Dr. Shuguang Xie is an associate professor in College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University. He earned his PhD from Tsinghua University. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Peking University and a visiting scholar in Michigan State University. He have published about 70 peer reviewed journal articles in the last five years. He is currently serving on the Editorial Board of Annals of Microbiology (Springer) and International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (Elsevier), and is a council member of Lake Branch of China Institute of Oceanology and Limnology.




  • Biodegradation or bioremediation of organic pollutants

Development of bioaugmentation technology

Biodegradation mechanisms of traditional and emerging contaminants

Application of molecular methods to characterize microbial community and in-situ degraders


  • Microbial ecology in natural and engineered ecosystems

The distribution of microorganisms (mainly nitrogen- and methane-cycling microbial populations) in soil and lake ecosystems and their links with environmental factors

Microbial communities in drinking water biofilters and the influences of operational conditions and environmental factors

Microbial communities in constructed wetlands treating polluted surface water and the influences of operational conditions and environmental factors


Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Yuyin Yang, Ningning Li, Wei Wang, Bingxin Li, Shuguang Xie*, Yong Liu* (2017) Vertical profiles of sediment methanogenic potential and communities in two plateau freshwater lakes. Biogeosciences 14(2):341–351

  2. Bingxin Li, Yixiang Bao, Yenan Xu, Shuguang Xie*, Jun Huang* (2017) Vertical distribution of microbial communities in soils contaminated by chromium and perfluoroalkyl substances. Science of the Total Environment 599-600:156–164

  3. Bingxin Li, Huili Chen, Ningning Li, Zhen Wu, Zongguo Wen, Shuguang Xie*, Yong Liu* (2017) Spatio-temporal shifts in the archaeal community of a constructed wetland treating river water. Science of the Total Environment 605–606: 269–275

  4. Yuyin Yang, Yu Dai, Zhen Wu, Shuguang Xie*, Yong Liu* (2016) Temporal and spatial dynamics of archaeal communities in two freshwater lakes at different trophic status. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:451

  5. Xiaobin Liao, Chao Chen, Jingxu Zhang, Yu Dai, Xiaojian Zhang, Shuguang Xie* (2015) Dimethylamine biodegradation by mixed culture enriched from drinking water biofilter. Chemosphere 119:935–940

  6. Zhao Wang, Yuyin Yang, Yu Dai, Shuguang Xie* (2015) Anaerobic biodegradation of nonylphenol in river sediment under nitrate- or sulfate-reducing conditions and associated bacterial community. Journal of Hazardous Materials 286: 306–314

  7. Jingxu Zhang, Yuyin Yang, Lei Zhao, Yuzhao Li, Shuguang Xie*, Yong Liu* (2015)  Distribution of sediment bacterial and archaeal communities in plateau freshwater lakes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99(7):3291–3302

  8. Rui Wan, Zhao Wang, Shuguang Xie* (2014) Dynamics of communities of bacteria and ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms in response to simazine attenuation in agricultural soil.  Science of the Total Environment 472:502–508

  9. Yuyin Yang, Zhao Wang, Shuguang Xie* (2014) Aerobic biodegradation of bisphenol A in river sediment and associated bacterial community change. Science of the Total Environment 470-471: 1184–1188

  10. Qingfeng Wang, Shuguang Xie* (2012) Isolation and characterization of a high–efficiency soil atrazine-degrading Arthrobacter sp. strain. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 71:61–66