Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USA
Dr. Yongsheng Chen joined School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. Dr. Chen has served as principal and co-principal investigator on grants totaling about 6 million dollars. He has also published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal papers.
• The potential environmental applications of nanotechnology, including synthesizing novel nanomaterials for removal of contaminants from different media and monitoring environmental pollutants
• Environmental implications of nanotechnology addressing potentially adverse impacts of nanomaterials, especially the fate, transport, transformation, bioaccumulation, and toxicity of nanomaterials in the environment
• Sustainability, including water/energy use efficiency and sustainable biofuels, focusing on algae related biofuel downstream issues; renewable energy, focusing on generation of energy from water salination