Dr. Daohui Lin is a professor at department of environmental science, Zhejiang University, China. He obtained his Ph.D in environmental science from Zhejiang University in 2005, M.S. in environmental science from Beijing Normal University in 1998, and B.S. in geography from Hangzhou University in 1995. He worked as a visiting scholar (2006-2008) at University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

His research area is environmental science, focusing on environmental behavior and ecological effect of contaminants, especially of engineered nanomaterials. He illustrated mechanisms underlying the nano-bio interfacial interactions and revealed that nanoparticles can accumulate on the bio-surfaces through specific and/or non-specific interactions, damage and enter into cells, and thereby present toxicity; the widely distributed dissolved organic matter (DOM) would inhibit or enhance the nanotoxicity by altering the nano-bio interfacial interactions. He revealed that DOM can bind on the surfaces of hydrophobic carbon nanotubes (CNTs) mainly by π-π and hydrophobic interaction; the adsorbed DOM would increase hydrophilicity of the CNTs and thereby enhance aqueous stabilization of the CNTs and enhance its transport through porous media and adsorption of heavy metal ions.

He has published about 110 research papers, and his publications have been other-cited in SCI papers for about 3700 times; seven of his papers are ranked as the highly-cited papers in Web of Science. He is a recipient of the National Natural Science Fund of China for Distinguished Young Scholars (No. 21525728, 2016-2020) and is the project coordinator of the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2017YFA0207000, 2017-2022). He currently serves as editorial board members of Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Pollution and Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.

He welcomes Ph. D students and Postdocs to do research work in his lab.

Research work

Environmental implications and applications of engineered nanomaterials