Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Environmental & Soil Chemistry
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry Department


Ph.D. in Environmental & Soil Chemistry, University of Alberta, Canada, 1994
M.S. in Soil Chemistry & Mineralogy, University of Alberta, Canada, 1990
B.S. in Agronomy, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, China, 1984

Academic Awards and Honors

Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters
Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award
Fellow of Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Fellow of Agronomy Society of America (ASA)
Kingenta Agricultural Science Award 
ACSPSNA Distinguished Career Award
Honorary Chair of the 2011 International Humic Science & Technology Conference
One of the most cited authors for journals in Environment and Ecology
Cheung Kong Scholar, China’s Ministry of Education
Outstanding Research Award from SSSA and ASA (northeast branch)
Outstanding Overseas Young Scientist Award, NSFC
Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Natural Sciences
The Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Studies
Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, University of Massachusetts

Professional Employment

2004–present  Professor
2000–2003  Associate Professor
1996–1999  Assistant Professor
1999–present  Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, UMass
2004–present  Professor, University of Massachusetts School of Marine Sciences


  • Environmental Soil Chemistry (STOCKSCH 575 & ENVSCI 575) with labs
  • Inorganic Contaminants in Soil, Water, and Sediment (STOCKSCH 585)
  • Advanced Soil Chemistry (STOCKSCH 830)

Research Interests

Our research in Environmental & Soil Chemistry focuses on the protection of our environment through maintaining/improving soil and water quality. Particular interests include: (1) environmental fate and ecotoxicity of engineered nanoparticles, (2) interactions between organic compounds and natural organic matter, (3) interfacial processes, (4) characterization of natural organic matter and biochar, (5) application of spectroscopic and analytical instruments in soil & environmental science research


Over 350 refereed journal articles and five books.


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