Tong Zhang (Chair)
Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Zhang is a Professor in Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He got his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering from Nanjing University (China), and his Ph.D. degree from The University of Hong Kong. Prof. Zhang’s researches include anaerobic digestion and bioenergy from wastes/wastewater (cellulosic biomass, sludge, kitchen waste, and wastewater), biological wastewater treatment (N removal and P recovery), biodegradation of emerging pollutants (antibiotics, PPCP and EDCs), antibiotic and antibiotic resistance genes, etc. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers on the above topics, and got more than 9000 citations (Google Scholar). He has a H index of 52 and is Top 1% researcher (Essential Science Indicators) for 8 years from 2009 to 2016. He is the editorial board members of a few international peer-reviewed journals, and had served as an advisor for BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute) on Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology from 2011 to 2014, and ASM (American Society of Microbiology) Country Liaison to China (Hong Kong) from 2012 to 2014. He was Yi Xing Chair Professor of Nanjing University from 2013 to 2016. He won First-Class Award in Natural Science of China Ministry of Education in 2015 and Second-Class Award State Natural Science Award of China State Council in 2016.