清华大学环境学院

School of Environment


NameZHANG Xiaoyuan
DivisionDivision of Water Environment
PositionAssociate Professor
AddressSchool of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 China
Emailzhangxiaoyuan@tsinghua.edu.cn


Education background

2012 Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering,Tsinghua University

2007 B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Ocean University of China

Experience

2016-Present Associate Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

2015-2016 Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

2014-2015 Lecturer, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

2012-2014 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA 

2008-2009 Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Wastewater treatment

Bioelectrochemical system

Microbial fuel cell

Academic Achievement

1. Zhang, X., He, W., Zhang, R., Wang, Q., Liang, P., Huang, X., Logan, B.E., Fellinger, T.-P. 2016. High-performance carbon aerogel air-cathodes for microbial fuel cells. ChemSusChem, 9(19), 2788-2795. (Featured as ChemSusChem VIP Paper, Front Cover)

2. Wang, Q., Zhang, X., Lv, R., Chen, X., Xue, B., Liang, P., Huang, X. 2016. Binder-free nitrogen-doped graphene catalyst air-cathodes for microbial fuel cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4(32), 12387-12391. (Featured as Front Cover)

3. Zhang, X., He, W., Yang, W., Liu, J., Wang, Q., Liang, P., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2016. Diffusion layer characteristics for increasing the performance of activated carbon air cathodes in microbial fuel cells. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2(2), 266-273. (Featured as Front Cover, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Top 10 Most Accessed Article in 2016)

4. Chen, X., Sun, H., Liang, P., Zhang, X., Huang, X. 2016. Optimization of membrane stack configuration in enlarged microbial desalination cells for efficient water desalination. Journal of Power Sources, 324, 79-85.

5. Chen, C.-Y., Tang, C., Wang, H.-F., Chen, C.-M., Zhang, X., Huang, X., Zhang, Q. 2016. Oxygen reduction reaction on graphene in an electro-Fenton system: In situ generation of H2O2 for the oxidation of organic compounds. ChemSusChem, 9(10), 1194-1199.

6. Ailijiang, N., Chang, J., Liang, P., Li, P., Wu, Q., Zhang, X., Huang, X. 2016. Electrical stimulation on biodegradation of phenol and responses of microbial communities in conductive carriers supported biofilms of the bioelectrochemical reactor. Bioresource Technology, 201, 1-7.

7. Chen, X., Liang, P., Zhang, X., Huang, X. 2016. Bioelectrochemical systems-driven directional ion transport enables low-energy water desalination, pollutant removal, and resource recovery. Bioresource Technology, 215, 274-284.

8. He, W., Wallack, M.J., Kim, K.-Y., Zhang, X., Yang, W., Zhu, X., Feng, Y., Logan, B.E. 2016. The effect of flow modes and electrode combinations on the performance of a multiple module microbial fuel cell installed at wastewater treatment plant. Water Research, 105, 351-360.

9. He, W., Zhang, X., Liu, J., Zhu, X., Feng, Y., Logan, B.E. 2016. Microbial fuel cells with an integrated spacer and separate anode and cathode modules. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2(1), 186-195.

10. Wu, Q., Chang, J., Yan, X., Ailijiang, N., Fan, Q., Wang, S., Liang, P., Zhang, X., Huang, X. 2016. Electrical stimulation enhanced denitrification of nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 106, 125-128.

11. Yan, X., Wu, Q., Sun, J., Liang, P., Zhang, X., Xiao, K., Huang, X. 2016. Hydrodynamic optimization of membrane bioreactor by horizontal geometry modification using computational fluid dynamics. Bioresource Technology, 200, 328-334.

12. Zhang, C., Liang, P., Yang, X., Jiang, Y., Bian, Y., Chen, C., Zhang, X., Huang, X. 2016. Binder-free graphene and manganese oxide coated carbon felt anode for high-performance microbial fuel cell. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 81, 32-38.

13. Zhang, X., He, W., Ren, L., Stager, J., Evans, P.J., Logan, B.E. 2015. COD removal characteristics in air-cathode microbial fuel cells. Bioresource Technology, 176, 23-31.

14. Chen, X., Sun, D., Zhang, X., Liang, P., Huang, X. 2015. Novel self-driven microbial nutrient recovery cell with simultaneous wastewater purification. Scientific Reports, 5, 15744.

15. Li, P., Ailijiang, N., Cao, X., Lei, T., Liang, P., Zhang, X., Huang, X., Teng, J. 2015. Pretreatment of coal gasification wastewater by adsorption using activated carbons and activated coke. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 482, 177-183.

16. Wang, S., Liang, S., Liang, P., Zhang, X., Sun, J., Wu, S., Huang, X. 2015. In-situ combined dual-layer CNT/PVDF membrane for electrically-enhanced fouling resistance. Journal of Membrane Science, 491, 37-44.

17. Zhang, J., Satti, A., Chen, X., Xiao, K., Sun, J., Yan, X., Liang, P., Zhang, X., Huang, X. 2015. Low-voltage electric field applied into MBR for fouling suppression: Performance and mechanisms. Chemical Engineering Journal, 273, 223-230.

18. Zuo, K., Liang, S., Liang, P., Zhou, X., Sun, D., Zhang, X., Huang, X. 2015. Carbon filtration cathode in microbial fuel cell to enhance wastewater treatment. Bioresource Technology, 185, 426-430.

19. Zhang, X., Pant, D., Zhang, F., Liu, J., He, W., Logan, B.E. 2014. Long-term performance of chemically and physically modified activated carbons in air cathodes of microbial fuel cells. ChemElectroChem, 1(11), 1859-1866. (Featured as Frontispiece)

20. Zhang, X., Xia, X., Ivanov, I., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2014. Enhanced activated carbon cathode performance for microbial fuel cell by blending carbon black. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(3), 2075-2081.

21. Hoskins, D.L., Zhang, X., Hickner, M.A., Logan, B.E. 2014. Spray-on polyvinyl alcohol separators and impact on power production in air-cathode microbial fuel cells with different solution conductivities. Bioresource Technology, 172, 156-161.

22. Liu, J., Zhang, F., He, W., Zhang, X., Feng, Y., Logan, B.E. 2014. Intermittent contact of fluidized anode particles containing exoelectrogenic biofilms for continuous power generation in microbial fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 261(0), 278-284.

23. Luo, X., Zhang, F., Liu, J., Zhang, X., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2014. Methane production in microbial reverse-electrodialysis methanogenesis cells (MRMCs) using thermolytic solutions. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(15), 8911-8918.

24. Ren, L., Zhang, X., He, W., Logan, B.E. 2014. High current densities enable exoelectrogens to outcompete aerobic heterotrophs for substrate. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 111(11), 2163-2169.

25. Zhang, X., Liang, P., Shi, J., Wei, J., Huang, X. 2013. Using a glass fiber separator in a single-chamber air-cathode microbial fuel cell shortens start-up time and improves anode performance at ambient and mesophilic temperatures. Bioresource Technology, 130(0), 529-535.

26. Zhang, X., Shi, J., Liang, P., Wei, J., Huang, X., Zhang, C., Logan, B.E. 2013. Power generation by packed-bed air-cathode microbial fuel cells. Bioresource Technology, 142(0), 109-114.

27. Luo, X., Nam, J.-Y., Zhang, F., Zhang, X., Liang, P., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2013. Optimization of membrane stack configuration for efficient hydrogen production in microbial reverse-electrodialysis electrolysis cells coupled with thermolytic solutions. Bioresource Technology, 140(0), 399-405.

28. Xia, X., Zhang, F., Zhang, X., Liang, P., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2013. Use of pyrolyzed iron ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid modified activated carbon as air–cathode catalyst in microbial fuel cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5(16), 7862-7866.

29. Chen, X., Liang, P., Wei, Z., Zhang, X., Huang, X. 2012. Sustainable water desalination and electricity generation in a separator coupled stacked microbial desalination cell with buffer free electrolyte circulation. Bioresource Technology, 119(0), 88-93.

30. Luo, X., Cao, X., Mo, Y., Xiao, K., Zhang, X., Liang, P., Huang, X. 2012. Power generation by coupling reverse electrodialysis and ammonium bicarbonate: Implication for recovery of waste heat. Electrochemistry Communications, 19(0), 25-28.

31. Zhang, X., Cheng, S., Liang, P., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2011. Scalable air cathode microbial fuel cells using glass fiber separators, plastic mesh supporters, and graphite fiber brush anodes. Bioresource Technology, 102(1), 372-375.

32. Zhang, X., Sun, H., Liang, P., Huang, X., Chen, X., Logan, B.E. 2011. Air-cathode structure optimization in separator-coupled microbial fuel cells. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 30(1), 267-271.

33. Wang, X., Cheng, S., Zhang, X., Li, X.-y., Logan, B.E. 2011. Impact of salinity on cathode catalyst performance in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36(21), 13900-13906.

34. Zhang, X., Cheng, S., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2010. The use of nylon and glass fiber filter separators with different pore sizes in air-cathode single-chamber microbial fuel cells. Energy & Environmental Science, 3(5), 659 - 664.

35. Zhang, X., Cheng, S., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2010. Improved performance of single-chamber microbial fuel cells through control of membrane deformation. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 25(7), 1825-1828.

36. Zhang, X., Cheng, S., Wang, X., Huang, X., Logan, B.E. 2009. Separator characteristics for increasing performance of microbial fuel cells. Environmental Science & Technology, 43(21), 8456-8461.

37. Cao, X., Huang, X., Liang, P., Boon, N., Fan, M., Zhang, L., Zhang, X. 2009. A completely anoxic microbial fuel cell using a photo-biocathode for cathodic carbon dioxide reduction. Energy & Environmental Science, 2(5), 498-501.

38. Cao, X., Huang, X., Zhang, X., Liang, P., Fan, M. 2009. A mini-microbial fuel cell for voltage testing of exoelectrogenic bacteria. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China, 3(3), 307-312.

39. Cao, X., Huang, X., Liang, P., Xiao, K., Zhou, Y., Zhang, X., Logan, B.E. 2009. A new method for water desalination using microbial desalination cells. Environmental Science & Technology, 43(18), 7148-7152.