This year the IIES is pleased to support a new cooperation between post-doctoral fellows and partner universities, the IIES International Post-Doctoral Support Program.
The program facilitates post-doctoral fellows to work with collaborative groups from various IIES universities, each post doc is supervised by two or more faculty from the coordinating universities. A portion of the year is spent at each of the participating institutions, where the post-docs gain international experience and foster cooperation between the partners. The participating universities include: Nanjing University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Johns Hopkins University, Trent University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The IIES would like to introduce the three post-doctoral fellows currently participating in the program:
Buyun Du received her PhD from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Guiyang in 2018. She is a joint post-doctoral fellow with Nanjing University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Trent University (Canada).
Her main research interests include: Environmental geochemistry, biogeochemical cycle of mercury. Specific research topics include: 1) health risk of human mercury exposure, especially for kids living in mining areas, and, 2) tracing sources and rates of mercury in the environment by stable isotopes method, specifically in quantifying mercury exposure sources of residents living in different environment by mercury stable isotope method.
Yini Ma received her PhD in 2013, from Purdue University in Indiana, USA. Ma is currently working as an Associate Researcher and as a joint post-doctoral fellow with Nanjing, Johns Hopkins University (USA) and Trent University (Canada)
Her research interests include: 1) Environmental Fate of persistent organic pollutant in soil systems; 2) Environmental impacts and risk assessments of micro/nano plastics; 3) Forest ecosystem C and N cycling, especially soil organic matter formation and stabilization. Her latest research included using stable and radioactive isotopes coupled with molecular biotechnology to study emerging pollutants micro/nano plastics on the bioaccumulation and biodegradation of flame-retardants and PAHs in soil and aquatic environments.
Chao Wang received his PhD from Nanjing University in 2017. His post-doctoral fellowship is coordinated with Nanjing University, University of Eastern Finland (Finland) and University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA).
His primary research interests are the degradation and transformation of persistent organic pollutants. His recent interests include: immobilization of Fe(III)-TAML and its application for degradation of persistent organic pollutants; synthesis of polyaniline-clay composite and its application in Fenton-like reactions; the transformation of pollutants in natural environment.