Group Leader Group Leader

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Yongguan (Y-G) Zhu, PhD (Imperial College, London)

Current position:
 Director General
 Institute of Urban Environment
 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Contact details:
 Institute of Urban Environment
 ChineseAcademyof Sciences
1799 Jimei Road
 Xiamen 36102
 Tel : +86 592 6190997
 Fax: +86 592 6190977

Major research interests Major research interests

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Environmental arsenic contamination and remediation;
environmental microbiology and biotechnology;
Plant ecology and nutrition;

Education and Qualification Education and Qualification

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July 1989: BSc. in soil science and plant nutrition from Zhejiang (Agricultural) University, Hangzhou, P. R. China.
July 1992: MSc in soils and environmental chemistry from the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China.
June 1998: PhD in environmental science from the University of London (Imperial College), UK.
June 1998: Diploma of Imperial College (DIC), UK.


Current position and previous employment Current position and previous employment

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Dec 2009-present:Director General, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences;
October 2007-Dec 2009:Deputy Director General, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and from September 2007, Visiting professor, The University of Adelaide, Australia;
January 2002-October 2007: Head, Department of Soil Environmental Science, Research Centre for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (recruited through the "Outstanding Overseas Young Chinese" scheme);
June 1998-December 2001: Research fellow, Department of Soil and Water, The University of Adelaide;
March 1994-March 1995:Royal Society Research Fellow, Departments of Agricultural and Environmental Science, and Applied Plant Sciences, The Queen's University of Belfast, UK;
May 1992-March 1994: Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Plant Nutrition and Molecular Biology, the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

Honours & Awards Honours & Awards

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January 1994, Royal Fellowship Award from The Royal Society, London;
April 1998, Best presentation award and the postgraduate student of the year 1998 from the Institution of Nuclear Engineers, UK;
October 2002, National outstanding young scientist award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China;
September 2003, Achievement award from the state government of China for overseas returnees;
July 2006, National Young Scientist Award, Chinese Association of Science & Technology (CAST);
May 2007, "Top Ten Youth", Chinese Academy of Sciences;
Dec 2008, Beijing Science and Technology Award;
Dec 2009, National Natural Science Award, Chinese State Government;
Jan 2011, Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS);
October 2012, Young Scientist Award (environmental science), SCOPE;
Feb 2013, Special Allowance of the Chinese State Council for Distinguished Experts;
March 2013, China National Leading Talents (equivalent to national chair professor);
July 2013, ranked 89 worldwide in Essential Science Indicators (category: Environment/Ecology), ISI Web of Knowledge (accessed 3 July 2013);
August 2013, Named "Outstanding Talent", Fujian province (elected every three years for the whole province), China;
October 2013, TWAS (The World Academy of Science for the advancement of science in the developing countries) Prize in Agricultural Sciences;