New publication! Dr. Zeyou Chen published a paper in Environmental Pollution, reporting
antibiotic resistance genes and bacterial communityies in cornfield and pasture soils receiving swine and dairy manures. Congratualtions, Zeyou!
August 22, 2018:
New publication! Our lab published a paper in Geoderma, reporting a robost and easy method to quantify and characterize dissolved organic carbon in biochars. Dr. Cheng-Hua Liu is the leading author. Congratulations, Cheng-Hua! Access the paper here.
Congratulations to Jianzhou He for receiving Carter Harrison Endowed Fund Graduate Student Award.
April 16, 2018:
Cheng-Hua succesfully defended his dissertation! Congratulations, Dr. Liu!
January 2, 2018:
New publication! Our lab published a paper in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, reporting overhead irrigation of lettuce using reclaimed water could result in greater pharmaceutical residues. Former MS student Gemini Bhalsod is the leading author.
October 7, 2017:
New Publications! Dr. Zhang co-authored a paper in Science of The Total Environment, reviewing the surveyance of antibiotics in China's major rivers and seas from 2005-2016.
August 7, 2017:
Sangho succesfully defended his dissertation! Congratulations, Dr. Jeon!
September 7, 2016:
New Students! Jianzhou He and Yike Shen joined our lab as doctoral students. Welcome, Jianzhou and Yike!
August 23, 2016:
Invited Presentation! Wei gave an invited talk in Chemistry of Environmental Sorptive & Oxidative Processes: Symposium in honor of Joseph J. Pignatello at 252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on August 23. Thank the symposium organizers (Drs. Feng Xiao, Allison MacKay, Dongye Zhao, Michael Sander, and Baoshan Xing) for a well-attended and exciting symposium, which is a testament of Dr. Pignatello's contribution to the field.
August 11, 2016:
New Publication! Our lab published a paper on transport and retention of plant pathogen Phytophthora capsici zoospores in porous media at Environmental Science & Technology. Doctoral student Sangho Jeon is the leading author. Congratualtions to Sangho!
July 1, 2016:
New publication!Dr. Zhang co-authored a paper in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, reporting a novel biochar-plant tandem approach for remediating soils contaminated with volatile/semi-volatile organic compounds.
February 27, 2016:
New publication! Dr. Zhang co-authored a paper in Water Research, reporting a new HPLC-ICP-MS method for determining organotin pesticides, and their sorption, desorption, and transformation in freshwater sediments.
February 8, 2016:
New publication! Dr. Zhang co-authored a paper in Journal of Hazardous Materials, showing that black carbon in sediments speeds up abiotic reduction of dinitroaniline herbicides.
January 29, 2016:
New publication! Manure-derived biochars offer long-term sequestration of antibiotics, reported by a paper from our lab published in Journal of Environmental Quality. Doctoral student Cheng-Hua Liu is the leading author. Congratualtions, Cheng-Hua.
January 20, 2016:
New publication! Dr. Zhang co-authored a paper on the effect of wildfire ash on soil pore clogging and infiltration in International Journal of Wildland Fire.
July 14, 2015:
Former high school researcher Yi-Jiao Song in our lab is going to Cornell for her undergraduate study. Congratulations, Yi-Jiao!
June 9, 2015:
New Publication! Our lab published a paper on binding mechanisms of arsenic on magnetite nanoparticles in Environmental Science & Technology. Doctoral student Cheng-Hua Liu is the leading author. Congratualtions to Cheng-Hua!
May 21, 2015:
New publication! Dr. Zhang co-authored a paper on a quick and effective method for measuring pharmaceuticals in vegetables published in Journal of Chromatography A.
April 2, 2015:
Our doctoral student Cheng-Hua Liu won the Best Poster by a Graduate Student in the 2015 Fate of Earth Symposium. His poster title was "Long-term sorption kinetics of lincomycin by biochars from water"Congratulations, Cheng-Hua!
March 25, 2015:
Dr. Wenjun Gui from Zhejiang University joined our lab as an visiting scholar. Welcome, Dr. Gui!
February 21, 2015:
New publication! Dr. Zhang co-authored a paper on reverse engineering biochar published in Bioresource Technology.
January 10, 2015:
New publication! Our lab published a paper on transport of smectite colloids as influenced by plant root exudates in Soil Science Society of America Journal. Congratualtions to Dr. Yuan Tian!
December 5, 2014:
Dr. Zhang was selected into the 2014-2015 cohort of MSU Academy for Global Engagement.
October 10, 2014:
New publication! Dr. Zhang co-authored a paper on transport of engineered nanoparticles in a red soil, published in Journal of Hydrology
September 21, 2014:
September 09, 2014:
New publication! Dr. Wei Zhang co-authored a paper on the history and potential of subsurface water retention technology (SWRT) developped by Prof. Alvin J.M. Smucker in Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
June 25, 2014:
New publication! Dr. Wei Zhang co-authored a paper on effect of hydrofracturing flowback fluid on colloid transport in unsaturated porous media, published in Environmental Science & Technology. The paper was featured in a Ameical Chemical Society press release.
June 16, 2014:
Kathie Wu started as a Multicultural Apprenticeship Program (MAP) student in our lab. Welcome, Kathie!
June 9, 2014:
Yi-Jiao Song started as a high school researcher in our lab. Welcome, Yi-Jiao!
June 1, 2014:
New publication! Dr. Wei Zhang co-authored a paper on nano-silver transport in a Chinese red soil, published in Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.
April 8, 2014:
Congratulations to Cheng-Hua! He was awarded with Carter Harrison Endowed Fund Graduate Student Award.
September 26, 2013:
Sangho won a poster award at the annual SPORE Picnic and Poster Session.
September 15, 2013:
June 27, 2013:
New publication! Wei co-authored a paper on colloid transport in unsaturated porous media, published in Environmental Science & Technology.
May 21, 2013:
Caitlin Kirby joined Perrigo Pharmaceuticals as an Associate Scientist in Analytical Department. Congratulations to Caitlin! We wish her the best in the new chapter of her career.
April 27, 2013:
New publication! Wei co-authored a paper on biochar particle transport in saturated porous media, as affected by humic acid and iron oxide grain coating, published in Environmental Science & Technology.
April 21, 2013:
April 20, 2013:
The special issue on "Impact of Climate Change on Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in the Hydrologic Cycle" was published with the Editorial co-authored by Dr. Zhang in British Journal of Environment & Climate Change.
January 25, 2013:
Caitlin Kirby was again awarded Lyman Briggs Undergraduate Research Award for Spring 2013. She will continue her study on the transport of phytophthora zoospore in saturated porous media. Great job, Caitlin!
January 20, 2013:
New publication! Wei is a co-author of the paper on surfactant-mediated colloid pattern assembly published in Langmuir.
January 12, 2013:
New publication! Our paper on aggregation of fullerene nanoparticles influenced by humic and fulvic acids is published in Water Research.
January 7, 2013:
Welcome! Undergraduate researcher Alexandra Delannoy will join our lab to study attachment of engineered nanoparticles to fresh produce surface. She was awarded with CANR Undergraduate Research Fund. Congratulations, Alex!
December 18, 2012:
New publication! Wei is a co-author of the paper on biochar particle transport in saturated porous media, as influenced by pyrolysis temperature and particle size, published in Environmenta Science & Technology.
December 13, 2012:
New publication! Our review paper on transport and fate of microbial pathogen in agricultural settings is published in Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.
October 23, 2012:
New publication! Our paper on a rapid screening technique for nanoparticle transport in porous media is published in Water Research.
October 7, 2012:
Wei finished Ingham Conservation District Green Space 10K race with an official time of 56:30.2.
September 16, 2012:
September 13, 2012:
Undergraduate researcher Caitlin Kirby was awarded Lyman Briggs Undergraduate Research Award for fall 2012. She will study the transport of phytophthora zoospore in saturated porous media. Congratulations, Caitlin!
September 1, 2012:
Dr. Yuan Tian joined us as a research associate. Dr. Tian graduated from University of Florida. His expertise is in environmental chemistry, environmental nanotechnology, and contaminant transport experimentation and modeling. Welcome, Yuan!
Cheng-Hua Liu joined our lab as a PhD student.Welcome, Cheng-hua!
July 2, 2012:
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the Department of Plant Pathology merged into the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences effective July 1, 2012.
June 12, 2012:
The 2012 AGU fall meeting session H066: Microorganisms, colloids, engineered nanoparticles, and emerging contaminants in the environment will bring leading researchers in these cut-edge research areas. Dr. Wei Zhang is co-convening this session.
April 30, 2012:
Dr. Wei Zhang was appointed to Editorial Board of British Journal of Environment and Climate Change and the guest editor for the Journal's first special issue in Impact of Climate Change on Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in Hydrological Cycle (see Call-for-paper).
March 23, 2012:
Our paper titled Aggregation kinetics and transport of single-walled carbon nanotubes at low surfactant concentrations is publised in Environmental Science & Technology.
March 22, 2012:
Our lab acquired a state-of-the art Malvern Zetasizer Nano-ZS for particle, zeta potential, and molecular weight measurements.
March 8, 2012:
Our paper titled Fullerene Nanoparticles exhibit greater retention in freshwater sediment than in model porous media is published in Water Research.
March 1, 2012:
January 1, 2012:
Dr. Wei Zhang joined MSU and the Soil and Water Research Lab began!