Personal details

Name
Dr Zhanying Zhang
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering
Discipline *
Industrial Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 7792
Fax
+61 7 3138 4132
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

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

Keywords

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

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

Biography

Research interests and expertise

  • biomass pretreatment and biorefining
  • biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials
  • process optimisation and scale-up

Current projects

  • advanced biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass
  • pretreatment for improved  biogas production
This information has been contributed by Dr Zhanying Zhang.

Experience

Professional experience: 

  • 2016 – present, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB), QUT
  • 2014 – 2016, Research Fellow, CTCB, QUT
  • 2008 – 2014, Research Fellow, Syngenta Centre for Sugar Cane Biofuels Development, CTCB, QUT
This information has been contributed by Dr 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
I was invited to deliver a series of lectures on biorefining of lignocellulosic biomass by Sao Paulo State University (Araraquara, Brazil)as a visiting professor in Dec 2019. The visit was sponsored by the Brazilian Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES PrInt) Program.
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2018
Details
I was awarded an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship in 2018.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
I was awarded a Mid-Career Researcher Award by Sugar Research Australia.

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)