(Group picture 2016 fall. From left to right: Shiliang Zhao, Ci Fang, River Zhang, Rixiang Huang, Pan Liu, Biao Wan, Emily Saad, Yuanzhi Tang, Ashley Brady)
Welcome to the environmental mineralogy and biogeochemistry group!
Our research interests address the complex interworking between human activities and the natural environment by exploring the chemical reactions occurring at the microbe-mineral-water interface from molecule to macroscopic scale. By combining laboratory-based analytical techniques with synchrotron-based X-ray techniques, our research aims to obtain a fundamental understanding of the fate, transport, and bioavailability of metal/radionuclide contaminants and nanoparticles, as well as the biogeochemical cycling of important nutrients in complex environmental settings.
Our lab door is always open to self-motivated minds that are enthusiastic about exploring the interactions between metals, microbes, and minerals in the environment. Please contact Prof. Tang if you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in environmental science.