Faculty with Distinction
Qing Hu



Prof. Hu Qing graduated from Tsinghua University with her bachelor degree; and obtained her PhD degree from UK Imperial College. Prof. Hu is the director of the Engineering Innovation Center (Beijing) at SUSTech, the professor of the School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of SUSTech. Prof. Hu was the former member of Nominating Committee for Stockholm Water Prize, Technical Advisory Committee of Global Water Partnership (NGO), and the former committee member of Soil and Groundwater Specialized Committee of China Society of Environmental Sciences. She won (1) the Scientific Research Foundation for the High-Level Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars of MOHRSS in 2011, (2) the Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Education in 2012 and (3) the State Council Special Allowance Experts in 2013. Prof. Hu has more than 30 years researches and working experiences in environmental consulting and soil & groundwater areas, including: Environmental Policy, strategy; Water/waste water treatment; Eco-city planning; Soil Remediation; Environmental Risk Assessment. Prof. Hu has received more than ten patents, and has published the main research achievements in many important domestic and foreign academic journals and international conferences such as Environmental International, Soil Biology & Biochemistry. She has hosted and participated in more than ten national and provincial research projects, including National 863 Program, National Water Pollution Control and Treatment Science and Technology Major Project, Public Science and Technology Research Funds Projects of Environmental Protection; she has managed and completed dozens of site investigation and remediation projects involving complex field of chemical, printing and dyeing, oil, electroplating and other industries. She has rich experience in international cooperation, including participating in Sino-UK Soil & Groundwater Remediation Science & Technology Cooperation Program as the Chinese leading expert (MoST); leading and completing several projects of the World Band and the ADB as the project leader. She has assisted the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and other ministries for the top-level design of the contaminated site remediation industry in our country; hosted and participated in documentation work of industry policies, standards and technical guidelines such as the 13th Five-Year technical route of soil field, technical guidelines for VOCs sampling in soil and groundwater of contaminated sites and technical guidelines for the acceptance of contaminated sites remediation for the Environmental Protection Standard Program.

Present Employment

Professor: School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

Director: Engineering Innovation Center of SUSTech, Beijing


1993.10-1998.08, PhD, Soil Environmental Pollution and Hydrology, Centre for Environmental Technology, Imperial College, UK;

1987.09-1990.06, MSc, Water Treatment and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

1982.09-1987.06, BSc, Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University.

Work Experience

2015.05 to present, Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology; Director, Engineer Innovation Center (Beijing) of SUSTech;

2013.03-2015.04, Board director, CECDADI Environmental Remediation Co., Ltd.;

2012.09-2015.04, Vice-general manager, CECEP Environment Department;

2011.08-2012.10, General manager/Board of chairman, General Water of China (Technology) Ltd.


Personal Awards


2009, member, Nominating Committee, Stockholm Water Prize ;

2011, the Prize, Scientific Research Foundation for the High-Level Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars of MOHRSS;

2012, CECEP Outstanding Communist Party Member;

2013, the State Council Special Allowance Experts;

2016, SUSTech Outstanding Communist Party Member;

2016, Key Member of Shenzhen Peacock Team;

2016, member, Expert Committee on Environmental Damage Assessment, Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Science and Technology Awards

2012, the first prize, Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Education

Research Field


1)      Soil and groundwater remediation policies, strategies, standards and management systems;

2)      Research on urban environmental engineering;

3)      Eco-city development planning, policy and strategy;

4)      Research on technologies of contaminated site investigation, risk assessment and remediation;

5)      Study on the development of environmental economy.

Undergraduate Courses


1) The Cognitive Practice of Environmental Science and Engineering.



1) Coulon F., Jones K, Li H, Hu Q., et al. 2016. China’s soil and groundwater management challenges: lessons from the UK’s experience and opportunities for China. Environment International, 91: 196-200.

2) Analysis of Soil Bacterial Ecological Kinetics at Different Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination Levels from an Abandoned Aged Insecticide Plant Site. 2015.Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 69(2): 281-292.

3) Lin S., Hu Q., Zhang H. The Solidification and Stabilization of Mercury Pollution in Soil by Using Sodium Sulfide and Silicate Cement. Industry, 2015. CN50-9231/TB

4) The Rapid Application of the AHP Method Using VB and MATLAB Hybrid Programming in Risk Assessment of Xiangtan City's Water Supply System. Journal of China Urban Water Association, 2014. CN11-1703/TU

5) Thoughts on the Strategy of International Development Cooperation. Water and China, 2011. CN41-1195/C

6) A Review of the History of Contaminated Sites Remediation in China in the Past Ten Years:Problem Analysis and Experience. Environmental Impact Assessment.2015. 37(1): 19-23.


1) Self-activated persulfate oxidation agent preparation method and application(201410306555.9);

2) A contaminated soil thermal desorption process for high-temperature dust collector system(ZL201420594167.0);

3) Thermal desorption Soil mercury pollution treatment and recovery process(201410542700.3);

4) Thermal Desorption Process in the flue gas rapidly cooled to near room temperature apparatus(ZL201420592412.4);

5) A thermally activated cationic bimetallic addition to preparing microporous chromium polymeric filler(201410555898.9).