zezhen pan
Zezhen Pan 潘泽真
Zezhen Pan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Fudan University. Prior to returning to Fudan, she was a postdoc fellow in the Environmental Microbiology Lab at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, under the mentorship of Prof. Rizlan Bernier Latmani. She received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Beijing Normal Univeristy in 2013, and a Ph.D. degree in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. 

She is interested in diverse aspects of aquatic geochemical processes, with a particular interest in radionuclide geochemistry and their isotopic fractionation, and in soil organic matter.



Washington University in St. Louis
Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering 
Doctor of Philosophy
Beijing Normal University  
Environmental Science (magna cum laude)
Bachelor of Science


2021 - now        Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University
2017 - 2021       Postdoctoral Fellow, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
2019                  Visiting Scholar, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
2013 -2017        Research Assistant, Department Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University

Selected Honors

2023NSFC Excellence Young Scholar Program (Oversea) 国家自然科学基金委优青(海外)
2020Excellence in Review Award, Applied Geochemistry
2019JSPS Japan-Swiss Young Scholar Visiting Fellowship

Professional Services

学术/社会 兼职与服务
中国矿物岩石地球化学学会青年工作委员会 委员 2022 -

Recent Selected Publications

  1. Pan, Z., Bártová, B., LaGrange, T., Butorin, S.M., Hyatt, N.C., Stennett, M.C., Kvashnina, K.O., Bernier-Latmani, R*. Nanoscale mechanism of UO2 formation through uranium reduction by magnetite. Nature Communications, 2020, 11 (1), pp 1-12.
  2. Pan, Z., Roebbert, Y., Beck, A., Bartova, B., Vitova, T., Weyer, S. and Bernier-Latmani, R., 2022. Persistence of the isotopic signature of pentavalent uranium in magnetite. Environmental Science & Technology56(3), pp.1753-1762.
  3. Pan, Z., Zhu, X., Satpathy, A., Li, W., Fortner, J., Giammar, D.E*. Cr(VI) Adsorption on Engineered Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Exploring Complexation Processes and Water Chemistry. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53 (20), pp 11913-11921.
  4. Pan, Z., Li, W., Fortner, J.D., Giammar, D.E*. Measurement and Surface Complexation Modeling of U(VI) Adsorption to Engineered Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51 (16), pp 9219-9226.
  5. Pan, Z., Giammar, D.E. *, Metha, V., Troyer, L.D., Catalano, J.G., Wang, Z. Phosphate-Induced Immobilization of Uranium in Hanford Sediments. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50 (24), pp 13486–13494.