U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Zheming Wang

NPSI Project Manager, Scientist
Zheming Wang
(509) 371-6349

Technical Expertise

  • Non-linear ultrafast laser spectroscopy (second harmonic generation, sum frequency generation-vibrational spectroscopy)
  • Laser-induced time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy and microscopy
  • IR/near-IR spectroscopy and microscopy
  • Actinide chemistry.
  • Lanthanide chemistry
  • Development and application of laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy techniques in analysis of actinides.
  • Mechanistic studies on microbial reduction of radionuclide contaminants and toxic metals such as U, Tc, Mn and Fe.
  • Bonding, structure and reaction dynamics of organic acids at mineral-water interface.
  • Development and application of in-situ laser fluorescence profiling system to investigate particle transport in porous media.
  • Spectroscopic characterization of radionuclides and heavy metal ions in high-level waste and contaminated soils and sediments.
  • Investigation of hydrocarbon diffusion, transport and bioavailability in porous media.
  • Development and application of in-situ optical spectroscopy platform for investigating mineral transformations associated with geologic CO2 storage.

Selected Publications

  1. Troyer, Lyndsay D., Maillot, Fabien, Wang, Zheming, Wang, Zimeng, Mehta, Vrajesh S., Giammar, Daniel E., Catalano, Jeffrey G. “Effect of phosphate on U(VI) sorption to montmorillonite: Ternary complexation and precipitation barriers”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2016, 175:86-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.11.029.
  2. Wang Z, Z Shi, L Shi, GF White, DJ Richardson, TA Clarke, JK Fredrickson, and JM Zachara.    "Effects of soluble flavin on heterogeneous electron transfer between surface-exposed bacterial cytochromes and iron oxides."  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2015, 163:299-310. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.03.039.
  3. Balboni, E., J.M. Morrison, Z. Wang, M.H. Engelhard, and P.C. Burns.  Incorporation of Np(V) and U(VI) in Carbonate and Sulfate Minerals Crystallized from Aqueous Solution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2015, 151, 133-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.10.027.
  4. White, G.F., Z. Shi, L. Shi, Z. Wang, A.C. Dohnalkova, M.J. Marshall, J.K. Fredrickson, J.M. Zachara, J.N. Butt, D.J. Richardson, and T.A. Clarke, “Rapid electron exchange between surface-exposed bacterial cytochromes and Fe(III) minerals”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2013, 110: 6346-6351. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1220074110.
  5. Kuta, J., Wang, Z., Wisuri, K., Wander, M.C.F., Wall, N.A., and Clark, A.E. “The Surface Structure of α-Uranophane and its Interaction With Eu(III) – An Integrated Computational and Fluorescence Spectroscopy Study.”  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2013, 103 (2013) 184-196. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.10.056.
  6. Wang Z, AR Felmy, CJ Thompson, JS Loring, AG Joly, KM Rosso, HT Schaef, and DA Dixon.  "Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Investigation of Water in Supercritical CO2 and the Effect of CaCl2." Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2013, 338:155-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2012.11.012.
  7. Velarde, L., Zhang, X.-Y., Lu, Z., Joly, A. G., Wang, Z. and Wang, H.-F.  “Communication: Spectroscopic phase and lineshapes in high-resolution broadband sum frequency vibrational spectroscopy: Resolving interfacial inhomogeneities of "identical" molecular groups”. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2011: 135(24): 241102. DOI: 10.1063/1.3675629.
  8. Wang Z., A. R. Felmy and Y.X. Xia, O. Qafoku, W. Yantassee and H. Cho. “Complexation Of Cm(III)/Eu(III) With Silicate In Basic Solutions”, Radiochimica Acta  2005, 93: 741-748. DOI: 10.1524/ract.2005.93.12.741.
  9. Andy S. Del Negro, Z. Wang, C.J. Seliskar, W. Heineman, B.P. Sullivan, S.E. Hightower, T.L. Hubler, ans Sam A. Bryan, “Luminescence from the trans-Dioxotechnetium(V) chromophore.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(43); 14978-14979. DOI: 10.1021/ja054906m.
  10. Wang, Z., J. Zachara, W. Yantasee, P.L. Gassman, C.X. Liu and A.G. Joly, “Cryogenic Laser Induced Fluorescence Characterization of U(VI) in Hanford Vadose Zone Pore Waters.”  Environmental Science & Technology, 2004, 38, 5591-5597. DOI: 10.1021/es049512u.

Selected Professional Activities

  • Co-organizer of the “3rd International Workshop on Advanced Techniques in Actinide Spectroscopy,” November 7–10, 2016, Richland, WA.
  • Session co-organizer for focused sessions in the “Sensors for Harsh and Radiological Environments for the Analytical Chemistry in Nuclear Technology Symposium,” in several ACS National meetings, “Actinide Science” at the American Geophysicist Union Asia-Pacific Symposium on Radiochemistry (APSORC-09), and “Biogeochemistry” at the American Geophysics Union 2006 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (WPGM).
  • External reviewer for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Actinide Chemistry LDRD (Laboratory Directed Research and Development) on-site review in May 2004.
Role: 
Full Time Staff
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