Jie Zhuang

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Institution/Organization: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Email Address: jzhuang@utk.edu

Committee(s): Collaborator

Dr. Jie (Joe) Zhuang is a professor and graduate program director in Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science and affiliated faculty in Center for Environmental Biotechnology and Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He received his bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees in soil science from Shenyang Agricultural University, China. He is a co- founder and vice director of China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change during 2007-2020. Dr. Zhuang created a US- China 100-PhD Program in the areas of Food, Energy and Environment in 2014 and has recruited more than 40 students for doctoral study in the U.S. With the support of the U.S. National Science Foundation, Dr. Zhuang currently leads a project aiming to develop a global research network for creating transdisciplinary nodes of food-energy-water to support sustainable urban systems (FEWSUS). This research project involves researchers, students, stakeholders, and policy-makers of many countries of the world. Over the past two decades, Dr. Zhuang has worked on a broad range of research projects in the United States, Japan, and China. His research focuses on food-energy-water nexus, fate and transport of contaminants (e.g., viruses, bacteria, colloids, emerging chemicals, radionuclides, and munitions constituents), physical foundation of soil viral ecology, soil carbon management, and soil hydrology modeling. He has served on the editorial boards for eight international journals, published more than 120 referred papers and book chapters, and given more than 40 invited talks worldwide.