Yongguan Zhu

Director General at the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Member of the Standing Committee for Science Planning 2022-2025

Yongguan Zhu

Professor Yongguan (Yong-Guan) Zhu, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Fellow of TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences), professor of environmental science, is currently the Director General of the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, CAS, and former Director General of the Institute of Urban Environment, CAS (2009-2018). Professor Zhu is a leader in taking multi-scale and transdisciplinary approaches to environmental problems, and has been working on environmental pollution, soil biodiversity and microbial ecology.

He obtained his PhD in environmental biology from Imperial College, London in 1998. Before returned to China in 2002, he worked in The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK (supported by The Royal Society London) and The University of Adelaide, Australia. Professor Zhu is currently a member of Committee of Science Planning of ISC. He served for nine years as a member of Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Application, International Atomic Energy Agency (2004-2012).

He has received many merit awards, among them including TWAS Award for Agricultural Science 2013, National Natural Science Award 2009, International Union of Soil Science von Liebig Award 2022. He has published over 600 papers in international journals and was selected as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (2016-2023).

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