Xinbin Feng, IG-CAS, China

Xinbin Feng is a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He is now the director in general of Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained a PhD in geochemistry in 1997 at the same institute and did post-doctoral study at Gothenburg University, Sweden. His research focuses on mercury biogeochemical cycling in the environment and its health impact, mercury stable isotope geochemistry and remediation of mercury contaminated lands, which provide the scientific base for China’s implementation of Minamata Convention. Besides mercury, he is also interested in Cd, Pb, As and Sb biogeochemical cycling in the environment. He was the Chair of the 9th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, the 17th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment and the 7th International Symposium on Medical Geology which were held in Guiyang in 2009, 2014 and 2017, respectively. He has published more than 350 peer reviewed papers in international journals.