Keynote Speaker I



Prof. Yuegang Zuo
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA


Yuegang Zuo is currently a Full Professor in analytical and environmental chemistry and Director of Graduate Programs at Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is also a Full Professor in marine chemistry at the School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Wuhan University in 1982, his M.S. degree in environmental chemistry from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1984, and his Ph.D. in environmental science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in 1992. Most of his recent research has focused on separation, identification and quantification of endocrine disrupting pollutants and phenolic antioxidants in plants and seafood as well as in the related environments and examine their occurrence, sources, distribution, transportation and fate in the biochemsphere. He has published over 70 scientific papers in prestige journals such as Science, and Environmental Science and Technology.

B.S. 1982, Wuhan University
M.S. 1984, Institute of Environmental Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science
Ph.D. 1992, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ)
Analytical Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry, Marine Chemistry, Photochemistry and Photobiology


Plenary Speaker I



Prof. Frank Yang

East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA


Dr. Yu “Frank” Yang is a Professor and Director of Chemistry Graduate Studies at East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Mainz, Germany in 1993. He joined the Department of Chemistry at East Carolina University as an assistant professor in 1997, tenured in 2003, and promoted to full professor in 2007.
Dr. Yang's principal areas of interest and expertise include green chemical processes, environmental chemistry,
subcritical water chromatography and extraction. The main goal of Dr. Yang’s research programs is to eliminate or minimize the use of toxic organic solvents in extraction, chromatography, environmental remediation, and other chemical processes. Honors include the University Five-Year Achievement for Excellence in Research Award, the Sigma Xi Helms Research Award, University of North Carolina Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award, Cottrell College Science Awards from Research Corporation, and the Starter Grant Award from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.