Education & Working Experience
2003.09-2007.06 Department of Environmental Engineering Department, USTB, Bachelor
2007.09-2010.01 Department of Environmental Engineering Department, USTB, Master
2010.09-2014.06 Department of Environmental Engineering Department, USTB, Ph.D.
2014.06-2016.12 Department of Environmental Engineering Department, USTB, Postdoc
2014.06-2019.06 Department of Environmental Engineering Department, USTB, Lecturer
2019.06-ongoing Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Department, USTB, associate Professor, supervisor for master students
2018.12-2019.12 Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, Academic visitor
1. Water Pollution Control (for domestic undergraduate students)
2. Environmental Monitoring (for international undergraduate students)
3. Energy and Environment (for domestic undergraduate students)
 Study on Scale Formation Mechanism of Vacuum Toilet Drainage Pipeline (No. 51808036), supported by National Natural Science Foundation; 01/2019-12/2021
 National Key Research and Development Program of China: R & D: Rural Toilet Resource-oriented Management System, Standardization and Regulation, Industrialized Promotion (2018YFC1903206), 12/2018-12/2022
 National Key Research and Development Program of China: R & D: Standard, industrialized application of high-efficient water-saving appliances for urban areas (2017YFC0403401), 07/2017-06/2020
 National Key Research and Development Program of China: “Sino-Austria Cooperation Re-search Project: Improved biogas process with enhanced nitrogen recovery for green fertilizer production (No. 2016YFE0115600), 12/2016-12/2018
 China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2015M580994) - Degradation mechanism of antibiotic (colistin sulphate) pharmaceutical sludge under anaerobic digestion, 01/2016-12/2017
 Biogas for Rural Households and Communities in Lesotho, Africa. Together with local non-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization Technologies for Economic Development (TED), supported by Energy and Environmental Partnership for South and East Africa, 09/2014-12/2017
 Co-benefits of the Sichuan Household Biogas Programme, supported by Sichuan Rural Energy Office and UPM (Umwelt-Projekt-Management GmbH), 10/2015.
 Bid and Tender for First Large-scale Biogas Plant in West Africa: evaluation of the four Bids received for the Final Design & Engineering, Assembling, Installation, Commissioning and one year co-operation of an industrial sized pilot biogas plant for fecal sludge treatment gen-erated in households in urban areas of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 07/2014 - 08/2014
 Reinvent The Toilet Challenge (RTTC) – China, Grants/2013/11/OPP1051913, Supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 11/2013- 10/2019
 Sino-Austria Cooperation Research Project for Optimal Biogas Production by Co-fermentation and High-value Utilization of Biogas (No. 2013DGF92620), 04/2013 – 03/2016
 Sino-German Project for GHG Reduction from Garbage Disposal, located in Gaobeidian, Hebei Province, China. Supported by Ministry of Science and Technology, P.R.C and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), 01/2012
 Biogas Audit Bangladesh, funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Netherland Development Organization (SNV), supported by Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) in Bangladesh, 11/2011 - 05/2013
 Performing feasibility study of 5 dairy farms for proposed biogas power plant attaching CDM project in Okara, Pakistan under the support of Pakistan Military and under the auspices of Asian Energy Ventures and UPM (Umwelt-Projekt-Management GmbH). 10/2010
 Performing pre-feasibility and design studies for 6 large scale biogas projects on sugarcane and local sugar cane molasses distilleries, focusing on treatment optimization, post-treatment of digestate to fulfill Pakistan’s national environmental standards or national standard for ferti-irrigation as well as realizing biogas recovery. 02/2011
 Performing field study of a biogas plant (total installed capacity 21.6 MW as proposed) in Salem and Namakkal, India. Supported by DEG - Deutsche-Investitions-und-Entwicklungsgesellschaft-mbH, Germany, 01/2011
 Conducting translation of Chinese biogas standard for Vietnam under the fund of Asian Development Bank, 10/2010-04/2011
 Longgan Lake Biogas Generation Project Design. invested by China Huadian Group, 08/2009
 Investigation of cotton straw potentials for biomass power generation in Xiajin County, Shandong Province. Supported by Ecolutions GmbH & Co. KGaA, German. 12/2008
 Investigation of corn straw fired biomass power plant potentials in North-East China (Analysis of specific existing data and intended logistics for the proposed 50 MW corn straw fired power plant Lishu, Jilin Province), supported by KfW Bankengruppe, Germany, 04/2008-06/2008
Social/ Academic Work
Management committee member of IWA (International Water Association) Sanitation and Water Management in Developing Countries Specialist Group
Member of IWA
Member of China Biogas Society
Member of Sustainable Sanitation Alliance
Member of China Association of Agricultural Science Societies
Member of Beijing Energy and Environmental Society
Member of Beijing Energy Society
Honors and Awards：
2016, 1st Prize of Beijing Social Survey Program for Young Teacher
2015, 1st Prize of Beijing Social Survey Program for Young Teacher
2014, Excellent Graduate of Beijing
2014, President Gold Medal of USTB
2014, Excellent Ph.D. Dissertation of USTB
2013, Graduate National Scholarship
2013, Top 10 Academic Star of USTB
National Standard “Specification for construction and management of public toilets in rural area” GB/T 38353-2019. Main drafter.
National Standard “Technical requirement for non-hazardous treatment of liquid digestate for agricultural use”, under approval, Main drafter.
Book and report：
 Zifu Li, Shikun Cheng, Lei Zheng. Principle and Application of Biogas Upgrading Technology. Beijing: China Environmental Publishing Group (ISBN: 9787511128492), 2018
 Co-Author. Rural Environmental Protection Q & A. Beijing: China Environmental Publishing Group (ISBN: 9787511131690), 2018
 Main translator from English into Chinese: “Toilets That Make Compost” Author: Peter Morgan, 2011. ISBN: 978-9-186-12528-8
 Main translator from English into Chinese: “Practical Guideline on the Use of Urine in Crop Production” Author: Anna Richert, 2011. ISBN: 978-91-86125-21-9
 English Report “4-in-1 Biogas System: A Field Study on Sanitation Aspects & Acceptance Issue in Chaoyang and Shenyang Municipalities, Liaoning Province”, 2011, Stockholm Environment Institute, First Author
 English Report “A Field Study on DEWATS (Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems) in Sichuan Province, China”, 2010, Stockholm Environment Institute, First Author
 Zheng, L., Cheng, S.*, Han, Y., Wang, M., Xiang, Y., Guo, J., Cai, D., Mang, H.-P., Dong, T., Li, Z., Yan, Z., Men, Y., 2020. Bio-natural gas industry in China: Current status and development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 128, 109925.
 Wang, X., Yan, R., Zhao, Y., Cheng, S. *, Han, Y., Yang, S., Cai, D., Mang, H.-P., Li, Z., 2020. Biogas standard system in China. Renewable Energy (pre-proof)
 Zheng, L., Chen, J., Zhao, M., Cheng, S. *, Wang, L.-P., Mang, H.-P., Li, Z., 2020. What Could China Give to and Take from Other Countries in Terms of the Development of the Biogas Industry? Sustainability 12.
 Chen, Y.-J., Fan, T.-Y., Wang, L.-P., Cheng, T.-W., Chen, S.-S., Yuan, M.-H., Cheng, S. *, 2020. Application of Fenton Method for the Removal of Organic Matter in Sewage Sludge at Room Temperature. Sustainability 12.
 Zhang, S., Jiang, X., Cheng, S., Fu, C.e., Tian, Z., Yang, Z. *, Yang, W., 2020. Enhanced scale inhibition against Ca3(PO4)2 and Fe2O3 in water using multi-functional fluorescently-tagged antibacterial scale inhibitors. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 6, 951-962.
 Cheng S, Li Z*, Uddin SMN, Mang H-P, Zhou X, Zhang J, et al. Toilet revolution in China. Journal of Environmental Management. 2018;216:347-56.
 Cheng S, Li Z*, Mang H-P, Neupane K, Wauthelet M, Huba E-M. Application of fault tree approach for technical assessment of small-sized biogas systems in Nepal. Applied Energy. 2014;113:1372-81.
 Cheng S, Li Z*, Mang H-P, Huba E-M. A review of prefabricated biogas digesters in China. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2013;28:738-48.
 Cheng S, Li Z*, Mang H-P, Huba E-M, Gao R, Wang X. Development and application of prefabricated biogas digesters in developing countries. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2014;34:387-400.
 Cheng S, Zhao M, Mang H-P, Zhou X, Li Z*. Development and application of biogas project for domestic sewage treatment in rural China: opportunities and challenges. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 2017;7:576-88.
 Cheng S, Li Z*, Mang HP, Liu X, Yin F. Prefabricated biogas reactor-based systems for community wastewater and organic waste treatment in developing regions. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 2013;4:153-8.
 Cheng SK, Zheng L, Zhao MY, Bai X, Li ZF*, Mang HP. Assessment of two faecal sludge treatment plants in urban areas: Case study in Beijing. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 2017;10:237-45.
 Cheng S*, Zhao M, Wang Z, Uddina SMN, Bai X, Li Z. Emergy analysis of four small-sized biogas systems in developing countries. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering. 2015;8:2546-57.
 Cheng S*, Zhao M, Wang Z, Yun Y, Uddin SMN. Study on the effect of iron-carbon filler on simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal during short-cut nitrification and denitrification. Chemical Engineering Transactions. 2015;46:805-10.
 Cheng S, Li Z*, Gao R, Wang X, Mang H-P. Methodology Development of Evaluating Agricultural Biomass Potential for Biomass Power Plant in China. Energy Procedia. 2014;61:13-6.
 Cheng S, Li Z*, Shih J, Du X, Xing J. A field study on acceptability of 4-in-1 biogas systems in Liaoning Province, China. Energy Procedia. 2011;5:1382-7.
 Shikun Cheng, Zifu Li*, Chao Xu, Liu Yang. Experimental Study on Biochemical Methane Potential of Banana Tree Waste. Proceeding of 2009 Beijing International Environmental Technology Conference. Beijing, China, 16-19 October, 2009, Page 1-5.
 Shikun Cheng, Zifu Li*, Heinz-Peter Mang, Shuangling Chen. Biogas industry development in BRICS nations: a review. International Symposium and Industrialization Forum on Biogas, 2011, Chengdu.
 Shikun Cheng, Zifu Li, Fubin Yin, Xiaofeng Bai. Technical assessment index system for operation effect of household biogas system. Renewable Energy. 2013, 31(8): 120-122. [In Chinese]
 Shikun Cheng, Zifu Li, Heinz-Peter Mang, Yuanyuan Yan, Ruiling Gao. SWOT-PEST analysis on promotion of rural household biogas digester in Asian developing areas. China Biogas. 2013, 31(4): 49-53. [In Chinese]