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Faculty and Staff
Highest Education  
  18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Education and Appointments:

  2003.09-2007.07 Jilin Agricultural University, Bioengineering, Bachelor 2007.09~2010.07


  2012.03-2013.11 Nanjing Agricultural University, Microbiology, Master

  Harbin Institute of Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Ph.D

  Institute for Environmental Genomics, University of Oklahoma, USA, Joint Ph.D student

    2014.07-Present Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, research assistant 

Research Interest:

  Biodegradation of emerging contaminants

  Bio(electro)-remediation of contaminated sediment and soil

Public Services:


  2015, The Second Prize of the Young Technology Innovation of Microbial Ecology

  2014, Jian Hao-Ran Scholarship by Environmental Microbiology Society of China

  2014, The Third Prize of the Eighth Organo (Water and Environment) Scholarship

  2012, Scholarship Award for Excellent Doctoral Student Granted by Ministry of Education

Selected Publications:

  1. Bin Liang#, Hao-Yi Cheng#, De-Yong Kong, Shu-Hong Gao, Fei Sun, Dan Cui, Fan-Ying Kong, Ai-Juan Zhou, Wen-Zong Liu, Nan-Qi Ren, Wei-Min Wu, Ai-Jie Wang*, Duu-Jong Lee*. Accelerated reduction of chlorinated nitroaromatic antibiotic chloramphenicol by biocathode. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47, 5353?5361. (#Co-first author)

  2. Bin Liang, Haoyi Cheng, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Jincai Ma, Hao Yu, Deyong, Kong, Wenzong Liu, Nanqi Ren, Liyou Wu, Aijie Wang*, Duu-Jong Lee*, Jizhong Zhou. Microbial community structure and function of nitrobenzene reduction biocathode in response to carbon source switchover. Water Research, 2014, 54(1), 137-148.

  3. Bin Liang, Jiandong Jiang*, Jun Zhang, Yanfu Zhao and Shunpeng Li. Horizontal transfer of dehalogenase genes involved in the catalysis of chlorinated compounds: evidence and ecological role. Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 2012, 38(2): 95–110.

  4. Bin Liang#, Guangli Wang#, Yanfu Zhao, Kai Chen, Shunpeng Li, Jiandong Jiang*. Facilitation of bacterial adaptation to chlorothalonil-contaminated sites by horizontal transfer of the chlorothalonil hydrolytic dehalogenase gene. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2011, 77(12): 4268–4272.

  5. Bin Liang, Qian Yao, Haoyi Cheng, Shuhong Gao, Fanying Kong, Dan Cui, Yuqi Guo, Nanqi Ren, Aijie Wang*. Enhanced degradation of azo dye alizarin yellow R in a combined process of iron-carbon microelectrolysis and aerobic bio-contact oxidation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2012, 19 (5):1385–1391.

  6. Bin Liang, Chengli Yang, Mingbo Gong, Yanfu Zhao, Jun Zhang, Changxiong Zhu*, Jiandong Jiang, Shunpeng Li*. Adsorption and degradation of triazophos, chlorpyrifos and their main hydrolytic metabolites in paddy soil from Chaohu Lake, China. Journal of Environmental Management, 2011, 92: 2229-2234.

  7. Bin Liang, Rong Li, Dong Jiang, Jiquan Sun, Jiguo Qiu, Yanfu Zhao, Shunpeng Li, Jiandong Jiang*. Hydrolytic dechlorination of chlorothalonil by Ochrobactrum sp. CTN-11 isolated from a chlorothalonil-contaminated soil. Current Microbiology, 2010, 61: 226–233.

  8. Hao-Yi Cheng#, Bin Liang#, Yang Mu, Min-Hua Cui, Kun Li, Wei-Min Wu, Ai-Jie Wang*. Stimulation of oxygen to bioanode for energy recovery from recalcitrant organic matter aniline in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Water Research, 2015, 81, 72–83.

  9. Deyong Kong#, Bin Liang#, Hui Yun, Haoyi Cheng, Aijie Wang*, Nanqi Ren*. Cathodic degradation of antibiotics: Characterization and pathway analysis. Water Research, 2015, 72, 281–292.

  10. Deyong Kong, Bin Liang, Hui Yun, Jincai Ma, Zhiling Li, Aijie Wang*, Nanqi Ren*. Electrochemical degradation of nitrofurans furazolidone by cathode: characterization, pathway and antibacterial activity analysis. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 262, 1244–1251.

  11. Guangli Wang#, Bin Liang#, Feng Li* and Shunpeng Li*. Recent advances in the biodegradation of chlorothalonil. Current Microbiology, 2011, 63:450–457.

  12. Deyong Kong, Bin Liang, Duu-Jong Lee, Aijie Wang and Nanqi Ren. Effect of temperature switchover on the degradation of antibiotic chloramphenicol by biocathode bioelectrochemical system. Journal of Environmental Science, 2014, 26, 1689–1697.

  13. Aijie Wang*, Haoyi Cheng, Bin Liang, Nanqi Ren, Dan Cui, Na Lin, Byung-Hong Kim, Korneel Rabeay. Efficient reduction of nitrobenzene to aniline with a biocatalyzed cathode. Environmental Science & Technology, 2011, 45, 10186–10193.

  14. Dan Cui, Fan-Ying Kong, Bin Liang, Hao-Yi Cheng, Dan Liu, Qian Sun, Ai-Jie Wang*. Decolorization of azo dyes in dual-chamber biocatalyzed electrolysis reactor seeding with enriched inoculum. Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, 2011, S3:001. doi:10.4172/2161-0525.S3-001.

  15. Fanying Kong, Aijie Wang*, Bin Liang, Wenzong Liu, Haoyi Cheng. Improved azo dye decolorization in a modified sleeve-type bioelectrochemical system. Bioresource Technology, 2013, 143: 669–673.

  16. Fei Sun, Hao Liu, Bin Liang, Rentao Song, Qun Yan*, Aijie Wang*. Reductive degradation of chloramphenicol using Bioelectrochemical system (BES): a comparative study of abiotic cathode and biocathode. Bioresource Technology, 2013, 143: 699–702.

  17. Jun Zhang, Jin-Wei Zheng, Bin Liang, Cheng-Hong Wang, Shu Cai, Ying-Ying Ni, Jian He* and Shun-Peng Li. Biodegradation of chloroacetamide herbicides by Paracoccus sp. FLY-8 in vitro. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2011, 59: 4614–4621.

  18. Peng Lu, Lei Jin, Bin Liang, Jing Zhang, Shunpeng Li, Zhaozhong Feng, Xing Huang*. Study of biochemical pathway and enzyme involved in metsulfuron-methyl degradation by Ancylobacter sp. XJ-412-1 isolated from soil. Current Microbiology, 2011, 62:1718–1725.

  19. Ye Yuan, Chuan Chen*, Bin Liang, Cong Huang, Youkang Zhao, Xijun Xu, Wenbo Tan, Xu Zhou, Shuang Gao, Dezhi Sun, DuuJong Lee, Jizhong Zhou, Aijie Wang*. Fine-tuning key parameters of an integrated reactor system for the simultaneous removal of COD, sulfate and ammonium and elemental sulfur reclamation. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2014, 269, 56-67.

  20. Dan Cui, Yu-Qi Guo, Hao-Yi Cheng, Bin Liang, Hyung-Sool Lee, Ai-Jie Wang*. Azo dye removal in a membrane-free up-flow biocatalyzed electrolysis reactor coupled with an aerobic bio-contact oxidation reactor. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2012, 239-240: 257–264.

  21. Fanying Kong, Aijie Wang*, Haoyi Cheng, Bin Liang. Accelerated decolorization of azo dye Congo red in a combined bioanode-biocathode bioelectrochemical system with modified electrodes deployment. Bioresource Technology, 2014, 151: 332–339.

  22. Zhiling Li, Jun Nan, Cong Huang, Bin Liang, Wenzong Liu, Haoyi Cheng, Chunfang Zhang, Dongdong Zhang, Deyong Kong, Kyoko Kanamaru, Tetsuo Kobayashi, Aijie Wang*, Arata Katayama*. Spatial abundance and distribution of potential microbes and functional genes associated with anaerobic mineralization of pentachlorophenol in a cylindrical reactor. Scientific Reports, 2015, 6:19015. DOI: 10.1038/srep19015.

  23. Zechong Guo, Aijuan Zhou, Chunxue Yang, Bin Liang, Thangavel Sangeetha, Zhangwei He, Ling Wang, Weiwei Cai, Aijie Wang*, Wenzong Liu*. Enhanced short chain fatty acids production from waste activated sludge conditioning with typical agricultural residues: carbon source composition regulates community functions. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2015, 8:192, DOI 10.1186/s13068-015-0369-x.

  24. Ji-Quan Sun, Xing Huang, Qiao-Ling Chen, Bin Liang, Ji-Guo Qiu, Shinawar Waseem Ali, Shun-Peng Li*. Isolation and characterization of three Sphingobium sp. strains capable of degrading isoproturon and cloning of the catechol 1,2-dioxygenase gene from these strains. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2009, 25: 259–268.

  25. Guangli Wang, Ji Zhang, Li Wang, Bin Liang, Kai Chen, Shunpeng Li, Jiandong Jiang*. Co-metabolism of DDT by the newly isolated bacterium, Pseudoxanthomonas sp. wax. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 2010, 41: 431–438.

  26. Dan Cui, Yu-Qi Guo, Hyung-Sool Lee, Hao-Yi Cheng, Bin Liang, Fan-Ying Kong, You-Zhao Wang, Li-Ping Huang, Mei-Ying Xu, Aijie Wang*. Efficient azo dye removal in bioelectrochemical system and post-aerobic bioreactor: optimization and characterization. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2014, 243: 355–363.

  27. Dan Cui, Yu-Qi Guo, Hyung-Sool Lee, Wei-Min Wu, Bin Liang, Ai-Jie Wang*, Hao-Yi Cheng. Enhanced decolorization of azo dye in a small pilot-scale anaerobic baffled reactor coupled with biocatalyzed electrolysis system (ABR-BES): A design suitable for scaling-up. Bioresource Technology, 2014, 163: 254–261.

  28. Zhiling Li, Naoko Yoshida, Aijie Wang, Jun Nan, Bin Liang, Chunfang Zhang, Dongdong Zhang, Daisuke Suzuki, Xue Zhou, Zhixing Xiao, Arata Katayama*. Anaerobic mineralization of 2,4,6-tribromophenol to CO2 by a microbial community synthesized from Clostridium, Dehalobacter and Desulfatiglans. Bioresource Technology, 2015, 176: 225–232.

  29. Ye Yuan, Chuan Chen, Youkang Zhao, Aijie Wang, Dezhi Sun, Cong Huang, Bin Liang, Wenbo Tan, Xijun Xu, Xu Zhou, Duu-Jung Lee, Nanqi Ren. Influence of COD/sulfate ratios on the integrated reactor system for simultaneous removal of carbon, sulfur and nitrogen. Water Science & Technology, 2015, 71(5):709-716.

Supported Projects:

  Enhanced bioremediation of chlorinated antimicrobials contaminated sediment by microbe-electrode coupled system and the corresponding molecular mechanism (No. 31500084). National Nature Science Foundation of China. 2016.01-2018.12

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