Shi, Lin




Admissions major

Master's admissions major:

  • Master of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Master of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

Doctoral admissions major:

  • Doctor of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Doctor of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

Work Experience

  • 09/2004-present: Professor, School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology (SCUT)

  • 09/2004-09/2005: Visiting scholar in Canada.

  • 03/2004-08/2004: Professor, Department of Chemistry, South China University of Technology.

  • 10/1998-03/2004: Associate Professor, South China University of Technology, Department of Chemistry.

  • 08/1996-09/1998: Postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Chemistry, South China University of Technology.

  • 08/1991-08/1993: Lecturer,  Chengdu University of Technology, Department of Geosciences.

  • 09/1985-08/1988: Assistant Engineer, Shaanxi Geological and Mineral Bureau, Second Geological Brigade.

Educational experience

  • 09/1993-07/1996: Geochemistry PhD, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  • 09/1988-06/1991: Petrology M.S, Chengdu University of Technology.

  • 09/1981-07/1985: Geological and Mineral Survey B.S, Chang'an University.

Field of research

  • He is mainly engaged in research on mineral activation for fertilizer production, preparation of heavy metal passivators, resource utilization of bulk industrial solid waste, characteristics and mechanisms of release and control technologies of gaseous pollutants such as atmospheric mercury and sulfur dioxide. Professor Shi Lin has been devoted to the research and development of comprehensive utilization of mineral resources and environmental protection science and technology, and has made lots of achievement, with a number of technologies adopted by enterprises, which have generated extensive economic, social and environmental benefits.

  • He has developed the technology of producing mineral soil conditioner (potassium-calcium-silica mineral fertilizer) with natural minerals such as potassium feldspar, dolomite and illite and industrial solid waste such as desulfurization gypsum, alkali slag, fly ash and stone offcuts as raw and auxiliary materials. This technology is the first innovative technology proposed to produce soil conditioner by mineral activation under medium temperature conditions (below 1000℃). In 2011, the technology has completed the pilot scale (109 tons of goods produced) of the provincial and ministerial level results appraisal, which was considered the first of its kind in China and has reached the international advanced level. In 2012, the project won the gold medal among more than 700 projects in the 8th "Challenge Cup" Guangdong University Entrepreneurship Plan Competition, and was awarded with the 6th "South Net Cup" Industrial Design Award". In 2014, the National Industrial Fund invested in the project. Yuan Longping rice experimental base decided to use the product to do further fertilizer efficiency tests. At present, the technology has been promoted and applied by three enterprises in Dongguan, Guizhou and Liaoning, with an annual output of 90,000 tons.

  • The heavy metal passivator technology has been developed, and the pilot test and technical achievement appraisal of the project have been completed. The project uses clay mineral activation technology to produce a series of soil heavy metal passivators, which can be used for the remediation of soil, water bodies, sludge, mines and sites contaminated by heavy metals. Project results through the third-party appraisal, the conclusion is: the scientific and technological achievements of the "active natural mineral preparation passivation agent for the treatment of heavy metal pollution of soil technology for the principle of innovation. The results belong to the first technology in China, and the overall technical innovation is the principle innovation; it reaches the international leading level in the one-time adsorption of major heavy metal ions and retention rate at pH=3.5".

  • Development of flue gas desulfurization and mercury removal technology by alkali sulfide method to realize sulfur resource recycling. The method uses sulfuric alkali as raw material to absorb sulfur dioxide in coal-fired fuel flue gas, and by adding additives and controlling the reaction conditions, the absorption reaction proceeds in the direction of generating sodium thiosulfate, thus obtaining the industrial product, sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate (commonly known as Haibo). This technology achieves flue gas desulfurization and mercury removal at the same time to achieve the full recovery and utilization of sulfur resources. The pilot test results show that the flue gas desulfurization rate is as high as 99%, the by-product conversion rate is 93%, and it also has good effect on gaseous mercury removal.

Recent research projects

  • He has been in charge of more than 10 national and provincial research projects, including 6 National Natural Science Foundation of China projects and the Ministry of Education's "New Century Excellent Talent Support Program" project. In addition, he has participated in many national and provincial level projects, including the major projects of the National 863 Program and the National 973 Program.

Academic achievements

Prof.Zou has been exploring the physiological ecology of seaweed cultivation, carbon sink processes and their relationship with climate change by: 

  1. revealing the mechanism of photosynthetic inorganic carbon acquisition and its regulation in important seaweed cultivation species in the southern waters of China, and resolving the cyanobacterial carbon function driven by macroalgae in nearshore marine ecosystems

  2. elucidatuing the seasonal pattern of sexual reproduction and reproductive allocation of the sheep sedge population in Nan'ao Island, Shantou, China

  3. elucidating the physiological and ecological mechanisms of photosynthetic response and adaptation of seaweeds under climate change.

    He has published more than 80 papers in core journals as first or corresponding author, including more than 40 papers in SCI journals, and co-authored 4 books. In 2015, he won the second prize of the Ocean Science and Technology Award of the State Oceanic Administration.

Recent papers

  1. Chen BB, Zou DH, Zhu MJ. 2017. Growth and photosynthetic responses of Ulva lactuca (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) germlings to different pH levels. Marine Biology Research. 13(3): 351-357. 【SCI】

  2. Chen BB, Zou DH, Yang YF. 2017. Increased iron availability resulting from increased CO2 enhances carbon and nitrogen metabolism in the economical marine red macroalga Pyropia haitanensis (Rhodophyta). Chemosphere. 173: 444-451. 【SCI】

  3. Liu CX, Zou DH, Yang YF, Chen BB, Jiang H. 2017. Temperature responses of pigment contents, chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics, and antioxidant defenses in Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) under different CO2 levels. Journal of Applied Phycology.29: 983-991. 【SCI】

  4. Chen BB, Zou DH, Ma JH. 2016. Interactive effects of elevated CO2 and nitrogen–phosphorus supply on the physiological properties of Pyropia haitanensis (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Journal of Applied Phycology. 28(2): 1235-1243. 【SCI】

  5. Jiang H, Zou DH, Chen BB. 2016. Effects of lowered carbon supplies on two farmed red seaweeds, Pyropia haitanensis (Bangiales) and Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Gracilariales), grown under different sunlight conditions. Journal of Applied Phycology. 28(6): 3469–3477. 【SCI】

  6. Jiang H, Zou DH, Li XH. 2016. Growth, photosynthesis and nutrient uptake by Grateloupia livida (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) in response to different carbon levels. Phycologia. 55(4): 462-468. 【SCI】

  7. Chen BB, Zou DH, Jiang H. 2015. Elevated CO2 exacerbates competition for growth and photosynthesis between Gracilaria lemaneiformis and Ulva lactuca. Aquaculture. 443: 49-55. 【SCI】

  8. Chen BB, Zou DH. 2015. Altered seawater salinity levels affected growth and photosynthesis of Ulva fasciata (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) germlings. Acta Oceanologica Sinica. 34(8): 108-113.【SCI】

  9. Liu CX, Zou DH. 2015. Responses of elevated CO2 on photosynthesis and nitrogen metabolism in Ulva lactuca (Chlorophyta) at different temperature levels. Marine Biology Research. 11(10): 1043-1052.【SCI】

  10. Liu CX, Zou DH. 2015. Effects of elevated CO2 on the photosynthesis and nitrate reductase activity of Pyropia haitanensis (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) grown at different nutrient levels. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. 33: 419-429. 【SCI】

  11. Liu CX, Zou DH. 2015. Do increased temperature and CO2 levels affect the growth, photosynthesis, and respiration of the marine macroalga Pyropia haitanensis (Rhodophyta)? An experimental study. Hydrobiologia. 745: 285–296. 【SCI】

  12. Chen BB, Zou DH. 2014. Growth and photosynthetic activity of Sargassum henslowianum (Fucales, Phaeophyta) seedlings in responses to different light intensities, temperatures and CO2 levels under laboratory conditions. Marine Biology Research. 10(10):1019-1026. 【SCI】

  13. Zou DH and Gao KS. 2014. Temperature response of the photosynthetic light- and carbon- use characteristics in the red seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology. 50: 366-375.【SCI】

  14. Zou DH. 2014. The effects of severe carbon limitation on the green seaweed, Ulva conglobata(Chorophyta). Journal of Applied Phycology. 26: 2417-2424. 【SCI】

  15. Zou DH and Gao KS. 2014. The photosynthetic and respiratory responses to temperature and nitrogen supply in the marine green macroalga, Ulva conglobata(Chlorophyta). Phycologia. 53: 86-94【SCI】

  16. Zou DH and Gao KS. 2013. Thermal acclimation of respiration and photosynthesis in the marine macroalga Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology. 49: 61-68【SCI】

  17. Zou DH, Liu SX, Du H and Xu JT. 2012. Growth and photosynthesis in seedlings of Hizikia fusiformis (Harvey) Okamura (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyta) cultured at two different temperatures. Journal of Applied Phycology. 24:1321-1327. 【SCI】

  18. Zou DH, Gao KS and Luo HJ. 2011. Short- and long-term effects of elevated CO2 on photosynthesis and respiration in the marine macroalga Hizikia fusiformis (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyta) grown at low and high N supplies. Journal of Phycology. 47: 87-97.【SCI】

  19. Zou DH, Gao KS and Chen WZ. 2011. Photosynthetic carbon acquisition in Sargassum henslowianum (Fucales, Phaeophyta), with special reference to the comparison between the vegetative and reproductive tissues. Photosynthesis Research. 107: 159-168. 【SCI】

  20. Zou DH, Gao KS, Xia JR. 2011. Dark respiration in the light and in darkness of three marine macroalgal species grown under ambient and elevated CO2 concentrations. Acta Oceanologica Sinica. 30(1): 106-112. 【SCI】

  21. Zhu XF, Zou DH, Du H. 2011.Physiological responses of Hizikia fusiformis to copper and cadmium exposure. Botanica Marina. 54(5): 431-439. 【SCI】

  22. Zou DH and Gao KS. 2010. Physiological responses of seaweeds to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations. In: Seaweeds and their role in globally changing environment, edited by A. Israel, R. Einav and J. Seckbach, Springer, pp 115-126.【Book Chapters】

  23. Zou DH and Gao KS. 2010. Acquisition of inorganic carbon by Endarachne binghamiae (Scytosiphonales, Phaeophyta). European Journal of Phycology. 45: 119-128【SCI】

  24. Zou DH and Gao KS. 2010. Photosynthetic acclimation to different light levels in the brown marine macroalga, Hizikia fusiformis (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyta). Journal of Applied Phycology. 22:395-404.【SCI】

  25. Xu ZG, Zou DH and Gao KS. 2010. Effects of elevated CO2 and phosphorus supply on growth, photosynthesis and nutrient uptake in the marine macroalga Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina. 53: 123-129. 【SCI】

  26. Zou DH and Gao KS. 2009. Effects of elevated CO2 on the red seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) grown at different irradiance levels. Phycologia. 48: 510-517. 【SCI】

  27. Wu HY, Zou DH and Gao K. 2009. Marine photosynthetic response to increased atmospheric CO2 concentration and oceanic acidification. In: New Plant Physiology Research. Editor Robert T. Devane, pp. 217-227. Nova Science Publishers. 【Book Chapters】