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Research Assistant Professor

Rong Li

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Rong Li received the Ph.D. degree in Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, China in 2017, and then worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Assistant Professor in School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China. The major research interest of Dr. Li is the coupling effect of solute transport and geochemical reactions in the Critical Zone. Dr. Li has published 10 journal papers in Accounts Chem. Res., Environ. Sci. Technol., Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac. and so on.


Professional Experience
2020 - present: Research Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
2018 - 2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

2012.09 - 2017.07: Ph.D. degree in Department of Thermal Engineering,Tsinghua University, P. R. China.
2014.07 - 2015.04: Visiting student, Department of Earth Science, Laurence Berkeley National Lab, U.S.
2008.07 - 2012.07: Bachelor degree in Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, P. R. China.


Selected funded projects
[1] NSFC project, Coupling Interaction of Solute Transport and Chemical Weathering in Unsaturated Zone, 2020-2022

Research Interests
[1] Scale-dependent coupling effects of solute transport and geochemical reactions in Critical Zone
[2] Pore-scale visualization and numerical modeling method
[3] In-situ remediation technologies for soil and groundwater
[4] CO2 sequestration and utilization

1. Rong Li, Chen Yang, Dongfang Ke, Chongxuan Liu*. Scaling of Mineral Dissolution Rates under Complex Flow Conditions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2020, 274, 63-78.
2. Minjing Li, Rong Li, Yuqian Gao, Charles T Resch, Liang Shi, Tujin Shi, Wei-Jun Qian, Hui Liu, Chongxuan Liu*. Nitrate Bioreduction Dynamics in Hyporheic Zone Sediments under Cyclic Environmental Conditions. Journal of Hydrology. 2020, 585, 124836.
3. Jiarong Tong, Rong Li, Juan Zhang, Xiaoming Ma, Fei Wu, Chongxuan Liu*. Coupled dynamics of As-containing ferrihydrite transformation and As desorption/re-adsorption in presence of sulfide. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2020, 384, 121287.
4. Zigong Ning, Rong Li, Keting Lian, Peng Liao, Hehuan Liao, Chongxuan Liu*. Transport and Retention of Shewanella Oneidensis Strain MR1 in Water-Saturated Porous Media with Different Grain-Surface Properties. Chemosphere. 2019, 233, 57-66.
5. Rong Li, Peixue Jiang, Di He, Xue Chen, Ruina Xu*. Experimental Investigation on the Behavior of Supercritical CO2 during Reservoir Depressurization. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51(15), 8869-8876.
6. Rong Li, Ruina Xu, Cheng Gao, Feng Huang, Peixue Jiang*, Xue Chen. Experimental Investigation of Silica-based Nanofluid Enhanced Oil Recovery: The Effect of Wettability Alteration. Energy Fuels. 2017, 31 (1), 188-197
7. Ruina Xu, Rong Li, Jin Ma, Di He, Peixue Jiang*. Effect of Mineral Dissolution/ Precipitation and CO2 Exsolution on CO2 Transport in Geological Carbon Storage. Accounts of Chemical Research. 2017, 50(9), 2056-2066.
8. Ruina Xu, Rong Li, Feng Huang, Peixue Jiang*. Pore-Scale Visualization on a Depressurization-Induced CO2 Exsolution. Science Bulletin. 2017, 62(11), 795-803
9. Ruina Xu, Rong Li, Jin Ma, and Peixue Jiang*. CO2 Exsolution from CO2 Saturated Water: Core-Scale Experiments and Focus on Impacts of Pressure Variations. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49(24), 14696-14703.
10. Manceau J. C., Jin Ma, Rong Li, Audigane P., Peixue Jiang, Ruina Xu*, Tremosa J., Lerouge C. Two–Phase Flow Properties of a Sandstone Rock for The CO2/Water System: Core-Flooding Experiments, and Focus on Impacts of Mineralogical Changes. Water Resour. Res. 2015, 51 (4), 2885-2900.