Local UF Professor Garners Third Professorship Award

Zhenli He, Ph.D., received a 2020 University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award, a term that will continue through 2023. The award is the third term professorship He has won during his 16-year tenure with the university.

The professorship recognizes and supports faculty members who have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continued distinction in their field.

His research interests include soil biogeochemistry of nutrients and contaminants, remediation of contaminated soil and water, citrus nutrition, management of nutrients/wastes and water quality, and nanotechnology. His current research involves the patent he secured to develop a less expensive method to convert inexpensive dolomite rock, a byproduct of traditional phosphorus production, into environmentally friendly phosphorus fertilizers.

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