Groundwater pollution and ecological restoration in mining areas, especially antimony mine, coal mine and limestone mines.

For the last 10 years much of Jianwei's attention has been focused on mining and the environment. He has been involved in many mining projects about mine closure and reclamation in China. He is mainly engaged in coal mines and metal mines, and his research area covers more than 10 provinces in China.

He deeply studied the migration of antimony and arsenic contamination in groundwater in the process of Xikuanghan(XKS) antimony mine in Hunan province. He also studied revegetation techniques on high-steep rock slopes in Henan and Shandong province, and is still under continuous monitoring. He hopes to make the greatest efforts to improve China’s environment of mines.

Biography

Jianwei Zhou is a professor at the school of environmental studies, China University of Geosciences(CUG). He has 20 years experience in research, teaching and consulting in hydrogeology, and environmental geology. Jianwei received a B.E. in Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology in 1998 from China University of Geosciences.

Then he continuously worked for Shandong Communications Engineering Corporation and Shandong Institute of Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration for five years. He also received a M.E. in Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources from China University of Geosciences in 2003 and 2006. As a visiting scholar, he worked in University of British Columbia with Prof. Dirk Van Zyl from Aug. 2010 to Aug. 2011. 

Industry

Jianwei's funds are mainly from the government and geological survey institutes, such as NSFC, China Geological Environment Monitoring Institute, et al.  He also cooperates with some mining companies and environmental companies, Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited,  China Minmetals Corporation, China City Environment Protection Engineering Limited Company (CCEPC) et al. 

Collaborations

Jianwei's main academic collaborations is in the field of antimony pollution research with State Key Laboratory of biogeology and environmental geology. This research is also cooperated with Beijing Normal University and Southwest University of Science and Technology. In 2018, he began to research with Wuhan University, Guizhou University and Kunming University of Science and Technology in applying fund at Major R & D program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China.

Funding

NSFC, MOST, et al.

Professor Zhou is working with Associate Professor Longbin Huang whilst vising CMLR.