Jiping Zhu (Ph.D.)

Senior Research Scientist and Air Contaminants Research Lab leader
Health Canada

Current research and/or projects

Human expsoure studies on environmental contaminants including: (1) national Indoor air survey of volatile organic compounds in Canadian Residence; (2) measurements of flame retardants in humans; and (3) human exposure studies on chemicals in consumer products

Research and/or project statements

  • volatile organic compounds
  • chemicals in consumer products
  • flame retardants
  • indoor air, indoor dust, consumer products, human milk

Professional activities / interests

Canadian Chair, canadian subcommittee (SC2, Workplace Air) chair in technical committee 146 of the International Standard Organization (ISO/TC146/SC2)

External Member: (1) Laboratory Advisory Committee, (2) Quality Assurance/Quality Control Advisory Committee for the Canadian health measures survey (CMHS), a national survey managed by Statistics Canada.

Education and awards

Recipient of Health Canada 2008 “Outstanding Mentor Award” in recognition for “generous and significant contributions to the professional development of others”

Recipient of Safe Environments Programme Director General 2005 Awards in Scientific Achievement and Innovation

Recipient of Health Canada Deputy Minister 2004 Awards of Excellence in Teamwork (for the project of “Exposure Study of Residential Air in Ottawa”)

Key publications

Wang, R., Moody, R.P., Koniecki, D. and Zhu, J. Low molecular weight cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes in cosmetic products sold in Canada: implication for dermal exposure. Environment International, (2009), 35, 900 – 904.

Feng, Y.-L. and Zhu, J.  On-line Enhancement Technique for the Analysis of Nucleotides Using Capillary Zone Electrophoresis –Mass Spectrometry. Anal. Chem., (2006), 78, 6608 - 6613.

Kulkarni, S., Moir, D. and Zhu, J.  Influence of structural and functional modifications of selected genotoxic carcinogens on metabolism and mutagenicity – A review. SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, (2007), 18:5, 459 - 514.

Zhu, J., Hou, Y., Feng, Y.-L., Shoeib, M. and Harner, T. Identification and determination of hexachlorocyclopentadienyl-dibromocyclooctane (HCDBCO) in residential indoor air and dust: A previously unreported halogenated flame retardant in the environment. Environ. Sci. Technol., (2008), 42, 386 - 391.

Neal, M.S, Zhu, J.P., Holloway, A.C and Foster, W.G. Follicle growth is inhibited by Benzo-[a]-pyrene, at concentration representative of human exposure, in an isolated rat follicle culture assay. European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Journal: Human Reproduction, (2007), 22, 961 - 967.

Maertens, R.M., Yang, X., Zhu, J., Gagne, R.W., Douglas, G.R. and White, P.A. Mutagenicity and Carcinogenic Hazards of Settled House Dust I: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Content and Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk from Preschool Exposure. Environ. Sci. Technol., (2008), 42, 1747 - 1753.

Zhu, J., Feng, Y.-L. and Shoeib, M. Detection of Dechlorane Plus in Residential Indoor Dust in the City of Ottawa, Canada. Environ. Sci. Technol., (2007), 41, 7694 - 7698.

Zhu, J., Phillips, S.P., Feng, Y.-L. and Yang, X.  Phthalate esters in human milk: Concentration variations over a six-month postpartum time. Environ. Sci. Technol., (2006), 40, 5276 - 5281.

Zhu, J., Li, H., Korchinski, M. and Fellin, P. Prediction of Initial Emission Rates of 2-Butoxyethanol from Consumer Products Using Equilibrium Headspace Concentrations: An Application of the Vapor Pressure and Boundary Layer (VB) Model.  Environ. Sci. Technol., (2005), 39, 8214 - 8219.

Zhu, J., Newhook, R., Marro, L. and Chan, C.C. Selected Volatile Organic Compounds in Residential Air in the city of Ottawa, Canada. Environ. Sci. Technol., (2005), 39, 3964 - 3971.