Dr. Yang is an Assistant Professor in the department of Health Sciences Environmental Health Program at the Illinois State University starting from Aug. 2014. He received his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He worked as an Environmental Engineer for two years after receiving his Bachelor degree from Zhejiang University in China. Dr. Yang was a Research Associate at The Ohio State University before joining the Illinois State University.
(1) developing anaerobic digestion technology to manage organic wastes and to produce bioenergy, (2) understanding the effects of air pollutants on human health and developing mitigation methods, and (3) recovering nutrients from waste water using waste materials.