Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Zhanying Zhang
Position(s)
Principal Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Mechanical Medical & Process Engineering
Discipline *
Industrial Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 7792
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Adelaide), Masters of Engineering (Research)

Keywords

Biomass, Waste, Biorefining, Pretreatment, Industrial Biotechology, Value-adding, Biofuels, Biochemicals, Biomaterials, Bioactives

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Zhanying Zhang is Associate Professor of Bioprocess Engineering at the Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy (CAB, previously known as Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities – CTCB) at QUT. He is also an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellow (2018-2021).

A/Prof Zhang’s primary research areas are bioprocessing and biorefining and his research aims to solve real world problems in energy, resource and waste.  His current projects and project activities include (1) lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment and biorefining for biofuels, biochemicals and bio-based materials, (2) food waste processing and biorefining for nutraceuticals and value-added products, and (3) animal waste and sludge processing for resource recovery and waste management cost reduction.

A/Prof Zhang has published many research articles in Q1 journals including Green Chemistry, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Bioresource Technology. He has also been granted 12 patents in 3 patent families in the area of biomass pretreatment and processing.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Zhanying Zhang.

Experience

A/Prof Zhang has many years research experience in development of bioprocessing and biorefinery technologies for value-adding to by-products and wastes generated from agricultural, forestry, food and wastewater treatment industries. His research aims to develop industrially applicable and sustainable technologies to solve the real world problems.

A/Prof Zhang was a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Syngenta Centre for Sugar Cane Biofuels Development, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, and Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy since he joined the Queensland University of Technology in 2008.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Zhanying Zhang.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2019
Details
Visiting professor
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2018
Details
Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2018
Details
Visiting professor
Type
Other
Reference year
2017
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Mid-Career Researcher Award

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Revenue diversification from sugarcane fibre: novel technologies for the processing of bagasse for low-cost biofuels production
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
QUT051
Start year
2011
Keywords
Pretreatment; Biofuels; Ethanol

Supervision

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)