Ning is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale, supervised by Dr. William Mitch. After receiving her undergraduate (Tsinghua University, China) and master (Stanford University, CA) degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering, she came to Yale in 2009 with a research focus on environmental chemistry. Her thesis work focus on the formation of harmful byproduct nitrosamines during amine-based post-combustion carbon dioxide capture. She aims to understand the influences of flue gas composition and solvent amine selection on the formation of nitrosamines, and apply remediation technologies to destroy these harmful compounds to enable a safe carbon dioxide capture process.
Ning’s research projects extend to the occurrence of nitrosamines in drinking water as disinfection byproducts, and the photolytic destruction of these compounds in engineered and natural systems.