Prestigious award to Zhang Hua

Dr. Zhang Hua’s Ph.D. thesis has been selected for the Springer Theses Series and is awarded UCAS-Springer Award for Excellent Doctoral Theses.

The thesis is entitled “Impacts of Selenium on the Biogeochemical Cycles of Mercury in Terrestrial Ecosystems in Mercury Mining Areas”.

Internationally top-ranked research institutes select their best thesis annually for publication in this series. Nominated and endorsed by two recognized specialists, each thesis is chosen for its scientific excellence and impact on research. For greater accessibility to non-specialists, the published versions include an extended introduction, as well as a foreword by the student’s supervisor explaining the special relevance of the work for the field. As a whole, the series provides a valuable resource both for newcomers to the relevant field, and for other scientists seeking detailed background information on special questions. Finally, it provides an accredited documentation of the valuable contributions made by today’s younger generation of scientists.

Zhang Hua has been affiliated with NIVA for two years, among other things as a member of the SINOMER-project (Sino-Norwegian Cooperation Project on Mercury Pollution). Hua was nominated to the award by Thorjørn Larssen (NIVA) and Xinbin Feng (the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry (SKLEG) – Chinese Academy of Science). They have both been co-supervisors for Hua’s thesis.

- This award shows that the project has been very successful, Zhang Hua says.

- It is not only important for the awareness of mercury in China, but also for other scientific environments.

The proud award-winner says he could hardly believe it when he was told the news last weekend.

- I am of course very happy with the award, and would like to thank NIVA and Thorjørn Larssen, the project manager, for his support during my work.

Dr. Zhang Hua with his Springer award.

- I will now begin the work of making a book of my thesis, Zhang Hua concludes.

- Hopefully the result will be published in May.


Sist oppdatert 17.09.2015