Chunzhi Cai

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

​My current interest is focused on the biological and chemical behavior of trace metals in phytoplankton, zooplanktons, marine bivalves, and aquatic environments. 

Selected Publications

  • Alteration of phenolic profiles and antioxidant capacities of common buckwheat and tartary buckwheat produced in Ch... 
    Yongxiang Liu, Chunzhi Cai, Yiliang Yao and Baojun Xu
    Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, (2019)
  • Inter-species difference of copper accumulation in three species of marine mussels: Implication for biomonitoring 
    lChunzhi Cai, Wen-Xiong Wang
    Science of the Total Environment 692, pp 1029-1036, (2019)


  • M. Sc., Environmental Health, and Safety, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 2016-2017
  • B. Sc., Food Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China, 2012-2016

Professional Profile

  • 2018-Present: Ph. D., Marine Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • 2017-2018: Research Assistant, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Food Safety Professional, China Employment Training Technical Instruction Centre, China, 2015 


  • ​MSc in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Academic Excellence Scholarship, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 2017 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Ecotoxicology Marine Mussels Marine Algae Heavy Metal Pollution Metal Biokenetics