Dr Peng Wang

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science

Honorary Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
p.wang3@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54816

Overview

Dr Peng Wang, an ARC DECRA recipient, currently works at The University of Queensland. Since the start of his career, he has been interested in soil-plant interactions, with a special focus on metal bioavailability, toxicology/nutrition of trace elements, and behavior and fate of contaminants. Before joined UQ, he had completed his PhD in July 2011 in the fields of Agriculture and Soil Sciences from the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Due to his outstanding performance, he was awarded the Special Prize of President Scholarship for Postgraduate Students (2011) and was the winner of the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation in the CAS (2012).

Research Interests

  • Soil and environmental chemistry
  • The toxicity and behaviour of metals (and metal-based nanoparticles) in the soil-plant system
  • Transformation, speciation, and bioavailability of metal(loid)s in plants and food chains

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Agriculture, Chinese Acad.Sc.

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Wang, Peng, Kopittke, Peter M., McGrath, Steve P. and Zhao, Fang-Jie (2017). Cadmium in soils and plants as a threat to human health. In Bal Ram Singh, Michael J. McLaughlin and Eric Brevik (Ed.), The nexus of soils, plants, animals and human health (pp. 138-147) Stuttgart, Germany: Schweizerbart Sceince Publishers.

  • Kopittke, Peter M., Dalal, Ram C. and Wang, Peng (2017). Soil physicochemical properties impacting upon animal and human health. In Bal Ram Singh, Michael J. McLaughlin and Eric Brevik (Ed.), The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health (pp. 34-41) Stuttgart, Germany: Schweizerbart Science Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Wang, Peng, Menzies, Neal W., Kinraide, Thomas B., Zhou, Dong-Mei and Kopittke, Peter M. (2012). An electrostatic model predicting metal toxicity to root growth and microbial processes in soils. In: Lucy Burkitt and Leigh Sparrow, Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference 2012. Soil Science: Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, Hobart, Australia, (189-189). 3-5 December 2012.

  • Kopittke, Peter M., Wang, Peng, Blamey, Pax C., McKenna, Brigid A. and Menzies, Neal W. (2012). Improving the prediction of plant stress factors, including salinity, nutrient deficiency, and metal toxicity. In: Lucy Burkitt and Leigh Sparrow, Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference 2012. Soil Science: Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, Hobart, Australia, (531-531). 2-7 December 2012.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision