Environment Chemistry and Toxicology Research Team
This research team is coordinated by Professor Xiangyang Wu, The team consists of twenty researchers, including three professors, eight associate professors, three supervisors for Ph D degree candidates and twelve supervisors for MS degree candidates.
1. Environmental analytical chemistry
Development of new analytical/monitoring method for analysis trace persistent organic pollutants (pops) in environmental samples and its environmental behavior; Novel antibodies production against organic pollutants and novel analytical methods based on immunoassay; Functionalization and synthesis of the novel carbon-based materials and their applications in electrochemical determination of organic pollutants; Development of biosensors and analytical assays for molecules of environmental and biological significance; Detection of heavy and transition metal (HTM) ions; Development of new analytical methods for analysis organic pollutants by using new molecularly imprinted polymers.
2. Environmental toxicology and health risk assessment
Studies on the biochemical factors that influence susceptibility to environmental and natural chemicals, such as pesticides, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals, and other organic and inorganic contaminants, involving the impact of environmental contaminants on growth, development, reproduction and so on in aquatic organisms, and mechanistic investigations of the effects of salinity on endocrine disruptors toxicity in fish, and the role of biotransformation n as a mechanism of tolerance to natural and man-made toxic agents; Toxicity, combined toxicology and mechanism of environmental contaminants in mice; (Eco) toxicological and health risk assessment of chemicals; Distribution, bio-enrichment, migration, transformation and environmental toxicology of environmental hormones in water; The nutrition intervention and its effect mechanism of the disease caused by environmental pollutants.
3.Water Pollution Control Techniques
Synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic activity of novel photocatalysts; Degradation of persistent organic pollutants and environmental hormones in water environment by advanced oxidation technologies; Synthesis of the novel adsorb materials and their applications in removal of persistent organic pollutants, environmental hormones and heavy metals in water environment; The synthesis of environment-friendly functional nano-materials and their application.
Contact:Prof. Xiangyang Wu