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Yang Deng

Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies

Center for Environmental & Life Sciences
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Dr. Deng has started to serve as the Associate Editor for the Water Environmental Research since the August of 2019.

Dr. Deng joined the Editorial Board of Journal of Hazardous Materials in the July of 2019.

Harshal Agrawal won the 2019 US EPA's Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Harshal completed his 4th year pilot tests (summer research intern) in 2018 and did sample analyses for his 5th year large scale tests in our lab.

Dr. Deng has started his service as the Associate Editor for Journal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE since the May of 2019.

Dr. Yang Deng received 2019 Superior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES)

Dr. Yang Deng received 2018 Nanova Frontier Research Award in the Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES) Society.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Environmental Discipline), 2006
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

M.S., Civil Engineering (Environmental Discipline), 2001
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

B.S., Civil Engineering (Water and Wastewater Engineering) (Major), 1998
Computer Science (Minor), 1998
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Professional Engineer (Environmental Engineering) (Florida,License No. 70917)


Innovative Water Treatment & Reuse Designs and Solutions
Stormwater Treatment and Reuse\s
Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) & Advanced Reduction Processes (ARPs) for Water Treatment
Municipal Landfill Leachate Management

2019, Superior Achievement Award, American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES)
2018, Nanova Frontier Research Award (Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES) Society)
2017, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) (Phase II) Award
2016, US EPA P3 Phase I Award
2016, Best Alumni Achievement Award Over the Past Fifteen Years (2001-2016) (School of Environmental Engineering and Science, Tongji University, Shanghai, China)
2016, Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, College of Science and Mathematics, MSU
2010, Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez

GRANTS (over 2 million dollars)

PEER REVIEW PUBLICATIONS (over 100 journal articles plus several book chapters)

Citations (6,100+; h-index = 38) (

(Please see detail in my CV below)