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Jingdong Mao

Jingdong Mao


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Chemistry & Biochemistry

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  • Expertise

    Chemistry
    NMR Spectroscopy, Environmental Chemistry and Biogeochemistry
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Mao joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University in 2006. As both biogeochemist and a solid-state NMR specialist, Dr. Mao's primary research interest is the development and application of advanced solid-state NMR techniques for characterizing two kinds of complex natural organic matter (NOM) samples: (1) environmentally/geochemically-related NOM such as organic matter from soil, water, sediment, and organic wastes, and (2) energy-related organic matter such as kerogen, coal, corn stover and its residues, and biochars. He has developed, modified and applied many advanced solid-state NMR techniques for elucidating NOM structures and proposed a systematic approach to characterizing NOM. Dr. Mao is considered as a pioneer in this area in the world.
  • 2017: Research Findings used as a case study in the most classical introductory soil science textbook: The Nature and Property of Soils
  • 2016: “Excellence in Reviewing” award for 2016, Water, Air & Soil Pollution (WATE Top 25 Reviewers), Water, Air & Soil Pollution
  • 2012: Distinguished Research Award, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2000: Paul H. D'Amour Fellowship for Academic Excellence, Big Y Company, MA
  • 1999: Best Paper by a Young Scientist, Division of Geochemistry, American Chemical Society
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Mao, J. "USDA NIFA postdoctoral fellowship for Michael Lawrinenko of Agronomy Department, at Iowa State University (Co-supervisor for him in this project)" $5,000. Federal. 2018 - 2020
    Mao, J. "Collaborative research: Thermal air-oxidation of biomass chars- structural changes and implications for retention of contaminants" $87,000. Federal. September, 2017 - September, 2020
    , "Investigations of oil shale using advanced solid-state NMR" $10,000. Federal. 2016 - 2018
    Mao, J. "Investigations of oil shale using advanced solid-state NMR" $10,000. Federal. October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018
    Mao, J. "Collaborative Research: Air-Oxidation of Biomass Chars" $28,813. Federal. September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018
    Mao, J. "Characterization of kerogen using advanced solid-state NMR" $1,700. Other. 2017 - 2017
    Mao, J. "Quantification and characterization of dissolved organic carbon from biochars" $2,500. Other. 2017 - 2017
    , "Collaborative Research: Stabilized organic carbon and paleoenvironmental interpretations of late quaternary paleosols" $88,092. Federal. August 15, 2012 - July 31, 2015
    , "FT-ICR-MS machine time for measuring dissolved organic matter" $2,000. 2014 - 2014
    Mao, J. "Using fluorescence EEM spectroscopy of intrinsic fluroescent amino acids to track dissolved organic nitrogen" $88,000. Federal. 2010 - 2013
    , "CBET Grantee Conference Travel Support" $2,000. Federal. 2012 - 2012
    , "Stabilized organic carbon and Paleoenvironmental interpretation of late quaternary paleosols" $14,000. Old Dominion University. 2011 - 2012
    Mao, J. "Collaborative Research: Advanced solid-state NMR characterization of non-covalent interactions of organic compounds in soil and sediment organic matter" $225,000. Federal. 2009 - 2012
    Mao, J. "EAGER: Exploring Advanced Solid-state NMR as a Tool to Better Understand Changes in Litter Carbon Chemistry Caused by Decomposition, PI, $50,000, " $50,000. Federal. 2010 - 2011
    Mao, J. "Unraveling structural conundrum of organic nitrogen in soil and sediment organic matter using advanced solid-state NMR: insights into formation mechanisms of stabilized nitrogen" $80,000. Federal. 2009 - 2011
    Mao, J. "Influence of tillage, crop residue, and nitrogen management on the chemical structures of soil organic matter and organic nitrogen forms investigated by advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy" $10,000. Private. 2010 - 2010
    Mao, J. "Investigations of animal manure using advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy" $1,900. Federal. 2010 - 2010
    Mao, J. "Collaborative Research: Comprehensive chemical characterization of marine dissolved organic matter using efficient isolation coupled to advanced analytical techniques" $465,320. Federal. 2007 - 2010
    Stubbins, A.; Mopper, K.; Hatcher, P. G.; Mao, J.; Perdue, E. M. "Collaborative Research: Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter using Efficient Isolation Coupled to Advanced Analytical Tehcniques" $465,320. Federal. December, 2007 - November, 2010
    Mao, J.; Shen, Y. "Obtaining quantitative structural information of complex natural organic matter using new, advanced solid-state NMR spectral-editing techniques combined with computer fitting" $17,000. Old Dominion University. 2009 - 2009
    Mao, J.; Shen, Y. "Obtaining quantitative structural information of complex natural organic matter using new, advanced solid-state NMR spectral-editing techniques combined with computer fitting" $17,000. Old Dominion University. 2009 - 2009
    Mao, J. "Insights into chemical structural changes of kerogen during thermal evolution investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Type G Grant" $40,000. Federal. 2007 - 2009
    Mao, J. "Influence of tillage, crop residue, and nitrogen managements on the chemical structures of soil organic matter and organic nitrogen forms investigated by advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy" $10,000. Private. 2008 - 2008
    Mao, J. "Spectroscopic investigations of soil humic substances using solid-state NMR spectroscopy" $2,500. Federal. 2008 - 2008
    Mao, J. "Travel support to Annual Soil Science Society of American Meetings in Houston" $1,500. State. 2008 - 2008
    Mao, J. "Travel and NMR instrument time" . State. 2007 - 2008
    Mao, J. "Chemical structures of pig feces from conventional and phytase transgenic pigs investigated by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy" $7,000. Old Dominion University. 2007 - 2007
    Mao, J. "Influence of tillage, crop residue, and nitrogen managements on the chemical structures of soil organic matter and organic nitrogen forms investigated by advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy" $20,000. Private. 2007 - 2007
    Mao, J. "Spectroscopic investigations of plant-derived dissolved organic matter using solid-state NMR spectroscopy" $2,000. Federal. 2007 - 2007
    Mao, J. "Characterization of insoluble organic matter from meteorites using advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Research Initiative Grant" $48,268. State. 2005 - 2007
    Mao, J. "Montana NASA EPSCoR Travel Program" $2,000. State. 2006 - 2006
    Mao, J. "Support to conduct the chemical and physical properties of a soil on which a rare plant, shoshonea, can grow in Environmental Lab at Salish-Kootenai College" $1,500. State. 2006 - 2006
    Mao, J. "Travel support to annual ENC in Asilomer, CA" $5,000. State. 2006 - 2006
    Mao, J. "Structural variations in soil organic matter with different soil layers and locations at Juniper Butte Range, Idaho" $3,000. State. 2004 - 2006
    Mao, J. "Travel support to Salish-Kootenai College" $500. State. 2005 - 2005
    Mao, J. "Two-month summer salary to conduct research on characterization of natural organic matter by advanced solid-state NMR" $7,000. State. 2005 - 2005