Book Edited

    1. Feng X., Li W., Zhu M., Sparks D. L., Advances in the Environmental Biogeochemistry of Manganese Oxides, ACS Symposium Series, American Chemical Society, 2015, ISBN13: 9780841230965, eISBN: 9780841230958.

Manuscripts in Preparation

  1. Gu C., Hart S., Tuner B., Hu Y., and Zhu M., Aeolian dust deposition perturbs phosphorus transformations during long-term ecosystem development, to be submitted in 11/2017
  2. Wang X., Wang Z., Peak D. and Zhu M., Surface complexation of sulfate on hematite, to be submitted in 11/2017
  3. Wang Q., Yang P. and Zhu M., Effects of cations on structural transformation of birnessite by fulvic acid, to be submitted in 11/2017

Manuscripts in Review

  1. Yang P, Lee S., Post J.E., Xu H. Wang Q., Xu W. and Zhu M., Divalent manganese triggers rapid transformation of layered to tunneled manganese oxide at room temperature, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., submited in 10/2017
  2. Wang X., Kubicki JD, Boily J., Waychunas GA, Hu Y., Feng X. and Zhu M., Binding geometries of silicate species on ferrihydrite surfaces, ACS Earth Space Chem., submitted in 9/2017
  3. Zhang Z., Goldstein HL., Reynolds R., Hu Y., Wang X. and Zhu M., Phosphorous speciation and solubility in aeolian dust deposited in the interior American West, Environ. Sci. Technol., submitted in 9/2017
  4. Wang Q., Yang P. and Zhu M., Structural transformation of birnessite by fulvic acid under anoxic conditions, Environ. Sci. Technol., submitted in 8/2017

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (Google Scholar)

  1. Wang X., Hu Y., Tang Y., Yang P., Feng X., Xu W. and Zhu M., Phosphate and phytate adsorption and precipitation on ferrihydrite surfaces, Environ. Sci.:Nano, 2017, Accepted.
  2. Qafoku O., Pearce CI.,Neumann A., Kovarik L., Zhu M., Ilton ES, Bowden ME.,Resch CT., Arey BW, Arenholz E., Felmy AR.,Rosso KM, Tc (VII) and Cr (VI) Interaction with Naturally Reduced Ferruginous Smectite from a Redox Transition Zone, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51 (16), 9042-9052
  3. Gu C., Wang Z., Kubicki JD, Wang X. and Zhu M., Correction to X-ray Absorption Spectroscopic Quantification and Speciation Modeling of Sulfate Adsorption on Ferrihydrite Surfaces, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017
  4. Saad E., Sun J., Chen S., Borkiewicz O., Zhu M., Duckworth, O. and Tang Y., Siderophore and Organic Acid Promoted Dissolution and Transformation of Cr(III)-Fe(III)-(oxy)hydroxides, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51 (6), 3222-3232
  5. Liang X., Zhao Z.,Zhu M., Liu F., Wang L., Yin H., Qiu G., Cao F., Liu X.and Feng X., Self-Assembly of Birnessite Nanoflowers by Staged Three-Dimensional Oriented Attachment, Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2017, 4, 1656-1669
  6. Wan B., Yan Y., Zhu M., Wang X., Liu F., Tan W. and Feng X. Quantitative and spectroscopic investigations of the co-sorption of myo-inositol hexakisphosphate and cadmium (II) on to haematite, Eur. J. Soil Sci. 2017, 68 (3),374-383
  7. Wang Y., Fan T., Lin C., Li W., Zhu M., Fan J.m Gong H., Zhou D. and Sparks DL., Macroscopic and microscopic investigation of adsorption and precipitation of Zn on γ-alumina in the absence and presense of As,
    Chemosphere, 2017, 178, 309-316
  8. Legg B., Zhu M., Zhang H., Waychunas G., Gilbert B. and Banfield J., Non-stoichiometric Nuclei and Solution Dependent Surface Tensions Controlling the Precipitation of Iron Oxyhydroxide Nanoparticles, Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16, 5726-5737
  9. Wang Q., Liao X., Xu W., Livi K.L., Ren Y. and Zhu M., Synthesis of Birnessite in the Presence of Phosphate, Silicate or Sulfate, Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55:10248
  10. Gu C., Wang Z., Kubick, J.D., Wang X. and Zhu M.,  X-ray Absorption Spectroscopic Quantification and Speciation Modeling of Sulfate Adsorption on Ferrihydrite Surfaces, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2016, 50:8067
  11. Wang X., Zhu M., Koopal L.K., Li W., Xu W., Liu F., Zhang J., Liu Q., Feng X., Sparks D.L., Effects of Crystallite Size on the Structure and Magnetism of Ferrihydrite, Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2016, 3:190-202
  12. Zhao H., Zhu M., Li W., Elzinga E.J., Villalobos M., Liu F., Zhang J., Feng X., and Sparks D.L., Redox Reactions between Mn (II) and Hexagonal Birnessite Change its Layer Symmetry, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2016:1750
  13. Zhu M., Frandsen C., Wallace A.F., Legg B, Khalid S., Zhang H., Morup S., Banfield J.F. and Waychunas G.A. Precipitation pathways for ferrihydrite formation in acidic solutions, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 2016,172:24
  14. Wang X., Zhu M., Lan S., Ginder-Vogel M., Liu F., Feng X., Formation and secondary mineralization of ferrihydrite in the presence of silicate and Mn(II), Chem. Geol., 2015, 415: 37-46
  15. Feng X., Wang X., Zhu M., Koopal L.K., Xu H., Wang Y., Liu F., Effects of phosphate and silicate on the transformation of hydroxycarbonate green rust  to ferric oxyhydroxides, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 2015, 17: 1-14
  16. Wang X., Lan S., Zhu M., Ginder-Vogel M., Yin H., Liu F., Tan W. and Feng X. The Presence of Ferrihydrite Promotes Abiotic Mn(II) Oxidation and Formation of Birnessite. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 2015, 79, 5:1297
  17. Wang X., Gu C., Feng X. and Zhu M., Sulfate Local Coordination Environment in Schwertmannite, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49(17):10440
  18. Li H., Liu F., Zhu M., Feng X., Zhang J. and Yin H., Structure and properties of Co-doped cryptomelane and its enhanced removal of Pb2 + and Cr3+ from wastewater, J. Environ Sci., 2015, 24:77
  19. Yin H., Liu Y., Koopal L. K., Feng X., Chu S., Zhu M., Liu F., High Co-doping promotes the transition of birnessite layer symmetry from orthogonal to hexagonal, Chem. Geol. 2015, 410:12
  20. Yin H., Dai X., Zhu M., Li F., Feng X., Liu F., Fe-doped cryptomelane synthesized by refluxing at atmosphere: structure, properties and photocatalytic degradation of phenol, J. Hazard. Mater. 2015, 296:221
  21. Yin H., Feng X., Tan W., Koopal L.K., Hu T., Zhu M., Liu F., Structure and Properties of Vanadium (V)-doped Hexagonal Turbostratic Birnessite and its Enhanced Scavenging of Pb2+ from Solutions, J. Hazard. Mater., 2015, 288:80
  22. Legg B. A., Zhu M., Comolli L.R., Gilbert B., Banfield J.F., Impacts of Ionic Strength on Three-Dimensional Nanoparticle Aggregate Structure and Consequences for Environmental Transport and Deposition, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2014, 48:13703
  23. Legg B. A., Zhu M., Comolli L.R., Gilbert B., Banfield J.F., Determination of the Three-Dimensional Structure of Ferrihydrite Nanoparticle Aggregates, Langmuir, 2014, 30 (33):9931
  24. Zhu M., Northrup P., Shi C., Billinge S.J.L., Sparks, D.L., and Waychunas, G.A., The Structure of Sulfate Adsorption Complexes on Ferrihydrite, Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2014, 1 (1): 97
  25. Zhu M., Puls B. W., Zhang H., Kubicki J. and Waychunas G. A. In situ Structural Characterization of Ferric Iron Dimers in Aqueous Solutions: Identification of μ-oxo Species, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52 (12): 6788
  26. Li W., Wang Y.-J., Zhu M., Zhou D., Phillips B. L., Sparks D. L., Inhibition Mechanisms of Zn Precipitation on Aluminum Oxide by Glyphosate, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (9):4211
  27. Zhu M., Legg. B., Zhang H., Gilbert B., Ren Y., Banfield, J. and Waychunas, G.A., Early-stage Formation of Iron Oxyhydroxides During Neutralization of Simulated Acid Mine Drainage Solutions, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46(15):8140
  28. Livi K. J. T., Lafferty B. J., Zhu M., Zhang S., Gaillot A. and Sparks D. L., Electron Energy-Loss Safe-Dose Limits for Manganese Valence Measurements in Environmentally Relevant Manganese Oxides, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46(2):970
  29. Zhu M., Farrow C. L., Post J. E., Livi K. J. T., Billinge S. J. L., Ginder-Vogel M. and Sparks D. L., Structural Study of Poorly-Crystalline Abiotic and Biotic Mn-oxides Using Atomic Pair Distribution Function, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 2012, 81:39
  30. Zhang H., Bayne M., Fernando S., Legg B., Zhu M., Lee Penn R., and Banfield J. F., Size - Dependent Bandgap of Nano-Goethite, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2011, 115(36):17704
  31. Lafferty B. J., Ginder-Vogel M., Zhu M., Livi K. J. T. and Sparks D. L., Arsenite Oxidation by a Poorly-Crystalline Manganese Oxide 2. Results from X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2010, 44(22): 8467
  32. Zhu M., Ginder-Vogel M. and Sparks D. L. Ni (II) Sorption on Biogenic Mn-oxides with Varying Mn Octahedral Layer Structure, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44(12):4472
  33. Zhu M., Ginder-Vogel M., Parikh S. J., Feng X-H. and Sparks D. L., Cation Effects on the Layer Structure of Biogenic Mn-Oxides, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44(12):4465
  34. Feng X-H., Zhu M., Ginder-Vogel M., Ni C., Parikh S. J., Sparks D. L., Formation of Nano-crystalline Todorokite from Biogenic Mn Oxides, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 2010, 74:3232
  35. Zhu M., Paul K. P., Kubicki J. and Sparks D. L., Quantum Chemical Study of As(III, V) Adsorption on Mn-oxides: Implications for As(III) Oxidation, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2009, 43 (17):6655
  36. Zhu M. and Pan G., Quantum Chemical Studies of Mononuclear Zinc Species of Hydration and Hydrolysis, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2005, 109 (33):7648
  37. Zhu M., Pan G., Li X. et al., Zn (II) Adsorption and Precipitation at the γ-MnOOH-Water Interfaces: DFT and XANES Calculation Studies. Acta Phys-Chim. Sin., 2005, 21(12):1378
  38. Zhu M., Pan G., Li X. et al., EXAFS Studies of Zn (II) Adsorption and Precipitation on γ-MnOOH Surface under Different pH Conditions. Acta Phys-Chim. Sin., 2005, 21(10):1169
  39. Li X., Pan G., Zhu M., et al., Impacts of pH on Aqueous Zn(II) Microstructure. Nucl. Technol., 2004, 27(12):895-898

Conference Presentations

  1. Wang Y., Fan T., Zhou D., Li W., Zhu M., Donald Sparks.Macroscopic and microscopic investigation of adsorption and precipitation of Zn on gamma-alumina as affected by As, 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015, Oral presentation
  2. Tang Y., Huang R., Fields B., Zhu M., Zhao S., Enhanced phosphate sorption on metal-doped birnessite, 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015. Oral presentation
  3. Gu C., Wang X., Zhu M., Identification and quantification of sulfate surface complexes on ferrihydrite, 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015. Oral presentation
  4. Wang X., Gu C., Feng X. and Zhu M., The Sulfate coordination environment in Schwertmannite, 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015. Oral presentation
  5. Wang Q., Liao X., Zhu M., Effects of the presence of oxyanions during birnessite synthesis on birnessite particle sizes and application for removal of lead, 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015. Oral presentation
  6. Zhu M., Gu C. and Wang Z., Identification and Quantification of Sulfate Surface Complexes Formed on Ferrihydrite Surfaces Under Various Experimental Conditions, ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, November 2-5, 2014, Oral presentation
  7. Wang X., Gu C., Feng X-H, and Zhu M., The Sulfate Local Atomic Environment in Schwertmannite, ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, November 2-5, 2014, Poster presentation
  8. Wang X., Li W., Zhu M., Feng X-H, and Sparks. D.L., Effect of Ferrihydrite Crystallite Size on Phosphate Adsorption Reactivity, ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, November 2-5, 2014, Oral presentation
  9. Gu C., Munn L.C., Hart S.C., Hu Y. and Zhu M., Phosphorus Speciation during Soil genesis in a Semi-arid Environment, ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, November 2-5, 2014, Oral presentation
  10. Wang X., Gu C., Feng X-H and Zhu M., The Sulfate Coordination Environment in Schwertmannite, Synchrotron Environmental Science VI, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL. September 11-12, 2014, Poster presentation
  11. Zhu M., Banfield J.F., and Waychunas G.A., Precipitation Pathways for Ferrihydrite Formation in Acidic Solutions, Synchrotron Environmental Science VI, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL. September 11-12, 2014, Oral presentation
  12. Gilbert, B., Legg B., Zhu M., Zhang H., Saldi G. D., Duval D., Knauss K. G., Waychunas G. A. and Banfield J. F., Role of iron chemistry in oxyhydroxide nucleation and olivine carbonation, Geosciences Research Program, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Geosciences Models - Where are the Rocks?, Gaithersburg. Maryland, May 14-16, 2014
  13. Zhu M. Molecular structure of sulfate adsorption complexes on ferrihydrite: Impacts of pH, ionic strength, and wetness, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, March 16-20, 2014. Oral presentation
  14. Feng X., Zhao H., Liu F., Tan W., Qiu G., Yin, H., Li W., Zhu M. and Sparks, D. L., Transformation of hexagonal birnessite into triclinic binessite by aqueous Mn(II) and the formation of todorokite, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, March 16-20, 2014. Oral presentation
  15. Zhu M., et al., Sulfate adsorption on ferrihydrite studied by sulfur K-edge EXAFS spectroscopy and differential PDF analyses. 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, April 7-11, 2013. Oral presentation
  16. Feng, X., Li W., Zhu M., Northrup P. and Sparks D. L. Sorption Mechanism of Myoinositol Hexaphosphate on Boehmite: A 31P NMR and P EXAFS Study. 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7-11. 2013. Oral presentation
  17. Borch T., Shimizu M., Obst M., Zhu M. and Kappler A. Structure and reactivity of ferrihydrite-organic matter coprecipitates. 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7-11. 2013. Oral presentation
  18. Zhu M., et al., In situ structural characterization of ferric iron dimers in aqueous nitrate solutions: Identification of μ-oxo species, 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 19-23, 2012. Poster presentation
  19. Zhu M., et al., Ferrihydrite formation: from molecular clusters to nanoparticles, 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23, 2012. Oral presentation
  20. Zhu M., et al., Early-stage phase transformation and growth of iron oxyhydroxides during neutralization of simulated acid mine drainage, Goldschmidt 2012 Conference, Montréal, Jun 24-29, 2012. Oral presentation
  21. Livi K.J.T., Lafferty B., Zhu M., Zhang S., Gaillot A. and Sparks D.L., Nanoscale Measurement of Manganese Calence in Mn-oxides, Goldschmidt 2012 Conference, Montréal, Jun 24-29, 2012. Oral presentation
  22. Dideriksen K., Gilbert B., Frandsen C., Zhu M., Stipp S.L.S. and Banfield J.F., The possible role of crystal conduction and inter-particle electron transfer in Fe-oxide phase transformation and growth, Goldschmidt 2012 Conference, Montréal, Jun 24-29, 2012. Oral presentation
  23. Zhu M., et al., Study of Formation and Aggregation of Akaganeite Nanoparticles Using In situ Small Angle X-ray Scattering, 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, Mar. 25-29, 2012. Oral presentation
  24. Zhu M., et al., Study of Interactions Between Cations and Nanoparticulate Layered Mn Oxides Using X-ray Atomic Pair Distribution Functions (PDF), 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, Mar 25-29, 2012. Poster presentation
  25. Zhu M., et al., Time-resolved Study of Early-stage Formation of Iron Oxyhydroxide Nanoparticles in Simulated Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Solutions, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 5- 9, 2011. Poster presentation
  26. Zhu M., et al., Time-resolved Study of Early-stage Formation of Schwertmannite Nanoparticles in Iron Sulfate Solutions, 48th The Clay Minerals Society annual meeting, Lake Tahoe, NV, Sept. 25- 30, 2011. Oral presentation
  27. Zhu M., et al., Time-resolved Study of Early-stage Formation of Iron Oxyhydroxide Nanoparticles, 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2011. Oral presentation
  28. Legg B.A., Comolli L.R., Csencsits R., Zhu M., Gilbert B. and Banfield J.F., Using Cryo Transmission Electron Microscopy to Characterize Nanoparticle aggregate structure, 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2011. Oral presentation
  29. Zhu M., et al., Effects of Zn2+ and Ni2+ on reduction of δ-MnO2 by dissolved Mn2+, 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2011. Poster presentation
  30. Zhu M., et al., Structural Study of Biotic and Abiotic Poorly Crystalline Layered Manganese Oxides Using the Atomic Pair Distribution Function Technique, Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2010. Oral presentation
  31. Ginder-Vogel M., Lafferty B.J., Zhu M., and Sparks D.L., Simultaneous As(III) and As(V) retention by hydrous Mn(IV) oxide, 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 21- 25, 2010. Oral presentation
  32. Zhu M., et al., Structural Investigation of Biogenic Mn-oxides Using Synchrotron X-ray Techniques, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences Symposium, Newark, DE. May 20, 2010. Oral Presentation
  33. Zhu M., et al., Structural Study of Poorly Crystalline Layered Manganese Oxides Using the Atomic Pair Distribution Function Technique, ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2009 International Annual Meetings, Pittsburg, PA., Nov. 1-5, 2009. Oral presentation
  34. Zhu M., et al., A Quantum Chemical and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Investigation of Arsenic and Nickel Sorption Mechanism on Mn-oxides. DFG-IUSS Symposium on Advances in Molecular Modeling of Biogeochemical Interfaces-Perspectives for Soil Research, Jena, Germany, Oct. 6-9, 2009. Oral presentation
  35. Sparks, D.L. and Zhu M. The Value of a Multi-Scale, Multi-Tool Approach in Elucidating Metal(loid) Biogeochemistry in the Environment. DFG-IUSS Symposium on Advances in Molecular Modeling of Biogeochemical Interfaces- Perspectives for Soil Research, Jena, Germany, October 6-9, 2009. Keynote.
  36. Zhu M., et al., pH Effects on the Structure of Biogenic Mn-oxides, 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 22-26, 2009. Oral presentation
  37. Zhu M. and D. L. Sparks. Ni (II) Sorption on Biogenic Manganese Oxides Formed at Various pHs. GSA-ASA-CSSA-SSSA Joint Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, Oct. 5-9, 2008. Poster presentation
  38. Parikh S.J., Jonsson C.M., Jonsson C.L., Zhu M., Hazen R.M., Sverjensky D.A., and Sparks D.L., Molecular Mechanisms of Glutamic and Aspartic Acid Sorption to Oxyhydroxide Minerals, GSA-ASA-CSSA-SSSA Joint Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, Oct. 5-9, 2008. Oral presentation
  39. Feng XH, Ginder-Vogel M., Zhu M., and Sparks D., Birnessite formation and its transformation in acid media, 236th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 17-21, 2008. Oral presentation
  40. Zhu M., et al., Quantum Chemical Modeling of Arsenic (III,V) Adsorption and Oxidation on Manganese Oxides. 236th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 17-21, 2008. Oral presentation
  41. Zhu M., et al., pH-induced Structural Change in Biogenic Mn(IV)-oxides. 236th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 17-21, 2008. Poster presentation
  42. Zhu M., et al., Effects of Environmental Conditions on the Properties of Biogenic Manganese Oxides, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 4-8, 2007, Oral presentation
  43. Zhu M., et al., Effects of P and Ca on adsorption kinetics and filtration removal of As(V) by AA, GFO and TiO2, 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Sept 10-14, 2006. Poster presentation
  44. Zhu M. and Pan, G., 2004, Metastable Equilibrium Adsorption (MEA) Theory IX: Quantum Chemical and XAFS Studies of Zinc Adsorption on Manganite, The China International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances, May, p.16.
  45. Zhu M. and Pan, G., 2004, Metastable Equilibrium Adsorption (MEA) theory VIII. Quantum Chemical and XAFS Studies of Zinc Species in Water Solution under Full pH Conditions, The China International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances, May, p.15.