I received my BS degree in Geochemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1995, my MS degree in Earth Science from Montana Tech in 1997, and my Ph.D. in Geological Engineering from University of Utah in 2000. I joined CUNY City College in 2003.
My research centers on the occurrence, fate, and transport of pollutants in the environment, and the remediation of contaminated soil and water. I have authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles with over 570 total citations.
Chen, C., J. Li, S. DeVries, P. Zhang, X. Li, 2015, Transport of antibiotic resistance plasmids in porous media, Vadose Zone J. 14(3), doi:10.2136/vzj2014.06.0068.
Nielsen, L., P. Zhang, and T. J. Bandosz, 2015, Adsorption of carbamazepine on sludge/fish waste derived adsorbents: Effect of surface chemistry and texture, Chem. Eng. J., 267, 170-181.
Chen, C, J. Lia, P. Chen, R. Ding, P. Zhang, and X. Li, 2014, Occurrence of antibiotics and antibiotic resistances in soils from wastewater irrigation areas in Beijing and Tianjin, China, Environ. Poll. 193, 94-101.
Yu, J, Z.Q. Xie, H. Kang, Z. Li, C. Sun, L. Bian, and P. Zhang, 2014, High variability of atmospheric mercury in the summertime boundary layer through the central Arctic Ocean. Sci. Rep. (by Nature Publishing Group), 4: 6091, DOI: 10.1038/srep06091.
Wallace, R., M. Seredych, P. Zhang, and T. J. Bandosz, 2014. Municipal waste conversion to hydrogen sulfide adsorbents: Investigation of the synergistic effects of sewage sludge/fish waste mixture. Chem. Eng. J. 237(1), 88-94.