Academic Areas: Heavy metal wastewater treatment, Resource Recycling, Waste biomass utilization
09/2009-02/2012 Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province
Degree and Major: PhD of Materials Metallurgy
07/2007-06/2009 Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province
Degree and Major: Master of Materials Metallurgy
09/2003-06/2007 Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province
Degree and Major: Bachelor of Metallurgy Engineering
09/2011-08/2012 University of Hamburg, Germany (PhD student)
09/2008-11/2008 Saga University, Japan (short term visit)
10/2013-present Lecturer at School of Environmental Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
01/2013-09/2013 Research assistant at Research Institute of Resource Recycling, Central South University, Changsha, China
 Sha Liang, Nan Ye, Yuchen Hu, Wei Zhang, Wenbo Yu, Xu Wu, Jiakuan Yang*. Lead adsorption from aqueous solutions by a granular adsorbent prepared from phoenix tree leaves. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 25393-25400.
 Wei Zhang, Jiakuan Yang, Xu Wu, Yuchen Hu, Wenhao Yu, Junxiong Wang, Jinxin Dong, Mingyang Li, Sha Liang, Jingping Hu, R Vasant Kumar. A critical review on secondary lead recycling technology and its prospect. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016, 61: 108-122.
 Wei Zhang, Jiakuan Yang*, Yuchen Hu, Xiong He, Xinfeng Zhu, R. Vasant Kumar, Wenhao Yu, Junxiong Wang, Mingyang Li, Sha Liang, Jingping Hu, Xu Wu. Effect of pH on desulphurization of spent lead paste via hydrometallurgical process. Hydrometallurgy, 2016, 164, 83-89.
 Xiqing Yuan, Jingping Hu, Jingyi Xu, Yucheng Hu, Wei Zhang, Jinxin Dong, Sha Liang, Huijie Hou, Xu Wu and Jiakuan Yang*. The effect of barium sulfate doped lead oxide as positive active materials on the performance of lead acid battery. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 27205-27212.
 Wenbo Yu, Jiakuan Yang*, Yafei Shi, Jian Song, Yao Shi, Jun Xiao, Chao Li, Xinyu Xu, She He, Sha Liang, Xu Wu, Jingping Hu,. Roles of iron species and pH optimization on sewage sludge conditioning with Fenton’s reagent and lime, Water Research, 2016, 95, 124-133.
 Qiqi Gong, Xueyi Guo*, Sha Liang, Chen Wang, Qinghua Tian. Study on the adsorption behavior of modified persimmon powder biosorbent on Pt(IV). International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2016, 13, 47-54.
 Nan Ye, Jiakuan Yang*, Sha Liang, Yong Hu, Jingping Hu, Bo Xiao, Qifei Huang. Synthesis and strength optimization of one-part geopolymer based on red mud. Construction and Building Materials, 2016, 11, 317-325.
 Wei Zhang, Jiakuan Yang*, Xinfeng Zhu, Xiaojuan Sun, Wenhao Yu, Yuchen Hu, Xiqing Yuan, Jinxin Dong, Jingping Hu, Sha Liang, R. Vasant Kumar. Structural study of a lead (II) organic complex - a key precursor in a green recovery route for spent lead-acid battery paste. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 2016, 91: 672-679.
 Yuchen Hu, Jiakuan Yang*, Wei Zhang, Yanlin Xie, Junxiong Wang, Xiqing Yuan, R Vasant Kumar, Sha Liang, Jingping Hu, Xu Wu. A novel leady oxide combined with porous carbon skeleton synthesized from lead citrate precursor recovered from spent lead-acid battery paste. Journal of Power Sources, 2016, 304, 128-135.
 Qin Wang, Jianwen Liu, Danni Yang, Xiqing Yuan, Lei Li, Xinfeng Zhu, Wei Zhang, Yucheng Hu, Xiaojuan Sun, Sha Liang, Jingping Hu, R Vasant Kumar, Jiakuan Yang*. Stannous sulfate as an electrolyte additive for lead acid battery made from a novel ultrafine leady oxide. Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 285, 485-492.
 Chao Li, Shinan Zhang, Jiakuan Yang*, Yafei Shi, Wenbo Yu, Sha Liang, Jian Song, Qi Xu, Ye Chen, Jingping Hu, Ye Li, Changzhu Yang. Distribution and speciation of heavy metals in two different sludge composite conditioning and deep dewatering processes. RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 102332-102339.
 Yafei Shi, Jiakuan Yang*, Wenbo Yu, Shinan Zhang, Sha Liang, Jian Song, Qi Xu, Nan Ye, Shu He, Changzhu Yang, Jingping Hu. Synergetic conditioning of sewage sludge via Fe2+/persulfate and skeleton builder: Effect on sludge characteristics and dewaterability. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 270, 572-581.
 Xiaojuan Sun, Jiakuan Yang*, Wei Zhang a, Xinfeng Zhu, Yuchen Hu,Danni Yang, Xiqing Yuan , Wenhao Yu, Jinxin Dong, Haifeng Wang, Lei Li, R. Vasant Kuma, Sha Liang. Lead acetate trihydrate precursor route to synthesize novel ultrafine lead oxide from spent lead acid battery pastes. Journal of Power Sources, 2014, 269, 565-576.
 Hao Zhang, Jiakuan Yang*, Wenbo Yu, Sen Luo, Li Peng, Xingxing Shen, Yafei Shi, Shinan Zhang, Jian Song, Nan Ye, Ye Li,Changzhu Yang, Sha Liang*. Mechanism of red mud combined with Fenton’s reagent in swage sludge conditioning. Water Research, 2014, 59, 239-247.
 Sha Liang, Xueyi Guo, Silke Lautner, Bodo Saake. Removal of hexavalent chromium by different modified spruce bark adsorbents. Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology, 2014, 34(4), 1-18.
 Sha Liang, Xueyi Guo*, Qinghua Tian, Adsorption of Pb2+, Cu2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solutions by novel garlic peel adsorbent. Desalination and Water Treatment, 2013, 51(37-39), 7166-7171.
 Sha Liang, Xueyi Guo, Qinghua Tian. Adsorption of Pb2+ and Zn2+ from aqueous solutions by sulfured orange peel. Desalination, 2011, 275(1-3), 212-216.
 Ningchuan Feng, Xueyi Guo, Sha Liang, Yanshu Zhu, Jianping Liu. Biosorption of heavy metals from aqueous solutions by chemically modified orange peel. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2011, 185(1), 49-54.
 Sha Liang, Xueyi Guo, Ningchuan Feng, et al. Isotherms, kinetics and thermodynamic studies of adsorption of Cu2+ from aqueous solutions by Mg2+/K+ type orange peel adsorbents. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, 174(1-3), 756-762.
 Sha Liang, Xueyi Guo, Ningchuan Feng, Qinghua Tian. Application of orange peel xanthate for the adsorption of Pb2+ from aqueous solutions. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2009, 170(1), 425-429.
 Sha Liang, Xueyi Guo, Ningchuan Feng, Qinghua Tian. Adsorption of Cu2+ and Cd2+ from aqueous solution by mercapto-acetic acid modified orange peel. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2009, 73(1), 10-14.
 Ningchuan Feng, Xueyi Guo, Sha Liang. Adsorption study of copper (II) by chemically modified orange peel. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2009, 164(1), 1286-1292.
2015-2017 Natural Science Foundation of China for the Youth (51404106), “Preparation of novel magnetic biosorbent modified by Fe3O4/SiO2 core/shell nanoparticles and its adsorption behavior for heavy metals”
2015-2016 Wuhan Youth Science and Technology plan (2015070404010200), “Key technology of recycling of spent lead acid battery and preparation of high performance power battery”
2014-2015 The Youth Innovation Fund from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2014QN149), “Investigation on granulation and modification of biosorbents and their dynamic adsorption behavior on heavy metal ions”