Cheng Gu   Professor
 
     
 
     
     
 

Cheng Gu Ph.D

Professor

Contact Information

Email: chenggu@nju.edu.cn

C522, School of the Environment, Nanjing University

163 Xianlin Avenue, Nanjing, China 210046

Education

Ph.D. 2006 Environmental Chemistry & Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.S. 2000  Environmental Chemistry, Nankai University, China

B.S. 1997    Environmental Science, Nankai University, China

Research Experience

Professor, 08/2011-present, School of the Environment, Nanjing University

Research Associate, 05/2006 – 08/2011, Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, Michigan State University

Major Research Area

Biogeochemical processes involved in the fate and transport of emerging contaminants in soil environment

Interaction between plant derived biomolecules and soil minerals

Environmental remediation using clay-supported nano/subnano-sized particles

Biomolecule-mineral interaction

Surface reactions catalyzed by naturally occurring clays

Soil and sediment remediation

Environmental modeling and monitoring

Molecular simulations of interaction between contaminants and minerals

Award

Thousand Talent Plan Youth Program, 2012

 Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

1.        Gu, C.; Liu, C.; Ding, Y.J.; Li, H.; Teppen, B.J.; Boyd, S.A. Clay mediated route to natural formation of polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2011, 45, 3445-3451.

2.        Gu, C.; Liu, C.; Johnston, C.T.; Li, H.; Teppen, B.J.; Boyd, S.A. Pentachlorophenol radical cations generated by Fe(III)-montmorillonite initiate octachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin formation in clays: Density function theory and Fourier transform infrared studies. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2011, 45, 1399-1406.

3.        Gu, C.; Jia, H.Z.; Li, H.; Boyd, S.A.; Teppen, B.J. Synthesis of highly reactive subnano-sized zero-valent iron using smectite clay templates. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44, 4258-4263.

4.        Gu, C.; Li, H.; Teppen, B.J.; Boyd, S.A. Octachlorodibenzodioxin formation on Fe(III)-montmorillonite clay. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 4758-4763.

5.        Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K.G. Sorption of the antibiotic tetracycline to humic-mineral complexes.  J. Environ. Qual. 2008, 37, 704-711.

6.        Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K.G.; Sibley, S.D.; Pedersen, J.A. Complexation of the antibiotic tetracycline with humic acid.  Chemosphere 2007, 66, 1494-1501.

7.        Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K.G. Sorption of the antimicrobial ciprofloxacin to aluminum and iron hydrous oxides. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2005, 39, 9166-9173.

8.        Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K.G. Interaction of tetracycline with aluminum and iron hydrous oxides. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2005, 39, 2660-2667.

9.        Yu, X.; Mu, C.; Gu, C.; Liu, X. Impact of woodchip biochar on the sorption and dissipation of pesticide acetamiprid in soils. Chemosphere 2011,85(8)1284-1289.

10.     Ding, Y.J.; Zhang, W.H.; Gu, C.; Xagoraraki, I.; Li, H. Determination of pharmaceuticals in biosolids using pressurized liquid extraction and liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. J. Chromatogr. A. 2011, 1281, 10-16.

11.     Jia, H.Z.; Gu, C.; Boyd, S.A.; Teppen, B.J.; Song, C.Y.; Li, H. Comparison of reactivity of nanoscaled zero-valent iron formed on clay surfaces. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 2011, 75, 357-364.

Presentations in Conference Proceedings 

1.          Boyd, S. A.; Teppen, B. J.; Johnston, C. T.; Li, H.; Gu, C. Novel route to natural formation of polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins on smectite clay surfaces. Poster presentation at the USDA NRI Soil Processes Project Director Meeting, June 2-3, 2010, Washington, D.C.

2.          Gu, C.; Jia, H. Z.; Li, H.; Boyd, S. A.; Teppen, B. J. Synthesis of highly reactive subnano-sized zero-valent iron using smectite clay templates. Oral presentation at the SETAC Asia Pacific 2010 Annual Meeting, June 4-7, 2010, Guangzhou, China.

3.          Gu, C.; Jia, H. Z.; Boyd, S. A.; Teppen, B. J.; Li, H. Smectite clays used as templates to synthesize subnano-sized zero-valent iron for reduction of organic contaminants. Oral presentation at the 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.

4.          Gu, C.; Li, H.; Teppen, B. J.; Boyd, S. A. 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin formation on Fe(III)-montmorillonite clay. Poster presentation at the 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.

5.          Jia, H. Z.; Gu, C.; Boyd, S. A.; Teppen, B. J.; Li, H. Reactivity and availability of subnano-sized zero-valent iron present in smectite interlayers. Oral presentation at the 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.

6.          Nederveld, G. A.; Gu, C.; Boyd, S. A. Novel on-step synthesis of 9H-fluoren-9-one from biphenyl using montmorillonite clay. Oral presentation at the 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.

7.          Gu, C.; Li, H.; Teppen, B. J.; Boyd, S. A. Highly reactive subnano-sized zero-valent iron synthesized on smectite clay templates. Poster presentation at 2009 Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop, Department of Defense, December 1-3, 2009, Washington, D.C.

8.          Gu, C.; Liu, C.; Rana, K.; Li, H.; Teppen, B.; Boyd, S.; Johnston, C. Spectroscopic study of reaction of pentachlorophenol on Fe(III)-montmorillonite clay surface. Poster presentation at the 2008 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Oct. 5-9, 2008, Houston, TX.

9.          Gu, C.; Li, H.; Teppen, B. J.; Boyd, S. A. Octachlorodibenzodioxin formation on smectite clay. Poster presentation at the 236th ACS National Meeting, Aug. 17-21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA.

10.       Gu, C.; Li, H.; Teppen, B. J.; Boyd, S. A. Natural formation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin on clay surfaces. Oral presentation at the 2007 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Nov. 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA.

11.       Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K. G. Interaction of tetracycline with dissolved humic substances. Oral presentation at the 2005 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Nov. 6-10, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT.

12.       Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K. G. Interaction of ciprofloxacin with aluminum and iron hydrous oxides. Oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water, Oct. 13-15, 2004, Minneapolis, MN.

13.       Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K. G. Sorption of tetracycline to iron and aluminum hydrous oxides. Oral presentation at the 228th ACS National Meeting, Aug. 22-26, 2004, Philadelphia, PA.

14.       Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K. G. Interaction of tetracycline and fluoroquinolone antibiotics with inorganic minerals. Oral presentation at the 2004 ASAE International Annual Meetings, Aug. 1-4, 2004, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

15.       Gu, C.; Karthikeyan, K. G. Sorption of tetracycline and fluoroquinolone antibiotics to inorganic mineral surfaces. Poster presentation at the SETAC North America 24th Annual Meeting, Nov. 9-13, 2003, Austin, TX.

Research assistant and postdoc position available in the area of soil and environmental chemistry, if you are interested, please feel free to contact chenggu@nju.edu.cn