Prof. Zhiguo Yuan
University of Queensland (Australia)
Prof Zhiguo Yuan AM is the Director of the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology at The University of Queensland. He is an ARC Laureate Fellow, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and an IWA Distinguished Fellow. He was named as one of Engineers Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2015, and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019.
His research focuses on development of innovative solutions for urban water management through effective integration of fundamental science and applied engineering. His research areas include corrosion and odour management in sewers, resource recovery from wastewater and integrated urban water management. He published over 500 fully refereed journal papers including papers in Nature and Science, and attracted nearly 40,000 citations, giving an h-index of 107 (GS, June 2022). He is the founder of three biotechnology businesses namely SeweX, Cloevis and Lodomat. His research achievements and leadership have been recognized through national and international awards including the 2015 ATSE Clunies Ross Award and the International Water Association (IWA) 2014 Global Project Innovation Award.