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Wei Chen, Ph.D, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, born in 1985 at Wuhan, China.
MAJOR RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
2020.01—2022.12： DGT based Study on Removal Efficiency of Emerging Organic Contaminants in Wastewater Treatment Plants, supported by NSFC (PI).
2019.01—2020.12：Determination and Health Risk Assessment of N-Nitrosamines in Drinking Water Sources of Hubei, supported by NSF of Hubei (PI).
2018.08—2021.07： Development and Application of DGT Passive Sampers for Emerging Organic Contaminants, supported by China University of Geosciences (PI).
2017.05—2018.07：Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics Study on Respiratory Disease Induced by Air Fine Particulate Matter of Taiyuan and Guangzhou Cities, supported by NSFC (PI: Prof. ZW Cai).
2012.02—2016.12：Fate of Chemicals in Chinese Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs), supported by Unilever (PI: Prof. KC Jones).
2010.09—2012.02：Occurrences and Chlorine Stable Isotopes of Organochlorine Pesticides in Soil by Continuous Emission, supported by NSFC (PI: Prof. SH Qi).
2009.08—2010.03：Survey and Assessment of Soil Heavy Metal Pollution in Daye City, Supported by Centre of Environmental Monitoring of Hubei (PI: Prof. SH Qi).
2009.01—2010.10：Survey and Assessment of Organochlorine Pesticides residue in soil of Fujian Province, Supported by Geological Survey of Fujian (PI: Prof. SH Qi).
SELECTED JOUNAL PUBLICATIONS (*Corresponding author)
 W Chen, SH Pan, H Cheng, AJ Sweetman, H Zhang, KC Jones*. Diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) for in situ sampling of selected endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in waters. Water Research. 2018, 137C, 211-219.
 W Chen, YY Li, CE Chen, AJ Sweetman, H Zhang* and KC Jones*. DGT passive sampling for quantitative in situ measurements of compounds from household and personal care products in waters. Environmental Science & Technology. 2017, 51 (22), 13274–13281.
 W Chen, HF Huang, CE Chen, SH Qi, OR Price, H Zhang, KC Jones, AJ Sweetman*. Simultaneous determination of 20 trace organic chemicals in waters by solid phase extraction (SPE) with triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer (QqQ-MS) and hybrid quadrupole Orbitrap high resolution MS (Q-Orbitrap-HRMS). Chemosphere. 2016, 163, 99-107.
 W Chen, MM Jing, JW Bu, J Ellis Burnet*, SH Qi, Q Song, YB Ke, M Liu, JJ Miao, C Yang. Organochlorine pesticides in the surface water and sediments of the Peacock River region in Xinjiang, China: a study in arid zone in Centre Asia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2011, 177(1-4), 1-21.
 W Chen, Q Song, M Liu, J Ellis Burnet*, SH Qi. Distribution and risk assessment of organichlorine pesticides in surface sediments from the Peacock River in Xinjiang, China. Environmental Chemistry (Chinese). 2009; 28(2), 289-292.
 AX Lu, BR Li, J Li, W Chen*, L Xu. Heavy metals in paddy soil-rice systems of industrial and township areas from subtropical China: levels, transfer and health risks. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 2018, 194, 210-217.
 K Lei, Y Zhu*, W Chen, HY Pan, YX Cao, X Zhang, BB Guo, AJ Sweetman, CY Lin*. Spatial and seasonal variation of antibiotics in the Haihe River Catchment in China and ecotoxicological risk assessment. Environmental International. 2019, 130, 104919.
 YY Li, CE L. Chen, W Chen, JW Chen, XY Cai, KC Jones*, H Zhang*. Development of a passive sampling technique for measuring pesticides in waters and soils. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2019, 67, 22, 6397-6406.
 HZ Zhao, JF Li, YQ Zhou, YY Zheng, W Xia, YY Li, X Li, L Zhu, W Chen, SQ Xu*, ZW Cai*. Investigation on metabolism of Di(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate in different trimesters of pregnant women. Environmental Science & Technology. 2018. 52 (21), 12851–12858.
 HF Huang, Y Ding, W Chen, Y Zhang, WW Chen, YJ Chen, Y Mao, SH Qi*. Two-way Long-range Atmospheric Transport of Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) between the Yellow River Source and the Sichuan Basin, Western China. Accepted by Science of the Total Environment. 2019, 651, 3230-3240.
 YH Zhang, YY Chen, RJ Li, W Chen, YY Song, D Hu, ZW Cai*. Determination of PM2.5-bound polyaromatic hydrocarbons and their hydroxylated derivatives by atmospheric pressure gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Talanta. 2019. 195, 757-763.
 H Zheng, ZZ Zhang, XL Xing*, TP Hu, CK Qu, W Chen, JQ Zhang. Potentially Toxic Metals in Soil and Dominant Plants from Tonglushan Cu–Fe Deposit, Central China. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 2019, 102(1), 92-97.
 YY Song, RJ Li, YH Zhang, JT Wei, W Chen, CKA Chong, ZW Cai*. Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics reveals the mechanism of ambient fine particulate matter and its components on energy metabolic reprogramming in BEAS-2B cells. Accepted to Science of the Total Environment. 2019, 651, 3139-3150.
 YY Chen, YJ Chen, YH Zhang, RJ Li, W Chen, SC Yan, ZH Qi, ZF Chen*, ZW Cai*. Determination of HFRs and OPFRs in PM2.5 by ultrasonic-assisted extraction combined with multi-segment column purification and GC-MS/MS. Talanta. 2019. 194, 320-328.
 FM Zeng, ZC Jiang, LN Shen, W Chen, QY Yang, C Zhang*. Assessment of multiple and interacting modes of soil loss in the karst critical zone, Southwest China (SWC). Geomorphology. 2018, 322, 97-106.
 K Lei, Y Zhu*, W Chen, HY Pan, BB Guo, X Zhang, YX Cao, AJ Sweetman, CY Lin*. The occurrence of home and personal care products in the Haihe River Catchment and estimation of human exposure. Science of the Total Environment. 2018, 643, 63-72.
 HF Huang, Y Zhang, W Chen, WW Chen, DA Yuen, Y Ding, YJ Chen, Y Mao, SH Qi*. Sources and transformation pathways for Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and metabolites in soils from Northwest Fujian, China. Environmental Pollution. 2018, 235, 560-570.
 J Yang, L Xu*, AX Lu, W Luo, JY Li, W Chen. Research progress on source and toxicology of micro(nano) plastics in environment. Environmental Chemistry (Chinese). 2018, 37, (3), 383-396.
 CK Qu, S Albanese, W Chen, A Lima, AL Doherty, A Piccolo, M Arienzo, SH Qi*, B De Vivo. The status of organochlorine pesticide contamination in the soils of the Campanian Plain, southern Italy, and correlations with soil properties and cancer risk. Environmental Pollution. 2016. 216, 500-511.
 XL Xing, Y Zhang, D Yang, JQ Zhang, W Chen, CX Wu, HX Liu, SH Qi*. Spatio-temporal variations and influencing factors of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in atmospheric bulk deposition along a plain-mountain transect in western China. Atmospheric Environment. 2016, 139, 131-138.
 S Albanese*, B Fontaine, W Chen, A Lima, A Piccolo, SH Qi, Menghan Wang, B De Vivo. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the soils of a densely populated region and associated human health risks: the Campania Plain (Southern Italy) case study. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 2015, 37, 1-20.
 CK Qu, SH Qi, D Yang, HF Huang, JQ Zhang, W Chen, HK Yohannes, BS Tidiane, JH Yang, XL Xing*. Risk assessment and influence factors of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in agricultural soils of the hill region: a case study from Ningde, southeast China. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 2015, 149, 43-51.
 CE Chen, W Chen, GG Ying, KC Jones and H Zhang*. In situ Measurement of Solution Concentrations and Fluxes of Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim Antibiotics in Soils Using o-DGT. Talanta. 2015, 132, 902-908.
 LZ Tan, SH Qi*, JQ Zhang, XL Xing, W Chen, Y Zhang, CX Wu. Removal of ppb-level DDTs from aqueous solution using organo-diatomite. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 2013, 48(3): 266-278.
 JQ Zhang, XL Xing, SH Qi*, LZ Tan, D Yang, W Chen, JH Yang, MH Xu. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in soils of the coastal areas along Sanduao Bay and Xinghua Bay, southeast China. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 2013, 125, 153-158.
 CK Qu, SH Qi*, L Zhang, HF Huang, JQ Zhang, Y Zhang, D Yang, HX Liu, W Chen. Distribution characteristics of organchlorine pesticides in soil from Daiyun Mountain Range in Fujian, China. Environmental Science (Chinese). 2013, 34(11): 4427-33.
 JQ Zhang, SH Qi*, XL Xing, LZ Tan, W Chen, Y Hu, D Yang, CX Wu. Concentrations and classification of HCHs and DDTs in soil from the lower reaches of the Jiulong River, China. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering. 2012, 6(2), 177–183.
 D Yang, SH Qi*, JQ Zhang, LZ Tan, JP Zhang, Y Zhang, F Xu, XL Xing, Y Hu, W Chen, JH Yang and MH Xu. Residues of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in agricultural soils of Zhangzhou City, China. Pedosphere. 2012, 22(2), 178-189.
 Y Hu, SH Qi*, CX Wu, YP Ke and J Chen, W Chen, XY Gong. Preliminary assessment of heavy metal contamination in surface water and sediments from Honghu Lake, East Central China. Frontiers of Earth Science. 2012, 6(1), 39-47.
 MM Jing, W Chen, TT Zheng, Y Liao, J Ellis Burnet*, M Xu, C Yang, LN Shen, MZ Liang. Water geochemical variations in and around a karst dominated natural reserve area, southwestern China. Environmental Earth Sciences.2011, 64(4), 1051–1058.
 Q Song, SH Qi*, BB Zhang, W Chen, L Xia, XY Wang, XH Zhang, M Liu, JQ Zhang. Distribution and pollution assessment of heavy metals in soil from Tonglvshan Mine of Daye City. Environmental Chemistry (Chinese). 2011, 30(9), 1672-1673.
 W Chen, CE Chen, YY Li, XL Xing, AJ Sweetman，H Zhang，KC Jones. Diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) for emerging organic contaminants in waters (Oral). 3rd National Conference on DGT and Environmental Research. Kunming, China. September 14-17, 2018.
 W Chen, YH Zhang, RJ Li, YY Song, ZW Cai. Determination of hydroxylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OH-PAHs) in PM2.5 by APGC-MS/MS (Abstract, Poster). The 9th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry (9th NCEC). Hangzhou, China. October 20-22, 2017.
 W Chen, JQ Zhang, SH Qi. Multiple contaminations of organic pollutants and heavy metals around Daye Smelter, China (Abstract, Poster). The 9th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry (9th NCEC). Hangzhou, China. October 20-22, 2017.
 W Chen, SH Qi. Distribution and source of organochlorine pesticides in water of Quanzhou Bay of Fujian Province, Southeast China (Abstract, Poster). 8th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology (ICMPE-8). Hong Kong, China. June 20-24, 2016.
 W Chen, A Sweetman, KC. Jones, H Zhang. Fate of emerging organic contaminants in Chinese wastewater treatment plants: a perspective from DGT passive sampling technique (Abstract, Oral). 2nd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health. Jinan, China. June 13-15, 2016.
 W Chen, HF Huang, C-E Chen, SH Qi, H Li, H Zhang, KC. Jones, AJ. Sweetman. Simultaneous determination of 20 trace organic chemicals in waters by SPE with QqQ-MS and Q-Orbitrap-HRMS (Abstract, Poster). SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting. Nantes, France. May 22-26, 2016.
 W Chen, YY Li, OR Price, CE Chen, H Li, H Zhang, AJ. Sweetman and KC. Jones. Field evaluation of o-DGT for in situ measurement of pharmaceuticals and personal care ingredients in wastewater (Abstract, Poster). DGT Conference 2015. Donostia-San Sebastián, Span. September 28-October 1, 2015.
 W Chen, SH Qi, F Peng, CK Qu, XL Xing. Soil-air exchange of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Kaidu-Peacock River system in Xinjiang, Northwest of China (Abstract, Oral). 15th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE2015). Leipzig, Germany. September20-24, 2015.
 W Chen, SH Qi, F Peng, CK Qu, HF Huang, Y Zhang, XL Xing, JQ Zhang. Importance of setting-up atmospheric monitoring network of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in arid zone of Northwest China (Paper, Oral). 14th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2015). Rhodes, Greece. September 3-5, 2015.
 W Chen, SH Qi, CK Qu, GQ Song. Heavy metals in soil and plants in Daye, China: Relationship and Enrichment (Abstract, Poster). British Society of Soil Science Annual Meeting 2013 - Soil Science and Biogeochemistry: translating across temporal and spatial scales. Lancaster, UK. September 3-5, 2013.
 W Chen, CE Chen, H Zhang, OR. Price, A Sweetman, KC. Jones and H Li. Performance comparison on three resins of o-DGT for in-situ PPCP measurement in waters (Abstract, Poster). Conference on DGT and the Environment. Lancaster, UK. July 9-11, 2013.
 W Chen, SH Qi. Heavy Metals Contamination in different environmental sectors in mining and smelting areas of Daye, Central China (Abstract, Poster). 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe). Glasgow, UK. May 12-16, 2013.
 W Chen, C-E Chen, H Zhang, KC. Jones, OR. Price, G-G Ying, N Xu, H Li and AJ. Sweetman. A passive sampler for in situ measurement of pharmaceutical and personal care ingredients in waters (Abstract, Poster). 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe). Glasgow, UK. May 12-16, 2013.
 W Chen, SH Qi, XH Zhang, CK Qu, GQ Song. Heavy metals in the soil-crop ecosystem around the Donggang and Xigang Rivers of Daye, China (Abstract, Oral). 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health (SESEH 2012). Galway, Ireland. August 20-25, 2012.
 W Chen, SH Qi, L Xia, XY Wang, Q Song, BB Zhang, M Liu, XH Zhang, J Yu, JQ Zhang. Vertical distribution of cadmium (Cd) in irrigated soils along the Donggang River and the Xigang River of Daye City (Paper, Poster). The First International Conference on Geomicrobial Ecotoxicology. Wuhan, China. May 30--June 2, 2011.
 W Chen, SH Qi, XY Wang, L Xia, Q Song, BB Zhang, M Liu.. Heavy metals in shallow groundwater from some sites in Daye City of China (Paper, Oral). Symposium on Sustainable Use of Groundwater Resources in Africa. Wuhan, China. October 8-10, 2010.
 W Chen, J Ellis Burnet, JW Bu, SH Qi, Q Song, M Liu. Particle size distribution of the sediments in the Peacock River and its correlation with concentrations of organochlorine pesticides (Abstract, Oral). 2009 Wuhan International Conference on the Environment (WICE2009). Wuhan, China. October 15-18, 2009.
 W Chen, MM Jing, J Ellis Burnet, SH Qi, Q Song, YB Ke, M Liu, JJ Miao. Concentrations and influencing factors of hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) in the Peacock River of Xinjiang, Northwest China (Paper, Oral). International Conference on Environmental Science and Information Application Technology (ESIAT2009). Wuhan, China. July 4-5, 2009.
 W Chen, J Ellis Burnet, SH Qi, Q Song & M Meng. Residues and risk assessment of DDTs and HCHs in surface sediments from the Peacock River in Xinjiang, China (Paper, Poster). 2009 International Symposium on Environmental Science and Technology (ISEST2009). Shanghai, China. June 2-5, 2009.
Lancaster University  Environmental Science  Postgraduate (Doctoral)  Doctoral Degree in Philosophy
China University of Geosciences  Environmental Engineering  Postgraduate
China University of Geosciences  Water Research and Environmental Engineering  Bachelor's Degree  Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
China University of Geosciences School of Environmental Studies Associate Professor
Hong Kong Baptist University State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Lancaster University Lancaster Environmental Centre Researcher
American Society of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO)
International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH)
European Association of Geochemistry (EAG)
Hong Kong Society of Mass Spectrometry (HKSMS)
Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES)