PhD Candidate

Contact Details

Phone: +61(0)428 532 053
Fax: +61(0)7 3274 9003

Email: x.wang18@uq.edu.au
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (EnTox)
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108


Xianyu completed his Bachelor Degree in Shenyang Agricultural University and Master Degree in Dalian Maritime University in China. His research during the master was focusing on the development of instrumental analysis method for organic pollutants in the environment and the temporal and spatial trend of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the atmosphere. He was granted/participated in the research projects including ‘The Transfer Path of Endosulfane and Its Multi-ways Simulation around Bohai Sea Coast Area’ funded by Natural Science Foundation of China (40671166) and Major State Basic Research and Development Program of China titled ‘Soil and Air Environmental Quality Changes and Controlling Principles in Yangtze River and Pearl River Deltas’ (2002CB410811/10).

He is now working on ‘The Contribution of Bushfire to the Level of Atmospheric PAHs and Selected Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) in Australia’ as a member in Professor Jochen Mueller’s group. He is funded by International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) granted by Australian Government and University of Queensland Centennial Scholarship (UQCent) granted by The University of Queensland.

Research Interests

Atmospheric concentration and behaviour of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), pollutants emitted during the combustion process, instrumental analysis of organic pollutants

Selected Publications

  1. Xianyu Wang, Qingbo Li, Yongming Luo, Qian Ding, Lianmin Xi, Jianmin Ma, Yan Li, Yipeng Liu and Cuili Cheng. Characteristics and Sources of Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Shanghai, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2010, 165: 295-305.
  2. Qingbo Li, Xianyu Wang, Jing Song, Hongqi Sui, Lei Huang, Lu Li. Seasonal and diurnal variation in concentrations of gaseous and particulate phase endosulfan. Atmospheric Environment. 2012, 61: 620-626.
  3. Qingbo Li, Xianyu Wang, Rong Wang, Hongqi Sui, Wenyan Li and Lu Li. Seasonal trends and potential sources of ambient air OCPs in urban and suburban areas in Dalian, China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 2011, 13: 1816-1822.