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ZHANG Shuzhen
Highest Education  
  18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Education and Appointments:


  Ph.D. (1999), Environmental Sciences, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences,CAS 

  BSc. (1982), Chemistry, University of Science and Technology (Hefei, China) 


  2004-present, Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS 

  1996-2004, Associate Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS 

  1989-1991, Visiting scholar, National Water Research Institute, Canada 

  1983-1996, Assistant Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS 

Research Interest:

  Speciation, bioavailability and toxicity of persistent toxic substances in the environment, Transportation and accumulation mechanisms of persistent toxic substances in the environment, 

  Plant-facilitated remediation or phytoremediation of persistent organic pollutants in soil 

Public Services:


  Natural Science Award of CAS by the first prize in 2001 

  The Second prize of the State Natural Science Award in 2009 

  A member of the editorial board of Environmental pollution 

Selected Publications:

  1. Jitao Lv, Shuzhen Zhang*, Lei Luo, Wei Han, Jing Zhang, Ke Yang, Peter Christie. 2012. Dissolution and Microstructural Transformation of ZnO Nanoparticles under the Influence of Phosphate. Environmental Science & Technology, 46:7215?7221. 

  2. Xiuying Li, Yanhong Zhu, Tong Wu, Shuzhen Zhang*. 2010. Peter Christie, Using a novel petroselinic acid embedded cellulose acetate membrane to mimic plant partitioning and in vivo uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Environmental Science & Technology, 44:297–301. 

  3. Honglin Huang, Shuzhen Zhang*, Peter Christie, Sen Wang, Mei Xie. 2010.  Behavior of Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) in the soil–plant system: uptake, translocation and metabolism in plants and dissipation in soil. Environmental Science & Technology, 44:663–667. 

  4. Lei Luo, Shuzhen Zhang*, Peter Christie. 2010. New Insights into the Influence of Heavy Metals on Phenanthrene Sorption in Soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 44:7846–7851. 

  5. Li Chen, Shuzhen Zhang*, Honglin Huang, Bei Wen, Peter Christie. 2009.  Partitioning of Phenanthrene by Root Cell Walls and Cell Wall Fractions of Wheat (Ttiticum aestivum L.), Environmental Science & Technology, 43:136–9141. 

  6. Yuqiang Tao, Shuzhen Zhang*, Yong-guan Zhu, Peter Christie. 2009. Uptake and acropetal translocation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown in field-contaminated soil. Environmental Science & Technology, 43:3556-3560. 

  7. Honglin Huang, Shuzhen Zhang*, Naiying Wu, Lei Luo, Peter Christie. 2009. Influence of Glomus etunicatum/Zea mays mycorrhiza on atrazine degradation, soil phosphatase and dehydrogenase activities, and soil microbial community structure, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41:726–734. 

  8. Lei Luo, Shuzhen Zhang*, Yibing Ma, Peter Christie, Honglin Huang. 2008. Facilitating Effects of Metal Cations on Phenanthrene Sorption in Soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42, 2142-2149 

  9. Yuqiang Tao, Shuzhen Zhang*, Zijian Wang, Runhui Ke, Xiao-quan Shan, Peter Christie. 2008. Biomimetic accumulation of PAHs from soils by triolein embedded cellulose acetate membranes (TECAMs) to estimate their bioavailability. Water Research, 42:754-762. 

  10. Yanhong Zhu, Shuzhen Zhang*, Yong-Guan Zhu, Peter Christie, Xiaoquan Shan. 2007. Improved approaches for modeling the sorption of phenanthrene by a range of plant species. Environmental Science & Technology, , 41:7818-7823. 

Supported Projects:

  Bioavailability of persistent toxic pollutants in soil 

  Plant Uptake and Rhizodegradation Mechanisms of PBDEs in Soil 

  Mechanism on plant uptake and transport of nanoparticles  

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