Hefa Cheng is a Professor at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He holds a Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering with a Ph.D. Minor degree in geological and environmental sciences from the Stanford University and an M.S. (University of Oklahoma) and B.S. (Summa Cum Laude, East China Normal University) degrees in environmental science. Prior to joining CAS, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Consulting Assistant Professor at the Stanford University. Dr. Cheng received the Outstanding Oversea Talent (One Hundred Talents) Award from CAS in 2010. He was also awarded as an Outstanding Young Researcher by the Guangzhou Branch of CAS in 2010. His research is focused on understanding the dynamics and sustainability of natural and engineered systems and the development of strategies, technologies, and policies to address critical environmental issues related to the quality of groundwater. Current research activities in his group focus on investigating the influence of microporous mineral structures on the sorption and degradation of organic contaminants, and the physicochemical processes controlling fate and transport of organic contaminants and heavy metals in soil and aquifer environment.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2012