Li Huan
Associate Professor

Professional Experience & Education

Professional History:

    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

Current Courses:

    Case Study of Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal

Master's & Ph.D. Advising:

    Organic waste utilization

Research Interests

Anaerobic digestion; electro-fermentation; catalytic oxidation; chemical fuel cell.

Current Projects:

    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

Additional Positions

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.

Selected Publications:         

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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)