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Mei Ding


  • 1994-1998
      Ph.D. (cum laude) Geochemistry, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • 1992-1994
      M.S.Water Quality Management, International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE), Delft, the Netherlands
  • 1984-1987
      M.S.Coordination Chemistry, Central South Uni. of Tech., China
  • 1980-1984
      B.S.Analytical Chemistry, Central South Uni. of Tech., China


  • 2002-Present
      Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 1999-2002
      Post-Dctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 1998-1999
      Asso. Prof., Institute of Environmental Sciences, NEPA, Guangzhou, China
  • 1987-1992
      Research Associate, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Academia Sinica, Beijing

Current Professional Activities

1. Yucca  Mountain Project: Site-Scale Saturated Zone Transport, Technical Basis for Sorption-Coefficient Probability Distribution Functions .

2. Improved Characterization of Radionuclide Retardation in Volcanics and Alluviu (Funded by OST&I program of DOE)

3. Field Studies for the Determination of Transport Properties of Radioactive Solutes and Colloids Using Chemical Analogues (Funded by OST&I program of DOE)

4. Water Stewardship Program: Ground Water Data Assessment.

30+ Peer Reviewed Publications

Ding, M. (2007) In Situ Healing and Sealing the Environment, IDEA 07-111 Patent Disclosure, LANL, LLC.

M. Ding, B.H.W.S. De Jong (2007), Characterization of the surface chemistry of oxides with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: Assessment regarding surface oxygen valence charge and acid-base properties, Development in Environmental Science, Vol.5, D. Sarkar, R.Datta and R Hanninggan (Editors), Elsevier Ltd. (in press).

Ding M., Conca J. L., Den Auwer C., Gabitov R. I., Hess N. J.,  Paviet-Hartmann P., Palmer P.D., Loprestiv., Conradson S. D. (2006) Chemical speciation of heterogeneously reduced Pu in synthetic brines, Radiochimica Acta , 94(5), 249-259

Ding M., De Jong B.H.W.S. and Niesen L.(2005) Black ferric oxyhydroxide and its sorption of toxic substances, Geochimica, Vol.34, No.1, 41-50.

Ding, M. (2005) Radiotracer method in study of reactive transport across chemical gradients in porous media, Journal of  Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 264(2), 489-494.

Ding M., Schuiling R.D., van der Sloot H.A. (2002) Self-sealing isolation and immobilization: geochemical approach to environmental problems, Applied Geochemistry, Vol 17, No.2, pp 93-103.

Ding M., De Jong B.H.W.S., Roosendaal S.J. and Vredenberg (2000) A XPS studies on the electronic structure of bonding between solid and solutes: adsorption of Arsenate, Chromate, Phosphate, Pb2+, and Zn2+ ions on amorphous black ferric oxyhydroxide  Geochim. Cosmochim.

Acta, Vol 64, No. 7, pp. 1209-1219.


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