Dr. Luo, Xin


Dr. Luo, Xin

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Luo Xin received his Ph.D degree in HKU-DES in 2015, and his research interest includes hydrogeology, hydrology, limnology, oceanography, and biogeochemistry. He works on multiple isotopes e.g., stable isotopes, radioactive isotopes and non-traditional isotopes, and their deployments in understanding local and global hydrogeological, hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological dynamics. His study areas cover South China Sea, large river deltaic systems such as Pearl River delta and Red River delta, embayment such as Tolo Harbor, headwaters in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) such as Yellow River Source Regions, and Yarlung Tsangpo River, etc., lakes in QTP and desert environments such as Badain Jaran Desert and in high urbanized areas such as Taihu lake, and North China Plain.


Selected Publication

  1. Luo, X. and J. J. Jiao (2016). "Submarine groundwater discharge and nutrient loadings in Tolo Harbor, Hong Kong using multiple geotracer-based models, and their implications of red tide outbreaks." Water Research 102: 11-31 (Highlights in South China Morining Post (SCMP))
  2. Luo, X., Jiao, J. J., Liu, Y., Zhang, X., Liang, W., & Tang, D. (2018). Evaluation of Water Residence Time, Submarine Groundwater Discharge, and Maximum New Production Supported by Groundwater Borne Nutrients in a Coastal Upwelling Shelf System. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(1), 631-655.
  3. Luo, X., J. J. Jiao, Moore, W. S., Cherry, John., Ya. Wang., & Kun, Liu. (2017). Significant chemical fluxes from natural terrestrial groundwater rival anthropogenic and fluvial input in a large-river deltaic estuary. Water Research (In Press)
  4. Luo, X., et al. (2016). "Temporal 222Rn distributions to reveal groundwater discharge into desert lakes: implication of water balance in the Badain Jaran Desert, China." Journal of Hydrology 534: 87-103.
  5. Luo. X., J. J. Jiao*, Wang, X. S., Liu, Kun., Lian, E. G., & Yang, S. Y. (2017) Groundwater discharge and hydrologic partition of the lakes in desert environment: insights from stable 18O/2H and radium isotopes, Journal of Hydrology, 546, 189-20