New Faculty this Fall 2017


Tiezheng Tong

Dr. Tiezheng Tong joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University in 2015. Before joining CSU, he worked as a postdoc research associate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. He graduated from Beijing Normal University (with the highest honor) and Tsinghua University with B.S. and M.S. degrees, respectively, both of which are in environmental engineering.

Dr. Tong is the leading author or co-author of 23 peer-reviewed journal articles, many of which have been published on high-impact journals such as Environmental Science & Technology and Water Research. He is also the recipient of several academic and professional awards, including the Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award from American Chemistry Society, Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Student Scholarship Award from Illinois Section of American Society of Civil Engineers, a student award from Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO), and the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad. Dr. Tong aims to utilize interdisciplinary research approaches to promote environmental sustainability at the water-energy-health nexus. His current research areas include developing novel membrane materials and processes for sustainable water supply, as well as understanding ecological and health impacts of engineered nanomaterials.