Funded Research Projects (Since 2002)


13. Project Title: On Developing Bioindicators for Assessing Mercury Exposure Risk in the Great Rivers: Selenium and Mercury Accumulation in Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans).

Funding Agency:  National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)

Project Period of Performance:  2012

Project Award Total:  $6,000

Principle Investigator:  Zhi-Qing Lin


12. Project Title: Use of Selenium-Contaminated Plant Waste Materials from Phytoremediation in Central California for Production of Selenium-Enriched Edible Mushrooms.

Funding Agency: US Environmental Protection Agency (SU836036)

Project Period of Performance:  8/2011 - 7/2012

Project Award Total: $14,539

Principle Investigator:  Zhi-Qing Lin


11. Project Title: Interactive Effects of Selenium on Mercury Accumulation and Distribution in Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) and Their Eggs in the Lower Illinois River.

Funding Agency:  National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)

Project Period of Performance:  2011

Project Award Total:  $6,000

Principle Investigator:  Zhi-Qing Lin


10. Project Title:  Agricultural Land Application of Biosolids and Water Treatment Residuals: Guidelines Development.

Funding Agency:  U.S. - Egypt Joint Sciences & Technology Board (ENV10-001-004)

Project Period of Performance:  2006 - 2009

Project Award Total:  $26,000

Principle Investigator:  Zhi-Qing Lin


9. Project Title:  Co-Application of Water Treatment Residuals and Biosolids on Agricultural Lands: Chemical Characterization of Phosphorous and Toxic Metals.

Funding Agency:  U.S. National Science Foundation (BES-0553322)

Project Period of Performance:  2006 - 2008

Project Award Total:  $76,351

Principle Investigator:  Zhi-Qing Lin


8. Project Title:  Lead Contamination in Urban Environments.

Funding Agency:  Institute for Urban Research, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Project Period of Performance:  2006 - 2007

Project Award Total:  $50,000

Principle Investigators:  Venessa Brown (SIUE), Richard Brugam (SIUE), Shunfu Hu (SIUE), Luci Kohn (SIUE), Zhi-Qing Lin, William Retzlaff (SIUE), and Kim White (SIUE)


7. Project Title:  PAH/Metal Exposure and Effects Assessment in South Chattanooga: Ecotoxicity and Chemical Speciation of Arsenic and Mercury.

Funding Agency:  Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory (a DOE-funded National Lab)

Project Period of Performance:  2006

Project Award Total:  120 hours beamtime

Principle Investigator:  Zhi-Qing Lin


6. Project Title: Bioaccumulation of Arsenic in Placenta from Residents in South Chattanooga.

Funding Agency: Regional Obstetrical Consultants

Project Period of Performance: 2005

Project Award Total: $6,816

Principle Investigator: Zhi-Qing Lin


5. Project Title: Exposure and Effects Assessment of Residential Exposure to PAHs and Heavy Metals in South Chattanooga, TN.

Funding Agency: U.S. National Institutes of Health

Project Period of Performance: 2004 - 2007

Project Award Total: $189,608

Principle Investigators: Sean Richards (UTC), Kevin Johnson (SIUE), Margaret Kovach (UTC), and Zhi-Qing Lin


4. Project Title: Enhancement of Selenium Volatilization by Salicornia: Plant and Microbial Interactions

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Project Period of Performance: 9/2003 8/2006

Project Award Total: $81,951

Principal Investigator: Zhi-Qing Lin


3. Project Title: Chemical Characterization and Environmental Evaluation of Phosphorus in Manure from Transgenic Pigs by XANES

Funding Agency: The Synchrotron Radiation Center (a national facility operated by the University of Wisconsin - Madison with funding from U.S. National Science Foundation)

Project Period of Performance: 2003 - 2005

Project Award Total: 480 hours beamtime

Principal Investigators: Tiequan Zhang (Agriculture and Agri-food Canada) and Zhi-Qing Lin


2. Project Title: Identification of Volatile Arsenical Compounds Produced during Phytoremediation Using a Novel GC-MS Technique

Funding Agency: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Project Period of Performance: 2004 - 2006

Project Award Total: $11,530

Principle Investigators: Kevin Johnson (SIUE) and Zhi-Qing Lin


1. Project Title: Ecotoxicity of Arsenic: Transformation of Toxic Chemical Forms of Arsenic in Food Chains

Funding agency: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Project Period of Performance: 2003 - 2004

Project Award Total: $6,000

Principal Investigator: Zhi-Qing Lin