhui Wang. 2011. Assessment on the distribution and partitioning characteristics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Lake Baiyangdian, a shallow freshwater lake in China. J. Environ. Monitor.13: 681-688.
[23]. Wei Guo,Mengchang He*, Zhifeng Yang, Chunye Lin, Xiangchun Quan. 2010. Occurrence of Aliphatic Hydrocarbons in Water, Suspended Particulate Matter and Sediments of DaliaoRiverSystem, China. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 84: 519-523.
[24]. Wei Guo,Mengchang He*, Zhifeng Yang, Chunye Lin, Xiangchun Quan, Bing Men. 2009. Distribution, partitioning and sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in DaliaoRiver water system in dry season, China. J. Hazard. Mater. 164: 1379-1385.
[25]. Wei Guo, Mengchang He*, Zhifeng Yang, Chunye Lin, Xiangchun Quan, Haozheng Wang. 2007. Distribution patterns of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in water, suspended particulate matter and sediment from DaliaoRiver watershed, China. Chemosphere 68: 93-104.
[26]. Wei Guo, Mengchang He*, Zhifeng Yang, Chunye Lin, Xiangchun Quan, Haozheng Wang. 2007. Comparison of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbonsin sediments from the Songhuajiang River (China) during different sampling seasons. J. Environ. Sci. Heal. A. 42: 119-127.
[27]. Yang Zhifeng*, Guo Wei, Fan Yinhong, Lin Chunye, He Mengchang, 2011. High-resolution profiles of iron, manganese, cobalt, cadmium, copper and zinc in the pore water of estuarine sediment. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 10: 275-282.
[28]. Pei Yuansheng*, Guo Wei, Yang Zhifeng, 2011. Integrated process control for recirculating cooling water treatment in the coal chemical industry. Water Sic. Tech. 10: 2261-2267.
[29]. Wang Changhui, Guo Wei, Tian Binghui, Pei Yuansheng*, 2011. Characteristics and kinetics of phosphate adsorption on dewatered ferric-alum residuals. J. Environ. Sci. Heal. A. 46(14): 1-8.
[30] Luyi Zhang, Huayong Zhang*, Wei Guo, 2014. Removal of malachite green and crystal violet cationic dyes from aqueous solution using activated sintering process red mud. Appl. Clay Sci. 93: 85-93.
[31]. Tian Yonglan, Zhang Huayong*, Guo Wei, Chen Zhongshan, Wei Xiaofeng, Zhang Luyi, Han lu, Dai Liming, 2012. Assessment of the phytoremediation potential of bioenergy crop maize (Zea Mays) in soil contaminated by cadmium: Morphology, photosynthesis and accumulation. Fresen. Environ. Bull. 21: 3575-3581.
[32]. Zhenwu Tang, Qifei Huang*, Jiali Cheng, Yufei Yang, Jun Yang, Wei Guo, ZhiqiangNie, Ning Zeng, Lu Jin, 2014. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in soil, sediments and human hair in a plastic waste recycling area: a neglected heavily polluted area. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48: 1508-1516.

(2) Published books
[1]. He Mengchang, Lin Chunye, Yang Zhifeng, Quan Xiangchun, Guo Wei, “Characteristics of Typical Toxic Organic Pollutants in Important Water System from the Songliao Watershed”, Science Press, 2015, ISBN 9787030440648

(3) Major invention patents
  [1]. A method for water purification using A2/O artificial floating island, authorized ZL200910162158.8
[2]. A device for water purification using upflow filter layer - floating bed, authorized ZL200910132157.3