Nan Jiang was born in Heilongjiang, China. She did her bachelor and master study at the Faculty of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin, China) since September 2008. After the studies, she worked as a PhD researcher at Delft University of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Luuk Rietveld, Dr. Bas Heijman and Dr. Ran Shang. Her PhD study focused on adsorption of organic micropollutants by high-silica zeolites.