Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Baoliang Chen is Full Professor of Environmental Chemistry (since 2007) at College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, where he has been actively involved in teaching and research since 1999. He received his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University, China in 2004 (Supervised by Prof. Lizhong Zhu). He performed postdoctoral studies at the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2004-2005 (Cooperation with Prof. Baoshan Xing), and visiting scholar studies at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa in 2006-2008 (Cooperation with Prof. Jerald L Schnoor). Prof. Chen is the dean for the College of Environmental and Resource Sciences at Zhejiang University. His current research includes soil pollution control and remediation, traditional and novel functional materials and environmental applications (organoclay, biosorbent, biochar and graphene), sorption and reactions of organic and inorganic contaminants with natural and synthesised media. His research was supported by multiple grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Basic Research Program and the National High-tech Research and Development Program of China. He is the author and co-author of 130 peer-reviewed original research papers and invited reviews including 32 papers published in Environmental Science & Technology. His research work is ranked in the top 1% of cited authors for journals in environmental sciences and ecology with a total citation exceeding 4200 times and ten articles is ranked as Highly Cited Paper in the database of Essential Science Indicator, Web of Science. His H index is 35. Dr. Chen is an editorial board member of Science of the Total Environment, Scientific Reports, Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability, Progress in Chemistry (In Chinese), Research of Environmental Sciences (In Chinese), and Journal of Agro-Environment Science (In Chinese). He was awarded the second prize of the National Science and Technology Award of China (2007), the second prize of the National Natural Science Award of China (2013), and 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations of China (2006). Dr. Chen won the National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2014, won the outstanding talent of Ministry of Agriculture of China and innovation team leader of soil pollution mitigation and control in 2015, and was appointed as chair professor of “Cheung Kong Scholars Program” by China’s Ministry of Education in 2016, and served as the principal investigator for Creative Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2016.