Fang’s Short CV

Biography

Zhen Fang (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7391-372X)

Prof. Zhen Fang (方真教授) is leader and founder of biomass group of the College of Engineering at Nanjing Agricultural University. He is the inventor of “fast hydrolysis” process. He is Editor-in-Chief of Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries, Associate Editor of Biotechnol Biofuels (Springer), Associate Editor of J Renew Mater, and Associate Editor of J Supercrit Fluid (Elsevier, 2018-20). He is also editorial (advisory) board members of Biofuel Bioprod Bior (Wiley, 2012-2018), Energy Sustain Soc (Springer), Energy Policy Res (Taylor & Francis, 2016-2018), Polymers (MDPI, Basel, Switzerland) and Comb Chem High T Scr. Prof. Fang is specializing in thermal/biochemical conversion of biomass, nanocatalysts synthesis and their applications, pretreatment of biomass for biorefineries and supercritical fluid processes. He obtained his PhDs from China Agricultural University (Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Beijing) and McGill University (Materials Engineering, Montreal) as well as received further postdoc training in Chemical Engineering in Spain (Marie Curie Fellowship, Universidad de Zaragoza). He is listed in the “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” in energy every year from 2014 to 2019 (Elsevier-Scopus). He has more than 20-year international research experiences at top universities and institutes around the world, including 1 year in Spain (University of Zaragoza), 3 years in Japan (Biomass Technology Research Center, AIST; Tohoku University), and more than 8 years in Canada (McGill) in renewable energy and green technologies. He has worked for 7 years as a senior engineer in energy, bioresource utilization and engine design in industry before moving to academia. He won the “Governor’s Friendship (Caiyun) Award” in 2012 in Yunnan for his outstanding contributions to the study and utilization of Jatropha biodiesel and bioenergy, 2013 “S&T Progress Award” (the first place) of Xishuangbanna Prefecture for Breeding of New Varieties of Jatropha, and 2017 “Excellent Supervisor Award” of Chinese Academy of Sciences and 2020  “Excellent Teacher Award” of Nanjing Agricultural University for training students. He won 2020 “Springer-Nature China New Development Awards” for significant contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Governor Li Jiheng confers the Governor’s Friendship (Caiyun) award to Prof. Zhen FANG. 云南省委副书记、省长李纪恒为方真研究员颁奖(“彩云奖”)

方真教授简介:

方真  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7391-372XSpringer系列丛书“生物燃料和生物炼制总编辑; 连续6年进入(2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 和2019)中国高被引学者”能源领域榜单(Elsevier-Scopus); 二级教授  博士生导师; 中国农大生物和农业工程博士(导师:曾德超院士)、硕士(导师:张大同教授)和学士; 加拿大麦吉尔(McGill)大学材料工程博士(导师:JA Kozinski院士); 西班牙Zaragoza大学 化工博士后(欧共体居里夫人奖学金)和日本通产省工技院(生物能源)AIST fellow。南京农业大学工学院生物能源组组长和教授。他还是Biotechnology for Biofuels (Q1区)副主编Journal of Renewable Materials(Q3区)副主编The Journal of Supercritical Fluids (Q1区, 2018-20)副主编Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (Q1, Wiley, 2012-2018) 顾问编委, 以及多个国际期刊的编委。

主要从事:热化学和生物化学转化生物质为生物能源和附加值高的产品。同时,研究合成纳米催化剂以促进生物质转化。他有在国内外著名大学和研究所从事25年(其中12年在西班牙,日本和加拿大)生物能源和纳米技术的研究经验。

他有146篇论文(大多为Q1区)发表于国际著名的能源/化工/农业工程刊物,如Nat Commun, Applied Cat B, Green Chem, Prog Energy Combust, AIChE J, Combust Flame, Int J Hydrogen Energy, Bioresourc Technol, J Supercrit Fluid, Nanotech, Fuel, Energy, Applied Energy, Energ Fuel, Ind Eng Chem Res, Energy Convers ManageJ Am Ceram Soc, Proc Combust Inst, Environ Sci Tech, Renew Sust Energ Rev, Biotechnol Biofuels, Biofuels Bioprod Biorefin等(近5年48篇论文和书的章节:11篇IF>9)。发表30 篇会议论文集, 41个特邀报告, 28个口头报告和墙报及7篇报告。近10年在国际著名出版社出版生物能源领域英文专著19部(Springer 12部,35万次章节下载量), 14个书的章节。作为第一发明人或本小组的发明,申请40项中国发明专利,4项PCT国际及4项美国发明专利,其中24项中国和3项美国发明专利已授权。2012年获云南省政府彩云奖, 2017中科院优秀导师奖(中科院百篇优博论文指导教师)和2020年“斯普林格-自然中国新发展奖”

他发现在高压热水中纤维素能完全溶解并水解,此项研究论文获 “95 Most-Cited I&EC Research Publications” (Dissolution and Hydrolysis of Cellulose in Subcritical and Supercritical Water, 2000: 引用560次-Scopus)。

他是快速水解技术发明人 (美国专利号US patent#: 8268126, 2012; US patent#: 9115215, 2015; US patent#: 9243303, 2016),为生物质的冶炼提出了一新的研究思路。

作为Springer系列丛书“生物燃料和生物炼制”总编辑,他负责的编委会,由八位世界著名的生物燃料和生物炼制专家组成(两位美国工程院院士,四位加拿大工程院院士,一位加拿大皇家学会院士和一位日本东北大学著名教授)。

Editorial Board Members:

Prof. Jamal Chaouki, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada (FCAE);

Prof. Liang-shih Fan, Ohio State Univ., USA (NAE member);

Prof. John R. Grace, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada (FCAE);

Prof. Yonghao Ni, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada (FCAE);

Prof. Vijaya Raghavan, McGill Univ., Canada (FRSC);

Prof. Norman R. Scott, Cornell Univ., USA (NAE member);

Prof. Richard L. Smith, Jr., Tohoku Univ., Japan;

Prof. Ying Zheng, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK (FCAE).

该系列丛书的目的是组织世界各地的生物能源专家出版一系列在不同领域与生物质相关的书籍,旨在每年至少出版两册专著。该系列丛书将着重于介绍与生物质生产,生物燃料,生物制品,化学品,生物材料,食品和医药产品,能源规划和政策,以及加工技术相关的所有方面的知识,研究和近展。该系列丛书将是强大的和综合的有关生物质生产,生物能源,生物燃料,生物制品的知识库。为科学家,学生,政策制定者和工程师提供知识以反映生物炼制这个交叉学科领域研究的爆炸性增长并引导该学科的发展。作为国际生物能源主要刊物和丛书的编辑或编委,他不仅义务服务研究人员发表论文,同时也是增加中国在该领域的代表性。目前, 该系列丛书已出版10部专著,章节下载量(电子销售量)17万次。他编著的4 部专著已进入Springer高下载书籍前25%。

他领导的生物能源组,近几年连续在能源领域影响因子最高的期刊(Prog Energy Combust IF 21, 2012; 2014;2016)发表论文3篇。提出了低温催化水解新思路、双功能纳米催化剂用于生物燃料的合成及超声强化技术与固体催化剂、酶催化剂的结合问题,探讨了超声应用于不同生物质转化反应的经济性问题,并给出了合理的建议。


10 most-cited papers (as of Jan. 7, 2021, Web of Science Core Collection)

  1. Dissolution and Hydrolysis of Cellulose in Subcritical and Supercritical Water

Authors:  Mitsuru Sasaki; Zhen Fang; Yoshiko Fukushima; …  Kunio Arai; see more

Published:Aug 2000 in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/IE990690J

Cites: 509

  1. Cellulose decomposition in hot-compressed water with alkali or nickel catalyst

Authors:  Tomoaki Minowa; Fang Zhen; Tomoko Ogi

Published:Jun 1998 in The Journal of Supercritical Fluids

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0896-8446(98)00059-X

Cites: 265

  1. Reaction chemistry and phase behavior of lignin in high-temperature and supercritical water

Authors:  Fang, Zhen; Sato, Takafumi; Smith, Richard L., Jr.; …  Kozinski, Janusz A.; see more

Published:Jun 2008 in Bioresource Technology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/J.BIORTECH.2007.08.008

Cites: 242

  1. Production of biodiesel from Jatropha oil catalyzed by nanosized solid basic catalyst

Authors:  Xin Deng; Zhen Fang; Yun-hu Liu; Chang-Liu Yu

Published:Feb 2011 in Energy

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENERGY.2010.12.043

Cites: 185

  1. Observation of surface precipitation of arsenate on ferrihydrite

Authors:  Jia, Yongfeng; Xu, Liying; Fang, Zhen; Demopoulos, George P.

Published: 2006 in Environmental Science & Technology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ES051872+

Cites: 165

  1. Ultrasound-enhanced conversion of biomass to biofuels

Authors:  Jia Luo; Zhen Fang; Richard L. Smith

Published:Apr 2014 in Progress in Energy and Combustion Science

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PECS.2013.11.001

Cites: 149

  1. Efficient valorization of biomass to biofuels with bifunctional solid catalytic materials

Authors:  Li, Hu; Fang, Zhen; Smith, Richard L., Jr.; Yang, Song

Published: 2016 in Progress in Energy and Combustion Science

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PECS.2016.04.004

Cites: 144

  1. Solid acid mediated hydrolysis of biomass for producing biofuels

Authors:  Feng Guo; Zhen Fang; C. Charles Xu; Richard L. Smith

Published:Oct 2012 in Progress in Energy and Combustion Science

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PECS.2012.04.001

Cites: 138

  1. Ultrasonic transesterification of Jatropha curcas L. oil to biodiesel by a two-step process

Authors:  Xin Deng; Zhen Fang; Yun-hu Liu

Published:Dec 2010 in Energy Conversion and Management

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENCONMAN.2010.06.017

Cites: 126

  1. Hydrothermal dissolution of willow in hot compressed water as a model for biomass conversion

Authors:  R. Hashaikeh; Z. Fang; I.S. Butler; …  J.A. Kozinski; see more

Published:Jul 2007 in Fuel

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/J.FUEL.2006.11.005

Cites: 117