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Name   Zhang, Gengxin Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7071 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      zhangg@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:

Research Associate    (Aug. 2007 ~ present) Environmental Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Research Associate    (May. 2006 ~ Jul. 2007) Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Ph.D. (2006)                Geology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
M.S. (2001)                  Organic Geochemistry, Lanzhou Institute of Geology, CAS
B.A. (1997)                  Geology, Xi’an Engineering University


Research Interest:

Geomicrobiology

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Honors:
Selected Publications:
  1. Zhang, G.X., Dong, H.L., Xu, Z.Q., Zhao, D.G., and Zhang, C.L. (2005) Microbial Diversity in Ultra-High-Pressure Rocks and Fluids from the Chinese Continental Scientific Drilling Project in China. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71(6), 3213-3227.
  2. Zhang, G.X., Dong, H.L, Jiang, H.C., Xu, Z.Q., and Eberl, D.D. (2006) Unique microbial community in drilling fluids from Chinese Continental Scientific drilling. Geomicrobiology Journal, 23(6), 499-514.
  3. Dong, H.L., Zhang, G.X., Jiang, H., Yu, C., Chapman, L.P., Lucas, C.R., and Fields, M.W. (2006) Microbial Diversity in Water and Sediment of Lake Qinghai: The Largest Inland Saline Lake in China. Microbiology Ecology, 51, 65-82.
  4. Jiang, H.C., Dong, H.L., Zhang, G.X., Yu, B.S., Chapman, L.R., and Fields, M.W. (2006) Microbial diversity in water and sediment of Lake Chaka, an athalassohaline lake in northwestern China. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72(6), 3832-3845.
  5. Zhang G.X., Dong H., Kim J., and Eberl D. D. (2007) Microbial Reduction of Structural Fe3+ in Nontronite by a Thermophilic Bacterium and its Roles in Promoting the Smectite to Illite Reaction. American Mineralogist 92, 1411-1419.
  6. Zhang G.X., Kim J., Dong H., and Andre J. S. (2007) Microbial effects in promoting the smectite to illite reaction: Role of organic matter intercalated in the interlayer. American Mineralogist 92, 1401-1410.
  7. Burgos, W.D., McDonough, J.T., Senko, J.M., Zhang, G.X., Dohnalkova, A.C., Kelly, S.D., Gorby, Y., and Kemner, K.M. (2008) Characterization of uraninite nanoparticles produced by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 72(20), 4901-4915.
  8. Navarro, J., Moser, D., Flores, A., Ross, C., Rosen, M., Dong, H.L., Zhang, G., and Hedlund, B. (2009) Bacterial Succession within an Ephemeral Hypereutrophic Mojave Desert Playa Lake. Microbial Ecology, 57(2), 307-320.
  9. Rao, W.B., Chen, J., Yang, J.D., Ji, J.F., Zhang, G.X., and Chen, J.S. (2008) Strontium isotopic and elemental characteristics of calcites in the eolian dust profile of the Chinese Loess Plateau during the past 7 Ma. Geochemical Journal, 42(6), 493-506.
  10. Zhang, G., Dong, H., Jiang, H., Kukkadapu, R.K., Kim, J., Eberl, D.D., and Xu, Z. (2009) Biomineralization Associated with Microbial Reduction of Fe(III) and Oxidation of Fe(II) in Solid Minerals. American Mineralogist, 94(7), 1049-1058.
  11. Zhang, G., Senko, J.M., Kelly, S.D., Tan, H., Kemner, K.M., and Burgos, W.D. (2009) Microbial reduction of iron(III)-rich nontronite and uranium(VI). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73(12), 3523-3538.
  12. Senko, J.M., Zhang, G., McDonough, J.T., Bruns, M.A., and Burgos, W.D. (2009) Metal reduction at low pH by a Desulfosporosinus species: implications for the biological treatment of acidic mine drainage. Geomicrobiology Journal, 26(2), 71-82.

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