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Yongguan Zhu, Professor of Soil Environmental Sciences and Environmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Director General, Institute of Urban Environment, Xiamen, China

Yongguan Zhu

Dr Yongguan (Y-G) Zhu, Professor of Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biology, is the Director General of the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He has been working on the biogeochemistry of nutrients, metals and emerging pollutants (such as antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes). He obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London in 1998. Professor Zhu is a leader in taking multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to soil and environmental problems. Dr Zhu is currently the co-editor-in-chief of Environmental Technology & Innovation (Elsevier), associate editor of Environment International (Elsevier), and editorial members for a few other international journals. He is a scientific committee member for the ICSU program on Human Health and Wellbeing in Changing Urban Environment, and served for nine years as a member of Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Application, International Atomic Energy Agency (2004-2012). Professor Zhu is the recipient of many international and Chinese merit awards, among them including TWAS Science Award 2013, National Natural Science Award 2009; Professor Zhu has published over 200 papers in international journals, and these publications have attracted over 10,000 citations (Web of Science) with an H-index of 58. He was selected as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (2016).

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