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I have more than four years' experience teaching environmental science, process engineering, and analytical chemistry. My research focuses on the application of the fundamentals of analytical chemistry in environmental engineering with the goal of understanding the sources, fate, transport, and toxicity of chemical pollutants in the environment. I am interested in developing safe and sustainable solutions for mitigating pollution in freshwater systems.

Educational History


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

Falmouth University, United Kingdom

PhD in Environmental Toxicology

University of California Riverside, United States of America

BS (Hons) Applied Chemistry

National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Research Appointments


Editor: Conservation and Sustainability Studies

Scientific African - a Next Einstein Forum and Elsevier journal

Postdoctoral research fellow in environmental chemistry

Shantou University

Graduate student researcher in environmental chemistry

University of California Riverside

Graduate research assistant in ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicology Group - NUST

Analytical chemist intern

Kutsaga Research Station

Academic Appointments



National University of Science and Technology

Teaching Assistant

University of California Riverside

Adjunct Lecturer and Teaching Assistant

National University of Science and Technology

Certificates and Licenses

  1. Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments, University of Southampton, 2018
  2. English as a Medium of Academic Instruction, University of Southampton, 2018
  3. Emergency Management: Risk, Incidents and Leadership, Coventry University, 2018

Fellowships and awards


  1. Guangdong Province Zhujiang Fellowship, 2017-2019 (US$95,000)
  2. Fulbright Foreign Student, 2011 – 2016 (US$105,000)
  3. Graduate Division Fellowship, 2011 - 2016 (US$115,000)

Selected Awards

  1. Shantou University Excellent Talent Program, 2018-2019 ($9,000)
  2. IUPAC Periodic Table of the Younger Chemists Award: advancing chemistry, scientific excellence and sustainability - 2018
  3. Publons' Sentinels of Science Award: top 1% environment and ecology reviewer - 2018
  4. First Prize in MDPI Scientific Writing Competition - 2018 ($500)
  5. Outstanding reviewer award for Journal of Cleaner Production - 2018
  6. Outstanding reviewer award for Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety - 2017
  7. American Association for the Advancement of Science /Science Program for Excellence in Science - 2015 ($195) 
  8. Roy Fukuto Travel Grant, Environmental Toxicology Program - 2015 ($500) 
  9. AGRO Education Award - 2015 ($600) 
  10. Benjamin L. Van Duuren Travel Grant, Institute of International Education - 2015 ($1,250) 
  11. Roy Fukuto Travel Grant, Environmental Toxicology Program - 2014 ($500) 
  12. Student Travel Award, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 2013 ($500) 
  13. Vice Chancellor's Award (graduating summa cum laude), National University of Science and Technology -2008
  14. NUST Book Prize, National University of Science and Technology - 2008
  15. ACOL Best Graduating Student - 2008
  16. Turnall Best Process Engineering Student - 2008

Scholarly Activities


Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association 2018 - current 
The institution of Environmental Sciences  2016 - current
American Association for the Advancement of Science 2015 - current
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry                                                                             2013 - current

Professional services

Conference chair: organized session on transboundary waters for SETAC Africa 2019 2018-2019
Grant proposal review panelist: Instrumental access programSeeding Labs, Boston, MA, USA Sep 2018 
Guest editor: Challenges (A horizon scan of environmental opportunities in developing nations) Nov 2018
Preprint screening: Evaluating quality of preprints before publication at   2017 - current
Steering committee member: Collaborations of Zimbabweans in science and engineering 2016 - current

Journal reviewer: 100 manuscripts including in Environmental Science and Technology,

Science of the Total Environment, and Journal of Cleaner Production.

2014 - current
Abstract review panelist: IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 2017 - 2018
Conference organizer: 12th International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances, UCR 2014 - 2015

University and administrative services

Undergraduate internship coordinator: Evaluating and assessing student work-based learning 2016 - 2017        
Course redesigning: Pioneered blended learning in the department of chemistry, NUST 2016 - 2017
Curriculum development co-chair: Master of Science Analytical Chemistry, NUST 2016 - 2017
Undergraduate enrollment committee: Applied Chemistry, NUST 2009 - 2011

Courses taught

Introduction to Environmental Science, summer school Shantou University, China
Environmental Technology and Analysis, guest lecture Shenzhen University, China
Molecular and Cell Biology - BIOL 107A University of California Riverside, USA
Organismal Biology - BIOL 005B University of California Riverside, USA
Analytical Chemistry - SCH 2106 National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Unit Operations - SCH 2208 National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Transport Phenomena - SCH 2108 National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Chemical Engineering Plant Design - SCH 4108 National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Principles of Process Engineering - SCH 2218 National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe


(Underlined are my students; * represents my corresponding authorship)

Journal Articles

  1. Sanganyado, Edmond et al. Nurturing connections to the environment. Science 2018, 362 (6417), 886-888 DOI: 10.1126/science.aav9402
  2. Sanganyado, Edmond*. Comments on “Chiral pharmaceuticals: Environment sources, potential human health impacts, remediation technologies and future perspective”. Environmental International  2018 (accepted November 12, 2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.11.032
  3. Zhang, Qing, Wu Xiong, Beibei Gao, Zachary Cryder, Zhaoxian Zhang, Mingming Tian, Edmond Sanganyado, Haiyan Shi, Minghua Wang. Enantioselectivity in the degradation and ecological risk of the chiral pesticide ethiprole. Land Degradation and Development 2018, 29 (12), 4242-4251 DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3179
  4. Sanganyado, Edmond et al. NextGen Voices: Quality mentoring. Science 2018, 362 (6410), 22-24 DOI: 10.1126/science.aav5914
  5. Shi, Jingchun, Xue Lia, Tangtian Heb, Jingzhen Wang, Zhen Wang, Ping Li, Yongzhong Lai, Edmond Sanganyado and Wenhua Liu. Integrated assessment of heavy metal pollution using transplanted mussels in eastern Guangdong, China. Environmental Pollution  2018, 243, 601-609 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.09.006
  6. Rajput, Imran Rashid, Ziyang Xiao, Sun Yajing, Summra Yaqoob, Edmond Sanganyado, Huang Ying, Yu Fei, Liu Wenhua. Establishment of Pantropic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) Fibroblast Cell Line and Potential Influence of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) on Cytokines Response. Aquatic Toxicology 2018, 203, 1-9 DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2018.07.017
  7. Chingono, Kudakwashe E.Edmond Sanganyado*, Emily Bere, Bongani Yalala. Adsorption of sugarcane vinasse effluent on bagasse fly ash: A parametric and kinetic study. Journal of Environmental Management 2018, 224, 182-190 DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.07.042
  8. Zhang, Qing, Zhaoxian Zhang, Bowen Tang, Beibei Gao, Mingming Tian, Edmond Sanganyado, Haiyan Shi, Minghua Wang. Mechanistic insights into stereospecific bioactivity and dissipation of chiral fungicide triticonazole in agricultural management. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 2018, 66(28), 7286-7293 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01771
  9. Sanganyado, Edmond et al. Broad interests reap benefits for science. Science 2018, 361 (6397), 24-26 DOI: 10.1126/science.aau3978
  10. Gwenzi, Willis, Lynda Mangori, Concilia Danha, Nhamo Chaukura, Nothando Dunjana, Edmond Sanganyado. Sources, behaviour, and environmental and human health risks of high technology rare earth elements as emerging contaminants. Science of the Total Environment 2018, 636, 299-313 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.235
  11. Sanganyado, Edmond*. My path to contentment. Science 2018, 360 (6385), 234 DOI: 10.1126/science.360.6385.234
  12. Sanganyado, Edmond, Imran Rashid Rajput, Wenhua Liu. Bioaccumulation of organic pollutants in Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin: A review on current knowledge and future prospects. Environmental Pollution 2018, 237, 111-125 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.055
  13. Sanganyado, Edmond*, Charles Teta, Busani Masiri. Impact of African traditional worldviews on climate change adaptation. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 2018, 14, 189–193 DOI: 10.1002/ieam.2010
  14. Sanganyado, Edmond*, Simbarashe Nkomo. Incorporating sustainability into engineering education using e-learning. Education Science 2018, 8, 39 DOI: 10.3390/educsci8020039
  15. Sun Yajing, Imran Rashid Rajput, Huang Ying, Yu Fei, Edmond Sanganyado, Ping Li, Wang Jingzhen, Liu Wenhua. Establishment and characterization of pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) dermal fibroblast cell line. PLoS ONE 2018, 13(3): e0195128 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195128
  16. Sanganyado, Edmond*, Zhijiang Lu, Qiuguo, Daniel Schlenk, Jay Gan. Chiral pharmaceuticals: A review on their environmental occurrence and fate processes. Water Research 2017, 124, 527-542 DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.08.003
  17. Sanganyado, Edmond*, Qiuguo Fu, Jay Gan. Enantiomeric selectivity in adsorption of chiral β-blockers on sludge. Environmental Pollution 2016, 217, 787–794 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.04.091
  18. Fu, Qiuguo, Edmond Sanganyado, Qingfu YeJay Gan. Meta-analysis of biosolid effects on persistence of triclosan and triclocarban in soil. Environmental Pollution 2016, 210, 137-144 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.12.003
  19. Sanganyado, Edmond*, Zhijiang Lu, Jay Gan. Mechanistic insights on chaotropic interactions of liophilic ions with basic pharmaceuticals in polar ionic mode liquid chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A 2014, 1368, 82-88 DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2014.09.054
  20. Sanganyado, Edmond*, C. T. Parekh, Sune Eriksson. Analysis of acrylamide in traditional foodstuffs in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Food Science 2011, 5, 910-913 DOI: 10.5897/AJFS11.193

Conference papers

  1. Sanganyado, Edmond, Jinjin Chen, Xiao-Xuan Yu, Wenhua Liu. (2018, July 18-22). Understanding the impact of aquaculture on estuarine and coastal ecosystems in China: A paleoecotoxicology approach. Mini-review presented at Yellow Sea Ecosystem Symposium, Seoul, South Korea.
  2. Sanganyado, Edmond and Wenhua Liu. (2018, February 7-9). Paleo-ecotoxicology: Ecosystem responses to environmental pollutants using estuarine sediments. Paper presented at Symposium on Marine and Coastal Pollution, Nanjing University, China
  3. Sanganyado, Edmond and Jay Gan. (2015, November 16-20). The read-across hypothesis and toxicity of chiral pharmaceuticals. Paper presented at the 12th International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances, Riverside, California.
  4. Sanganyado, Edmond and Jay Gan. (2015, May 23). Perspectives on environmental risk assessment of chiral pharmaceuticals. Paper presented at Giannini Agricultural and Resource Economics Student Conference, Riverside, CA. 
  5. Sanganyado, Edmond, Qiuguo Fu, Jay Gan. (2015, March 25-26). Effect of surfactants on stereoselective sorption of beta blockers. Poster presented at the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts. 
  6. Qiuguo, Fu, Edmond Sanganyado, Qingfu Ye, Jay Gan. (2015, August 16-20). Uptake of triclosan and triclocarban by vegetables from soils and biosolids-amended soils. Poster presented at the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts. 
  7. Sanganyado, Edmond, Jay Gan. (2015, August 16-20). Stereoselective biotransformation of β-blockers and antidepressants in the aquatic environment. Paper presented at the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts. 
  8. Sanganyado, Edmond, Zhijiang Lu, Jay Gan. (2014, August 10, 14) Influence of liophilic ions on enantioseparation of basic pharmaceuticals in polar ionic mode Liquid Chromatography. Poster presented at the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exhibition, San Francisco, California. 
  9. Munjanja, Basil, Cecilia Madzivire-Penduka, Edmond Sanganyado. (2013, September 2-3). Occurrence of pesticides used in tobacco farming in edible vegetables and environmental samples. Poster presented at the 6th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Africa, Lusaka, Zambia
  10. Sanganyado, Edmond, Jay Gan. (2013, August 16-20). Enantioselective analysis of chiral pharmaceuticals in wastewater and environmental water samples. Poster presented at Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 34th Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.

Book reviews

  1. Sanganyado, Edmond. Scientific Peer Review: Guidelines for Informative Peer Review by J. Matthias Starck. Springer Spektrum: Wiesbaden, Germany, 2017; 60 pp.; ISBN: 978-3-658-19915-9. Challenges 2018, 9, 6. 
  2. Sanganyado, EdmondA Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change by Stephen M. Gardiner. Oxford University Press: New York, USA, 2013; 518 pp.; ISBN: 978-0-199-98514-2. and Climate Justice: An Introduction by Dominic Roser and Christian Seidel. Routledge: New York, USA, 2017; 240 pp.; ISBN: 978-1-138-84527-5. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 2018, 14, 304–309.
  3. Sanganyado, EdmondThe Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell. Little, Brown and Company: New York, USA, 2017; 352 pp.; ISBN: 978-0-316-26024-4. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 2018, 14, 304–309. 
  4. Sanganyado, EdmondReason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future by Dale Jamieson. Oxford University Press: New York, USA, 2014; 278 pp.; ISBN: 978-0-1-908-4588-9. Frontiers in Earth Science 2018.

Contributions to edited volumes

  1. Sanganyado, Edmond. Addressing climate change through indigenous knowledge systems. The Global Benefits of Open Research. The 2018 MDPI Writing Prize. Ed. Martyn Rittman. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI, 2018. Volume 1. 1-3
  2. Sanganyado, Edmond, Basil K. Munjanja, Vincent Nyakubaya. Biopesticide Residues in Water. Biopesticides Handbook. Ed. Leo M. L. Nollet and Hamir Singh Rathore. Boca Raton: CRC, 2015. 93–118.
  3. Sanganyado, Edmond, Stephen Majoni. Herbicide Residue. Handbook of Food Analysis. Ed. Leo M. L. Nollet and Fidel Toldrá. 3rd ed. Vol. 2. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2015. 215-240.
  4. Munjanja, Basil K, and Edmond Sanganyado. UV-Visible Absorption, Fluorescence and Chemiluminescence Spectroscopy. Handbook of Food Analysis. Ed. Leo M. L. Nollet and Fidel Toldrá. 3rd ed. Vol. 2. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2015. 572-583.

Student Supervision

Completed (BSc)

  1. Basil Munjanja (Occurrence of herbicides in the environment)
  2. Thando K Dube (Determination of nicotine by chromatography)
  3. Confidence Mhepo (Improving efficacy of a pesticide formulation)
  4. Alpha Ncube (Extraction of cellulose from crop biomass)
  5. Kudakwashe E Chingono (Treatment of vinasse effluent using bagasse fly ash)

In progress (MSc)

  1. Chen Jinjin (Paleoecotoxicological reconstruction of estuarine health using sediment cores)
  2. Huang Linlin (Tissue-specific bioaccumulation of organic pollutants in marine mammals)
  3. Yu Xiao Xuan (Reconstructing history of contamination in estuaries)