Prof Dr. Yu Shen | Environment and Ecology | Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Nanjing Forestry University, China

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

His academic journey began with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science from Nanjing Forestry University in 2011. Subsequently, he pursued a Master's degree in Environmental Science under the supervision of Dr. Yanming Fang at the same institution, demonstrating an early interest in environmental studies. His educational trajectory culminated in a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering supervised by Dr. Xinhua Zhan at Nanjing Agricultural University from 2015 to 2018. This foundational education equipped him with a robust interdisciplinary background spanning biology, environmental science, and agricultural engineering.

Professional Endeavors

Following his doctoral studies, Yu Shen embarked on a series of impactful professional endeavors. He engaged in postdoctoral research at the University of South Carolina and later at the Center of Sustainable Nanotechnology, University of Madison-Wisconsin. These experiences broadened his expertise and exposed him to cutting-edge research methodologies in environmental science and chemistry. His  research has centered on critical issues in environmental science, particularly focusing on the fate of environmental organic contaminants and nano-biased plant immunity in both environmental and agricultural contexts. His work addresses pressing challenges such as the impact of nanoparticles on agricultural systems and the development of innovative solutions for environmental remediation. Through his projects and publications, he has contributed significantly to advancing understanding in these areas.

Accolades and Recognition

His contributions have earned him recognition within the scientific community. He has received grants to support his research, including the prestigious ASPIRE grant for his work on apoplastic peptides in plant immunity. Additionally, his efforts have been acknowledged through patents that highlight the practical applications of his research findings.

Impact and Influence

His work has made a tangible impact on both academia and industry. His publications in reputable journals and participation as a guest editor demonstrate his scholarly influence. Furthermore, his patents underscore the translational relevance of his research, indicating potential applications in environmental protection and agricultural sustainability.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Looking ahead, Yu Shen's legacy lies in his commitment to addressing pressing environmental challenges through interdisciplinary research. His supervision of graduate students and engagement with professional affiliations reflect his dedication to nurturing the next generation of scientists and fostering collaborations across disciplines. As he continues his academic journey, Yu Shen is poised to make further contributions to environmental science and shape the future of sustainable agriculture.


A total of  1215 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† 1215
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 20
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†29

Notable Publications 

Silica Nanoparticle Dissolution Rate Controls the Suppression of Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)

Apoplastic and symplastic uptake of phenanthrene in wheat roots

Role of nano-biochar in attenuating the allelopathic effect from Imperata cylindrica on rice seedlings

Copper nanomaterial morphology and composition control foliar transfer through the cuticle and mediate resistance to root fungal disease in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Metalloid and metal oxide nanoparticles suppress sudden death syndrome of soybean

Emerging investigator series: molecular mechanisms of plant salinity stress tolerance improvement by seed priming with cerium oxide nanoparticles

Advanced material modulation of nutritional and phytohormone status alleviates damage from soybean sudden death syndrome

Carotenoid and superoxide dismutase are the most effective antioxidants participating in ROS scavenging in phenanthrene accumulated wheat leaf

Mechanism of zinc oxide nanoparticle entry into wheat seedling leaves


Yu Shen | Environment and Ecology | Best Researcher Award

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