Dr. Haotian Wang

Haotian Wang
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 Dr. Haotian Wang 

Haotian Wang received his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from Beijing Normal University (BNU), China in 2015. He continued to be trained as a PhD student at the School of Environment, BNU and was supervised by Prof. Xinghui Xia. He developed his expertise in toxicokinetic modeling of organic chemicals in aquatic organisms. During his PhD project, he visited the Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark in 2020. He was hosted by Prof. Philipp Mayer and established a flow-through passive dosing method for large-scale aquatic tests with small-sized fish. He received his Doctorate in Environmental Chemistry in 2021. His PhD dissertation focused on dietary uptake effects on the bioaccumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by aquatic organisms at different trophic levels.

Haotian Wang worked as a Postdoc researcher at the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2021 and the host was Prof. Guibin Jiang. His research focused on identifying and prioritizing emerging contaminants using nontargeted analysis (NTA), focusing on neurotoxic chemicals in the aquatic environment. He developed his expertise in analytical chemistry, with a specialty in high-resolution mass spectrometry. One of the goals is to integrate machine learning in NTA workflow. In November 2023, he completed his Postdoc research and received his assistant professorship at RCEES.

Haotian Wang was awarded a Humbolt Research Fellowship for Postdocs in July 2023. Prof. Beate Escher now hosts him in the Department of Cell Toxicology, UFZ. He started his work in April 2024. His research at UFZ will focus on identifying neurotoxicity drivers of chemical pollution in the aquatic environment by integrating data science with effect-directed analysis using high-throughput (bio)analytical tools. The aim is to identify more known and presently unknown neurotoxic chemicals to explain a higher percentage of the observed neurotoxicity in the water.