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Zhongqi Joshua Cheng

Department of Psychiatry
Union Graduate College


Dr. Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng is a tenured faculty and an environmental geochemist at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. His current research focus is on urban environmental issues. He has been trying to use his expertise in analytical geochemistry to tackle complex environmental problems.  Trained as a “traditional geologist” with a PhD in isotope geology from The Ohio State University, Cheng spent five years at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researching arsenic with an inter-disciplinary team. At Brooklyn College, he has developed an urban garden soil testing program and research projects on the soil and water quality in New York City. He is also the Director of the Environmental Sciences Analytical Center at Brooklyn College.  

Research Interest

His current research focus is on urban environmental issues, analytical geochemistry, garden soil testing and water quality.

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