University of California
Dr. Yujie Men is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Riverside. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Engineering at Tsinghua University. Dr. Men has expertise in environmental microbiology, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry. Her research interests focus on the interactions between microbes and the environment impacted by contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs). Her research projects include microbial transformation of CECs, particularly per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, as well as the impact of CECs on the development and transmission of antibiotic resistance in agricultural environments. She has published a series of peer-reviewed articles in those two research directions in top-ranked journals in the field. She was an NSF-CAREER Award recipient in 2021. She also serves as the Editor of Water Research X and Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.