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Lecture of Prof. Norman Terry for Visiting Jiangsu University

Prof. Norman Terry

Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley



Lecture for Students and Teachers

Title: The stinky story of Shell Pond: A case-study in phytoremediation

Time: May. 17, 2019,  9:00 am.

Place: 203 meeting room, School of Food and Biological Engineering.


Introduction to Prof. Norman Terry :


Norman Terry is a Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley. He received a B.A. in Botany (Special Honors) from University of Southampton, a MS in Plant Physiology from University of Nottingham, and a PhD in Plant Physiology from University of Nottingham. In 1972, He joined University of California, Berkeley. Since 1989 his research has focused on phytoremediation, the use of plants to clean up contaminated soil and water. His research approach is multidisciplinary and his research group conducts research in ecology, plant physiology and biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology (including the genetic engineering of plants for enhanced phytoremediation). His major accomplishments include the development and application of constructed wetlands to remove selenium and toxic heavy metals from agricultural and industrial wastewater, as well as the development of genetically engineered plants for the phytoremediation of selenium-contaminated soils. Recently, he and his research group succeeded in the phytoremediation of petroleum-contaminated soil in California of America. He has authored over 265 research publications, obtained 3 patents, and co-edited the book Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water, published by Lewis publishers, New York.



Research progress in recent five years for the bioremediation of petroleum contaminated soil were reported by Professor Norman Terry using the case

of petroleum-contaminated Shell Pond in the Bay Area of America. In this lecture, the abilities and characteristics of plant, bacteria and fungi for the petroleum degradation in contaminated soil were illustrated and the essential problems were also elucidated. In addition, phytoremediation was applied in the bioremediation of Sell Pond soil, and the related methods and results were provided. The latest research results in the phytoremediation of petroleum-contaminated soil were systematically introduced in a Question & Answer way by Prof. Norman Terry.



(School of Food and Biological Engineering)


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