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Doctor Yongqiang Liu

Doctor Yongqiang Liu


Research interests

  • Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment 
  • Resource recovery from wastes 
  • Chemical, material, and fuel production by fermentation 

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Address: Boldrewood Campus, Burgess Road, SO16 7QF (View in Google Maps)


Dr. Yongqiang Liu joined the University of Southampton as a lecturer in 2013. After she completed her PhD study in 2003, she worked as a research fellow (2003-2005) and a Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) postdoctoral fellow (2005-2007), respectively, at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  Subsequently, she worked as a research scientist/a senior research scientist (2007-2013) at the Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, Singapore.  

Dr Liu’s research covers a wide range of topics from microbial fermentation, pyrolysis and gasification of organic wastes to wastewater treatment and resource recovery. She has undertaken many projects sponsored by the Singapore National Environment Agency, the Singapore Environment and Water Industry Programme, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and BBSRC. She also conducted projects from the industry for technology demonstration and scaling-up.

Dr. Liu has published around 80 peer-reviewed journal papers with a H-index of 30 and around 3450 citations (Google Scholar). She is the author of three book chapters titled “Aerobic treatment of organic compounds in wastewater”, “Biological phosphoru removal processes”, and “Combusion, pyrolysis and gasification of sewage sludge for energy recovery”.  Dr. Liu is an editorial board member/associate editor for journals Processes and Frontier in Energy Research, respectively, meanwhile, she is a technical reviewer serving for a number of international journals for years.  Dr. Liu is also a reviewer of research proposals for BBSRC, EPSRC, Royal Society and research councils in Canada, Finland, Switzerland, Croatia etc.

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