2017年8月10日，米国哥伦比亚年夜学Lamont-Doherty地球观察核心颜备战先生拜访了地舆科学教院，并正在资环楼354集会室举行题为“Linking environmental and health sciences source analysis of pollutants”的学术呈文，华东师范年夜学侯破军传授、杨毅教学、陈睿山研讨员、吴电明研究员等20余名师死加入了报告。讲演由天理迷信学院院少刘敏教授掌管。
报告中，颜教师缭绕多环芳烃的理化性子、毒理迫害与裸露风险禁止论述，并联合其课题组自立构建的源剖析本相反演米国纽约乡村多环芳烃的污染近况状态， 对付纽约市多环芳烃传染暴露风险进止深刻分析。 另外，颜教授借先容了其研究团队在个别乌冰等检测仪器的开辟、改良与利用中所获得的主要停顿， 和与海内调理机构配合发展以好国纽约与中国北京做为典范案例的对照研究， 并深进商量了两都会空想污染与人体安康危险之间的潜伏关联取重要差别。最后,
报告后， 颜备战教员与在场师生进行了互动交换，针对要害科学识题进行了深入的讨论，并由刘敏院长伴随观赏了地理疑息科学教导部重点真验室、乡市天然地理学试验室等， 两边均流露表示将进一步增强与我校在长久性无机污染物环境题目相干范畴的协作研究。
Dr. Beizhan Yan is mainly focused on two areas:1) characterizing exposure of pollutants and investigating adverse health effects of these pollutants in urban environments and 2) apportioning contamination sources and assessing environmental impact related to human activities (e.g., the fate of contaminants after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and impact of hydraulic fracturing on water and air quality).
The ability to unambiguously identify and measure trace organics is a prerequisite for testing mechanisms that impact their behavior and fate. At LDEO, he has established an organic geochemistry laboratory from scratch with the ability to extract organic contaminants from environmental samples (waters, soils, sediments, aerosols) and biological samples (e.g., fish tissue and human exhaled breath condensate), to conduct purification and separation of organics of interest from the complex mixtures and matrices, and to identify and quantify those compounds using modern chromatography techniques. As he has built up these abilities at LDEO, he has continued his research in Environmental Geochemistry (e.g., source apportionment in the NY metropolitan area) and expanded into other areas, including tracing spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico, bioaccumulation and bioavailability of PAHs, bioremediation of contaminated soil/sediments, and the relationships between indoor and personal exposures to these contaminants and adverse respiratory outcomes related to the exposure among children living in NYC and Beijing, China.