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Yan Zheng

Published in  2017-11-24 20:53:43       

  Prof. Yan Zheng
  Southern University of Science and Technology
  Email: yzheng@ldeo.columbia.edu

Title: Lessons Learned from Arsenic Mitigation among Private Well Households

Yan Zheng became a Chair Professor in the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in 2016, and was appointed the Associate Director, Office of Research in 2017. Between 1998 and 2016, She held tenured faculty appointments at the City University of New York as an Executive Director of Facilities Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, a Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Public Health, and was also an adjunct senior research scientist with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Professor Zheng is recognized for her multi-disciplinary research that contributed to the reduction of exposure to arsenic in private well waters in Bangladesh, China and USA. She has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles (Google Scholar citation ~ 6000, h-index 40) in areas including geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental health and policy, and chemical oceanography. She obtained her PhD from Columbia University in 1999 and her B.Sc from University of Science and Technology of China in 1988. She was a research assistant with the Research Center of Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences between 1988 and 1991. She was the Director of School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College, City University of New York between 2007 and 2009. She was a water and sanitation specialist with UNICEF Bangladesh between December 2009 and 2011. In 2014 she was appointed a Chair Professor (part time) at the College of Engineering, Peking University after being accepted into the "One Thousand Talent Program". Currently, she serves as the President of the International Association for Advancement of Chinese Earth Sciences as well as an Associate Editor for Water Resources Research and Science Bulletin. Professor Zheng was elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2010.