Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering 2022, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado
M.S., Environmental Engineering (2016), Fudan University, Shanghai, China
B.S., Environmental Engineering (2013), Hefei University, Hefei, China
Shilai Hao is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He graduated with a Ph.D. at Mines in 2022. His current research focuses on advancing hydrothermal alkaline treatment (HALT) for the destruction of emerging contaminants in the environment, specifically for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), and investigating the reaction mechanism with comprehensive analytical tools including high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), NMR, together with theoretical calculation (e.g., DFT). During his spare time, he tried his best to explore colorful Colorado. His favorite outdoor activities by far are snowboarding, fishing, hiking, and biking.
- CSM Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Fellowship, 2022
- Gavora Thirst for Knowledge Graduate Fellowships, 2022
- Enda Bailey Sussman Trust Special Merit Award, 2021
- Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award from The American Chemical Society, 2020
Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401.