Zheming Wang serves as a Chief Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. degree in inorganic/nuclear chemistry in 1994 from the Florida State University under the supervision of Professor Gregory R. Choppin. After graduation, he accepted a three-year DOE postdoc fellowship appointment at PNNL and officially joined PNNL in early 1998. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the development and application of optical microscopy and laser fluorescence spectroscopic techniques in the broad areas of lanthanide and actinide chemistry including the reaction kinetics and molecular mechanisms of microbial metal reduction and their impact on bioremediation, the effect of metal complexation on its reduction behavior, the speciation of uranium and other radionuclides in contaminated sediment and groundwater, characterization of actinide elements in simulated, highly basic tank waste, adsorption of organic acid at mineral surface, and sorption/desorption of aromatic hydrocarbon in porous media. Dr. Wang is also in charge of a project at PNNL to develop optical spectroscopy techniques to study mineral transformation processes involved in supercritical CO2 sequestration and storage. Dr. Wang served as a session organizer/coorganizer at recent ACS, AGU, and Asia-Pacific Symposium on Radiochemistry in the areas of actinide science and nuclear chemistry.
Biography Updated on 1 August 2013