Maodian Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Room 338
Environmental Science Center
21 Sachem Street
New Haven, CT


PhD, Peking University



Dr. Maodian Liu is a postdoctoral fellow in Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale, working with Prof. Peter Raymond to understand the controls on the transport of terrestrial contaminants to inland water and coastal ocean, and how contaminants are transformed during transport. In particular, he is interested carbon and mercury, and his research looks at watersheds in the United States and the Arctic. He completed his PhD at Peking University in China in 2019. His thesis focused on the origin, transportation, fate and health effects of mercury under the guidance of Prof. Xuejun Wang. He visited Marine Sciences at University of Connecticut from 2016 to 2017, and worked with Prof. Robert Mason and Zofia Baumann. Outside of science, he is interested in traveling and traditional painting.