Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Hall 435




Research Interests

  • Thermochemical conversion of environmental wastes
  • Characterization and fate of environmental contaminants during fuel conversion
  • Synergistic treatment of wastewater and solid waste
  • Synthetic fuel and chemical production from environmental wastes
  • In-situ CO2 capture and utilization during fuel conversion

Professional Preparation

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014, Water Quality Center, Marquette University

Ph.D., 2013, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside

M.S., 2008, Environmental Engineering, Shanghai University

B.S., 2004, Environmental Engineering, Shanghai University

Selected Publications

Zhongzhe Liu, et al., Sorption enhanced steam hydrogasification of coal for synthesis gas production with in-situ CO2 removal and self-sustained hydrogen supply, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 38, Issue 17, 10 June 2013, Pages 7016-7025

Zhongzhe Liu, et al., Speciation evolutions of heavy metals during the sewage sludge incineration in a laboratory scale incinerator, Energy & Fuels, Volume 24, Issue 4, 21 March 2010, Pages 2470-2478

Zhongzhe Liu, et al., Improvement of ground granulated blast furnace slag on stabilization/solidification of simulated mercury-doped wastes in chemically bonded phosphate ceramics, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 157, Issue 1, 30 August 2008, Pages 146-153

Dan Chen, Yizhong Yu, Huajun Zhu, Zhongzhe Liu, et al., Ferrite process of electroplating sludge and enrichment of copper by hydrothermal reaction, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 62, Issue 2, 1 September 2008, Pages 297-303

Wei Lan, Huiqin Qiu, Jie Zhang, Yanjing Yu, Kailiang Yang, Zhongzhe Liu, et al., Characteristic of a novel composite inorganic polymer coagulant–PFAC prepared by hydrochloric pickle liquor, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 162, Issue 1, 15 February 2009, Pages 174-179

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