Education & Working Experience：
09.1981-07.1985 Department of Environmental Engineering, Xi´an University of Architecture and Technology, Bachelor
09.1985-07.1988 Department of Environmental Engineering, Chang’an University and Hunan University, Master
10.1997-03.1999 DAAD-Scholarship holder, University of Applied Sciences in North-East-Lower-Saxony, Germany, Master
06.1999-05.2003 Institute for wastewater management, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, Dr.-Ing.
1988-1993, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Plan and Construction, Anhui Jianzhu University
1994-1997, Senior Engineer, Project Manager and CEO of Haikou City Water Supply Project Office, Haikou Water Supply Company
2003-2004, Research fellow, Institute for urban water management, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
In 2015, Senior visiting fellow, California Institute of Technology, USA
Nov. 2004-now, Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Water Pollution Control Engineering, Ecological Sanitation Technology
Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Technology, State-of-art of Environmental Science and Engineering
Sustainable Sanitation Technology
The research interest of mine covers a number of issues in the fields of urban water management, sustainable sanitation, bio-energy engineering. I am an active researcher in international level and involved in more than 10 different international bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation projects in last five years (Individual funds are more than 40 Million yuan).
Multiple substrate high efficient co-fermentation technology, supported by Beijing Science and Technology Commission; 2014-2015;
Sino-Austria project: Co-fermentation and biogas value-added upgrading technology, supported by Ministry of Science and Technology of China; 2013-2016
ReInvent The Toilet Challenge (RTTC) China, supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA; 2013-2016;
Design, construction and monitoring of fecal sludge-fed industrial Biogas Plant in Africa, supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA; 2012-2017;
Sustainable sanitation system development for vulnerable peri-urban population, supported by ACF, France; 2012-2015;
Ultrasound enhanced disinfection system experiment and mechanism, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China; 2009-2011;
Large-scale Integrated Anaerobic Biogas Digestion Technology R&D and Project Demonstration (National Key Technology R&D Program), supported by Ministry of Science and Technology of China; 2008-2010
Social/ Academic Work：
Director of National Environment and Energy International Cooperation Base, 2016-present
Director of Beijing Key Laboratory of Resource-oriented Treatment of Industrial Pollutants
Director of Beijing International Collaboration Base on Urban and Domestic Management
Editor of Water Science and Technology (published by International Water Association), 2012-present
Guest professor of Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 2010-present
Member of Scientific Committee of China Eco-City Research Institute, 2016-present
Member of IWA (International Water Association), 2001-present
Honors and Awards：
In 2013, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Science and Technology Beijing
2013-14 academic year, supervisor award for Excellence for International Student at the University of Science and Technology Beijing
Main journal publications：
Xiaoqin Zhou, Junyuan Zhao, Zifu Li, Jianing Song, Xueying Li, Xin Yang, Dongling Wang. Enhancement effects of ultrasound on secondary wastewater effluent disinfection by sodium hypochlorite and disinfection by-products analysis. Ultrason Sonochem 2016,
Zhou, X., J. Zhao, Z. Li, J. Lan, Y. Li, X. Yang and D. Wang. Influence of ultrasound enhancement on chlorine dioxide consumption and disinfection by-products formation for secondary effluents disinfection. Ultrason Sonochem 2016, 28: 376-381
Zhou, X., Z. Li, R. Zhao, R. Gao, Y. Yun, M. Saino and X. Wang. Experimental comparisons of three submerged plants for reclaimed water purification through nutrient removal. Desalination & Water treatment 2015, 1-10.
Zhou, X., H. Guo, Z. Li, J. Zhao and Y. Yun. Experimental study on the disinfection efficiencies of a continuous-flow ultrasound/ultraviolet baffled reactor. Ultrason Sonochem 2015, 27: 81-86.
Yun, Y., X. Zhou, Z. Li, S.M.N. Uddin and X. Bai. Comparative research on phosphorus removal by pilot scale vertical flow constructed wetlands using steel slag and modified steel slag as substrates. Water Science and Technology 2015, 7: 996-1003
Uddin, S.M.N., Z. Li, J.F. Adamowski, T. Ulbrich, H. Mang, R. Ryndin, J., A. Wriege-Bechthold and S. Cheng Norvanchig, J. Lapegue. Feasibility of a ‘greenhouse system’ for household greywater treatment in nomadic-cultured communities in peri-urban Ger areas of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: an approach to reduce greywater-borne hazards and vulnerability. J Clean Production 2015,
Lian, J., Z. Li, Z. Xu, J. Guo, Z. Hu, Y. Guo, M. Li and J. Yang. Isolation and Cr(VI) reduction characteristics of quinone respiration in Mangrovibacter plantisponsor strain CR1. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry 2015,
Fubin Yin, Zifu Li, Dongling Wang, et al. Study on anaerobic treatment of hazardous pharmaceutical sludge for multi-benefit disposal route. Bioresource Technology 2015, 177: 188-193.
Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, H., Huba, E., Lapegue, J. 2014. A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis on integrating safe water supply and sustainable sanitation systems. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 4(3), 437-448.
Cheng, S.K., Li, Z.F., Mang, H.P., Neupane, K., Wauthelet, M., Huba, E.M. 2014. Application of fault tree approach for technical assessment of small-sized biogas systems in Nepal. Applied Energy, 113(SI), 1372-1381.
Liu, X., Li, Z.F., Bosc, E., Mang, H.P. 2014. Assessment of metals in dry-toilet collected matters from suburban areas of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, using biosolids quality guidelines and potential ecological risk index. FRONTIERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ENGINEERING, 8(5), 710-718.
Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Li, Z., Feng, R., Zhang, Y. 2014. Characterization of corncob-derived biochar and pyrolysis kinetics in comparison with corn stalk and sawdust. Bioresource Technology, 170.
Liu, X., Li, Z.F., Zhang, Y.Z., Feng, R., Mahmood, I.B. 2014. Characterization of human manure-derived biochar and energy-balance analysis of slow pyrolysis process. Waste Management, 34(9), 1619-1626.
Cheng, S.K., Li, Z.F., Mang, H.P., Huba, E.M., Gao, R.L., Wang, X.M. 2014. Development and application of prefabricated biogas digesters in developing countries. Renewable Sustainable Energy Reviews, 34, 387-400.
Uddina, S.M.N., Li, Z., J. C. Gaillard, Pauley F. Tedoff, Heinz-Peter Mang, Jean Lapegue, Elisabeth Maria Huba, Olivia Kummel, Rheinsteing, E. 2014. Exposure to WASH-borne hazards: A scoping study on peri-urban Ger areas in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Habitat International, 44(10), 403-411.
Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, H., Schüßler, A., Ulbrich, T., Huba, E.M., Rheinstein, E., Lapegue, J. 2014. Opportunities and challenges for greywater treatment and reuse in Mongolia: lessons learnt from piloted systems. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 4(3), 182-193.
Cheng, S., Li, Z., Mang, H.P., Liu, X., Yin, F. 2014. Prefabricated biogas reactor-based systems for community wastewater and organic waste treatment in developing regions. JOURNAL OF WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE FOR DEVELOPMENT, 4(1), 153-158.
Ma, H.H., Li, Z.F., Yin, F.B., Kao, W., Yin, Y., Bai, X.F. 2014. Study on anaerobic treatment of hazardous steel-mill waste rolling oil (SmWRO) for multi-benefit disposal route. Bioresource Technology, 151, 106-112.
Li, Z.F., Yin, F.B., Li, H.Y., Wang, X.X., Lian, J. 2013. A novel test method for evaluating the methane gas permeability of biogas storage membrane. Renewable Energy, 60, 572-577.
Cheng, S.K., Li, Z.F., Mang, H.P., Huba, E.M. 2013. A review of prefabricated biogas digesters in China. Renewable Sustainable Energy Reviews, 28, 738-748.
Li, Z.F., Jiang, N., Wu, F.F., Zhou, Z. 2013. Experimental investigation of phosphorus adsorption capacity of the waterworks sludges from five cities in China. Ecological Engineering, 53, 165-172.
Yin, F.B., Li, Z.F., Ma, H.H., Xun, L., Bai, X.F., Yin, Y. 2013. Experimental study on rheological characteristics of high solid content sludge and it is mesophilic anaerobic digestion. JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, 5(0431174).
Zhang, Y., Li, Z.F., Zhao, Y., Chen, S.L., Mahmood, I.B. 2013. Stabilization of source-separated human urine by chemical oxidation. Water Science And Technology, 67(9), 1901-1907.
Jin, X., Li, Z.F., Xie, L.L., Zhao, Y., Wang, T.T. 2013. Synergistic effect of ultrasonic pre-treatment combined with UV irradiation for secondary effluent disinfection. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 20(6), 1384-1389.
Chen, J., Li, Z.F., Zhao, X., Li, H.H. 2011. Experimental study of bentonite-soil mixtures as anti-seepage materials of constructed wetlands. Journal Of Environmental Science And Health Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances Environmental Engineering, 46(7SI), 729-735.
Schweers, W., Bai, Z.G., Campbell, E., Hennenberg, K., Fritsche, U., Mang, H.P., Lucas, M., Li, Z.F., Scanlon, A., Chen, H.R., Zhihao, Q., Cai, D.X., Jin, Y.X., Zhang, J., Tu, L.L., Gemmer, M., Jiang, T., Zhang, N. 2011. Identification of potential areas for biomass production in China: Discussion of a recent approach and future challenges. Biomass Bioenergy, 35(5), 2268-2279.
Zifu Li, et al. Guiding principles for Constructed Wetlands Treatment of Wastewater, CHINA ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING PRESS, 2009