PolyU scholar receives Clair C. Patterson Award for outstanding achievements in environmental geochemistry

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 22 February 2022 – Professor Xiang-dong LI, Dean of Faculty of
Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
,
was honoured with the Clair C. Patterson Award 2022 in recognition of his
innovative and dynamic work in environmental geochemistry, including research
in the fields of regional contamination, urban air PM2.5 pollution,
and the origin and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance.

Professor Xiang-dong Li,
Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University, was honoured with the Clair C. Patterson Award 2022 in recognition
of his innovative and dynamic work in environmental geochemistry.

The Clair C. Patterson Award is presented to only one recipient annually
by the Geochemical Society for an innovative breakthrough in environmental
geochemistry of fundamental significance within the last decade, particularly
in service to society.

Professor Li said, “I am very proud to be presented with this
prestigious award. In addition to the international recognition, the award
indeed acknowledges the dedication of the research team here at PolyU in making
an impact in the communities we serve. By addressing real-world environmental problems,
we hope our research will bring about practical benefits for Hong Kong and the
rest of the world.”

Professor Li’s current research covers a wide range of topics including
emissions, transport and environmental fate of metal and organic pollutants,
contaminated soil remediation, and the environmental loadings and implications
of emerging pharmaceutical-related contaminants in surface environments.

Over the years, he has published more than 250 papers, mostly in
leading international journals. He has also been the principal investigator of
numerous research projects funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council
(RGC) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Professor Li is also the Director of the Research Institute for
Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD), Chair Professor of Environmental Science
and Technology, and Ko Jan Ming Professor in Sustainable Urban Development at
PolyU.

Established in 1955, the Geochemical Society is a non-profit
scientific organisation that aims to encourage the application of chemistry to
the solution of geological and cosmochemical problems as well as to promote
understanding of geochemistry through various programmes. Membership is international
and diverse in background, and includes thousands of scientists and engineers from
around the world.

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