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Zulin Zhang

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Organic Chemist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Zulin Zhang is a Senior Research Scientist and joined the institute in 2007. He has over 10 years of experience on environmental organic chemistry (Researcher ID: B-2879-2010) . Zulin obtained his Ph.D in 2001 from Xiamen University, China. Before he moved to Aberdeen, he conducted his post doctoral research and worked as an assistant and associate scientist in Tsinghua University at Beijing, and then carried his Marie Curie Fellowship from 2004 to 2007 at the University of Sussex in Brighton.

Current research interests

Zulin is interested in investigating environmental geochemical behavior (source, transport and fate), removal, effect and risk assessment of organic contaminants including endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), persisent organic pollutants (POPs) and emerging organic contaminants (e.g. pesticides, pharmaceutical and personal care products). Also he is interested in developing new analytical and monitoring techniques (e.g. passive sampling, online extraction, chromatography and mass spectrometry) for emerging organic contaminants of different environmental matrices with an emphasis on compounds entering the food chain and having an effect on environmental quality, animal and human health.


  • Dawson, L.A.; Rhind, S.M.; Zhang, Z.L.; Poggio, L.; Kyle, C.E.; Mayes, R.W.; Aalders, I.H.; Osprey, M.; Ross, J.; Cuthbert, A. (2011) Distribution of PAHs across the soils of Scotland., International Network of Environmental Forensics Conference, St John's College, Cambridge, 24-27 July 2011. Conference Proceedings, pp.18-19.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.