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Li, Guangbin

Li, Guangbin

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
1161 Glenn L. Martin Hall


  • PhD Environmental Engineering. University of Arizona. 2016
  • MS Environmental Engineering. University of Arizona. 2014 
  • MS Environmental Engineering. Harbin Engineering University, China. 2012 
  • BS Environmental Engineering. Harbin Engineering University, China. 2009

Guangbin Li joins the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), as an assistant professor in 2019. Prior to joining UMD, he was a research assistant professor at University of Arizona (UofA). His research interests include:

  • Sustainable biological water/wastewater treatment
  • Nutrient removal/recovery
  • (Bio)transformation and fate of hazardous contaminants
  • Microbial toxicity
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • Bioreactors
  • Automation reactor control

ENCE310_Introduction to Environmental Engineering: Spring 2019 and Fall 2019; Spring 2021

ENCE688E_Bioremediation: Fall 2020;                                                                                                

BioE120_Biology for Engineers: Spring 2019 (Guest Lecture);

ENCE652_Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering: Fall 2019 (Guest Lecture);

ENCE100_Introduction to Civil Engineering: Fall 2019 (Guest Lecture) and Spring 2020 (Guest Lecture); Fall 2020 (Guest Lecture)

1.        Rodriguez-Freirea L, Gonzalez-Estrellab J, Li G, Chapter 15: Technologies for fractionation of wastewater and resource recovery, Wastewater Treatment Residues as Resources for Biorefinery Products and Biofuels, Elsevier, 2020, ISBN: 978-0-12-816204-0

2.        Li G; Field, J. A.; Zeng, C.; Madeira, C. L.; Nguyen, C. H.; Jog, K. V.; Speed, D.; Sierra-Alvarez, R., Diazole and triazole inhibition of nitrification process in return activated sludge. Chemosphere 2019, 124993.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124993;[IF=4.068]

3.        Lakhey N, Li G, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA, Toxicity of azoles towards the anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) process. J Chem Technol Biotechnol. 2019, doi:10.1002/jctb.6285. [IF=2.744]

4.        Camila L. Madeira, Warren M. Kadoya, Li G, Stanley Wong, Reyes SierraAlvarez, Jim A. Field. Reductive biotransformation as a pretreatment to enhance In Situ chemical oxidation of nitroaromatic and nitroheterocyclic explosives. Chemosphere. 2019: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.01.178 [IF=4.068]

5.        Raju Khatiwada, Leif Abrell,Li G, Robert A Root, Reyes Sierra-Alvarez, James A Field, Jon Chorover. Adsorption and oxidation of 3-nitro-1, 2, 4-triazole-5-one (NTO) and its transformation product (3-amino-1, 2, 4-triazole-5-one, ATO) at ferrihydrite and birnessite surfaces. Environmental Pollution 2018 ;240:200-208.[IF=5.291]

6.        Li G, Carvajal-Arroyo JM, Sierra-Álvarez R, Field JA. Mechanisms and control of nitrite inhibition of anaerobic ammonium oxidation (ANAMMOX). Water Environ. Res., 2017: 4 (89): 330-336.[IF=0.842]

7.        Gonzalez-Estrella Jorge,Li G, Neely Sarah E., Puyol D, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA. Elemental copper nanoparticle toxicity to anaerobic ammonium oxidation and the influence of ethylene diamine-tetra acetic acid (EDTA) on the controlling copper toxicity. Chemosphere, 2017: 184: 730-737.[IF=4.068]

8.        Li G, Sierra-Alvarez R, Vilcherrez D, Weiss S, Gill C, Krzmarzick MJ, Abrell L, Field JA. Nitrate reverses severe nitrite inhibition of anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) activity in continuously-fed bioreactors. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2016: 50 (19): 10518–10526. [IF=6.396]

9.        Li G, Vilcherrez D, Carvajal-Arroyo JM, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA. Exogenous nitrate attenuate nitrite toxicity to anaerobic ammonium oxidizing (anammox) bacteria. Chemosphere. 2015: 144:2360-2367. [IF=4.068]

10.        Li G, Puyol D, Carvajal-Arroyo JM, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA. Inhibition of anaerobic ammonium oxidation by heavy metals. J Chem Technol Biotechnol. 2014: 90(5):830-837. [IF=2.744]

11.        Carvajal-Arroyo JM, Puyol D, Li G, Swartwout A, Sierra-Álvarez R, Field JA. Starved anammox cells are less resistant to NO2− inhibition. Water Res. 2014 ;65(0):170-176. [IF=6.796]

12.        Carvajal-Arroyo JM, Puyol D, Li G, Sierra-Álvarez R, Field JA. The intracellular proton gradient enables anaerobic ammonia oxidizing (anammox) bacteria to tolerate NO2− inhibition. J Biotechnol. 2014;192:265-267. [IF=2.446]

13.        Carvajal-Arroyo JM, Puyol D, Li G, Lucero-Acuña A, Sierra-Álvarez R, Field JA. Pre-exposure to nitrite in the absence of ammonium strongly inhibits anammox. Water Res. 2014 48(0):52-60. [IF=6.796]

14.        Carvajal-Arroyo JM, Puyol D, Li G, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA. The role of pH on the resistance of resting- and active anammox bacteria to NO2− inhibition. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2014 111(10):1949-56. [IF=4.393]

15.        Puyol D, Carvajal-Arroyo JM, Li G, Dougless A, Fuentes-Velasco M, Sierra-Alvarez R, et al. High pH (and not free ammonia) is responsible for Anammox inhibition in mildly alkaline solutions with excess of ammonium. Biotechnol Lett. 2014 36(10):1981-1986. [IF=1.809]

16.        Wang A, Liu G, Huang J, Wang L, Li G, Su X, et al. Styrene process condensate treatment with a combination process of UF and NF for reuse. J Hazard Mater. 2013 244–245(0):457-462. [IF=5.641]