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Faculty

Wenchao Du Associate Professor

Bio: 

Educational Background

Associate Professor, School of Environment, Nanjing Normal University (2019.3-Present)

Associate Research Fellow, School of the Environment, Nanjing University (2012.12-2018.12)

Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, USA, (2015.3-2016.2)

PhD, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China (2012)

MA, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China (2009)

BA, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China (2006)

Research

Research Interests

[1] Transformation and transport of contaminants in agriculture field

[2] Purification mechanism of contaminants in soil and soil resilience

[3] Ecological effects of contaminants and their responses to climate change

Research Projects

[1] Field study on transport and ecoloigical effects of MeOx nanoparticles in soil-plant system (In charge, supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 21307056, 2014-2016)

[2] Co-existence of sulfonamide degradation and resistance genes as related to the fate of these antimicrobials in soils (Supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 21611011, 2017-2020)

[3] Transport and fate of nutrients and contaminants in soil-water systems in peri-urban Critical Zone (Supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 41511011, 2016-2019)

[4] Reduction principle and control measures of toxic and harmful chemical/biological pollution in farmland of main agricultural production areas (Supported by National Key Research and Development Program of China, Grant No. 2016YFD0800207, 2016-2020)

Journal Articles

  1. Wang YJ, Lin YJ, Xu YW, Yin Y, Guo HY, Du WC*. (2019) Divergence in response of lettuce (var.ramosaHort.) to copper oxide nanoparticles/microparticles as potential agricultural fertilizer. Environmental Pollutants and Bioavailability, 31(1), 80-84.
  2. Du WC, Tan WJ, Yin Y, Ji R, Peralta-Videa JR, Guo HY, Gardea-Torresdey JL*. (2018) Differential effects of copper nanoparticles/microparticles in agronomic and physiological parameters of oregano (Origanum vulgare). Science of the Total Environment. 618, 306-312. 
  3. Du WC, Xu YW, Yin, Y, Ji R, Guo HY*. (2018) Risk assessment of engineered nanoparticles and other contaminants in terrestrial plants. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health. 6, 21-28.
  4. Yin Y, Hu ZX, Du WC*, Ai FX, Ji R, Gardea-Torresdey JL, Guo HY*. (2017) Elevated CO2 levels increase the toxicity of ZnO nanoparticles to goldfish (Carassius auratus) in a water-sediment ecosystem. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 327, 64-70.
  5. Du WC, Gardea-Torresdey JL, Xie YW, Yin Y, Zhu JG, Zhang XW, Ji R, Gu KH, Peralta-Videa JR, Guo HY*. (2017) Elevated CO2 levels modify TiO2 nanoparticle effects on rice and soil microbial communities. Science of the Total Environment. 578, 408-416.
  6. Du WC, Tan WJ, Peralta-Videa JR, Gardea-Torresdey JL, Ji R, Yin Y, Guo HY*. (2017) Interaction of metal oxide nanoparticles with higher terrestrial plants: Physiological and biochemical aspects. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 110, 210-225. 
  7. Du WC, Gardea-Torresdey JL, Ji R, Yin Y, Zhu JG, Peralta-Videa JR, Guo HY*. (2015)  Physiological and biochemical changes imposed by CeO2 nanoparticles on wheat: a life cycle field study. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(19), 11884-11893.
  8. Du WC, Ji R, Sun YY*, Zhu JG, Wu JC, Guo HY. (2013) Fate and ecological effects of decabromodiphenyl ether in a field lysimeter. Environmental Science & Technology. 47, 9167-9174.
  9. Du WC, Sun YY*, Cao L, Huang J, Ji R, Wang XR, Wu JC, Zhu JG, Guo HY*. (2011) Environmental fate of phenanthrene in lysimeter planted with wheat and rice in rotation. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 188(1-3), 408-413.
  10. Du WC, Sun YY, Ji R, Zhu JG, Wu JC, Guo HY*. (2011) TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles negatively affect wheat growth and soil enzyme activities in agricultural soil. Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 13(4), 822-828.

Contact

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