Professor from the City University of New York Visited UJN

Sep,23 2014  from:News Center

       University of Jinan (UJN) , Sept. 23, 2014: On Sept 18, 2014, Dr. Zheng Xian,a well-known professor and scholar of the City University of New York (CUNY) paid a visit to UJN. The relevant personnel from School of Resources and Environment(SRE) received Prof. Zheng.

    Prof. Zheng visited labs of SRE and made a speech on the  Research and Application of Groundwater Irrigation Technology, in which , he introduced his research in Bangladesh implementing water, sanitation and hygiene programs for UNICEF in 2010 and 2011 when he applied knowledge gained from a decade of irecting research programs studying arsenic in groundwater of Bangladesh. He has also advised UNICEF China and China Geological Survey on their arsenic mitigation programs.

    He later attended the symposium organized by SRE of UJN and answered questions raised by teachers and students of SRE.

Background Information:

       Prof. Zheng Xian has spent most of his career in research and teaching since 1988 and was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2010.  Prof. Zheng 's area of research includes biogeochemistry, hydrochemistry, and chemical oceanography. With collaborators and students, 86 peer reviewed articles have been published in journals such as Environmental Health Perspective,  Environmental Sciences and Technology, Nature Geoscience,  the Proceedings of National Academy of Scieications are on arsenic hydrogeochemistry and health effnces, and Water Resources Research.About half of these publications are on arsenic hydrogeochemistry and health effects in Bangladesh, China, and USA.