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Institute of Environmental Processes and Pollution Control

Date: 2018-10-09 Source: Clicks:

The Institute of Environmental Processes and Pollution Control (IEPPC) of Jiangnan University was established in 2017. Prof. Zhenyu Wang, the director of IEPPC, has received the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2013. Under the leadership of Prof. Wang, IEPPC is in charge of several national projects including Major Program of International Cooperation supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (2016-2020), International Cooperation and Exchange funded by NSFC (2019-2023), National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program, 2015-2019), NSFC for Young Scholars (2019-2021), etc. Over the past three years, more than 100 SCI research papers have been published in the prestigious journals such as Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Science: Nano, Water Research, etc.

The IEPPC is positioned to elucidate the key environmental geochemical processes of contaminants, the environmental fate of engineered nanoparticles and the biological response, as well as the comprehensive utilization of biomass.

In 2018, IEPPC has been granted to establish the International Joint Research Laboratory for Environmental Processes and Pollution Control at Jiangnan University. Currently, IEPPC has a lab space of 1000 m2, and is equipped with advanced instruments value for over 20 million RMB, such as ICP-MS with an air cleanliness level of 100,000, Ultimate RSLCnano LC tandem Q Exactive MS/MS, confocal super-resolution imaging system, cytology lab, microbial lab and phytotron. In addition, a 100 m2 greenhouse has been set up for pot experiment.


Current Staff:

Director of IEPPC: Prof. Zhenyu Wang

Staff: Fei Lian, Professor

Feiran Chen, Associate Professor

Le Yue, Associate Researcher

Lin Fu, Post-doc

Zhenggao Xiao, Post-doc


Major Research Projects:

1. Environmental Geochemical Research of pollutants (National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2014-2017).

2. Environmental Behaviors of Typical Engineered Nanoparticles in Different Ecosystems and Their Key Processes along Food Chains (Major Program of International Cooperation supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2020).

3. Key Environmental Geochemical Processes of Engineered Nanoparticles in Agro-Ecosystem (International Cooperation and Exchange of NSFC, 2019-2023).

4. Mechanisms of Root Exudates Regulating the Rhizosphere Processes of Cerium Oxide Engineered Nanoparticles and the Biological Response (NSFC for Young Scholars, 2019-2021).

5. Mechanisms of earthworm-driven geochemical behavior of engineered nanoparticles and their chemical communication in rhizosphere (NSFC for Young Scholars, 2019-2021).


Selected Publications:

1. Hao Zheng, Xiao Wang, Lei Chen, Zhenyu Wang*, Yang Xia, Yipeng Zhang, Hefang Wang, Xianxiang Luo, Baoshan Xing*. Enhanced growth of halophyte plants in biochar-amended coastal soil: roles of nutrient availability and rhizosphere microbial modulation. Plant Cell and Environment, 2018, 41: 517-532.

2. Zhenyu Wang, Bin Xia, Bijuan Chen, Xuemei Sun, Lin Zhu, Jian Zhao, Peng Du and Baoshan Xing*. Trophic transfer of TiO2 nanoparticles from marine microalga (Nitzschia closterium) to scallop (Chlamys farreri) and related toxicity. Environmental Science: Nano, 2017, 4: 415-424.

3. Jian Zhao, Wenting Ren, Yanhui Dai, Lijiao Liu, Zhenyu Wang*, Xiaoyu Yu, Junzhe Zhang, Xiangke Wang, Baoshan Xing*. Uptake, distribution, and transformation of CuO NPs in a floating plant Eichhornia crassipes and related stomatal responses. Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51: 7686-7695.

4. Zhenyu Wang, Lina Xu, Jian Zhao, Xiangke Wang, Jason C. White, Baoshan Xing. CuO nanoparticle interaction with Arabidopsis thaliana: toxicity, parent-progeny transfer and gene expression. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50: 6008-6016

5. Zhenyu Wang, Liyun Yin, Jian Zha, Baoshan Xing. Trophic transfer and accumulation of TiO2 nanoparticles from clamworm (Perinereis aibuhitensis) to juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) along a marine benthic food chain. Water Research, 2016, 95: 250-259.


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