Zhu, Nengwu

Title:Professor

Gender:Male

Tel:13560353817

E-mail:nwzhu@scut.edu.cn

Admissions Major

  • Master's admissions major:

  • Master of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Master of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

  • Doctoral admissions major:

  • Doctor of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Doctor of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

Working experience

  • 2003-2006: Lecturer of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology

  • 2006-2012: Associate Professor of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology

  • 2012-present: Professor of the School of Environmental and Energy, South China University of Technology

  • 2010-2011: Visiting Scholar of Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, USA,

Educational experience

  • 1994-1998: Bachelor, Huazhong Agricultural University

  • 1998-2003: PhD, Huazhong Agricultural University

Field of research

  • Solid waste treatment and resourceization and Environmental biotechnology, which mainly include:

  • Recovery and high-value use of conventional metals and rare metals in e-waste

  • Domestic waste and food waste resourceization

  • Sludge conditioning, dewatering and resourceization

  • Microbial fuel cells

Recent research projects

He has presided over more than 20 vertical and horizontal research projects, including National Natural Science Foundation of China (31272482, 51178191, 30800796, 30471271), New Century Excellent Talents Support Program of Ministry of Education (NCET-11-0166), International Science Foundation (W/4370-1), Doctoral Program Fund of Ministry of Education (20070561082), Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation (04300060), Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Program (2008B030302004, 2007A020100001), and Guangzhou Municipal Science and Technology Collaborative Innovation Major Project. (04300060), Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Program (2008B030302004, 2007A020100001), Guangzhou University-Industry Collaborative Innovation Major Project, and more than 20 other vertical and horizontal research projects. Details are as follow:

  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC): Research on the method and mechanism of anaerobic autolytic removal of typical pollutants from farming wastewater driven by electricity-producing microorganisms (51272482, 2013.1-2016.12), CNY 830,000, Project leader

  2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC): Research on the method and mechanism of metal enrichment of waste circuit boards by leaching from acidophilic bacterial reactor (51178191, 2012.1-2015.12), CNY 630,000, Project leader

  3. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC): Basic biological research on electricity production from wastewater by microbial fuel cells (30800796, 2009.1-2011.12), CNY 200,000, Project leader

  4. National Natural Science Foundation of China: Molecular Biology of Spatial Heterogeneity of Composting Microorganisms (30471271, 2005.1-2007.12), CNY 180,000, Project leader

  5. New Century Excellent Talents Support Program of Ministry of Education: Solid Waste Treatment and Resourcefulness (NCET-11-0166, 2012.1-2014.12), CNY 500,000, Project leader

  6. International Foundation for Science (IFS): Variation of microbial community in municipal sewage sludge composts as determined by molecular tools (W/4370-1, 2008.3-2011.2), CNY 83,000, Project leader

  7. Doctoral Program Fund for Universities, Ministry of Education: Molecular phylogenetic diversity of electricity-producing microorganisms in wastewater direct fuel cells (20070561082, 2008.1-2010.12), CNY 36,000, Project leader

  8. Team project of Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation: Key theory and technology of combined microbial-phytochemical remediation of petroleum-contaminated soil (9351064101000001, 2010.1-2013.12), CNY 1.2 million, Project member

  9. Guangdong Science and Technology Plan Project: Research on Bio-recovery Technology of Valuable Metals from Waste Circuit Boards (2008B030302004, 2008.10-2011.8), CNY 80,000, Project leader

  10. Major Project of Guangzhou University-Industry Collaborative Innovation: Key Technology and Equipment for Sludge Conditioning at Source - High Efficiency Dewatering - In-plant Drying and Engineering Demonstration (201604020055, 2016.4-2019.3), CNY 1 million, Project leader

  11. Key Project of Central Universities Basic Scientific Research Business Expenses: Discovery, Utilization and Electron Transfer Mechanism of Electricity-Producing Microbial Resources (2009ZZ0073, 2010.1-2011.12),  CNY 250,000

Academic achievements

  1. Ying Zhou, Nengwu Zhu*, Naixin Kang, Yanlan Cao, Chaohong Shi, Pingxiao Wu, Zhi Dang, Xiaoping Zhang*, Benqian Qin. Layer-by-layer assembly surface modified microbial biomass for enhancing biorecovery of secondary gold. Waste Management, 2017, 60: 552-560.(SCI IF 3.829)

  2. Chitam Ha, Nengwu Zhu*, Ru Shang, Chaohong Shi, Jiaying Cui, Ihsanullah Sohoo, Pingxiao Wu, Yanlan Cao. Biorecovery of palladium as nanoparticles by Enterococcus faecalis and its catalysis for chromate reduction. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 288: 246-254. (SCI IF 4.321)

  3. Weihang Shen, Nengwu Zhu*, Jiaying Cui, Huajin Wang, Zhi Dang, Pingxiao Wu, Yidan Luo, Chaohong Shi. Ecotoxicity monitoring and bioindicator screening of oil-contaminated soil during bioremediation. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2016, 124: 120-128. (SCI IF 2.762)

  4. Nengwu Zhu*, Yanlan Cao, Chaohong Shi, Pingxiao Wu. Biorecovery of gold as nanoparticles and its catalytic activities for 4-nitroaniline degradation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016, 23(8): 7627–7638. (SCI IF 2.828)

  5. Weijia Zhou*,Tanli Xiong, Chaohong Shi, Jian Zhou, Kai Zhou, Nengwu Zhu*, Shaowei Chen. Bioreduction of precious metals by microorganism: efficient gold@N-doped carbon electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, 128(29): 8556–8560. (SCI IF 11.709)

  6. Hongyan Nie, Chong Yang, Nengwu Zhu*, Pingxiao Wu,Ting Zhang, Yongqing Zhang. Isolation of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans strain Z1 and its bioleaching mechanism of copper from waste printed circuit boards. Journal Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 2015, 90(4): 714–721. (SCI IF 2.494)

  7. Chaohong Shi, Nengwu Zhu*, Yanlan Cao and Pingxiao Wu. Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles assisted by the intracellular protein extract of Pycnoporus sanguineus and its catalysis in degradation of 4-nitroaniline. Nanoscale Research Letters, 2015, 10: 147-154. (SCI IF 2.481)

  8. Jianjian Huang, Nengwu Zhu*, Tingting Yang,Taiping Zhang, Pingxiao Wu, Zhi Dang. Nickel oxide and carbon nanotube composite (NiO/CNT) as a novel cathode non-precious metal catalyst in microbial fuel cells. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2015, 72(10): 332-339. (SCI IF 6.409,Citation: 25)

  9. Xiaohu Li, Nengwu Zhu*, Yun Wang, Ping Li, Pingxiao Wu, Jinhua Wu. Animal carcass wastewater treatment and bioelectricity generation in up-flow tubular microbial fuel cells: effects of HRT and non-precious metallic catalyst. Bioresource Technology, 2013, 128: 454-460.(SCI IF 4.98,Citation:25)

  10. Nengwu Zhu*, Xi Chen, Ting Zhang, Pingxiao Wu, Ping Li, Jinhua Wu. Improved performance of membrane free single-chamber air-cathode microbial fuel cells with nitric acid and ethylenediamine surface modified activated carbon fiber felt anodes. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102(1): 422-426. (SCI IF 4.365,Citation:70)

  11. Nengwu Zhu*, Yun Xiang, Ting Zhang, Pingxiao Wu, Zhi Dang, Jinhuawu, Ping Li. Bioleaching of metal concentrates of waste printed circuit boards by mixed culture of acidophilic bacteria. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2011, 192(2): 614-619. (SCI IF 3.723,Citation:49)

  12. Yun Xiang, Pingxiao Wu, Nengwu Zhu*, Ting Zhang,Wen Liu, Jinhua Wu, Ping Li. Bioleaching of copper from waste printed circuit boards by bacterial consortium enriched from acid mine drainage. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, 184: 812-818. (SCI IF 4.144,Citation:50)

  13. Nengwu Zhu*. Effect of low initial C/N ratio on the aerobic composting of swine manure with rice straw. Bioresource Technology, 2007, 98(1): 9-13. (SCI IF 3.103,Citation:100)

  14. Yan Guo, Nengwu Zhu*, Changyan Deng, Shuping Zhu. Molecular phylogenetic diversity of bacteria and its spatial distribution in composts. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2007, 103(4): 1344-1354. (SCI IF 2.501)

  15. Nengwu Zhu*. Composting of high moisture content swine manure with corncob in a pilot scale system. Bioresource Technology, 2006, 97(15): 1870-1875. (SCI IF 2.18)

  16. Nengwu Zhu*, Changyan Deng, Yuanzhu Xiong, Huiyue Qian. Performance characteristics of three aeration systems in the swine manure composting. Bioresource Technology, 2004, 95(3): 319-326. (SCI IF 1.387)

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Zhu Nengwu is a professor and PhD supervisor of School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology. He is also the vice dean of School of Environment and Energy, the director of Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Treatment and Resources, the deputy director of Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Ecological Restoration and the director of Guangdong Provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Environmental Science and Engineering. He was selected by the "New Century Excellent Talents Support Program from Ministry of Education " (2011) and "Thousands of Hundred and Ten" Talents Project of Guangdong Province (the eighth batch, provincial level, 2014; the fifth batch, university level, 2008).