Yibo Hu
Associate professor

Supervisor of Master's Candidates


Alma Mater:The University of Hong Kong

Education Level:博士研究生

School/Department:College of Civil Engineering

Business Address:土木工程学院学科实验大楼301




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Yi-bo Hu is an associate professor at Huaqiao University, awarded High-level Talent of Fujian Province, guest editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science. Prior to joining HQU, he was a postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong from 2017 to 2019. He received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Xiamen University in 2011, a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Taiwan University in 2013, and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 2017. His research interests include the synthesis, application and fate of iron-based nanoparticles for groundwater remediation, advanced oxidation process and heavy metal removal. 


Mobile: +86-18649605613

E-mail: hybhqu@hqu.edu.cn


Post-doc position opening: Our research group now has multiple postdoc positions opening and we are looking for talented you to join us!

Graduate students: We now have multiple positions for Ph.D. and master students. 

Selected papers:

(10) Ma, L.; Hu, Y.-b.*; et al., Unveiling the Roles of Alloyed Boron in Hexavalent Chromium Removal Using Borohydride-Synthesized Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron: Electron Donor and Antipassivator. Environmental Science & Technology 2024. (IF>10,Nature-index journal)

(9) Goyal, N.; et al.; Hu, Y.-b.*, Tailoring Single-metal Atom Catalysts: A Strategic Defects Engineering Approach for Electrochemical Reduction Reactions. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2024. (IF>10)

(8) Xie, Y.; et al.; Hu, Y.-b.*, Overlooked encounter process that affects physical behaviors of stabilized nanoscale zero-valent iron during in situ groundwater remediation. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2024, 461, 132547. (IF>10)

(7) Fan, X.; et al.; Hu, Y.-b.*, Facile synthesis of lattice-defective and recyclable zirconium hydroxide coated nanoscale zero-valent iron for robust arsenite removal. Separation and Purification Technology 2022, 302. 

(6) Hu, Y.-b.*; et al., Insights into the mechanisms of aqueous Cd(II) reduction and adsorption by nanoscale zerovalent iron under different atmosphere conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2022, 440, 129766. (IF>10)

(5) Hu, Y.-b.; et al., Confining polyacrylic acid on the surface of nanoscale zero-valent iron by aluminum hydroxide for in-situ anti-passivation. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2021, 420, 126649. (IF>10)

(4) Hu, Y.-b.; et al., Improved longevity of nanoscale zero-valent iron with a magnesium hydroxide coating shell for the removal of Cr(VI) in sand columns. Environment International 2019, 133, 105249. (IF>10)

(3) Hu, Y.-b.; et al., Autocatalytic degradation of perfluorooctanoic acid in a permanganate-ultrasonic system. Water Research 2018, 140, 148-157. (IF>10,Nature-index journal)

(2) Hu, Y.-b.; et al., Encapsulating nanoscale zero-valent iron with a soluble Mg(OH)2 shell for improved mobility and controlled reactivity release. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, 6 (6), 2517-2526. (IF>10,Journal cover)

(1) Hu, Y.-b.; et al., Influence of a thin aluminum hydroxide coating layer on the suspension stability and reductive reactivity of nanoscale zero-valent iron. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2018, 226, 554-564. (IF>20)


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