Published in 2017-08-03 10:53:01
Talk title: Sedimentogenesis of high arsenic Holocene aquifer systems
Prof. Yanxin Wang obtained his BSc degree in Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology from Nanjing University in 1984 and his PhD degree from China University of Geosciences in 1990 and has been a Professor of Hydrogeology and Environmental Science at China University of Geosciences for more than 20 years. Prof. Wang spent one year at University of Waterloo as a visiting professor in 1998-1999. He and his group have made great efforts in studying mechanisms of groundwater contamination and cost-effective technologies of site remediation, to provide theoretical and technological support for safe supply of drinking water. To better understand the processes and factors controlling mobilization/immobilization of geogenic As in aquifers, they have successfully integrated inter-disciplinary approaches such as those of hydrogeochemistry, groundwater hydraulics, isotope geochemistry, and geomicrobiology. Their case study areas include Datong basin and Hetao basin of Yellow River in northern China and Jianghan basin of Yangtze River in southern China. Prof. Wang is the PI of NSFC Fund for outstanding young scholars (2004) and NSFC Fund for innovative research group (2015), and has published more than 100 papers as first or corresponding author in peer-reviewed international journals related to hydrogeological studies.