Recently, Dr Yanxia Zhang, assistant professor from the School of the Environment at Nanjing Normal University, has been awarded one of the “AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships”. The scheme is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (grant agreement no 754513) and Aarhus University Research Foundation. With the support of this fellowship, Dr Zhang will spend two years at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) and the Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University in Denmark from 2021-2023.
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies announced that 22 AIAS-COFUND fellowships were awarded in 2020 out of over 200 applications from some of the most talented researchers from around the world. The programme offers researchers a unique opportunity to pursue their own research project in an inspiring international and multidisciplinary environment.
Dr Zhang got her PhD from the School of the Environment at Nanjing University in 2015, and finished her Postdoc at the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2019. She started work at the School of the Environment in Nanjing Normal University in 2020. Her research topics mainly focus on environment pollutants transportation, transformation, exposure and human health risks. She has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China and the State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse Open Foundation in recent years. She also has participated in four funding from ministerial and provincial-level scientific foundations. She has published 14 papers in SCI journals, including Environment International, Science of The Total Environment, and Nature Communications, and has contributed to two scientific books.