Dr Guangming Jiang

Honorary Senior Fellow

Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Guangming is a research fellow funded by Queensland Government and Australian Research Council. He has broad research interests in wastewater infrastructure management, environmental health and environmental materials. He is now an honorary research fellow at Advanced Water Management Centre.

Research Interests

  • Wastewater based Sewage Epidemiology: Fate and transport of biomarkers in sewers
    Understand and modelling of the transport and transformation of illicit drugs, pharmaceutical products in the sewer systems.
  • Corrosion resistant concrete and self-healing bioconcrete
    Develop novel concrete materials for resilient and sustainable wastewater infrastructure.
  • Hydrogen sulfide control in sewers
    Develop network wide control for environment-friendly and cost-saving chemical dosing.
  • Concrete sewer corrosion processes
    Understand the physicochemical and biological processes of concrete corrosion in sewer environment.

Research Impacts


  • Queensland Government Accelerate Fellowship, 2014-2017
  • Global IWA Project Innovation Award, as a team member, 2014
  • Asia Pacific Regional IWA Project Innovation Award in Applied Research, as a team member, 2014
  • The B/HERT Award for Outstanding Excellence in Collaboration, as a team member, 2014
  • The B/HERT Best Research & Development Collaboration, as a team member, 2014
  • Research Innovation Award at the Australian Water Association (AWA) Queensland awards, as a team member, 2014
  • Commercialisation award 2012, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology.
  • Dean’s award for research higher degree excellence, 2011


  • Yuan, Z., Jiang, G., Gutierrez, O. Control of Bacterial Activity, Such as in Sewers and Wastewater Treatment Systems (International PCT patent), Patent No. in China (ZL201180026611.8) and Australia (2011245067).


  • 2016 USP Technologies is currently providing the Cloevis Biofilm Removal Service at 6 sites in the US with the potential for 20 sites by the end of 2016. The licence agreement is to be signed by mid-2016.
  • 2013-2014, A full-scale trial was accomplished for odour and corrosion control in the sewers of Unity Water.
  • 2012, Four full-scale field trials in the United States had been on track with commercialisation partner, US Peroxide, to promote and demonstrate the Cloevis technology in North America.
  • 2012, A full-scale field trial was successfully completed at the UC9 sewage pumping station, Gold Coast Water.
  • 2012, A commercialising partnership was established between a US company, US Peroxide, and Cloevis for its market development and field trials. The value of Cloevis was estimated to be around $ 2.5 million at the time.
  • 2010, To commercialise my patented technology, Cloevis Pty Ltd, as a startup company, was established between AWMC and Uniquest, the commercialisation arm of UQ. Cloevis works on the commercialization together with water industry partners from the United States (US Peroxide) and Australia (Unity Water and Gold Coast Water).

Media Coverage:

  • 2014, University of Queensland joins forces with Unitywater in trial of new product at Scarborough, Redcliffe & Bayside Herald, 6 December 2014
  • 2012, Odor control in small doses, Chemical Engineering Magazine, 1 November 2012 (http://www.che.com/chementator/Odor-control-in-small-doses_9893.html)
  • 2012, UQ research leads to smarter sewage management, UQ News, 31 October 2012 (http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=25470)
  • 2012, Solving the stink from sewers, Press Release, 20 September 2012 (http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/ecpl-sts092012.php)
  • 2011, Bacteria Killers, Brisbane Business News, October 2011 (http://www.brisbanebusinessnews.com.au/article2505/BACTERIA%20KILLERS.html)
  • 2011, Scientists Sniff Out Smart Solution to Sewer Smells, Water and Wastewater Newsletter, 19 September 2011 (http://www.waterandwastewater.com/www_services/newsletter/september_19_2011.htm)
  • 2011, Scientists sniff out smart solution to sewer smells and decay, UQ News, 15 September 2011(http://www.uq.edu.au/news/index.html?article=23818)
  • 2011, Enterprize shortlists five for $100,000 prize, startupsmart.com, 16 August 2011 (http://anthillonline.com/the-uq-business-school-has-announced-its-enterprize-2011-finalists/)
  • 2011, Enterprize shortlists five for $100,000 prize, startupsmart.com, 16 August 2011(http://www.startupsmart.com.au/finance/enterprize-shortlists-five-for-$100000-prize/201108163587.html)


  • Bachelor Engineering (Environmental Engineering), Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Master of Applied Science, Lincoln(NZ)
  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Gutierrez, Oriol, Jiang, Guangming, Sharma, Keshab and Yuan, Zhiguo (2016). Biofilm development in sewer networks. Aquatic biofilms: ecology, water quality and wastewater treatment. (pp. 145-164) edited by Anna M. Romaní, Helena Guasch and M. Dolors Balaguer. Girona, Spain: Caister Academic Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision