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Yongming Luo

Yongming Luo

Position Director Title Professor
Postal address 71 East Beijing Road, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China
Postal Code 210008 E-mail ymluo@issas.ac.cn


1978-1991 Teaching assistant and then lecturer in Zhejiang University (former Zhejiang Agricultural University) ;

1991-1992 Visiting scientist in The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK;

1992-1998 Visiting scientist, PhD student, research fellow in The Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB), UK and received PhD degree in QUB;

1998 -present Professor & Researcher and PhD supervisor in the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISS, CAS); Director of CAS Key Laboratory of Soil Environment and Pollution Remediation (2006-2008, 2020.2-present); Director of Soil and Environment Bioremediation Research Center (SEBC) of ISSCAS(2002-2012); Served as the positions and membership of professional societies: Member of ISSCAS Party Committee, Academic Committee and Academic Degrees Committee; Deputy Head of the Joint Open Laboratory of Soil and Environment between ISSCAS and Hongkong Baptist University (HKBU); Award of the ‘National Outstanding Young Scientists Foundation’ by Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Research Areas

[1] Soil Environment and Pollution Remediation

[2] Coastal soil and sustainable Management

[3] Microplastic pollution and control of soil environment

Public Duties

[1] Member of the National Science and Technology Development Planning Strategic Research Environment Panel of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Group leader of soil pollution prevention sub-field, Member of the overall expert group of soil pollution causes and treatment technology of the national key research and development plan site

[2] Vice Chairman of the Technical Steering Committee for Soil Pollution Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Chairman of the Technical Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of Heavy Metal Pollution in Cultivated Land, and Chief Scientist of the Joint Expert Group on the Prevention and Control of Heavy Metal Pollution in Cultivated Land

[3] Council member of the Chinese Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and Director of the Soil Environment Committee of CSSS;

[4] Chief scientist for State Major Basic Research Development Plan Program (973 Program) of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) (2002-2008年);

[5] Chief scientist for CAS Innovative Research Team and International Cooperation Partnership Program;

[6] Member of Expert Group on Resource and Environment Science and Technology for National High-tech R&D Program of China (863 Program) of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) (2012-2018);

[7] Member of Evaluation Expert Group for the GeoScience Department of NSFC and member of Secretariat of Strategic Research on the Discipline Development of Resource and Environmental Sciences;

Selected Publications

Selected Papers:

[1] Li LZ, Luo YM, Li RJ, et al., Effective uptake of submicrometre plastics by crop plants via a crack-entry mode. Nature Sustainability, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0567-9

[2] Luo YM, Wu LH, Jing S, Wu SC, Jiang XJ, Lu RH, Christie P. Accumulation and chemical fractionation of Cu in a paddy soil irrigated with Cu-rich wastewater. Geoderma, 2003,115(1-2): 113-120

[3] Luo YM, Yan WD, Christie P. Soil solution dynamics of Cu and Zn in a Cu- and Zn-polluted soil as influenced by gamma-irradiation and Cu-Zn interaction. Chemosphere. 42(2) (2001), 179-184.

[4] Luo YM, Christie P. Short-term effects of alkaline biosolids on pH and trace metals in oligotrophic forest peat and on growth of Picea sitchensis. Forestry. 74(2) (2001), 145-159.

[5] Luo YM, Christie P, Baker AJM. Soil solution Zn and pH dynamics in non-rhizosphere soil and in the rhizosphere of Thlaspi caerulescens grown in a Zn/Cd-contaminated soil. Chemosphere. 41(1-2) (2000), 161-164.

[6] Luo YM, Christie P. Bioavailability of copper and zinc in soils treated with alkaline stabilized sewage sludges. Journal of Environmental Quality. 27(2) (1998), 335-342.

[7] Luo YM, Christie P. Choice of extraction technique for soil reducible trace metals determines the subsequent oxidisable metal fraction in sequential extraction schemes. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry. 72(1) (1998), 59-75.

[8] Luo YM, Christie P. Alkaline sewage sludge solids affect the chemical speciation and bioavailability of Cu and Zn in the rhizosphere soil solution. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 43 (1997), 1041-1046.

[9] Luo YM, Christie P. Chemical fractions of copper and zinc in organic-rich particles from aqueous extracts of a metal-contaminated granite soil. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 27(18-20) (1996), 2973-2986.


Published books:

[1] Luo Yong-ming et al. Soil Environment and Ecological Safety. Science Press. 2009

[2] Luo Yong-ming. Soil Enviornmental Problems and Solutions in China. Hohai University Press. 2008

[3] Li Zhen-gao, Luo Yong-ming, Teng Ying. Methods in Soil and Environmental Microbiology. Science Press. 2008

[4] Luo Yong-ming et al. Hong Kong Soils and Environment. Science Press. 2007

[5] She Zhi-xiang, Luo Yong-ming et al. Resource and Environmental Quality of soil-water and its Sustainability in the Yangtze River Delta. Science Press. 2007

[6] Christie P, Luo YM, Wong MH. Environmental Geochemistry, Risk Assessment and Remediation. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Special Issue, Springer, 28(1-2), 2006.

[7] Wong MH, Cao ZH, Luo YM. Soil and environmental quality in modern China. Chemisphere, Special Issue, Pergamon, 50 (6), 2003.

Representive Projetcs

[1] A major project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China "Soil Compound Pollution and Bioremediation", 2020-2024, Chief Scientist;

[2] Hangzhou Canal Comprehensive Protection Development and Construction Group Co., Ltd. project "Hangzhou Iron and Steel and Refinery Decommissioning Site Overall Treatment and Repair Planning and Technical Program Preparation Project", 2020-2024, project leader;

[3] National Key Research and Development Program, China-US National Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Project "Research and Demonstration on Environmental Risks and Remediation Technology of Heavy Metal Contaminated Farmland Soil", 2016-2019, Chief Scientist;

[4] National Natural Science Foundation of China, "Interfacial process and bioremediation mechanism of toxic pollutants in the soil-plant-microbe system", 2013-2017, project leader;

[5] The Frontier Science Key Research Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences "Microplastics Pollution and Ecological Risks in Key Estuary and Gulf of the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea", 2016-2020, project leader;

[6] The National Natural Science Foundation of China, "Sludge and pig manure long-term application of soil microplastic accumulation and rhizosphere transfer mechanism", 2019-2022, project leader;

[7] "Contaminated soil remediation technology and demonstration", a major project of the Ministry of Science and Technology "863" plan, 2012-2018, chief scientist;

[8] National Natural Science Foundation of China, “Study on the Stability Mechanism and Animal Toxicity of Synthesized Nanoparticles in Variable Charge Soil”, 2012-2015, project leader;

[9] The National Environmental Protection Public Welfare Industry Scientific Research Project "Pre-study on my country's Soil Environmental Management Supporting Technical System", 2010-2012, Chief Scientist.