Faculty with Distinction
Chair Professor


Basic Introduction:

Yan Zheng received her PhD degree in marine geochemistry from Columbia University in the City of New York, USA and is currently a chair professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology.  Previous appointments include chair professor at Peking University, executive director of facilities professor and director of School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the City University of New York, Queens College, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Professor of Public Health at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, as well as a water and sanitation specialist for the United Nations Children's Fund in Bangladesh. She served as principal investigators for many research projects funded by the government of the United States and China. With colleagues and students, she has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in areas including marine geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental analytical chemistry, drinking water safety, environmental health, and sustainable development.  She has served or is serving as an Associate or a Guest Editor for Environmental Health Perspective, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Science of the Total Environment, and Science Bulletin. She was elected as a Fellow of Geological Society of America in 2010.



1994-1999: Ph.D., Columbia University Earth and Environ. Sci./marine geochemistry

1993-1994: M. Phil., Columbia University, Geol. Sci./chemical oceanography

1991-1993: M.A., Columbia University, Geol. Sci./isotope geochemistry

1983-1988: B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, Geochemistry


Employment History:

2016-present:  Chair Professor, SUSTech School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

2014-2016:  Chair Professor, Peking University Institute of Water Sciences

2014-2016:   Professor, School of Public Health, City University of New York (CUNY)

2012-2016:  Executive Director of Facilities Professor, CUNY Queens College

2009-2011: Specialist, UNICEF Bangladesh, Water and Environmental Sanitation

2007-2009: Director, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Queens College

2006-2007: Professor with tenure, CUNY Queens College,

2002-2006: Associate Professor with tenure, CUNY Queens College

1998-2002: Assistant Professor, CUNY Queens College

1988-1991: Research Assistant, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Other Experience:

2005 Consultant, UNICEF China, Water and Sanitation

2012 Consultant, World Bank


Awards and Honors:

2010: Geological Society of America, Fellow

Current Professional Interests:

• Drinking Water Safety

• Water Quality Testing Method Development

• Multi-level Interventions to Reduce Exposure to Arsenic from Well Waters

• Managed Aquifer Recharge for Water Supply

• Water-Energy-Climate-Food Nexus: Sustainability of Groundwater


(1) Undergraduate

Natural Resources and the Environment

A Guide to Environmental Choices

Introduction to Geology

Our Planet in the 21st Century: Challenges to Humanity

Introduction to the Environment

Our Changing Planet: Earth System Science

Geochemistry of the Global Environment

Analytical Methods in Environmental Geochemistry

Environmental Problem Solving (Capstone Course)

(2) Graduate

Environmental Problems of Urban and Metropolitan Coasts

Isotope Tracers in the Environment

Environmental Geochemistry

Analytical Techniques in Environmental Geosciences

(* Corresponding author;** Author Zheng Yan team students or postdocs;Total number of Google Scholar references 5154:2016.8.06):

Publications (2016) n=8

2016.01 Radloff, K.A.**, Zheng, Y., Stute, M., Weinman, B., Bostick, B., Mihajlov, I., Bounds, M., Rahman, M.M., Huq, M.R., Ahmed, K.M., 2015. Reversible adsorption and flushing of arsenic in a shallow, Holocene aquifer of Bangladesh. Applied Geochemistry. In press

2016.02 Aziz, Z., Bostick, B., Zheng, Y., Huq, M., Rahman, M., Ahmed, K., van Geen, A.*, 2016. Evidence of decoupling between arsenic and phosphate in shallow groundwater of Bangladesh and potential implications. Applied Geochemistry. In press

2016.03 Zhang, Y., Li, S., Zheng, L., Chen, J., Zheng, Y.*, 2016. Evaluation of arsenic sorption and mobility in stream sediment and hot spring deposit in three drainages of the Tibetan Plateau. Applied Geochemistry. In press

2016.04 Keimowitz, A.R.**, Zheng, Y., Lee, M.-K., Natter, M., Keevan, J., 2016. Sediment Core Sectioning and Extraction of Pore Waters under Anoxic Conditions. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), e53393-e53393

2016.05 George, C.M.**, Inauen, J., Perin, J., Tighe, J., Hasan, K., Zheng, Y., 2016. Behavioral Determinants of Switching to Arsenic-Safe Water Wells An Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Health Education Interventions Coupled With Water Arsenic Testing. Health Education & Behavior, 1090198116637604

2016.06 Flanagan, S.V., Spayd, S.E., Procopio, N.A., Chillrud, S.N., Braman, S., Zheng, Y.*, 2016. Arsenic in private well water part 1 of 3: Impact of the New Jersey Private Well Testing Act on household testing and mitigation behavior. Science of The Total Environment 562, 999-1009

2016.07 Flanagan, S.V., Spayd, S.E., Procopio, N.A., Chillrud, S.N., Ross, J., Braman, S., Zheng, Y.*, 2016b. Arsenic in private well water part 2 of 3: Who benefits the most from traditional testing promotion? Science of The Total Environment 562, 1010-1018

2016.08 Flanagan, S.V., Spayd, S.E., Procopio, N.A., Marvinney, R.G., Smith, A.E., Chillrud, S.N., Braman, S., Zheng, Y.*, 2016c. Arsenic in private well water part 3 of 3: Socioeconomic vulnerability to exposure in Maine and New Jersey. Science of The Total Environment 562, 1019-1030


Publications (2015) n=7

2015.1 Zheng, Y.* and J. D. Ayotte. At the Crossroads: Hazard Assessment and Reduction of Health Risks from Arsenic in Private Well Waters of Northeastern America and Atlantic Canada. Science of the Total Environment. 505:1237-1247.

(Guest Editor with J. Ayotte, Science of the Total Environment Special Issue “Arsenic in Private Wells of Northeast America” Feb, 1, 2015)

2015.2 Flanagan, S.V., R. G. Marvinney and Y. Zheng*. Influences on domestic well water testing behavior in a Central Maine area with frequent groundwater arsenic occurrence. Science of the Total Environment. 505:1274-1281

2015.3 Flanagan, S.V., R. G. Marvinney, R. A. Johnston, Q. Yang and Y. Zheng*. Dissemination of well water arsenic results to homeowners in Central Maine: Influences on mitigation behavior and continued risks for exposure. Science of the Total Environment. 505:1282-1290.

2015.4 Yang, Q, C.W. Culbertson, M.G. Nielson, C.W. Schalk, C.D. Johnson, R.G. Marvinney, M. Stute and Y.Zheng*. Flow and sorption controls of groundwater arsenic in individual boreholes from bedrock aquifers in central Maine, USA. Science of the Total Environment. 505: 1291-1307.

2015.5 O’Shea, B.**, M. Stranskya, S. Leitheisera, P. Brock, R.G. Marvinneyc and Y. Zheng. Heterogenous arsenic enrichment in meta-sedimentary rocks in central Maine, United States. Science of the Total Environment. 505:1308-1319.

2015.6 N. Mladenov, Y. Zheng, B. Simone, T. Legg, D. McKnight, D. Nemergut, K. A Radloff,  M M. Rahman, and K. M. Ahmed. (2015) Dissolved Organic Matter Quality in a Shallow Aquifer of Bangladesh: Implications for Arsenic Mobility. Environ. Sci. Tech. 49 (18): 10815-10824.

2015.7 Hun Bok Jung**, Yan Zheng; Mohammad W Rahman; Mohammad M Rahman; Kazi M Ahmed. 2015. Redox Zonation  and Oscillation in the Hyporheic Zone of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta: Implications for the Fate of  Groundwater Arsenic during Discharge. Applied Geochemistry. 63:647-660.


Publications (2014): n=2

2014.1 Yang, Q., P. Smitherman, C. T. Hess, C. W. Culbertson, R. G. Marvinney , Smith, A. E. and Y. Zheng*. Uranium and radon in bedrock aquifers in central Maine: one family, two tales. Environ. Sci. Tech. 48 (8):4298-4306.

2014.2 Sultana, S., Ahmed, K., Mahtab-Ul-Alam, S., Hasan, M., Tuinhof, A., Ghosh, S., Rahman, M., Ravenscroft, P., and Zheng, Y.* (2014). Low-Cost Aquifer Storage and Recovery: Implications for Improving Drinking Water Access for Rural Communities in Coastal Bangladesh. J. Hydrol. Eng. , 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001100 , B5014007.


Publications (2013): n=6

2013.1 Wen, D., Zhang, F., Zhang, E, Wang, C, Han, S. and Zheng, Y.* 2013. Arsenic, Fluoride and Iodine in Groundwater of China. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 135:1-21.

(Guest Editor, Journal of Geochemical Exploration Special Issue “Arsenic and Fluoride in Groundwater of China” 2013 volume 135, page 1-140)

2013.2 Li, S., Wang, M., Yang, Q., Wang, H., Zhu, J., Zheng, B. and Zheng, Y.*, 2013. Enrichment of Arsenic in Surface Water, Stream Sediments and Soils in Tibet. Journal of Geochemical Exploration135:104-116.

2013.3 Zheng, Y.*, S.A.Hakim, Q. Nahar, A. van Agthoven and S.V. Flanagan, 2013. Sanitation Coverage in Bangladesh since the Millennium: Consistency Matters. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Development, 03.2:240-251

2013.4 Flanagan, S.V., X. Meng and Y. Zheng*, 2013. Increasing acceptance to chlorination for household water treatment: Observations from Bangladesh. Waterlines, 32:125-134

2013.5 Mailloux BJ*, Trembath-Reichert E, Cheung J, Watson M, Stute M, Freyer G, Ferguson A, Ahmed KM, Alam MJ, Bucholz BA, Thomas J, Layton A, Zheng Y, Bostick BC, van Geen A. 2013, Advection of surface-derived organic carbon fuels microbial reduction in Bangladesh groundwater. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(14):5331-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213141110.

2013.6 George, C.M.**, Inauen, J., Rahman, S. and Zheng, Y., 2013. The Effectiveness of Educational Interventions to Enhance the Adoption of Fee-based Arsenic Testing in Bangladesh: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.12-0664

2013.0 Zhang, Y., Li, S., Wang, H., Wang, M., Zeng, B., Zheng, L., Yang, Q., 4 and Zheng, Y.* 2013. Evaluation of Arsenic Speciation of Stream and Hot Spring Deposits through X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Sorption Experiment. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 87(supp.): 665-666.

2013.0 Li, S., Wang, M., Wang, H., Zhang, Y., Zheng, B., Yang, Q. and Zheng, Y.*, 2013. Enrichment of Arsenic in Rivers Originating from the Tibetan Plateau. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 87(supp.): 638-639.

2013.0 Zhou, M., Clauson, K. M., Sun, Z., Zheng, C. and Zheng, Y.*, 2013. Preliminary Assessment of Chemical Characteristics of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Surface Waters of the Hulugou Watershed, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 87(supp.): 669-671.

2013.0. Zheng, Y., Yang, Q., Seltzer, A.M., Hemming, N. G. and Hemming, S. R. 2013. Provenance of High Arsenic Holocene Sediment and Low Arsenic Pleistocene Sediment in Bangladesh Aquifers: A Preliminary Assessment. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 87(supp.): 667-668.


Publications (2012): n=7

2012.1 Jung, H.B.**, Yun, S.T., Kwon, J.S., Zheng, Y. (2012) Role of iron colloids in copper speciation during neutralization in a coastal acid mine drainage, South Korea: Insight from voltammetric analyses and surface complexation modeling.  Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 112:244-251.

2012.2 He, Y.*, C. Pedigo, B. Lam, Z. Cheng and Y. Zheng (2012) Bioaccessibility of arsenic in various types of rice in an in vitro gastrointestinal fluid system. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 47:74-80.

2012.3 Jung, H.B., B. Bostick, Y. Zheng*. (2012) Field, Experimental, and Modeling Study of Arsenic Partitioning across a Redox Transition in a Bangladesh Aquifer. Environ. Sci. Tech. 46 (3), 1388-1395.

2012.4 Yang, Q., H.B.Jung, R. G. Marvinney,  C. W. Culbertson and Y. Zheng*. (2012) Can arsenic occurrence rate in bedrock aquifers be predicted? Environ. Sci. Tech. 46 (4), 2080-2087.

2012.5 Legg, T.*, Y. Zheng,  B. Simone, K. A. Radloff, N. Mladenov, A/ González Peña, D. Knights, H. Siu, M. Mo. Rahman, K. M. Ahmed, D. M. McKnight, D. R. Nemergut. (2012). Carbon, metals and grain size correlate with bacterial community composition in sediments of a high arsenic aquifer. Frontiers in Terrestial Microbiology, 3(82), 23

2012.6 George CM**, Zheng Y, Graziano JH, Hossain Z, Rasul SB, Mey JL, et al. Evaluation of an arsenic test kit for rapid well screening in Bangladesh. Environ Sci Technol 2012. 46(20), 11213-11219

2012.7 Flanagan, S.V., Jonston, R.B and Zheng, Y.* 2012. Arsenic in tube well water in Bangladesh: health and economic impacts and implications for arsenic mitigation, Bulletin of WHO, 90(11), 839-846.


Publications (2011): n=2

2011. 1 Radloff, K.A.**, Zheng, Y., Michael, H.A., Stute, M., Bostick, B.C., Mihajlov, I., Bounds, M., Huq, M.R., Choudhury, I., Rahman, M.W., Schlosser, P., Ahmed, K.M. and van Geen, A. (2011) Arsenic migration to deep groundwater in Bangladesh influenced by adsorption and water demand. Nature Geoscience, 4(11): 793-798.

2011.2  Dhar R.**, Zheng Y., Saltikov C.W., Radloff K.A., Mailloux B.A., Ahemd K.M. and van Geen A. (2011) Microbes enhance mobility of arsenic in Pleistocene aquifer sand from Bangladesh. Environ. Sci. Tech. 45:2648-2654


Publications (2010): n=6

2010.1 Mladenov N.**, Zheng Y., Miller M. P., Legg T., Simone B., Hageman C., Rahman M. M., Ahmed K. M., and McKnight D. M. (2010) Dissolved organic matter sources and consequences for iron and arsenic mobilization in Bangladesh aquifers. Environ. Sci. Tech. 44:123-128.

2010.2 He, Y.** and Zheng, Y. (2010) Assessment of in vivo Bioaccessibility of Arsenic in Dietary Rice by a Mass Balance Approach.  Science of the Total Environment, 408:1430-1436.

2010.3 Paul M.*, Reisberg L., Vigier N., Zheng Y., Ahmed K. M., Charlet L., and Huq M. R. (2010) Dissolved osmium in Bengal plain groundwater: Implications for the marine Os budget. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(12): 3432

2010.4 Garnier J. M.*, Travassac F., Lenoble V., Rose J., Zheng Y., Hossain M. S., Chowdhury S. H., Biswas A. K., Ahmed K. M., Cheng Z., and van Geen A. (2010) Temporal variations in arsenic uptake by rice plants in Bangladesh: The role of iron plaque in paddy fields irrigated with groundwater. Science of The Total Environment 19:4185-4193.

2010.5  Zheng, Y.* (2010) Flushing of arsenic from aquifer: Implications for safe drinking water options in high arsenic occurrence areas. In J.-S. Jean, J. Bundschuh, and P. Bhattacharya (ed.) Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases: As2010. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Leiden, the Netherlands, pp.90-93

2010.6 Zheng, Y.* (2010)  Mobilization of natural arsenic in groundwater: Targeting low arsenic aquifers in low arsenic occurrence areas. Geology in China. 37:723-729.


Publications (2009): n=4

2009.1 Morabia, A.* and Zheng, Y. 2009. On the influence of a raffle upon responses to an urban transportation survey in New York City , Int. J. Public Health, 54:1-4.

2009.2 Yang, Q., Jung, H.-B., Culbertson, C., Marvinney, R., Loiselle, M., Locke, D., Cheek, H., Thibodeau, H. and Zheng, Y*. 2009.  Spatial Pattern of Groundwater Arsenic Occurrence and Association with Bedrock Geology in Greater Augusta, Maine, USA. Environmental Science & Technology. 43:2714–2719.

2009.3 Jung, H.-B., Charette, M.A., Zheng, Y.* 2009. Field, Laboratory, and Modeling Study of Reactive Transport of Groundwater Arsenic in a Coastal Aquifer. Environmental Science & Technology. 43:5333-5338.

2009.4 Datta, S., Mailloux, B., Hoque, M.A., Jung, H.-B., Stute, M., Ahmed, K.M., Zheng, Y.*, 2009. Enrichment of Arsenic in Sediments from the Meghna River Bank in Bangladesh: Implication for Recycling of Arsenic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106:16930-16935


Publications (2008): n=8

2008.1 Zheng, Y.*, (2008) The benefit of public transportation: Physical activity to reduce obesity and ecological footprint, Preventive Medicine doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.11.019

2008.2 van Geen A.*, Zheng Y., Goodbred S., Horneman A., Aziz Z., Cheng Z., Stute M., Mailloux B., Weinman B., Hoque M. A., Seddique A. A., Hossain M. S., Chowdhury S. H., and Ahmed K. M. (2008) Flushing History as a Hydrogeological Control on the Regional Distribution of Arsenic in Shallow Groundwater of the Bengal Basin. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42(7), 2283-2288.

2008.3 Dhar R. K., Zheng Y*., Stute M., van Geen A., Cheng Z., Shanewaz M., Shamsudduha M., Hoque M. A., Rahman M. W., and Ahmed K. M. 2008. Temporal Variability of Groundwater Chemistry in Shallow and Deep Aquifers of Araihazar, Bangladesh. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 99:97-111.

2008.4 Horneman, A.*, Stute, M., Schlosser, P., Smethie Jr, W., Santella, N., Ho, D.T., Mailloux, B., Gorman, E., Zheng, Y., van Geen, A., 2008. Degradation rates of CFC-11, CFC-12 and CFC-113 in anoxic shallow aquifers of Araihazar, Bangladesh. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 97:27-41.

2008.5 Weinman, B.*, Goodbred, S.L., Zheng, Y., Aziz, Z., Singhvi, A.K., Nagar, Y.C., Steckler, M., van Geen, A., 2008. Contributions of floodplain stratigraphy and evolution to the spatial patterns of groundwater arsenic in Araihazar, Bangladesh. GSA Bulletin. 120:1567-1580.

2008.6. Aziz, Z.*., van Geen, A., Versteeg, R., Horneman, A., Y. Zheng, Goodbred, S., Steckler, M., Stute, M., Weinman, B., Gavrieli, I., Hoque, M.A., Shamsudduha, M., Ahmed, K.M., 2008. Impact of local recharge on arsenic concentrations in shallow aquifers inferred from the electromagnetic conductivity of soils in Araihazar, Bangladesh Water Resources Research. 44, W07416, doi:10.1029/2007WR00600.

2008.7 Radloff, KA.**, AR Manning, B. Mailloux, Y. Zheng, MM Rahman, MR. Huq, KM Ahmed, M Stute, A van Geen, 2008. Considerations for conducting incubations to study the mechanisms of As release in reducing groundwater aquifers, Applied Geochemistry , 23:3224-3235.

2008.8 A. van Geen*, K. Radloff, Z. Aziz, Z. Cheng, M.R. Huq, K.M. Ahmed, B. Weinman, S. Goodbred, H.B. Jung, Y. Zheng, M. Berg, P.T.K. Trang, L. Charlet, J. Metral, D. Tisserand, S. Guillot, S. Chakraborty, A.P. Gajurel, B.N. Upreti. 2008. Comparison of arsenic concentrations in simultaneously-collected groundwater and aquifer particles from Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, and Nepal, Applied Geochemistry , 23:3244-3251.


Publications (2007): n= 4

2007.1 Stute, M.*, Zheng, Y., Schlosser, P., Horneman, A., Dhar, R.K., Datta, S., Hoque, M.A., Seddique, A.A., Shamsudduha, M., Ahmed, K.M., van Geen, A., 2007. Hydrological Control of Arsenic Concentrations in Bangladesh aquifers. Water Resources Research. 43, doi:10.1029/2005WR004499.

2007. 2 Zheng, Y.* 2007. The heterogeneity of arsenic in the crust: A linkage to occurrence in groundwater. Quaternary Sciences, 27:6-19.

2007.3 Yu, G., D. Sun and Y. Zheng*, 2007. Health effects of exposure to natural arsenic from groundwater and coal in China: An overview of occurrence, Environmental Health Perspective, 115(4) 636-642.

(Guest Editor, mini-monograph, "Occurrence and Health Effect of Arsenic in China", Environmental Health Perspective, 2007)

2007.4 He, Y., Y. Zheng*, D. C. Locke. 2007, Cathodic stripping voltammetric analysis of arsenic species in environmental water samples, Microchemical Journal, 85(2): 265-269.


Publications (2006): n= 6

2006.1. Wasserman, G. A.*, X. Liu, F. Parvez, H. Ahsan, D. Levy, P. Factor-Litvak, J. Kline, A. van Geen, V. Slavkovich, N.. J. LoIacono, Z. Cheng, Y. Zheng, J. H. Graziano, 2006. Water manganese exposure and children’s intellectual function in Araihazar, Bangladesh, Environmental Health Perspectives114 (1): 124-129

2006.2           van Geen, A.*, Y. Zheng, Z. Cheng, H. Yi, R. Dhar, J. M. Garnier, J. Rose, A. A. Seddique, M. A. Hoque, and K.M. Ahmed,2006,  Impact of irrigation with groundwater elevated in arsenic on rice paddies in Bangladesh, Science of the Total Environment, 367 (2-3): 769-777

2006.3           van Geen, A.*, Y. Zheng, Z. Cheng, Z. Aziz, A. Horneman, R. K. Dhar, B. Mailloux, M. Stute, B. Weinman, S. Goodbred, A. A. Seddique, M. A. Hoque, and K. M. Ahmed, 2006, A transect of groundwater and sediment properties in Araihazar,  Bangladesh: Further evidence of decoupling between As and Fe mobilization, Chemical Geology, 228 (1-3): 85-96

2006.4   van Geen, A.*, Z. Aziz, A. Horneman, B. Weinman, R. K. Dhar, Y. Zheng, S. Goodbred, R. Versteeg, A. A. Seddique, M. A. Hope, and K. M. Ahmed (2006), Preliminary evidence of a link between surface soil properties and the arsenic content of shallow groundwater in Bangladesh, Journal Of Geochemical Exploration, 88, 157-161.

2006.5    Jung, H. B., and Y. Zheng* (2006), Enhanced recovery of arsenite sorbed onto synthetic oxides by L-ascorbic acid addition to phosphate solution: calibrating a sequential leaching method for the speciation analysis of arsenic in natural samples, Water Research, 40, 2168-2180.

2006.6 Dean, W. E.*, Y. Zheng, J. D. Ortiz, and A. van Geen (2006), Sediment Cd and Mo accumulation in the oxygen-minimum zone off western Baja California linked to global climate over the past 52 kyr, Paleoceanography, 21. doi:000242370800001


Publications (2005): n=2

2005.1. Zheng, Y.*, A. van Geen, M. Stute, R. Dhar, Z. Mo, Z. Cheng, A. Horneman, I. Gavrieli, H.J. Simpson, R. Versteeg, M. Steckler, A. Grazioli-Venier, S. Goodbred, M. Shanewaz, M. Shamsudduha, M. A. Hoque, and K. M. Ahmed, 2005, Geochemical and hydrogeological contrasts between shallow and deeper aquifers in two villages of Araihazar, Bangladesh:  Implications deeper aquifers as drinking water sources, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69:5203-5218

2005.2. Keimowitz A. R.**, Zheng Y., Chillrud S. N., Mailloux B., Hung H.-B., Stute M., and Simpson H. J., 2005, Arsenic redistribution between sediments and water near a highly contaminated source.  Environmental Science and Technology, 39:8606-8613.


Publications (2004): n=7

2004.1. Ortiz, J. S.*, B. O’Connell, J. DelViscio, W. Dean, J. D. Carriquiry, T. Martchitto, Y. Zheng, A. van Geen, 2004, Enhanced marine productivity off western North America during warm climate intervals of the past 52 k.y. Geology, 32:521-524

2004.2. Dhar, R. K.**, Y. Zheng, J. Rubenstone, and A. van Geen, 2004, Rapid spectrophotometric determination of dissolved inorganic arsenic in groundwater, Analytica Chimica Acta, 526:206-209.

2004.3. Cheng, Z.**, Y. Zheng, R. A. Mortlock, A. van Geen, 2004, Rapid multi-element analysis of groundwater by high-resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 379:512-518.

2004.4. He, Y., Y. Zheng*, M. Ramanaraine, D. C. Locke. 2004, Differential Pulse Cathodic stripping voltammetric speciation Analysis of trace level inorganic arsenic in natural waters,  Anal. Chim. Acta., 511:55-61

2004.5. Horneman, A.*, A. van Geen, D.V. Kent, P.E. Mathe, Y. Zheng, R.K.Dhar, S. O'Connell, M.A. Hoque, Z. Aziz, M. Shamsudduha, A.A. Seddique,  and K.M. Ahmed. Decoupling of As and Fe release to Bangladesh groundwater under reducing conditions. Part 1: Evidence from sediment profiles, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol.  68, no. 17, p.  3459-3473,  September,  2004

2004.6. van Geen, A.*, J. Rose, S.Thoral, J.M.Garnier, Y.Zheng,  and  J.Y.Bottero. Decoupling of As and Fe release to Bangladesh groundwater under reducing conditions. Part II: Evidence from sediment incubations; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol.  68, no. 17, p. 3475-3486,  September, 2004.

2004.7. Zheng, Y.*, M. Stute, A. van Geen, I. Gavrieli, R. Dhar, H. J. Simpson, K. M. Ahmed, 2004, Redox Control of Arsenic Mobilization in Bangladesh Groundwater, Applied Geochemistry 19:201-214.


Publications (2003): n=5

2003.1. van Geen, A.*, Y. Zheng, J. . Bernhard, K. G. Cannariato, J. Carriquiry, W. Dean, B. Eakins, J. Pike, 2003, On the preservation of laminated sediments along the western margin of North America. Paleoceanography, 18:1098-2016

2003.2. Zheng, Y.*, B. Weinman, T. Cronin, M. Q. Fleisher and R.F. Anderson. 2003, A Rapid Procedure for Thorium, Uranium, Cadmium and Molybdenum in Small Sediment Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer: Application in Chesapeake Bay, Applied Geochemistry  18:539-549

2003.3. Shan, X.*, H. Wang, S. Zhang, H. Zhou, Y. Zheng, H. Yu and B. Wen, 2003, Accumulation and uptake of light rare earth eleents in a hyperaccumulator Dicropteris dichotoma, Plant Science, 165:1343-1353.

2003.4. van Geen, A.*, Y. Zheng, R. Versteeg, M. Stute, A. Horneman, R. Dhar, M. Steckler, A. Gelman, C. Small, H. Ahsan, J. Graziano, I. Hussain, and  K. M. Ahmed. Spatial Variability of Arsenic in 6000 Contiguous Tube Wells of Araihazar, Bangladesh. Water Resources Research, 39:1140, doi:10,1029/2002WR001617.

2003.5. van Geen, A.*, Y. Zheng, M. Stute and K. M. Ahmed. Comment on "Arsenic Mobility and Groundwater Extraction in Bangladesh" (II), Science, 2003, 300: 584c


Publications (2002): n=6

2002.1. Zheng, Y.*, R.F. Anderson, P.N. Froelich, W. Beck, A. P. McNichol, T. Guilderson, 2002, Challenges in radiocarbon dating organic carbon in opal-rich marine sediments, Radiocarbon., vol. 44(1) 123-136

2002. 2. Zheng, Y.*, R. F. Anderson, A. van Geen, and M. Q. Fleisher, 2002, Preservation of Particulate Non-lithogenic Uranium in Marine Sediments, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 66(17):3085-3092.

2002. 3. Zheng, Y.*, R. F. Anderson, and A. van Geen, M. Q. Fleisher. 2002, Remobilization of authigenic uranium in marine sediments by bioturbation,  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 66:1759-1772

2002. 4. Pailer, D. E. Bard**, F. Rostek, Y. Zheng, R. Mortlock, A. van Geen, 2002, Burial of redox-sensitive metals and organic matter in equatorial Indian Ocean linked to precession, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 66:849-865.

2002. 5. He, Y., Y. Zheng* and D. C. Locke.  2002. Differential Pulse Cathodic Stripping Voltammetric Determination of Nanomolar Levels of Dissolved Sulfide Applicable to Field Analysis of Groundwater, Anal. Chim. Acta, 459:209-217.

2002. 6. van Geen, A.*, H. Ahsan, A. Horneman, R. Dhar, Y. Zheng, I. Hussain, K. M. Ahmed, A. Gelman, M. Stute, H. J. Simpson, S. Wallace, C. Small, F. Parvez, V. Slavkovich, N. J. Lolacono, , M. Becker, Z. Cheng, H. Momotaj, M. Shahnewaz, A.A. Seddique and J. Graziano, Promotion of well-switching to mitigate the current arsenic crisis in Bangladesh 2002,  Bulletin of the World Health Organization ,  80:732-737


Publications (2000): n=3

2000.1. Zheng, Y.*, R. F Anderson, A. van Geen, and J. S. Kuwabara, 2000, Controls of authigenic Mo formation in marine sediment: Linkage to pore water sulfide, Geochim. Cosmochim Acta, 64(23):4165-4178

2000.2. Zheng, Y.*, A. van Geen, R. F. Anderson, J. V. Gardner, and W. E. Dean, 2000,  Intensification of the northeast Pacific oxygen minimum zone during the Bolling/Allerod warm period, Paleoceanography, 15:528-536

2000.3. Ahsan H.*, Perrin M, Rahman A, Hasnat A, Parvez F, Brandt-Rauf P, Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen A, Graziano J.  2000, Association between drinking water and urinary arsenic levels and skin lesions in Bangladesh.  J Occup  Environ Med 42(12): 1195-1201.


Publications (1989-1999): n=15

1998.1 Pearson A.*, McNichol A. P., Schneider R. J., Reden K. F. v., and Zheng Y., 1998 Microscale AMS 14C measurement at NOSAMS. Radiocarbon 40:61-75

1997.1. Zheng, Y.*, P. Schlosser, J.H. Swift and E.P. Jones, 1997. Oxygen utilization rates in the Nansen Basin, Arctic Ocean: Implications for new production. Deep Sea Research  44: 1923-1943.

1997.2. Zheng, Y.* and Kastner, M., 1997.  Pore fluid trace metal concentrations and implications for fluid-rock interaction in Barbados Accretionary Prism. In Shipley, T.H., Ogawa, Y., Blum, P., and Bahr, J.M. (Eds.). Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 156: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 163-170.

1997.3. Kastner, M.* and Y. Zheng 1997. Chemical and isotopic compositions of pore fluids in accreted and underthrust sediments of the Northern Barbados Ridge: Data Report In Shipley, T.H., Ogawa, Y., Blum, P., and Bahr, J.M. (Eds.). Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 156: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 353-356.

1997.4. Kastner, M.*, Y. Zheng, T. Laier, W. Jenkins, T. Ito, 1997.  Geochemistry of fluids and flow regime in the décollement zone at the northern Barbados ridge. In Shipley, T.H., Ogawa, Y., Blum, P., and Bahr, J.M. (Eds.). Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 156: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program),)311-320.

1996.1. Fisher A. T.*, Zwart G., Shipley T., Ogawa Y., Ashi J., Blum P., Bruckmann W., Filice F., Goldberg D., Henry P., Housen B., Jurado M. J., Kastner M., Labaume P., Laier T., Leitch E., Maltman A., Meyer A., Moore J. C., Moore G., Peacock S., Rabaute A., Steiger T., Tobin H., Underwood M., Xu Y., Yin H., and Zheng Y. (1996) Relation between permeability and effective stress along a plate-boundary fault, Barbados accretionary complex. Geology 24(4), 307-310.

1996.2. Housen B. A.*, Tobin H. J., Labaume P., Leitch E. C., Maltman A. J., Shipley T., Ogawa Y., Ashi J., Blum P., Bruckman W., Felice F., Fisher A., Goldberg D., Henry P., Jurado M. J., Kastner M., Laier T., Meyer A., Moore J. C., Moore G., Peacock S., Rabaute A., Steiger T., Underwood M., Xu Y., Yin H., Zheng Y., and Zwart G. (1996) Strain decoupling across the decollement of the Barbados accretionary prism. Geology 24(2), 127-130.

1995.1 Moore J. C*., Shipley T. H., Goldberg D., Ogawa Y., Filice F., Fisher A., Jurado M. J., Moore G. F., Rabaute A., Yin H., Zwart G., Bruckmann W., Henry P., Ashi J., Blum P., Meyer A., Housen B., Kastner M., Labaume P., Laier T., Leitch E. C., Maltman A. J., Peacock S., Steiger T. H., Tobin H. J., Underwood M. B., Xu Y., and Zheng Y. (1995) Abnormal Fluid Pressures And Fault-Zone Dilation In The Barbados Accretionary Prism - Evidence From Logging While Drilling. Geology 23(7), 605-608.

1995.2. Labaume P.*, Henry P., Rabaute A., Ogawa Y., Shipley T. H., Blum P., Ashi J., Bruckmann W., Filice F., Fisher A., Golberg D., Housen B., Jurado M. J., Kastner M., Laier T., Leitch E. C., Maltman A. J., Meyer A., Moore G. F., Moore J. C., Peacock S., Steiger T. H., Tobin H. J., Underwood M. B., Xu Y., Yin H. Z., Zheng Y., and Zwart G. (1995) Pore-Water Flow And Overpressure In The Northern Barbados Accretionary Prism - Results Of Odp Leg 156. Comptes Rendus De L Academie Des Sciences Serie Ii 320(10), 977-984.

1995.3. Zheng, Y.*, P.N. Froelich, M. Torres and A. Dia, 1995. Stable isotopes (18O/16O) and 87Sr/86Sr ratios in pore fluids of the Chile Triple Junction accretionary prism: implication for diagenesis and fluid migration. In: Proc. ODP Sci. Results. 141:313-319.

1992.1    Shan, X.-Q.*, Chen, B., Jin, L.-Z., Zheng, Y., Hou, X.P., Mou, S.F. 1992. Determination of Sulfur Fractions In Soils By Sequential Extraction, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission-Spectroscopy And Ion Chromatography. Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability, 4 (3): 97-103

1991.1. Zheng, Y.*, X-Q Shan, P. Sun and L-Z Jin, 1991. Metallothionein separation and analysis by reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography coupled with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability, 3:30-36.

1991.2. Sun, P.*, X-Q Shan, Y. Zheng, L-Z Jin and W-B Xu, 1991. Determination of dietary cadmium-induced metallothioneins in rabbit kidneys and cadmium in metallothioneins by anion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, J. Chromatogr. 572(1-2): 73-84 (England.)

1990.1. Shan, X-Q*, Y. Zheng and Z-M Ni, 1990. Determination of chromium in urine by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry after solvent extraction with high molecular weight secondary alkyl amine, Atom. Spectroscopy, 11: 116-124.

1989.1. Shan, X-Q*, Y. Zheng and Z-M Ni, 1989. Determination of beryllium in urine by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, Anal. Chim. Acta, 217: 271-280.