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Limin Zhang

Deputy Secretary of NNU Committee of CPC and Vice President

Limin Zhang, Doctor of Science, Professor, and Doctoral Supervisor, is currently a Deputy Secretary of NNU Committee of CPC and Vice President of Nanjing Normal University.

In July 1994, Limin Zhang graduated from the Nanjing Institute of Geography and the Lakes of Chinese Academy of Sciences, with a doctoral degree. In 1997, he worked as a visiting scholar at the Japanese Lake Biwa Research Institute.

Professor Zhang’s main research interests include drainage basin water environment management and planning, environmental treatment, and ecological restoration of river systems. He has led more than 10 international cooperation programs and national or provincial projects on environmental protection. From 2008 to 2012, he presided over a "Key Technology and Engineering Demonstration of Load-shedding for Urban Sewage and Key Industries” in the National Major Special Program on "Water Pollution Control and Treatment" (2008ZX07101-003). The project was completed and passed inspection by the National Office of Special Water Projects. He has won 4 Science and Technology Progress Awards issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, including 1 First Prize (2014), 1 Second Prize (1998), 2 Third Prizes (2006, 2007); 1 China Petroleum and Chemical Technology Progress Award (2005); 2 Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Progress Awards, Third Prizes (2005, 2009); 5 Jiangsu Province Excellent Engineering Consulting Achievement Awards, including 2 First Prizes (2008, 2009); and more than 10 national patents. He has also published 10 books, including Research on Technologies for Treating Industrial Organic Toxic Wastewater, Treating Traces of Toxicity in Drinking Water and Research on Treatment and Planning for Rivers Running into Taihu Lake, and over 40 papers carried by domestic and international core journals.

In 1999, he was selected as one of the talented professionals to receive the Tier-3 Program of Jiangsu Province "Project 333" Talent Project. In 2000, he was awarded the title of “4th Group of Outstanding Scientific and Technological Professionals in Jiangsu Province”. In 2001, he was recognized as a “Young Expert with Outstanding Contribution in Jiangsu Province”. In 2003, he was recognized as “China’s Excellent Professional in Science and Technology for Environmental Protection”. In 2007, he was approved by the State Council as an “Expert Eligible for Special Government Allowance”. He also works as a member of a National Panel for Major Water Protection Program on Taihu Lake Basin research, a member of the Jiangsu Provincial Experts Committee for Water Pollution Prevention and Control and Cyanobacteria Prevention and Control at Taihu Lake, and a member of the Editorial Board of the academic journal Lake Science.