Dr. Guyu Peng

Contact/ Adress

Dr. Guyu Peng
Postdoctoral Researcher

Department Analytical Chemistry
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Building 4.0
Tel: 0341 6025 1413

Guyu Peng

Current Research Project

EU funded Horizon 2020 project "PlasticHeal"

PLASTICHEAL aims at developing innovative tools to study the impact and mode of action of micro and nanoplastics on human health. PLASTICHEAL has received nearly 6 million euros of from the European Commission, is coordinated by the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has the participation of 10 universities and research centres from 7 EU countries.

PLASTICHEAL, together with AURORA , IMPTOX, PlasticsFatE , and POLYRISK, is one of the five European main research projects currently working to understand micro- and nanoplastics (MNPLs) in our environment and their exposures and impacts on health. To optimise synergies, the five projects have formed the European Research Cluster to Understand the Health Impacts of Micro- and Nanoplastic (CUSP). 

Our role in PlasticHeal

WP1: Environmental monitoring and external human exposure

WP2: Human Biomonitoring

WP3: Impact on biological barriers

WP1 Leader: UFZ

Objective: Determination and characterization of external human exposure with MNPLs.

Analytical tools:

  1. Electron Microscopy: SEM/STEM/SEM-EDX (ProVIS);
  2. Vibrational spectroscopy: FTIR-imaging, ATR-FTIR; confocal Raman microspectroscopy (CRM) (ProVIS);
  3. Thermoanalytical method: TED-GC/MS;
  4. Size distribution: DLS, MALS.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2022

Postdoc, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research – UFZ

2020 - 2022

Postdoc, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Peking University

2018 - 2020

Joint PhD student, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)

2015 - 2020

PhD, State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University

2011 - 2015

Bsc, College of Fisheries, Ocean University of China


The full list of publications can be found at:

ReseachGate: Citations: 2116

Google Scholar: Citations: 2333

Reviewing activity

I have been active in peer-reviewing work of colleagues in the following journals:

  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Water Research
  • Marine Pollution Bulletin
  • Science of The Total Environment
  • Scientific Reports