Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award Supports Dr. Guibin Jiang, Chinese
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- October 22, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that Dr. Guibin Jiang has
received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his seminal
contributions to China’s environmental research and conservation efforts. Dr.
Jiang is director of the State Key Lab of Environmental Chemistry and
Ecotoxicology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Research Center for
Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES).
Dr. Jiang is a world-renowned environmental expert and lecturer who has
authored and edited hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles and books.
RCEES is the leading comprehensive eco-environment research institute in China
and home to three state key laboratories and world-class instrument
The award will support Dr. Jiang and his team’s research on emerging,
persistent and toxic substances in the environment as well as the team’s
ongoing development of advanced screening methods to analyze those substances.
“China has increasingly recognized the importance of science and technology in
solving problems of environmental pollution, and it is supporting a number of
research projects on persistent organic pollutants,” reported Dr. Jiang and
colleagues in a 2010 Science China Chemistry article. “It is of the greatest
importance to develop efficient methods for assessing the occurrence and
environmental risks associated with those pollutants.”
“This award is a good step for us to move forward to enhance environmental
chemical research and, more importantly, to protect human health, not just in
China but worldwide,” Dr. Jiang added.
“Today China faces more challenges than ever in protecting public health and
the environment,” said Monty Benefiel, Agilent vice president for Gas Phase
Systems. “The government is investing billions in scientific research and
rehabilitation efforts to alleviate China’s growing concerns over air and
water quality, food safety and other risks associated with rapid
industrialization, urbanization and limited water resources.”
In upcoming studies, Dr. Jiang and his team plan to use GC/QTOF technologies
for non-targeted screening of organic pollutants in water systems across
China. They will also employ hyphenated ICP-MS (QQQ) technology to follow the
transport of nanoparticles in environmental systems and to better identify and
quantitate heavy metals and metalloids in polluted waters.
“We are honored to support the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
and Dr. Jiang’s important research aiding China’s efforts to balance economic,
industrial and urban development with environmental protection and public
health,” said Joe Weitzel, Agilent’s environmental marketing manager.
The Agilent Thought Leader Award promotes fundamental scientific advances by
contributing financial support, products and expertise to the research of
influential thought leaders in the life sciences and chemical analysis space.
Information about previous award recipients is available at Agilent’s Thought
Leader Program website.
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of
Sciences, formerly the Institute of Environmental Chemistry of Chinese Academy
of Sciences founded in 1975, is China’s first comprehensive research
institution engaged in research on eco-environmental science and technology.
In 1986, authorized by State Science and Technology Commission and Chinese
Academy of Sciences (CAS), it was amalgamated with Research Center of Ecology
of CAS and was reorganized into Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
of Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES). In June 1999, it became a part of the
Pilot Project of Knowledge Innovation Program of CAS. RCEES is located in
Beijing and provides a key educational base for graduate students and offers
educational programs in a variety of environmental sciences.
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