Dr Min Zheng

Senior Research Fellow

Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 334 63213


Dr Min Zheng received his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2014 from Tsinghua University, China. He also completed a Bachelor of Water and Wastewater Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology in 2008. He continued his research for two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Tsinghua University. He was awarded by International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship in 2017 and then joined Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology (ACWEB, formerly AWMC) in 2019. Currently, he has been recruited as a senior research fellow at the ACWEB.

Research Interests

  • Microorganisms Involved in the Nitrogen-Cycling Network
  • Advanced Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management
  • Integrated Urban Water Management: Multiple Reuse of Chemicals
  • Sewer Corrosion control

Research Impacts

Dr Zheng's career to date has focussed on developing innovative solutions to significant industry problems through integrating fundamental science and applied engineering. He leads initiatives regarding different aspects of environmental engineering, particularly related to novel bio-chemical processes for renewable energy and resource recovery from urban wastewater systems and sewer infrastructure protection. He specializes in the laboratory and pilot-scale investigation and demonstration of next-generation wastewater/sludge treatment technologies. He has secured external competitive research funding more than AU$4 million, including the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Fellowship and Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, including Nature Water, Water Research, Water Research X, Environmental Science & Technology, The ISME Journal, ISME Communications, Environment International, Chemical Engineering Journal, Resources Conservation and Recycling, Bioresource Technology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, etc, mostly (>50%) as the leading author. Most of these papers (>70%) were published in the past years after he joined The University of Queensland in 2019. His research achievements bring enormous economic benefits to Australian water industry and local communities.


  • Doctor of Engineering, THU


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