Dongqiang ZhuPh.D.

Dongqiang ZhuPh.D. 

State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse
School of The EnvironmentNanjing University
Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
Phone: (+86) 25 8359-6496      E-mail:

Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry, Texas A&M University in College Station.
M.S. in Organic Chemistry, Nankai University (P. R. China).
B.S. in Environmental Chemistry, Nankai University.

Dec. 2005current: Professor in Environmental Chemistry, School of the Environment, Nanjing University.
June 2004 May 2005: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Chemistry, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Purdue University, with Dr. Cliff T. Johnston.  
February 2002 ─ May 2004: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Chemistry, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, with Dr. Joseph J. Pignatello. 
Jan 2003 ─ May 2004: Professor Adjunct in Environmental Science Program, Sacred Heart University.  
August 1998 ─ December 2001: Research Assistant in Environmental Chemistry, Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Geology, Texas A&M University, with Drs. Mark A. Schlautman and Bruce E. Herbert.

        Surface and interfacial interactions of organic contaminants in natural and engineered systems; sorption of organic compounds; spectroscopic characterization of environmental chemical and geochemical reactions; fate and transport of emerging organic contaminants.

Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Quality
Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)
Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

(1)   Chen, W., L. Duan, L. Wang, and D. Zhu*. 2009. Response to comment on “Adsorption of hydroxyl- and amino-substituted aromatics to carbon nanotubes.” Environ. Sci. Technol. In press. 
Zhang, D.; D. Zhu, and W. Chen. 2009. Sorption of nitroaromatics to typical Chinese soils: Roles of soil organic matter versus clay minerals. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. In press. 
(3)   Ji, L., W. Chen, L. Duan, and D. Zhu*. 2009. Mechanisms for strong adsorption of tetracycline to carbon nanotubes: A comparative study using activated carbon and graphite as adsorbents. Environ. Sci. Technol. In press.
(4)   Zhu, D., H. Zhang, Q. Tao, Z. Xu, and S. Zheng. 2009. Surface functionalized mesoporous silicas as adsorbents for aromatic contaminants in aqueous solution. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. In press.  
(5)   Chen, J., W. Chen, and D. Zhu*. 2008. Adsorption of nonionic aromatic compounds to single-walled carbon nanotubes: Effects of aqueous solution chemistry. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:72257230.
(6)   Chen, W., L. Duan, L. Wang, and D. Zhu*. 2008. Adsorption of hydroxyl- and amino-substituted aromatics to carbon nanotubes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:68626868.
(7)   Sun, H., D. Zhu*, and J. Mao. 2008. Sorption of polar and nonpolar aromatic compounds to two humic acids with varied structural heterogeneity. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 27:24492456.
(8)   Liu, P., D. Zhu*, H. Zhang, X. Shi, H. Sun, and F. Dang. 2008. Sorption of polar and nonpolar aromatic compounds to four surface soils of eastern China. Environ. Pollution 156:10531060.
(9)   Qu, X., L. Xiao, and D. Zhu*. 2008. Site-specific adsorption of 1,3-dinitrobenzene to bacterial surfaces: A mechanism of n-p electron-donor-acceptor (EDA) interactions. J. Environ. Qual. 37:824829.
(10) Zhang, Y., D. Zhu*, and H. Yu. 2008. Sorption of aromatic compounds to clay mineral and model humic substance-clay complex: Effects of solute structure and exchangeable cation. J. Environ. Qual. 37:817823.
(11) Qu, X., P. Liu, and D. Zhu*. 2008. Enhanced sorption of PAHs to tetra-alkyl ammonium modified smectites via cation-p interactions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:11091116. 
(12) Qu, X., X. Wang, and D. Zhu*. 2007. The partitioning of PAHs to egg phospholipids facilitated by copper and proton binding via cation-p interactions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:83218327.
(13) Chen, W., L. Duan, and D. Zhu*. 2007. Adsorption of polar and nonpolar organic chemicals to carbon nanotubes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:82958300.
Xiao, L., X. Qu, and D. Zhu*. 2007. Biosorption of nonpolar hydrophobic organic compounds to Escherichia coli facilitated by metal and proton surface binding. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:27502755.
(15) Chen, J., D. Zhu*, and C. Sun. 2007. Effect of heavy metals on the sorption of hydrophobic organic compounds to wood charcoal. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:25362541.
(16) De Oliveria, M. F., C. T. Johnston, G. S. Premachandra, B. J. Teppen, H. Li, D. A. Laird, D. Zhu, and S. A. Boyd. 2005. Spectroscopic study of carbaryl sorption on smectite from aqueous suspension.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 39:9123–9129.
(17) Zhu, D., and J. J. Pignatello. 2005. A concentration-dependent multi-term linear free energy relationship for sorption of organic compounds to soils based on the hexadecane dilute solution reference state. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39:88178828.
(18) Zhu, D., S. Kwon, and J. J. Pignatello. 2005. Adsorption of single-ring organic compounds to wood charcoals prepared under different thermochemical Conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39:39903998.
(19) Zhu, D., and J. J. Pignatello. 2005. Characterization of aromatic compound sorptive interactions with black carbon (charcoal) assisted by graphite as a model. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39:20332041.
(20) Zhu, D., S. Hyun, J. J. Pignatello, and L. S. Lee. 2004. Evidence for p-p electron donor-acceptor interactions between p-donor aromatic compounds and p-acceptor sites in soil organic matter through pH effects on sorption. Environ. Sci. Technol. 38:43614368. 
(21) Zhu, D.*, B. E. Herbert, M. A. Schlautman, E. R. Carraway, and J. Hur. 2004. Cation-p bonding: A new perspective on the sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to mineral surfaces. J. Environ. Qual. 33:13221330. 
(22) Zhu, D.*, B. E. Herbert, M. A. Schlautman, and E. R. Carraway. 2004. Characterization of cation-p interactions in aqueous solution using deuterium NMR spectroscopy. J. Environ. Qual. 33:276284.
(23) Zhu, D.*, B. E. Herbert, and M. A. Schlautman. 2003. Sorption of pyridine to suspended soil particles studied by deuterium nuclear magnetic resonance. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67:13701377.
Zhu, D.*, B. E. Herbert, and M. A. Schlautman. 2003. Molecular-level investigation of monoaromatic compound sorption to suspended soil particles by deuterium NMR. J. Environ. Qual. 32:232239.