Overview

  • Since he came to ODU, he has secured research grants from the funding agencies such as the NSF, Petroleum Research Fund, USDA, and Jeffress Foundation. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed journal papers and 7 book chapters, and his papers have been cited more than 4600 times with an H index of 40. He was awarded Distinguished Research Award by College of Sciences, Old Dominion University. In addition, Dr. Mao has been invited to give talks at many institutes and conferences. He was an associate editor of Journal of Geophysical Research, Biogeosciences and currently serves as an academic editor of Plos One.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 Characterization of dissolved organic matter/nitrogen by fluorescence excitation-emission matrix spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for watershed managementChemosphere. 708-715.
    2018 Chemical and structural characterization of thermally simulated kerogen and its relationship with microporosityMarine and Petroleum Geology. 4-13.
    2017 A major step in opening the black box of high-molecular-weight dissolved organic nitrogen by isotopic labeling of synechococcus and multibond two-dimensional NMRAnalytical chemistry. 9.
    2017 Advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy of natural organic matterProgress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. 17-51.
    2017 Altered humin compositions under organic and inorganic fertilization on an intensively cultivated sandy loam soilScience of The Total Environment. 356-364.
    2017 Characterization of transformations of maize residues into soil organic matterScience of The Total Environment. 1843-1854.
    2017 Chemical nature of humic substances in two typical Chinese soils (upland vs paddy soil): A comparative advanced solid state NMR studyScience of The Total Environment. 444-452.
    2017 Effects of management and pore characteristics on organic matter composition of macroaggregates: evidence from characterization of organic matter and imagingEuropean Journal of Soil Science. 200.
    2016 Chemical and structural properties of dissolved black carbon released from biocharsCarbon. 759-767.
    2016 Investigation of sorbate-induced plasticization of Pahokee peat by solid-state NMR spectroscopyJournal of Soils and Sediments. 1841-1848.
    2016 Novel insights from NMR spectroscopy into seasonal changes in the composition of dissolved organic matter exported to the Bering Sea by the Yukon RiverGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 72-88.
    2016 Photochemistry of dissolved black carbon released from biochar: reactive oxygen species generation and phototransformationEnvironmental Science & Technology. 1218-1226.
    2016 Secondary Structures in a Freeze-Dried Lignite Humic Acid Fraction Caused by Hydrogen-Bonding of Acidic Protons with Aromatic RingsEnvironmental Science & Technology. 1663-1669.
    2015 Biosorption of nonylphenol by pure algae, field-collected planktons and their fractionsEnvironmental Pollution. 61-69.
    2015 Chemical composition of dissolved organic matter from various sources as characterized by solid-state NMRAquatic Sciences. 595-607.
    2015 Chemical composition of organic matter in a deep soil changed with a positive priming effect due to glucose addition as investigated by 13 C NMR spectroscopySoil Biology and Biochemistry. 137-144.
    2015 Long-term litter decomposition controlled by manganese redox cyclingProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. E5253-E5260.
    2015 Mass loss and chemical structures of wheat and maize straws in response to ultraviolet-B radiation and soil contactScientific Reports.
    2015 Plant species rather than climate greatly alters the temporal pattern of litter chemical composition during long-term decompositionScientific Reports. 15783.
    2015 Potential traceable markers of organic matter in organic and conventional dairy manure using ultraviolet–visible and solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopyOrganic Agriculture. 113-122.
    2015 Spectroscopic characterization of marine dissolved organic matter isolated by reverse osmosis and electrodialysis: Implications for oceanic carbon cyclingMarine Chemistry.
    2015 Spectroscopic characterization of oceanic dissolved organic matter isolated by reverse osmosis coupled with electrodialysisMarine Chemistry. 278-287.
    2015 Supplementary Material to accompany: Spectroscopic characterization of oceanic dissolved organic matter isolated by reverse osmosis coupled with electrodialysis: Implications for oceanic carbon cycling
    2014 Composition of clay-fraction organic matter in Holocene paleosols revealed by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopyGeoderma. 54-61.
    2014 Compositions and constituents of freshwater dissolved organic matter isolated by reverse osmosisMarine Pollution Bulletin. 60-66.
    2014 Hydrothermal Preparation and Characterization of Novel Corncob-Derived Solid Acid CatalystsJournal of agricultural and food chemistry. 5345-5353.
    2014 Influence of molecular structure and adsorbent properties on sorption of organic compounds to a temperature series of wood charsEnvironmental Science & Technology. 4790-4798.
    2014 Loss of optical and molecular indicators of terrigenous dissolved organic matter during long-term photobleachingAquatic Sciences. 353-373.
    2014 Similarities in chemical composition of soil organic matter across a millennia-old paddy soil chronosequence as revealed by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopyBiology and fertility of soils. 571-581.
    2014 Sorption Selectivity in Natural Organic Matter Probed with Fully Deuterium-Exchanged and Carbonyl-13C-Labeled Benzophenone and 1H–13C NMR SpectroscopyEnvironmental Science & Technology. 8645-8652.
    2013 Characterization of kerogen using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy: A reviewInternational Journal of Coal Geology. 83-90.
    2013 Chemical structure changes in kerogen from bituminous coal in response to dike intrusions as investigated by advanced solid-state 13 C NMR spectroscopyInternational Journal of Coal Geology. 53-64.
    2013 Interaction mechanism of benzene and phenanthrene in condensed organic matter: importance of adsorption (nanopore-filling)Geoderma. 68-74.
    2013 Photochemical flocculation of terrestrial dissolved organic matter and ironGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 398-413.
    2013 Reduction of Cr (VI) by organic acids in the presence of Al (III)Journal of Hazardous Materials. 150-156.
    2013 Role of extractable and residual organic matter fractions on sorption of phenanthrene in sedimentsChemosphere. 1973-1979.
    2013 Soil Carbon Characterization 10 to 15 Years After Organic Residual Application: Carbon (1s) K-Edge Near-Edge X-Ray Absorption Fine-Structure Spectroscopy StudySoil Science. 453-464.
    2013 Sorption of monoaromatic compounds to heated and unheated coals, humic acid, and biochar: Implication for using combustion method to quantify sorption contribution of carbonaceous geosorbents in soilApplied geochemistry. 289-296.
    2012 Advanced solid-state NMR characterization of marine dissolved organic matter isolated using the coupled reverse osmosis/electrodialysis methodEnvironmental Science & Technology. 5806-5814.
    2012 Characterization of coals and their laboratory-prepared black carbon using advanced solid-state 13 C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopyFuel processing technology. 56-64.
    2012 Characterization of wood chars produced at different temperatures using advanced solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopic techniquesEnergy & Fuels. 5983-5991.
    2012 Preparation and characterization of humic acid cross-linked with organic bridging groupsOrganic Geochemistry. 132-138.
    2012 Removal of copper and cadmium from aqueous solution using switchgrass biochar produced via hydrothermal carbonization processJournal of Environmental Management. 61-69.
    2012 Sorption selectivity in natural organic matter studied with nitroxyl paramagnetic relaxation probesEnvironmental Science & Technology. 12814-12822.
    2012 Structural characterization of gilsonite bitumen by advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry revealing pyrrolic and aromatic rings substituted with aliphatic chainsOrganic Geochemistry. 21-36.
    2012 Structural convergence of maize and wheat straw during two-year decomposition under different climate conditionsEnvironmental Science & Technology. 7159-7165.
    2012 Thermal properties of poly (ethylene terephthalate) recovered from municipal solid waste by steam autoclavingJournal of Applied Polymer Science. 1698-1708.
    2011 15N and 13C ${$14N$}$ NMR investigation of the major nitrogen-containing segment in an aquatic fulvic acid: Evidence for a hydantoin derivativeMagnetic Resonance in Chemistry. 775-780.
    2011 Adsorption and mobility of Cr (III)–organic acid complexes in soilsJournal of Hazardous Materials. 1533-1538.
    2011 Characterization of humic substances by advanced solid state NMR spectroscopy: demonstration of a systematic approachOrganic Geochemistry. 891-902.
    2011 Chemical structures of coal lithotypes before and after CO 2 adsorption as investigated by advanced solid-state 13 C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopyInternational Journal of Coal Geology. 67-74.
    2011 Functional groups identified by solid state 13 C NMR spectroscopyEnvironmental chemistry of animal manure. Nova, NY. 41-59.
    2011 Hydrothermal Carbonization of Municipal Waste Streams: Supporting InformationEnvironmental Science & Technology. 5696-5703.
    2011 Hydrothermal carbonization of municipal waste streamsEnvironmental Science & Technology. 5696-5703.
    2011 Impact of coal structural heterogeneity on the nonideal sorption of organic contaminantsEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 1310-1319.
    2011 Photodegradation mechanism and kinetics of methyl orange catalyzed by Fe (III) and citric acidJournal of Hazardous Materials. 2083-2088.
    2011 Photoredox pathways of Cr (III)–tartrate complexes and their impacting factorsJournal of Hazardous Materials. 2110-2116.
    2011 Solid-state NMR analysis of soil organic matter fractions from integrated physical–chemical extractionSoil Science Society of America Journal. 1374-1384.
    2011 Structural changes of humic acids from sinking organic matter and surface sediments investigated by advanced solid-state NMR: Insights into sources, preservation and molecularly uncharacterized componentsGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 7864-7880.
    2010 Chemical and nanometer-scale structure of kerogen and its change during thermal maturation investigated by advanced solid-state 13 C NMR spectroscopyGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2110-2127.
    2010 Chemical structure and heterogeneity differences of two lignins from loblolly pine as investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopyJournal of agricultural and food chemistry. 9882-9892.
    2010 Chemical structures of swine-manure chars produced under different carbonization conditions investigated by advanced solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopyEnergy & Fuels. 388-397.
    2010 Elucidating the structure of gilsonite bitumen by advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance SpectroscopyGeoderma. 17-29.
    2010 Structural features of a bituminous coal and their changes during low-temperature oxidation and loss of volatiles investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopyEnergy & Fuels. 2536-2544.
    2010 Systematic characterization of kerogen using advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonanceThe Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP).
    2010 Tetracycline sorption to coal and soil humic acids: an examination of humic structural heterogeneityEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 1934-1942.
    2009 Characterization of plant-derived water extractable organic matter by multiple spectroscopic techniquesBiology and fertility of soils. 609-616.
    2009 Characterization of sinking particles from the northwest Mediterranean Sea using advanced solid-state NMRGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 1014-1026.
    2009 Nonaromatic core- shell structure of nanodiamond from solid-state NMR spectroscopyJournal of the American Chemical Society. 1426-1435.
    2009 Nonaromatic coreshell structure of nanodiamond from solid-state NMRJournal of the American Chemical Society. 1426-1435.
    2008 Capillary Electrophoresis and Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix Characterization of Soil Mobile and Calcium HumatesFrom Molecular Understanding to Innovative Applications of Humic Substances. 91.
    2008 Characterization of Black Carbon by Advanced NMR.Session.
    2008 Influence of animal manure application on the chemical structures of soil organic matter as investigated by advanced solid-state NMR and FT-IR spectroscopyGeoderma. 353-362.
    2008 Influence of clay minerals on the reduction of Cr 6+ by citric acidChemosphere. 781-787.
    2008 Influence of complex reagents on removal of chromium (VI) by zero-valent ironChemosphere. 870-874.
    2008 Sorption of polar and nonpolar aromatic compounds to two humic acids with varied structural heterogeneityEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 2449-2456.
    2008 Spectral Characterization of Plant-Derived Dissolved Organic MatterFrom Molecular Understanding to Innovative Applications of Humic Substances. 87.
    2007 Characterization of a nitrogen-rich fulvic acid and its precursor algae by solid-state NMROrganic Geochemistry. 1277-1292.
    2007 Characterization of a nitrogen-rich fulvic acid and its precursor algae from solid state NMROrganic Geochemistry. 1277-1292.
    2007 Chemical structures of manure from conventional and phytase transgenic pigs investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopyJournal of agricultural and food chemistry. 2131-2138.
    2007 Humic acids from particulate organic matter in the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence Estuary investigated by advanced solid-state NMRGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 5483-5499.
    2007 Molecular-scale heterogeneity of humic acid in particle-size fractions of two Iowa soilsGeoderma. 17-29.
    2007 www. elsevier. com/locate/geodermaGeoderma. 215.
    2006 Absence of mobile carbohydrate domains in dry humic substances proven by NMR, and implications for organic-contaminant sorptionEnvironmental Science and Technology. 1751-1756.
    2006 Differences between lignin in unprocessed wood, milled wood, mutant wood, and extracted lignin detected by 13C solid-state NMRJournal of agricultural and food chemistry. 9677-9686.
    2005 Methylene spectral editing in solid-state NMR by three-spin coherence selectionJournal of Magnetic Resonance. 1-6.
    2005 Spectroscopic characterization of fulvic acid under different cover crop systemsCommunications in soil science and plant analysis. 2101-2111.
    2004 Accurate quantification of aromaticity and unprotonated aromatic carbon fraction in natural organic matter by ^13C solid-state NMREnvironmental Science and Technology. 2680-2684.
    2004 Caracterizacao Espectroscópica da Matéria Organica do Solo.Embrapa Instrumentacao Agropecuária. Circular Técnica.
    2004 Separation of acetal or ketal O-C-O ^13C NMR signals from aromatic-carbon bands by a chemical-shift-anisotropy filterSolid State NMR. 36-45.
    2002 Domain mobility of humic acids investigated with one-and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance: support for dual-mode sorption modelCommunications in soil science and plant analysis. 1679-1688.
    2002 Studies of Humic Fractions from a Mollisol SoilWorld. 196.
    2002 Suitability of different 13C solid-state NMR techniques in the characterization of humic acidsInternational Journal of Environmental & Analytical Chemistry. 183-196.
    2001 Characteristics of amino acids in soil humic substancesCommunications in soil science and plant analysis. 1991-2005.
    2001 Spectroscopic evaluation of humin changes in response to soil managementsSPECIAL PUBLICATION-ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY. 271-280.
    2000 Poly (methylene) crystallites in humic substances detected by nuclear magnetic resonanceEnvironmental Science & Technology. 530-534.
    2000 Structural investigation of Humic Substances using 2D solid-state nuclear magnetic resonanceSPECIAL PUBLICATION-ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY. 83-90.
    1999 Evaluation of Different Solid-state 1 3C NMR Techniques for Characterizing Humic AcidsSPECIAL PUBLICATION-ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY. 49-62.
    1999 Fractionation and distribution of selenium in soilsCommunications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis. 2437-2447.
    1999 NMR evidence for crystalline domains in humic substancesSPECIAL PUBLICATION-ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY. 63-68.
    1998 Effect of soil amendments on fractionation of Selenium-enriched soilCommunications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis. 2917-2925.
    1998 Structure and Elemental Composition of Humic Acids: Comparison of Solid-State 1 3C NMR Calculations and Chemical AnalysesSPECIAL PUBLICATION-ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY. 79-90.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2013 Characterization of Biochars Using Advanced Solid-State 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance SpectroscopyAdvanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. Springer.
    2013 Chemical properties of humic and fulvic acid products and their ores of originFunctions of Natural Organic Matter in Changing Environment. Springer.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2015 Seasonal variability in the composition of dissolved organic matter in the Yukon River, Alaska
    2014 Chemical structures of dissolved organic matter from various sources as characterized by solid-state NMR: Insights into molecular signatures in relation to point and nonpoint sources
    2014 Sorption selectivity in natural organic matter studied with NMR spin and relaxation probes
    2013 Exploration of distinct spectral features between conventional and organic dairy manure
    2013 Photochemical Flocculation of Terrestrial Dissolved Organic Matter (tDOM) and Iron: Mechanisms and Geochemical Implications
    2013 Systematic advanced NMR techniques for characterizing oil shale, its isolates, and residues after retorting
    2012 Litter decomposition over broad spatial and long time scales investigated by advanced solid-state NMR: insight into effects of climate, litter quality, and time.  0259.
    2011 Chemical structural changes in kerogen from bituminous coal in response to dike intrusions as investigated by advanced C-13 solid-state NMR
    2010 Advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy for investigating charcoal
    2010 Characterization of charcoal using advanced solid-state NMR
    2010 Chemical and spectroscopic characterization of marine dissolved organic matter isolated using the coupled reverse osmosis-electrodialysis (RO/ED) method
    2010 FT-IR and C-13 NMR analysis of soil humic fractions from a long term cropping systems study.  58.
    2010 Insight into chemical structures and potential sources of marine and coastal dissolved organic matter by advanced solid-state NMR
    2009 Advanced 13C NMR Analysis of the Light Fraction, Particulate Organic Matter, and Humic Acid Fractions From a Corn-Soybean Soil
    2009 Characterization of nitrogen in geological organic matters samples using advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy
    2009 Mobile humic acids and recalcitrant calcium humate in eight US soils.  151.
    2009 STRUCTURAL FEATURES OF A BITUMINOUS COAL AND THEIR CHANGES AFTER LOW-TEMPERATURE OXIDATION AND LOSS OF VOLATILES INVESTIGATED BY ADVANCED SOLID-STATE NMR SPECTROSCOPY
    2009 Surfactive quality of humic substances for stabilizing carbon nanotube disperisons
    2008 Characterization of Manure from Conventional and Phytase Transgenic Pigs by Advanced Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy.
    2008 Correlation between chemical structures of kerogen and thermal maturity investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy
    2007 Advanced Solid-State 13C NMR Analysis of Organic Matter in a Nebraska Corn Soil Amended with Cattle Manure.
    2005 Isolation and Characterization of Humic Acids from" slickspot" Soils.  54.
    2004 Isolation and Characterization of Humic Substances from Soils Collected at Juniper Butte Range, Idaho.  175-177.
    2004 Nitrogen-bonded aromatics in soil organic matter and their implications for a yield decline in intensive rice cropping.  6351-6354.
    2003 Characterization of soil organic matter in tropical rice soils by advanced solid-state NMR
    2003 Chemistry of Humic Substances in Irish Soils
    2003 Detection of Aromatic-Bonded N and Associated Lignin Residues in a Humic Fraction by Advanced Solid-State Nmr

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Mao joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University in 2006. As both biogeochemist and a solid-state NMR specialist, Dr. Mao's primary research interest is the development and application of advanced solid-state NMR techniques for characterizing two kinds of complex natural organic matter (NOM) samples: (1) environmentally/geochemically-related NOM such as organic matter from soil, water, sediment, and organic wastes, and (2) energy-related organic matter such as kerogen, coal, corn stover and its residues, and biochars. He has developed, modified and applied many advanced solid-state NMR techniques for elucidating NOM structures and proposed a systematic approach to characterizing NOM. Dr. Mao is considered as a pioneer in this area in the world.
  • Grants

  • USDA NIFA postdoctoral fellowship for Michael Lawrinenko of Agronomy Department, at Iowa State University (Co-supervisor for him in this project)  awarded by USDA 2018 - 2020
  • Collaborative research: Thermal air-oxidation of biomass chars- structural changes and implications for retention of contaminants  awarded by NSF 2017 - 2020
  • Applications of NMR spectroscopy in agriculture-research for tea and organic matter  awarded by Department of Education, Anhui Province, China 2016 - 2019
  • Collaborative Research: Air-Oxidation of Biomass Chars  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2018
  • Investigations of oil shale using advanced solid-state NMR  awarded by USGS 2016 - 2018
  • Sedimentary records and fates of typical organic contaminants in aquatic environment coupled to global warming  awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China 2015 - 2018
  • Characterization of kerogen using advanced solid-state NMR  awarded by West Virginia University 2017
  • Quantification and characterization of dissolved organic carbon from biochars  awarded by Michigan State University 2017
  • Investigation of the mechanisms controlling soil nitrogen availability after straw return using advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy  awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China 2013 - 2015
  • Collaborative Research: Stabilized organic carbon and paleoenvironmental interpretations of late quaternary paleosols  awarded by NSF 2012 - 2015
  • FT-ICR-MS machine time for measuring dissolved organic matter  awarded by National High Magnetic Field Lab 2014
  • Using fluorescence EEM spectroscopy of intrinsic fluroescent amino acids to track dissolved organic nitrogen  awarded by USDA 2010 - 2013
  • CBET Grantee Conference Travel Support  awarded by NSF CBET Program 2012
  • Stabilized organic carbon and Paleoenvironmental interpretation of late quaternary paleosols  awarded by Old Dominion University 2011 - 2012
  • Collaborative Research: Advanced solid-state NMR characterization of non-covalent interactions of organic compounds in soil and sediment organic matter  awarded by NSF Environmental Engineering and Analytical and Surface Chemistry Programs 2009 - 2012
  • EAGER: Exploring Advanced Solid-state NMR as a Tool to Better Understand Changes in Litter Carbon Chemistry Caused by Decomposition, PI, $50,000,  awarded by NSF Ecosystem Science Program 2010 - 2011
  • Unraveling structural conundrum of organic nitrogen in soil and sediment organic matter using advanced solid-state NMR: insights into formation mechanisms of stabilized nitrogen  awarded by NSF Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry Program 2009 - 2011
  • Influence of tillage, crop residue, and nitrogen management on the chemical structures of soil organic matter and organic nitrogen forms investigated by advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy  awarded by The Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust 2010
  • Investigations of animal manure using advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy  awarded by New England Plant, Soil and Water Laboratory, USDA-ARS 2010
  • Collaborative Research: Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter using Efficient Isolation Coupled to Advanced Analytical Tehcniques  awarded by NSF (OCE-0728634) 2007 - 2010
  • Collaborative Research: Comprehensive chemical characterization of marine dissolved organic matter using efficient isolation coupled to advanced analytical techniques  awarded by NSF Chemical Oceanography 2007 - 2010
  • Obtaining quantitative structural information of complex natural organic matter using new, advanced solid-state NMR spectral-editing techniques combined with computer fitting  awarded by Old Dominion University 2009
  • Insights into chemical structural changes of kerogen during thermal evolution investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Type G Grant  awarded by The Petroleum Research Fund, American Chemical Society 2007 - 2009
  • Influence of tillage, crop residue, and nitrogen managements on the chemical structures of soil organic matter and organic nitrogen forms investigated by advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy  awarded by The Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust 2008
  • Spectroscopic investigations of soil humic substances using solid-state NMR spectroscopy  awarded by New England Plant, Soil and Water Laboratory, USDA-ARS 2008
  • Travel support to Annual Soil Science Society of American Meetings in Houston  awarded by Native American Research Lab, Montana State University 2008
  • Travel and NMR instrument time  awarded by The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 2007 - 2008
  • Chemical structures of pig feces from conventional and phytase transgenic pigs investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy  awarded by Old Dominion University Summer Research Fellowship 2007
  • Influence of tillage, crop residue, and nitrogen managements on the chemical structures of soil organic matter and organic nitrogen forms investigated by advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy  awarded by The Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust 2007
  • Spectroscopic investigations of plant-derived dissolved organic matter using solid-state NMR spectroscopy  awarded by New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory, USDA-ARS 2007
  • Characterization of insoluble organic matter from meteorites using advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Research Initiative Grant  awarded by Montana Space Grant Consortium 2005 - 2007
  • Montana NASA EPSCoR Travel Program  awarded by Montana Space Grant Consortium 2006
  • Support to conduct the chemical and physical properties of a soil on which a rare plant, shoshonea, can grow in Environmental Lab at Salish-Kootenai College  awarded by Salish-Kootenai College 2006
  • Travel support to annual ENC in Asilomer, CA  awarded by Iowa State University 2006
  • Structural variations in soil organic matter with different soil layers and locations at Juniper Butte Range, Idaho  awarded by Subcontract from Prof. C. Edward Clapp, Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul 2004 - 2006
  • Travel support to Salish-Kootenai College  awarded by Salish-Kootenai College 2005
  • Two-month summer salary to conduct research on characterization of natural organic matter by advanced solid-state NMR  awarded by Iowa State University 2005
  • Characterization of Insoluble Organic Matter from Carbonaceous Meteorites by Advanced Solid-State Nuculear Magnetic Resonance and Computer Fitting  awarded by Office of Research 2009 -
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Chemistry : NMR Spectroscopy, Environmental Chemistry and Biogeochemistry
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry and Solid-state NMR spectroscopy (focused on NMR spectroscopy), University of Massachusetts Amherst 2000
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry, Nanjing Agricultural University 1992
  • B.S. in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Nanjing Agricultural University 1989
  • Full Name

  • Jingdong Mao