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XU Renkou
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Soil chemistry
Mailing Address:
No.71 East Beijing Road, Nanjing, China

He graduated from Department of Chemistry, Xuzhou Normal University in 1988 and then obtained his M.S. degree in this institute in 1991 in the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his Ph.D in the same Institute in December, 1997. From 1991 to 1994, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Soil Electrochemistry of this Institute. He worked as an assistant researcher from 1994 to 1999 and as an associate professor from 1999-2004 in the same institute. He was pointed as a research professor and a supervisor for Ph. D students in 2004 by the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He had been visiting Department of Agronomy and Farming Systems in Adelaide University, Australia from December, 1999 to November, 2000 as a visiting scholar. He worked as visiting professor in Department of Soil Science, the University of Saskatchewan, Canada from February to June, 2007 and from January to March, 2008. He worked in the areas of soil acidification, chemical behaviors of Al in acid soils and the electrochemical properties of variable charge soils for long time. In recent years, he obtained some good achievements in characterization of aluminum species in acid soil solution, effects of low-molecular-weight organic acids on chemical behaviors of Al in variable charge soils and the diffuse layers overlapping between oppositely charge particles in variable charge soils. He has published 40 research papers in the international journals and 80 papers in Chinese journals.
Soil Electrochemistry
Received Advancing Award in Science and Technology from Agricultural Ministry of China
Community service:
Vice-chirman of Soil Chemistry Committe in Chinese Society of Soil Science
Commitment to research the situation:
Projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Key Technology R&D Program of China and the Knowledge Innovation Program Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences