Dr. Tiezheng Tong
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Tiezheng Tong joined Colorado State University in 2017 after completing a postdoc position in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to his Ph.D. study, 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. He is the leading author or co-author of >60 peer-reviewed journal articles, which have been published on high-profile journals such as Nature Communications, Environmental Science & Technology and Energy & Environmental Science. His work has been cited by ~3,500 times globally with an H-index of 29. He is also the recipient of several academic and professional awards, including the CAREER Award from National Science Foundation, the 40 under 40 award from American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, the Young Membrane Scientist Award from North American Membrane Society (NAMS), Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award from American Chemistry Society (ACS), and a student award from Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO). His current research interests include (1) achieving energy-efficient treatment of hypersaline brines for circular water economy, (2) elucidating fundamental phenomena at the water-membrane interface, and (3) applying data-driven approaches to promote water sustainability.
Office Location: Scott Bioengineering Bldg 252