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Faculty

Faculty

Qian Fu

           

Qian Fu:

Dr. Qian FU obtained his Ph. D degree from the Department of Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2013, and then worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He joined the School of Power Engineering, Chongqing University as a scholar of "Hundred Talents Program" of Chongqing in 2015.

 

Prof. FU’s research interests focus on engineering thermal physics in energy and environment technologies, including heat and mass transfer in fuel cells, hybrid bio-photo-electrochemical photosynthetic system, energy saving in energy and chemical processing field. Prof. FU has published more than 50 journal papers, including four ESI highly cited paper (e.g. Environmental Scicence & Technology, Journal of Power Sources, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Electrochemica Acta). He has been acted as a session chair of international academic conferences for four times, and gave four invited keynote speeches. He also acted as a reviewer of several international journals, including Energy, Applied Energy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

 

Education Background

2010.10 – 2013.9, Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Ph. D.

2007.9 – 2010.6, School of Power Engineering, Chongqing University, Master of Engineering

2003.9 – 2007.6, School of Power Engineering, Chongqing University, Bachelor of Engineering 

 

Research Interests

[1] Heat and Mass Transfer in Fuel Cells

[2] Microbial Energy Conversion Technologies

[3] Microbial-photo-electrochemical Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis Systems

[4] Energy Saving Technologies in Energy Conversion and Chemical Engineering

 

The master and Ph. D students who are interested in those topics are welcome to join us.

 

 

Research Grants

1.    Energy and mass transport characteristics in a hybrid bio-photo-electrochemical artificial photosynthetic system for carbon dioxide reduction to methane”,

Role: Project leader

Financial source: National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51776025)

Duration: Jan 2018 – Dec 2021

Amount: RMB 600,000

2.    Multi-species, multiphase transport and bioelectrochemical characteristics in microbial electrosynthesis systems capable of converting carbon dioxide to methane

Role: Project leader

Financial source: National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China

Duration: Jan 2016 – Dec 2018

Amount: RMB 210,000

3.    An novel process for biofuel production from microalgae integrated with solar-driven hydrothermal hydrolysis and fermentation

Role: Project leader

Financial source: Innovation support program for Chongqing Overseas returnees

Duration: Jan 2018 – Dec 2020

Amount: RMB 120,000

4.    Enhancing the mass transfer and performance of biocathodes capable of reducing CO2 to CH4

Role: Project leader

Financial source: Natural Science Foundation of Chongqing, China

Duration: Jan 2018 – Dec 2021

Amount: RMB 50,000

5.    Heat and mass transfer on the three-dimensional surface for industrial flue gas with high dust content at high temperature

Role: Project leader

Financial source: Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China

Duration: Jul 2016 – Jun 2019

Amount: RMB 300,000

6.    Fundamental Research on Biofuel Production from Microalgae Using Integrated Process of Solar Hydrothermal Hydrolysis and Microbial Conversion

Role: Main Investigator

Financial source: International Cooperation and Exchange of the National Natural Science Foundation of China

Duration: Oct 2015 – Sep 2018

Amount: RMB 3,000,000

7.    Heat recovery technologies for Industrial flue gas with high dust content

Role: Main Investigator & Project manager

Financial source: State's Key Project of Research and Development Plan

Duration: Jul 2016 – Jun 2019

Amount: RMB 45,000,000

 

Publications

International Journal Papers

1.   Hao Chen, Qian Fu*, Qiang Liao, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu. Rheological properties of microalgae slurry for application in hydrothermal pretreatment systems. Bioresource Technology, 2017, 249: 599-604.

2.   Jun Li, Hejing Li, Qian Fu*, Qiang Liao, Xun Zhu, Hajime Kobayashi. Voltage reversal causes bioanode corrosion in microbial fuel cell stacks. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42 (45): 27649-56.

3.   Qian Fu*, Yishan Li, Nianbing Zhong, Qiang Liao*, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu, Yunpeng Hou. A novel biofilm photobioreactor using light guide plate enhances the hydrogen production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42 (45): 27523-31.

4.   Hai-Xing Chang, Qian Fu*, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Qiang Liao, Xun Zhu, Improvement of microalgae lipid productivity and quality in an ion-exchange-membrane photobioreactor using real municipal wastewater. Int. J. Agric. Biol. Eng., 2017; 10(1): 97-106.

5.   Hai-Xing Chang, Qian Fu*, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Qiang Liao*, Xun Zhu, Ya-Ping Zheng, Chi-He Sun. An annular photobioreactor with ion-exchange-membrane for non-touch microalgae cultivation with wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 219: 668-676.

6.   Qian Fu, Hai-Xing Chang, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao*, Xun Zhu, Ao Xia, Ya-Hui Sun. A novel self-adaptive microalgae photobioreactor using anion exchange membranes for continuous supply of nutrients. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 214: 629-636.

7.   Qian Fu, Yoshihiro Kuramochi, Naoya Fukushima, Haruo Maeda, Kozo Sato, and Hajime Kobayashi*, Bio-electrochemical analyses of the development of a thermophilic biocathode catalyzing electromethanogenesis, Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49: 1225−1232.

8.   Qian Fu, Hajime Kobayashi, Tatsuki Wakayama, Haruo Maeda, and Kozo Sato*, A thermophilic Gram-negative nitrate-reducing bacterium, Calditerrivibrio nitroreducens, exhibiting electricity generation capability, Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47:12583–12590.

9.   Qian Fu, Yasuki Kansha, Chunfeng Song, Yuping Liu, Masanori Ishizuka, Atsushi Tsutsumi*, An elevated-pressure cryogenic air separation unit based on self-heat recuperation technology for integrated gasification combined cycle systems, Energy, 2016, 103: 440-446.

10.   Qian Fu, Yasuki Kansha, Chunfeng Song, Yuping Liu, Masanori Ishizuka, Atsushi Tsutsumi*, Energy saving in a biodiesel production process based on self-heat recuperation technology. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 278: 556–562.

11.   Qian Fu, Yasuki Kansha, Chunfeng Song, Yuping Liu, Masanori Ishizuka, Atsushi Tsutsumi*, A cryogenic air separation process based on self-heat recuperation for oxy-combustion plants. Applied Energy, 2015, 162: 1114-1121.

12.   Qian Fu, Hajime Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Kuramochi, Jing Xu, Tatsuki Wakayama, Haruo Maeda and Kozo Sato*, Bioelectrochemical analyses of a thermophilic biocathode catalyzing sustainable hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2013, 38:15638-45.

13.   Qian Fu, Naoya Fukushima, Haruo Maeda, Kozo Sato and Hajime Kobayashi*, Bioelectrochemical analysis of a hyperthermophilic microbial fuel cell generating electricity at temperatures above 80°C. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 2015, 79: 1200-1206.

14.   Qian Fu, Hajime Kobayashi, Hideo Kawaguchi, Javier Vilcaez, Tatsuki Wakayama, Haruo Maeda, and Kozo Sato*, Electrochemical and phylogenetic analyses of current-generating microorganisms in a thermophilic microbial fuel cell, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2012, 115, 268-271.

15.   Qian Fu, Jun Li, Xun Zhu*, Qiang Liao, Dingding Ye, Liang Zhang, An MFC capable of regenerating the cathodic electron acceptor under sunlight, Science China-Technological Sciences, 2010, 53: 2489-2494.

16.   Jun Li, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao*, Liang Zhang, Hong Wang, A solar regenerable cathodic electron acceptor for microbial fuel cells, Electrochimica Acta, 2010, 55 (7), 2332-2337.

17.   Jun Li, Qian Fu, Qiang Liao*, Xun Zhu, Ding-ding Ye, Xin Tian, Persulfate: A self-activated cathodic electron acceptor for microbial fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, 2009, 194 (1), 269-274.

18.   Yahui Sun, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao*, Ao Xia, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu, Juiingwei Fu, Boosting Nannochloropsis oculata growth and lipid accumulation in a lab-scale open raceway pond characterized by improved light distributions employing built-in planar waveguide modules, Bioresource Technology. 2018, 249: 880-889.

19.   Liang Zhang, Jun Li*, Xun Zhu, Dingding Ye, Qian Fu, Qiang Liao, Response of stacked microbial fuel cells with serpentine flow fields to variable operating conditions, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42(45), 27641-27648.

20.   Zeyu Fan, Jun Li, Yi Zhou, Qian Fu, Wei Yang, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao, A green, cheap, high-performance carbonaceous catalyst derived from Chlorella pyrenoidosa for oxygen reduction reaction in microbial fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42(45), 27749-27758.

21.   Wei Yang, Jun Li, Qian Fu, Liang Zhang, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao, A simple method for preparing a binder-free paper-based air cathode for microbial fuel cells, Bioresource Technology. 2017, 241: 325-331.

22.   Liang Zhang, Xun Zhu, Jun Li, Qian Fu, Qiang Liao, Yan Li, Yuanxin Li, A self-recirculation electrolyte system for unbuffered microbial fuel cells with an aerated cathode, Bioresource Technology. 2017, 241: 1173-1177.

23.   Jun Li, Hejing Li, Jili Zheng, Liang Zhang, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao, Response of anodic biofilm and the performance of microbial fuel cells to different discharging current densities, Bioresource Technology. 2017, 233: 1-6.

24.   Qiang Liao, Yanxia Yang, Xun Zhu, Rong Chen, Qian Fu. A simulation on flow and mass transfer in a packed bed photobioreactor for hydrogen production, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2017, 109: 1132-1142.

25.   Liang Zhang, Jun Li, Xun Zhu, Dingding Ye, Qian Fu, Qiang Liao, Startup Performance and Anodic Biofilnn Distribution in Continuous-Flow Microbial Fuel Cells with Serpentine Flow Fields: Effects of External Resistance, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017, 56(14): 3767-3774.

26.   Haixing Chang, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Yaping Zheng, Yahui Sun, Xun Zhu, Phase-feeding strategy for Chlorella vulgaris to enhance biomass and lipid productivity, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2017, 10(2): 205-215.

27.   Qiang Liao, Yanxia, Yang, Xun Zhu, Rong Chen, Qian Fu, Pore-scale lattice Boltzmann simulation of flow and mass transfer in bioreactor with an immobilized granule for biohydrogen production, Science Bulletin, 2017, 62(1): 22-30.

28.   Yaping Zheng, Yun Huang, Qiang Liao*, Xun Zhu, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Effects of wettability on the growth of Scenedesmus obliquus biofilm attached on glass surface coated with polytetrafluoroethylene emulsion, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41(46), 21728-21735.

29.   Yishan Li, Nianbing Zhong*, Qiang Liao*, Qian Fu, Yun Huang, Xun Zhu, Qiaoliang Li. A biomaterial doped with LaB6 nanoparticles as photothermal media for enhancing biofilm growth and hydrogen production in photosynthetic bacteria. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2017, 42:5793-5803.

30.   Yaping Zheng, Yun Huang*, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu. Impact of the accumulation and adhesion of released oxygen during Scenedesmus obliquus photosynthesis on biofilm formation and growth. Bioresource Technology. 2017, 244(1): 198-205.

31.   Yun Huang, Wei Xiong, Qiao Liao*, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu, Comparison of Chlorella vulgaris biomass productivity cultivated in biofilm and suspension from the aspect of light transmission and microalgae affinity to carbon dioxide, Bioresource Technology, 2016, 222, 367-373.

32.   Hai-Xing Chang, Yun Huang*, Qian Fu, Qiang Liao, Xun Zhu. Kinetic characteristics and modeling of microalgae Chlorella vulgaris growth and CO2 biofixation considering the coupled effects of light intensity and dissolved inorganic carbon. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 206:231–238.

33.   Yun Huang, Ya-Hui Sun, Qiang Liao*, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu. Improvement on light penetrability and microalgae biomass production by periodically pre-harvesting Chlorella vulgaris cells with culture medium recycling. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 216:669–676.

34.   Ya-Hui Sun, Yun Huang*, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu. Enhancement of microalgae production by embedding hollow light guides to a flat-plate photobioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 207:31–38.

35.   Ya-Hui Sun, Yun Huang*, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu. Integrating planar waveguides doped with light scattering nanoparticles into a flat-plate photobioreactor to improve light distribution and microalgae growth. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 220:215–224.

36.   Yong Huang, Yun Huang*, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Xun Zhu. Improving phosphorus removal efficiency and Chlorella vulgaris growth in high-phosphate MFC wastewater by frequent addition of small amounts of nitrate. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42(45): 27749-27758.

37.   Qiang Liao*, Yahui Sun, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu. Simultaneous enhancement of Chlorella vulgaris growth and lipid accumulation through the synergy effect between light and nitrate in a planar waveguide flat-plate photobioreactor. 2017 Bioresource Technology. 243: 528-538.

38.   Ya-Hui Sun, Qiang Liao*, Yun Huang, Ao Xia, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu. Integrating planar waveguides doped with light scattering nanoparticles into a flat-plate photobioreactor to improve light distribution and microalgae growth. Bioresource Technology 2016-11, 220:215-224.

39.   Ya-Hui Sun, Yun Huang*, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Xun Zhu. Enhancement of microalgae production by embedding hollow light guides to a flat-plate photobioreactor. Bioresource Technology. 2016-5-1, 207:31–38.

40.   Xiao-jian Ding, Yun Huang*, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Ao Xia, Chao Xiao. Medium-low temperature hydrothermal hydrolysis kinetic characteristics of concentrated wet microalgae biomass Chlorella vulgaris. International journal of agricultural and biological engineering, 2017, 10:154-162.

41.   Yudong Ding, Sha Zhao, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao, Qian Fu, Yun Huang, Dynamic behaviour of the CO2 bubble in a bubble column bioreactor for microalgal cultivation. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2016, 18(7), 2039-2047.

42.   Hajime Kobayashi, Naoki Saito, Qian Fu, Hideo Kawaguchi, Javier Vilcaez, Tatsuki Wakayama, Haruo Maeda, and Kozo Sato*, Bio-electrochemical property and phylogenetic diversity of microbial communities associated with bioelectrodes of an electron methanogenic reactor, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2012, 116: 114-117.

43.  Chunfeng Song, Yasuki Kansha, Qian Fu, Masanori Ishizuka, Atsushi Tsutsumi. Reducing energy consumption of advanced PTSA CO2 capture process-Experimental and numerical study. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2016, 64:69-78

44.  Yang Yang, Dingding Ye*, Qiang Liao*, Pengqing Zhang, Xun Zhu, Jun Li, Qian Fu. Enhanced biofilm distribution and cell performance of microfluidic microbial fuel cells with multiple anolyte inlets. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2016, 79:406-410.

45.   Ding-ding Ye, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao*, Jun Li, Qian Fu. Two-dimensional two-phase mass transport model for methanol and water crossover in air-breathing direct methanol fuel cells. Journal of Power Source, 2009, 192 (2): 502-514.

46.   Yuping Liu, Yasuki Kansha, Masanori Ishizuka, Qian Fu, Atsushi Tsutsumi*. Experimental and simulation investigations on self-heat recuperative fluidized bed dryer for biomass drying with superheated steam. Fuel Processing Technology, 2015, 135: 79-86.

47.   Chunfeng Song, Yasuki Kansha, Masanori Ishizuka, Qian Fu, Atsushi Tsutsumi*. Conceptual design of a novel pressure swing CO2 adsorption process based on self-heat recuperation technology. Chemical Engineering and Processing, 2015, 94: 20-28.

48.   Yasuki Kansha, Hiroyuki Mizuno, Yui Kotani, Masanori Ishizuka, Chunfeng Song, Qian Fu, Atsushi Tsutsumi, Numerical Investigation of Energy Saving Potential for Self-Heat Recuperation. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 2015, 45: 187-192.

49.   Hajime Kobayashi, Ayano Nagashima, Miki Kouyama, Qian Fu, Masayuki Ikarashi, Haruo Maeda, Kozo Sato. Kobayashi, Hajime. High-pressure thermophilic electromethanogenic system producing methane at 5 MPa, 55°C. Journal of bioscience and bioengineering, 2017, 123 (3): 327-32.

 

International Academic Conference and Contribution

1.   Invited Keynote SpeechFundamental Research on Biofuel Production from Microalgae Using Integrated Process of Solar Hydrothermal Hydrolysis and Microbial Conversion, 20th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2017, 8, Tianjin, China.

2.   Invited Keynote SpeechCentrifugal Granulating and Heat Recovery Characteristic of Blast Furnace Slag, 19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2016, 8, Prague, Czech Republic.

3.   Invited Keynote SpeechProcess Intensification for Biochemical Reaction & High Efficient Bioreactor for Microbial Energy Conversion, International workshop on algae biofuels and environmental-enhancing energy, July 7, 2016, Beijing, China.

4.   Invited Keynote Speech—Process Intensification for Microbial Energy Conversion in Photobioreactors, International workshop on algae biofuels and environmental-enhancing energy, December 17, 2015, China Agricultural University, Beijing.

5.   Session Chair—20th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2017, 8, Tianjin, China.

6.   Session Chair——2016 Asian Biohydrogen and Bioproducts Symposium, 2016, 10, Jeju, Korea.

7.   Session Chair ---19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2016, 8, Prague, Czech Republic.

8.   Session Chair ---18th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2015, 8, Kuching, Malaysia.

9.   Best Poster Judge ---19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2016, 8, Prague, Czech Republic.

10.  Best Poster Judge ---18th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2015, 8, Kuching, Malaysia.

11.  Oral presentation—Direct solar-to-methane conversion via a hybrid microbial-photoelectrochemical system with bipolar membrane, The 6th International society for microbial electrochemistry and technology, 2017.10, Lisbon, Portugal.

12.  Oral presentation—Investigation on Laminar Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics of microalgae Slurries with Rheological Properties, 2nd Thermal     and Fluids Engineering Conference      and 4th International  Workshop on Heat Transfer, 2017.4, Las Vegas, U.S.

13.  Oral presentation—Response of anode biofilm and cell performance of microbial fuel cells to different current densities, 2016 Asian Biohydrogen and Bioproducts Symposium, 2016, 10, Jeju, Korea.

14.  Oral presentation—A thermophilic biocathode capable of hydrogenation generation in microbial electrolysis cells, The 2012 Asian Biohydrogen and Bioproducts Symposium (2012ABBS), Chongqing, 2012.11.

15.   Oral presentation ----An elevated cryogenic air separation process based on self-heat recovery for integrated gas turbine and combustion cycle. 17th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2014, 8, Prague, Czech Republic.

16.   Oral presentation ---An advanced cryogenic air separation process based on self-heat recuperation for CO2 separation. International Conference of Applied Energy, 2014, 5, Taipei, Taiwan.

17.   Oral presentation -- Electrochemical evidence of direct electron transfer in a thermophilic biocathode capable of CO2 reduction. 2013 BioH2, 2013, 8, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

18.   Oral presentation --- Exoelectrogenic ability of thermophilic microorganisms from various environments. American Chemical Society 243th National Meeting & Exposition, 2012. 3, San Diego, CA, U. S.