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Feng (Frank) Xiao, PhD., P.E.
UND Civil Engineering
Upson II Room 260M
243 Centennial Drive Stop 8115
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8115
PH: (701) 777-5150
FAX: (701) 777-3782
Areas of Interest: Environmental Engineering ( https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Feng_Xiao6 )
Group website: https://sites.google.com/site/fengfrankxiaound/
1. Educational Background
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) (major) & Environmental Health Sciences (minor), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, July 2012. Advisors: Drs. John Gulliver; Matt Simcik.
M.S. in Municipal Engineering (Environmental), Harbin Institute of Technology, January 2006. Advisor: Dr. Jun Ma.
B.S. in Water Supply and Drainage Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, July 2003.
2. Professional Experience
Tenure-track Assistant Professor (Aug 2015–present): Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota.
Postdoctoral Scientist (Jan 2013–Aug 2015): Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pignatello.
Postdoctoral Associate (Aug 2012–Feb 2013): The St. Antony Fall Laboratory, University of Minnesota.
3. Other Related Experience
Research Assistant (May 2012–Aug 2012): The St. Antony Fall Laboratory, University of Minnesota.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Jan 2011–May 2012): Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-‐Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Graduate Research Assistant (Sep 2009–Jan 2011): Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-‐Engineering & Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.
Full-time Research Fellow under the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (Sep 2006–Aug 2009): Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong. Supervisors: Dr. Ju-Chang Howard Huang and Dr. Xiangru Zhang.
4. Consulting, Patents, etc.
Reviewer of Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality for PFOA and PFOS (the analytical method and treatment sections) (invited by Health Canada);
MA, J., XIAO, F “Enhanced Coagulation at Low Temperature”. Chinese Patent: CN1569672 (Jan 2005).
5. Selected Publications
XIAO, F., Hanson, R., Golovko, S.A., Golovko, M.Y., Arnold, W.A. 2018. “PFOA and PFOS are generated from zwitterionic and cationic precursor compounds during water disinfection with chlorine or ozone” Environmental Science & Technology Letters , 5, pp. 382–388. (2017 impact factor = 5.87 )
XIAO, F., Gámiz, B., Pignatello, J.J. 2018. “Adsorption of desorption of nitrous oxide by raw and thermally air-oxidized chars” Science of the Total Environment , 643, pp. 1436–1445. (2017 impact factor = 4.61 )
XIAO, F. 2017., Bedane, A.H., Zhao, J.X., Mann, M.D., Pignatello, J.J. 2017. “Thermal air oxidation changes surface and adsorptive properties of black carbon (char/biochar)” Science of the Total Environment , 618, pp. 276–283. (2017 impact factor = 4.61 )
XIAO, F. 2017., Golovko, S.A., Golovko, M.Y. 2017. “Identification of Novel Non-ionic, Cationic, Zwitterionic, and Anionic Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Using UPLC-TOF-MSE High-Resolution Parent Ion Search” Analytica Chimica Acta , 988, pp. 41–49. (2017 impact factor = 5.12 )
XIAO, F. 2017. “Emerging Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in the Aquatic Environment: A Review of Current Literature” Water Research , 124, pp. 482–495. (2017 impact factor = 7.05)
Kah, M., Sigmund, G., XIAO, F., Hofmann, T. 2017. “Sorption of Ionizable and Ionic Organic Compounds to Biochar, Activated Carbon and Other Carbonaceous Materials” Water Research , 124, pp. 673–692.
XIAO, F., PIGNATELLO, J.J. 2016. “Effects of Post-pyrolysis Air Oxidation of Biomass Chars on Adsorption of Neutral and Ionizable Compounds” Environmental Science and Technology , 50, pp. 6276–6283. (2017 impact factor = 6.65)
XIAO, F., PIGNATELLO, J.J. 2015. “Interactions of Triazine Herbicides with Biochar: Steric and Electronic Effects” Water Research , 80, pp. 179–188.
XIAO, F., SIMCIK, M.F., HALBACH, T.R., GULLIVER, J.S. 2015. “Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) in Soils and Groundwater of A U.S. Metropolitan Area: Migration and Implications for Human Exposure” Water Research , 72, pp. 64–74.
XIAO, F., PIGNATELLO, J.J. 2015. “π+−π Interactions between (Hetero-‐)aromatic Amine Cations and the Graphitic Surfaces of Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Materials” Environmental Science and Technology , 49, pp. 906–914.
XIAO, F., PIGNATELLO, J.J. 2014. “Effect of Adsorption Nonlinearity on the pH–Adsorption Profile of Ionizable Organic Compounds” Langmuir , 30 (8), pp. 1994–2001.
XIAO, F., GULLIVER, J.S., SIMCIK, M.F. 2013. “Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) Contamination of Fish in Urban Lakes: A Prioritization Methodology for Lake Management” Water Research , 47 (20), pp. 7264–7272.
XIAO, F., GULLIVER, J.S., SIMCIK, M.F. 2013. “Predicting Aqueous Solubility of Environmentally Relevant Compounds from Molecular Features: A Simple but Highly Effective Four-‐dimensional Model based on Project to Latent Structures” Water Research , 47 (14), pp. 5362–5370.
XIAO, F., SIMCIK, M.F., GULLIVER, J.S. 2013. “Mechanisms for Removal of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) from Drinking Water by Conventional and Enhanced Coagulation” Water Research , 47 (1), pp. 49–56.
XIAO, F., SIMCIK, M.F., GULLIVER, J.S. 2012. “Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Urban Stormwater Runoff: Influence of Land Use” Water Research , 46 (20), pp. 6601–6608.
XIAO, F., ZHANG, X., ZHAI, H., LO, I.M.C., TIPOE, G.L., YANG, M., PAN, Y., CHEN, G. 2012. “New
Halogenated Disinfection Byproducts in Swimming Pool Water and Their Permeability Across Skin” Environmental Science and Technology , 46 (13), pp. 7112–7119.
XIAO, F., HALBACH, T.R., SIMCIK, M.F., GULLIVER, J.S. 2012. “Input Characterization of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Wastewater Treatment Plants: Source Discrimination by Exploratory Data Analysis” Water Research , 46 (9), pp. 3101–3109.
XIAO, F., ZHANG, X., PENN, L., GULLIVER, J.S., SIMCIK, M.F. 2011. “Effects of Monovalent Cations on the Competitive Adsorption of Perfluoroalkyl Acids by Kaolinite: Experimental Studies and Modeling” Environmental Science and Technology , 45 (23), pp. 10028–10035.
6. Scientific and Professional Societies
Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)
Member of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Member of Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors Member of (AEESP) American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
Member of Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
Member of Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Member of University of Minnesota Alumni Association
7. Honors and Awards
Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding contribution to the concept, organization, program control, and management of a symposium at 248th ACS National Meeting);
Certificate of Merit Award (Best Presentation Award), 248th ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry (for material content and for manner of presentation given before the division at the 248th ACS National Meeting)
8. Institutional/Professional Service
Editorial board member of Environmental Pollution .
Outreach activity through the NATURE program for American Indian college and high school students and a lab partner of the Dakota Science Center (Oct 2015–present) for development of out-of-school learning experiences for youth and workshops for teachers.
Organizer and moderator of ACS symposia:
“Legacy and Emerging Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Identification, Fate, Transport, Exposure, and Removal” at the 256th ACS National Meeting(Boston, August 2018). Other co-organizers: Kung-Hui Chu (Texas A&M University); Jinxia Liu (McGill University); Matt Simcik (University of Minnesota).
“The Chemistry of Environmental Sorptive and Oxidative Processes, In Honor of Dr. Joseph Piganatello” at the 252nd ACS National Meeting(Philadelphia, August 2016). Other co-organizers: Baoshan Xing (UMass Amherst); Allison MacKay (University of Connecticut); Dongye (Don) Zhao (Auburn University); Michael Sander (ETH Zürich).
“Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Materials as Adsorbents of Inorganic and Organic Compounds: Fundamentals and Applications” at the 248th ACS National Meeting(San Francisco, August 2014). Other co-organizers: Joseph Pignatello (CAES & Yale University); Upal Ghosh (University of Maryland); Baoshan Xing (UMass Amherst).
Member of Safety Committee (Aug 2013–July 2015) of CAES: help to raise awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace, recognize and identify workplace risks and hazardous waste exposure, and develop recommendations for the employer to address these risks.
Founding member of Research Council of College of Engineering of Mines, University of North Dakota (June 2016-present)
Reviewer (invited) of 120+ articles for 33 SCI-indexed Scholarly journals.
9. Time Percentages (Teaching, Research, Service/Advising undergraduate students, Civil Engineering Program)
45%, 45%, 10%, 100%