Dr Peng Zhang PhD

Dr Peng Zhang

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Marie Curie Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Peng Zhang is an environmental scientists and toxicologist who has multidisciplinary expertise including environmental chemistry, toxicology, and material science.


  1. Environmental toxicology and chemistry of contaminants
  2. Nanotoxicology
  3. Nanomaterials for biomedical and environmental application
  4. Nano-biointerface interaction

Other activities

Peng is an active reviewer of nano- and environment related journals including Particle and Fibre Toxicology, Nanotoxicology, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Environmental Pollution, and Plos One etc. He is currently in the Editorial Board of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, which is a premier journal in environmental science. He is the full member of Society of Toxicology (USA), the member of the Society of the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and the Chinese Society of Toxicology.


Recent publications


Martin, P, Zhang, P, Rodger, PM & Valsami-Jones, E 2019, 'Simulations of morphological transformation in silver nanoparticles as a tool for assessing their reactivity and potential toxicity', NanoImpact, vol. 14, 100147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2019.100147

Zhang, P, Ma, Y, Xie, C, Guo, Z, He, X, Valsami-Jones, E, Lynch, I, Luo, W, Zheng, L & Zhang, Z 2019, 'Plant species-dependent transformation and translocation of ceria nanoparticles', Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 60-67 . https://doi.org/10.1039/C8EN01089G

Xie, C, Zhang, J, Ma, Y, Ding, Y, Zhang, P, Zheng, L, Chai, Z, Zhao, Y, Zhang, Z & He, X 2019, 'Bacillus subtilis causes dissolution of ceria nanoparticles at the nano–bio interface', Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 6, pp. 216-223 . https://doi.org/10.1039/C8EN01002A

Guo, Z, Xie, HQ, Zhang, P, Luo, Y, Xu, T, Liu, Y, Fu, H, Xu, SL, Valsami-Jones, E, Boksa, P & Zhao, B 2018, 'Dioxins as potential risk factors for autism spectrum disorder', Environment International, vol. 121, no. 1, pp. 906-915. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.028, https://doi.org/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412018315678

Konate, A, Wang, Y, He, X, Adeel, M, Zhang, P, Ma, Y, Ding, Y, Zhang, J, Yang, J, Kizito, S, Rui, Y & Zhang, Z 2018, 'Comparative effects of nano and bulk-Fe3O4 on the growth of cucumber (Cucumis sativus)', Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 165, pp. 547-554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.09.053

Guo, Z, Xie, C, Zhang, P, Zhang, J, Wang, G, He, X, Ma, Y, Zhao, B & Zhang, Z 2017, 'Toxicity and transformation of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide in bacteria biofilm', Science of the Total Environment, pp. 1300-1308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.093

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