Professional Experience & Education
2013.12-, Associate Professor, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University
2016.3-2017.3, Visiting fellow, CTCB, Queensland University of Technology
2010.1-2013.12, Assistant Professor, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University
2008.1-2009.12, Postdoctoral fellow, School of Environment, Tsinghua University
2007.12, Ph.D., School of Environment, Tsinghua University
2002.7, Bachelor’s degree, School of Environment, Tsinghua University
Instruction & Advising
Case Study of Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal
Master's & Ph.D. Advising:
Organic waste utilization
Anaerobic digestion; electro-fermentation; catalytic oxidation; chemical fuel cell.
2018-2020, efficient solid ethanol fermentation of food waste in two-phase anaerobic digestion, funded by Shenzhen Science, Technology and Innovation Commission (STIC);
2017-2019, enhance energy recovery from anaerobic digestion food waste using nanoparticles;
Enhancement of anaerobic digestion of sludge; fermentation of food waste, funded by Shenzhen STIC;
2015-2018, Influence mechanism of solids content on organic degradation efficiency during anaerobic digestion of high-solids sludge, funded by NSFC
Reviewer of NSFC;
External expert of RGC, Hong Kong
Prof. Li's research outputs include innovative technologies and discoveries in high-solids anaerobic digestion, functional materials for catalytic oxidation, and new systems for organic waste utilization based on liquid catalytic fuel cells; eight invention patents; and more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, including 40 papers on the Science Citation Index.
Feng Kai, Li Huan*. Shift of fermentation products and evolution of microbial community along with pH variation during anaerobic fermentation of food waste. Bioresource Technology. 2018, 270, 180-188.
Li Huan*, Feng Kai. Life cycle assessment of the environmental impacts and energy efficiency of an integration of sludge anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018, 195, 476-485.
Li Huan*, Si Dandan, Liu Can, Feng Kai, Liu Chuanyang. Performance of direct anaerobic digestion of dewatered sludge in long-term operation. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 250, 355-364.
Xu fan, Li Huan*, Liu Yueling, Jing Qi. Advanced redox flow fuel cell using ferric chloride as main catalyst for complete conversion from carbohydrates to electricity. Scientific Reports, 2017, 7(1), 5142.
Li Huan*, Jin Chang, Sagadevan Mundree. Hybrid environmental and economic assessment of four approaches recovering energy from sludge with variant organic contents. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 153(1), 131-138.
Li Huan*, Jin Chang, Zhang Zhanying, Ian O’Hara, Sagadevan Mundree. Environmental and economic life cycle assessment of energy recovery from sewage sludge through different anaerobic digestion pathways. Energy, 2017, 126, 649-657.
Liu Chuanyang, Li Huan*, Zhang Yuyao, Liu Can, Chen Qingwu. Improve biogas production from low-organic-content sludge through high-solids anaerobic co-digestion with food waste. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 219, 252-260.
Zhang Yuyao, Li Huan*, Cheng Yingchao, Liu Can. Influence of solids concentration on diffusion behavior in sewage sludge and its digestate. Chemical Engineering Science, 2016, 152, 674-677.
Liu Can, Li Huan*, Zhang Yuyao, Si Dandan, Chen Qingwu. Evolution of microbial community along with increasing solid concentration during high-solids anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 216, 87-94.
Liao Xiaocong, Li Huan*. Biogas production from low-organic-content sludge using a high-solids anaerobic digester with improved agitation. Applied Energy, 2015, 148, 252-259.
Leading Talent of Shenzhen (2017-2022)