Chenguang Liu

Associate Professor

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  • Address: 2-307, Life Science Building, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Minghang District, Shanghai

Education and Research Experience

Education Background

  • 09/2005-05/2011  PhD in Biochemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • 05/2008-11/2009  Visiting Scholar, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 09/2001-07/2005  BS in Biochemical Engineering,Dalian University of Technology, China


Professional Experience

  • 12/2015-Present:  Associate Professor, School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • 09/2013-12/2015  Assistant Professor, School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • 09/2011-09/2013  Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Dalian University of Technology, China

Research Interests

Metabolic Engineering

Application of redox potential regulation on cells for tuning metabolic flux and enhancing stress response

Cell Morphology

Mechanism of microbial aggregation and platforms for engineering cells with the self-flocculating phenotype

Biomass Refinery

Kinetics and process optimization for the production of bio-chemicals and biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass

Selected Publications

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    Geng BY, Cao LY, Li F, Song H, Liu CG*, Zhao XQ, Bai FW. 2020. Potential of Zymomonas mobilis as an electricity producer in ethanol production. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 13(1): 36.


    Mehmood MA, Ahmad MS, Liu Q, Liu CG*, Tahir MH, Aloqbi AA, et al. 2019. Helianthus tuberosus as a promising feedstock for bioenergy and chemicals appraised through pyrolysis, kinetics, and TG-FTIR-MS based study. Energy Conversion and Management 194: 37-45.


    Liu CG, Xiao Y, Xia XX, Zhao XQ, Peng L, Srinophakun P, Bai FW. 2019. Cellulosic ethanol production: Progress, challenges and strategies for solutions. Biotechnology Advances 37(3): 491-504.


    Li K, Xia J, Mehmood MA, Zhao XQ, Liu CG*, Bai FW. 2019. Extracellular redox potential regulation improves yeast tolerance to furfural. Chemical Engineering Science 196: 54-63.


    Liu CG*, Li Z-Y, Hao Y, Xia J, Bai F-W, Mehmood MA*. 2018. Computer simulation elucidates yeast flocculation and sedimentation for efficient industrial fermentation. Biotechnology Journal 13(5): 1700697.

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    Xia J, Liu CG, Zhao XQ*, Xiao Y, Xia XX, Bai FW*. 2018. Contribution of cellulose synthesis, formation of fibrils and their entanglement to the self-flocculation of Zymomonas mobilis. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 115(11): 2714-25.


    Ahmad MS, Mehmood MA*, Liu CG*, Tawab A, Bai F-W, Sakdaronnarong C, Xu JR, Rahimuddinf SA, Gullf M. 2018. Bioenergy potential of Wolffia arrhiza appraised through pyrolysis, kinetics, thermodynamics parameters and TG-FTIR-MS study of the evolved gases. Bioresource Technology 253: 297-303.


    Liu CG*, Qin JC, Liu LY, Jin BW, Bai FW*. 2016. Combination of ionic liquid and instant catapult steam explosion pretreatments for enhanced enzymatic digestibility of rice straw. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4(2): 577-82.


    Liu CG, Liu LY, Zi LH, Zhao XQ, Xu YH, Bai FW*. 2014. Assessment and regression analysis on instant catapult steam explosion pretreatment of corn stover. Bioresource Technology 166: 368-372. 


    Liu CG, Xue C, Lin YH*, Bai FW*. 2013. Redox potential control and applications in microaerobic and anaerobic fermentations. Biotechnology Advances 31(2): 257-265.