Zeng-Yei Hseu received his Ph.D. degree of soil science from the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Currently, he works as a Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. His areas of expertise include soil heavy metal contamination and remediation, pedology (soil morphology, genesis, and classification), and nutrient cycling in forest and arable soils. He received many honors and awards including Best Paper Award of Chinese Soil and Fertilizer Society in 1996, 2003, and 2011; Who’s Who in the World (2003); Research Award of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (2000–2011); Guest Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan (February–April, 2010); Scientific Advisor on Agricultural Green Technology, The Rural Development Administration, Republic of Korea (Jan 1, 2010–December 31, 2012); and Guest Professor, Meiji University, Japan (July 2011). Hseu has conducted significant research in pedology and soil heavy metal pollution. His interests focus on redoximorphic feature formation of paddy soil, podzolization in tropical subalpine forest soils, soil chronosequences on marine and fluvial terraces, pedogenesis and heavy metal fractionation of serpentine soils, nutrient cycling of tropical forest ecosystems, sewage sludge application on agricultural land, and soil heavy metal pollution (survey, immobilization, chemical extraction, and phytoremediation). Professor Hseu has published around 50 English referred journal papers (including 37 in the list of Science Citation Index with 4 in Soil Science Society of American Journal and 7 in Soil Science), 43 proceedings of international conferences and workshops held in over 17 countries, and 2 English book chapters. He is a Member of the Editorial Board and Advisory Panels of Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology (ISSN 1749-0324).
Biography Updated on 7 March 2012