Jiaoqin Liu

PhD Student in Environmental Science and Engineering at Nanjing University, and Visiting Scholar at the Colorado School of Mines


Jiaoqin-Liu-largePh.D., Environmental Science and Engineering In Progress, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

M.S., Environmental Engineering (2017), Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

B.S., Environmental Engineering (2014), Northwest University, Xi’an, China


Jiaoqin Liu is currently a joint Ph.D. student in environmental science and engineering at Nanjing University and Colorado School of Mines. She received her master’s degree from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China in 2017, and bachelor’s degree from Northwest University, Xi’an, China in 2014, both in environmental engineering. Her research focuses on photodegradation or photocatalytic degradation of perfluorochemicals, including dynamics, mechanisms, theoretical calculations.


Liu, J., Li, C., Qu, R.*, Wang, L., Feng, J., Wang, Z. Kinetics and mechanism insights into the photodegradation of hydroperfluorocarboxylic acids in aqueous solution. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 348, 644-652.

Liu, J., Qu, R.*, Wang, Z., Mendoza-Sanchez, I., Sharma, V. K.* Thermal- and photo-induced degradation of perfluorinated carboxylic acids: Kinetics and mechanism. Water Research, 2017, 126, 12-18.

Liu, J., Qu, R., Yan, L., Wang, L., Wang, Z.* Evaluation of single and joint toxicity of perfluorooctane sulfonate and zinc to Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri: Acute toxicity, bioaccumulation and oxidative stress. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2016, 301, 342-349.

Qu, R., Liu, J., Li, C., Wang, L., Wang, Z.*, Wu, J. Experimental and theoretical insights into the photochemical decomposition of environmentally persistent perfluorocarboxylic acids. Water Research, 2016, 104, 34-43.

Qu, R., Liu, J., Wang, L., Wang, Z.* The toxic effect and bioaccumulation in aquatic oligochaete Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri after combined exposure to cadmium and perfluorooctane sulfonate at different pH values. Chemosphere, 2016, 152, 496-502.


Select Awards

National Scholarship for Graduate Students (2016).

Contact Information

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401. Email