About me

I joined Jan’s group as a PhD student in September 2012. I obtained the academic training in environmental engineering and chemical engineering in China. Currently, I am particularly interested in environmental microbiology. Doing the research in bioscience is fascinating and challenging. But I enjoy the process.


My research focuses on the effects of silver nanoparticles on the formation and structure of biofilm. I synthesize and characterize silver nanoparticles in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Then I will explore the impacts of silver nanoparticles on the physiology of Pseudomonas putida as well as bacterial biofilm with experiments in the School of Biosciences. The experiment data will be inputted for mathematical modelling by using iDynoMiCS, which will predict the population level phenomena of formation and structure of biofilm.

Brief CV

  • September 2012 – now: Kreft Group
    PhD student in Biosciences
  • September 2008 - July 2011: Master degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology
    I completed my Master research in Dalian University of Technology. I did the project on aerobic granules with experiments and mathematical modelling.
  • September 2004 – July 2008: Diploma in Environmental Engineering, Shenyang Ligong University


My PhD is sponsored by The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh

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