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Dr. Guang Jin

Professor of Environmental Health
Health Sciences
Office
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 323
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Biography

Guang Jin, Professor in Environmental Health, teaches courses on water and waste water pollution control, air quality and pollution control, pollution prevention, environmental toxicology, health data analysis and global environmental health issues. Guang Jin earned her Sc.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane University, while majoring in water quality management. Dr. Jin’s research interests include: sustainability, bioenergy, water quality modeling and management, STEM education.

Current Courses

156.001Environmental Health 21st Century: Meeting Global Challenge

249.001Environmental Toxicology

410.091Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Public Health

322.001Pollution Prevention

322.002Pollution Prevention

Teaching Interests & Areas

Pollution prevention, water and waste water pollution control, toxicology, introduction to environmental health and health data analysis.

Research Interests & Areas

Sustainability, Bioenegy, Water quality modeling and management, STEM education.

Ph D Environmental Health Sciences

School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, USA

MS Chemical Engineering

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, USA

BS Biochemical Engineering

Nanjing Institute of Chemical Technology
Nanjing, China

University Outstanding Researcher Award

Illinois State University
2016

Emerald LiteratiNetwork 2011 Awards for Excellence

Emerald LiteratiNetwork
2011

Researcher of the Year 2010

Department of Health Sciences, Illinois State University
2011

NSF Panel Reviewer for Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) Program

National Science Foundation
2009

Researcher of the Year 2008

Department of Health Sciences, Illinois State University
2009

Outstanding Teacher Award, 2007-2008

College of Applied Science and Technology, Illinois State University
2008

Researcher of the Year 2006

Department of Health Sciences, Illinois State University
2007

Research of the Year 2005

Department of Health Sciences, Illinois State University
2006

Outstanding Researcher Award, 2004-2005

College of Applied Science and Technology, Illinois State University
2005

Researcher of the Year 2004

Department of Health Sciences, Illinois State University
2004

Conference Proceeding

Solanki, P., & Jin, G. Waste Glass as an Alkaline Activator and Fly Ash as Precursor in Geopolymer Concrete. 12th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-12) (2023)
Solanki, P., Bierma, T., & Jin, G. Recycling of Single-Stream Waste Glass in Flowable Fill. The Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5) (2019)

Journal Article

Jin, G., Darner, R., Wodika, A. Lai, J. W. (2023) Fostering Scientific Literacy with Problem Sets that Generate Cognitive Presence and Fulfill Basic Psychological Needs. Journal of College Science Teaching. Vol. 52, No. 7, 85-94.
Solanki, P., Bierma, T. and Jin, G. (2020), “Properties of Flowable Fill Produced by Substituting Fly Ash with Recycled Glass Powder,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 265, pp. 1 – 16.
Jin, G., Bierma, T., & Yang, L. Cap-and-Trade: Understanding and teaching a market-based approach to natural resource allocation. Natural Sciences Education 45.doi:10.4195/nse2015.0030 (2016)
Jin, G., & Bierma, T. Low-heat, mild alkaline pretreatment of switchgrass for anaerobic digestion. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, PartA: 49.5 (2014): 565-574.
Hu, C., Jin, G., & Englande, A. Evaluation and applicability of water quality and nutrients removal by coastal wetlands receiving treated municipal wastewater and its application.. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 22.4 (2011): 522-531.

Technical Report

Jin, G., Solanki, P., & Garg, N. Geopolymer Concrete for Sustainable Construction and Beyond. Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) – Sustaining Illinois Funding, University of Illinois (2023): 15.

Presentations

Waste Glass as an Alkaline Activator and Fly Ash as Precursor in Geopolymer Concrete. 12th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC - 12). (2023)
Jin. G. (2022) “Civic Engagement through Student-formed Consulting Community”, 2022 SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Summer Institute (Virtual), August 5-7.
"Science Literacy for General Education at ISU: A Pilot Study". Illinois State University Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium. (2020)
Jin. G, Wodika, A., Darner, R., Lai, J.W., Cihlar, J. & Moore, M. (2020) “Pedagogical Tools Developed to Foster Accuracy-Oriented Reasoning”, 20th SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Conference (Virtual), July 30-August 2.
A Summary of Practice for Recycling of Waste Glass in Pavement Materials. ASCE T&DI International Airfield & Highway Pavements Conference. ASCE. (2019)
Recycling of Single-Stream Waste Glass in Flowable Fill. The Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5). (2019)
Teaching Statistics Using a Hybrid/online Approach. Creating Climates for Teaching and Learning” - Illinois State University Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium. Illinois State University. (2012)
STEM for Non-STEM Majors: POGIL, “Clickers”, and Biodiesel in a Lecture Hall Environmental Science Course. POGIL Great Lake Regional Meeting. National Science Foundation. (2011)

Grants & Contracts

Geopolymer Concrete for Sustainable Construction and Beyond. Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) – Sustaining Illinois Funding. State. (2022)
Making Geopolymer Concrete Using Waste Glass and Quarry by-products. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2022)
SoTL URG: Science Literacy for General Education at ISU: A Pilot Study with HSC 156: Environmental Health in the 21st Century. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2019)
Recycled Glass: Cement/Fly Ash Substitute in CLSM. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Federal. (2018)
Fate of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Irrigated Wastewater Effluent. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. State. (2011)