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Jing Li

Water Resources Engineering / LU Water

PhD/Research Engineer  

Area ofexpertise:

Drinking water, networking and communication

Research keywords:

Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxin monitoring and treatment in drinking water 

Research belief/mission:

Everyone has the right to get access to clean and safe drinking water.

Core interest in research field:

To investigate monitoring methods and treatment methods for cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in drinking water systems 

Research passion:

To stop cyanotoxins in drinking water

Feelings about being a researcher:

You have the freedom to work on what you are passionate about. However, you are lost most of the time. 

Likes/dislikes in research:

On the one hand, I face practical engineering challenges that I feel are useful and on the other hand I face a high academic level for publications which is difficult to generate.  

Biggest challenges/opportunities in research:

There is still so much that we don't know about cyanobacteria and cyanotoxin in nature and there is a big gap between what we have already discovered and what is used in practice. 

Unforgettable story to share:

It was one day in June 2016. I went to take water samples with my students in one of the retention ponds near Lake Vomb . We were well-welcomed by dozens of cattle. At beginning, we were afraid of them. Then we found out that they were so interested in our work and followed us the whole way until we finished. Before we left, they were standing in a line, saying '' Bye bye'' to us. It was so sweet! I appreciate my work giving me opportunities like this to be able to close to nature and animals. 

Other things to share:

I am an active toastmaster at Toastmaster@Ideon and I would like to encourage all to join the organization to practice communication skills and leadership skills. 

Interests outside of work:

I have many hobbies and like to do sports activities in my spare time. What I enjoy most is to run together with my lovely friends/colleagues in Skrylle every weekend.  I always feel so energized before a new week gets started. 

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