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Xiaolei Wu
Ph.D., Professor
Department of Energy and Resources Engineering
College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China
 
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Education Background
 
Sep.1991-Jul.1995  Doctor of Engineering, Master of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Sep.1990-Jul.1991  Postgraduate, Department of Environmental Engineering,Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Sep.1985 -Jul.1990  Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
 

Professional Experience

May.2008 - Present  Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Peking University
 
Dec.2007 - Present  TaiPu Chair Professor, Peking University
 
Sep.2007 - Present  Professor, Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University;Adjunct professor, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 
Jun.2006 - 2007   Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering,Head, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Tsinghua University, China;Adjunct professor, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 
Jul.2003 - May.2006  Associate professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering,  Adjunct professor, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 
Mar.2002 -Jun.2003  Post-doctoral fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology,Germany
 
Feb.2001 - Feb.2002  Lab Leader, Department of Radiology, University of Marburg, Germany
 
Nov.1998 - Feb.2001  Post-doctoral fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany
 
Apr.1998 - Oct.1998  Senior Researcher, Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki, Ibaraki, Japan
 
Aug.1995 - Mar.1998  Eco-Frontier Fellow, Environment Agency, Japan; AIRIES Fellow, Association of International Research Initiatives for Environmental Studies, Japan ;Guest researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Environment Agency, Japan.
 
 

Research Areas and Interests
 
1.  Molecular microbial ecology

2.  Microbial enhanced oil recovery

3.  Environmentalbiotechnology

4.  Bioenergy technology
 

Scientific Membership

1.  International Water Associattion (IWA) Secretary of the Chinese Governing Board

2.  Japan Society on Water Environment

3.  American Society on Microbiology
 

Ongoing  Projiects(Selected)

1. Development of technology for ethanol fermentation from soft biomass, NEDO foundation, Japan, (April 2008-March 2010), 140 million JPY, Chinese PI;

2. Development and application of microbial resources from several industrial polluted environments, The National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 program), 2007AA021303, (2007-2011), 4.52 million RMB, PI;

3. Change of crude oil properties by of microbial activity, National Natural Science Foundation, 30870086(2009-2011), 300K RMB, PI;

4. Relationship between methane hydrate and methanogenic activity in benthic sediment, 270K RMB, 2007?2008, PI;

5. Gradient of microbial community in the Yellow River Delta,100K RMB, 2007?2008, PI;

6.  Activity of microbial community on cholelithiasis in human  cholecyst, Key Project of Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Foundation. Co-PI, 350K RMB?2006?2009

7.  Principle of microbial community regulation for microbial enhanced oil recovery, National Basic Research Program of China, 2005CB221308 (2005-2010), 3.04 million RMB, PI;

8.  Relationship between the structure and functions of microbial community in oil reservoir and its application, National Natural Science Foundation, 30570033 (2006-2008), 250K RMB, PI;

9. Technology of inhibiting the sulfate-reducing prokaryotes by regulating the microbial community in oil reservoir, Inventory Foundation, PetroChina,(2006.9-2008.8), 150K RMB, PI;

10.Construction and application of genetically engineered microorganisms forheavy oil degradation and increase of oil fluidit , Daqing Oilfield Corp. (2006-2008), 900 K RMB, PI.

11. Inhibiting the sulfate reducing bacteria by regulating the injection water microbial community, Daqing Oilfield Corp. (2007-2008), 310 K RMB, PI;Investigation of microbial community structure in the Xing-13 chemical flooding region Daqing Oilfield Corp. (2007-2008), 199.2 K RMB, PI;

12. Study on MEOR experiments in the Xing Bei Region, (2007-2008), 100 K RMB, PI.
 
 

Finalized Projiects (Selected)
 
1. Dynamics of  an oil-polluted soil microbial community along the oil-production water drainage,  National Natural Science Foundation,30300008 (2004-2006), 200K RMB, PI;

2. Comparison of microbial community structure between two oil reservoirs in Daqing Oil Field. Daqing Oil Field Foundation, (2005-2007), 382K RMB, PI;

3. CH4 production of a marine sediment methanogenic archaeal community from deep South China Sea. China National Project Foundation, (2006-2007), 200K RMB,PI;

4. Design of constructed wetlands pollution control system in Dianchi Lake, Dianchi Lake protection foundation (2004-2006) 164K RMB, PI;

5. Analysis of indigenous microbial community in the Daqing oil reservoirs, Foundation for Overseas Chinese Scientists, Ministry of Education, 40K RMB, PI;

6. Investigation of distribution of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes community in water for water flooding in oil field.

7. Daqing Oil Field Foundation, (2006-2006), 150K RMB, PI;
 
 

Publications

A.  Journal publications

1.     Wang,Y-N, Chi,C-Q, Cai,M, Lou,Z-Y, Tang Y-Q, Zhi,X-Y, Li,W-J, Wu,X-L *, Du,X, Amycolicicoccus subflavusgen. nov., sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from a saline soil contaminated by crude oil, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.(in press)

2.     Zhuang, D-C, Chen, Y-G, Zhang, Y-Q, Tang, S-K, Wu, X-L , Tan, Z-C, Li, W-J, Cui, X-L. (2009).Marinobacter zhanjiangensissp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from sea water of a tidal flat of the South China Sea. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek,2009, 96 : 295-301.

3.     Li, Y, Lu, AH, Wang, CQ, Wu, X L , Characterization of natural sphalerite as a novel visible light-driven photocatalyst , Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 92(8), pp 953-959, 2008/8

4.     Wu*, X L , Yu, S-L,Gu, J,Zhao,G-F and Chi C-Q,Filomicrobium insignesp. nov., isolated from an oil-polluted saline soil,International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.2009, 59:300-305

5.     Wu,G, Wu, X-Q, Wang, Y-N,Chi, C-Q,Tang,Y-Q,Kida,K, Wu*, X L , Luan, Z-K,Halomonas daqingensissp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from an oilfield soil, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.2008 58: 2859-2865.

6.     Tang, Y Q, Koike, Y, Liu, K, An, M Z, Morimura, S, Wu, X L , Kida, K, Ethanol production from kitchen waste using the flocculating yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain KF-7, Biomass and Bioenergy, 32(11), pp 1037-1045, 2008/11

7.     Tang, Y Q, Matsui, T, Morimura, S, Wu, X L ,Kida, K, Effect of temperature on microbial community of a glucose-degrading methanogenic consortium under hyperthermophilic chemostat cultivation,Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering,106(2), pp 180-187, 2008/8

8.     Liu,K,Tang, Y,Matsui, T,Morimura, S, Wu, X L , and Kida, K,  Thermophilic anaerobic co-digestion of garbage, screened swine and dairy cattle manure. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering(in press)

9.     Gu, J, Guo,B,Wang, Y-N, Yu, S-L,Inamori,R,Qu,R, YeY-G and Wu*, X L , (2007) Oceanicola nanhaiensissp. nov., isolated from sediments of the South ChinaSea, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.57: 157-160

10.  Gu, J.,Cai, H.,Qu, R.,Yin, B., Guo, Y.-F.,Zhao,J.-Y.,and Wu*, X L , (2007) Marinobacter gudaonensissp. nov., isolated from an oil-polluted saline soil in Gudao, Shengli Oilfield, China, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.57: 250-254

11.  Wang, Y-N,Cai, H,Yu, S.-L., Wang, Z-Y, Liu, J and  Wu*, X L (2007), Halomonas gudaonensis sp. nov., isolated from a saline soil contaminated by crude oil , International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.2007 57: 911-915

12.  Cheng, L, Qiu, T L, Yin, X B,   Wu, X L , Hu, G Q , Deng , Y and Zhang , H, (2007),Methermicoccus shengliensisgen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, methylotrophic methanogen isolated from oil-production water, and proposal of Methermicoccaceae fam. Nov., International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57   2964-2969

13.  Wang, Y-N,Cai, H,Yu, S.-L., Lu, A-H, Lin, X-G, Jiang, Z-F., Wu*, X L Halomonas shengliensis sp. nov., a moderately halophilic, denitrifying, crude-oil-utilizing bacterium ,  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.2007 57: 1222-1226(SCI paper, Impact factor?2.744)

14.  Guo,B,Gu,J, Ye,Y-G, Tang, Y Q,Kida, K, Wu*, X L (2007)Marinobacter segnicrescenssp. nov., a moderate halophile isolated from benthic sediment of the South China Sea, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology,57:1970-1974.(SCI paper, Impact factor?2.744)

15.   Wu, X. L, Friedrich, M W and Conrad R. Diversity and ubiquity of thermophilic methanogenic archaea in temperate anoxic soils. Environmental Microbiology, 2006, 8 (3)?394?404.(SCI paper, Impact factor?4.559)

16.   Wu, X. L. , Chin, K. J. and Conrad, R. (2002) Effect of temperature stress on the structure and function of the methanogenic archaeal community in a rice field soil, FEMS Microbiol. Eco., 39: 211-218. (SCI paper, Impact factor: 2.787)

17.  Wu, X. L ,Guan, Y. T, Zhang, X. L., Huang, X. and Qian, Y. (2002) Phosphorus Removal and Greenhouse Gas N2O Emission in A Lime-Induced Aerobic Sludge Granule Process, Environmental Technology, 23:677-684.  (SCI paper, Impact factor:0.718)

18.  18 .  Wu X. L ., and Conrad, R. (2001) Functional and structural response of a cellulose-degrading methanogenic microbial community to multiple aeration stresses at two different temperatures, Environmental Microbiology, 3 (6):355-362.  (SCI paper, Impact factor?4.559)

19.  Wu, X. L ., Chin, K-J, Stubner, S and Conrad, R (2001) Functional patterns and temperature response of cellulose-fermenting microbial cultures containing different methanogenic communities, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 56:212-219. (SCI paper, Impact factor?2.586)

20.  Wu, X. L .,Zhou, P., and Qian, Y. (1999), Performance of an internal circulating three-phase fluidized bed bioreactor in treating petrochemical wastewater, Environmental Technology, 20:269-275 (SCI paper, Impact factor is 0.718)

21.  Inamori, Y., Wu*, X. L . and Mizuochi, M. (1997) N2O producing capability of Nitrosomonas europaea, Nitrobacter winogradskyi and Alcaligenes faecalis, Water Science and Technology 36(10).  (Corresponding author, Impact factor:0.875)

22.  Li, M, Wu, Y-J, Zhang, J, Yu, H-Q, Wu, X-L, Yu, Z-L (2006) Study on ion beam application to improve aquatic macrophyte remediation  capacity in eutrophic waters, Acta Hyrdobiologica Sinica, 30(6):711-717

23.  Guo B., Wu, X L* and Qian Y.(2006) Methods and approaches for increasing microbial culturability, Acta Microbiologica Silica, 46?3?:504?507 ( in Chinese )

24.  Zeg, J H, Wu, X L *Zhao G. F., and Qian Y. (2006) Detection of SRPs in injection water of Shenli Oil Field by FISH, Chinese Journal of Environmental Science, 27: 972~976 ( in Chinese )

25.  Tang, L, and Wu, X L *Risk assessment of the selective marker genes in transgenic plant and its control, Environmental Science and Engineering (ed. Qian, Chen, and Hao), Chinese Construction Industry Press, Beijing, 2005 ( in Chinese )

26.  Tang, L, Zhang, Y-J, Wu, X L *, 2006, Analysis of rhizosphere bacterial and archaeal community structures associated with genetically modified cotton expressing Bacillius thuringiensis insecticidal proteins, Acta Pedologica Sinica,in press ( in Chinese )

27.  Tan,Y, Cheng,J, Qu,R, Wu, X L* , 2006, Isolation of nitrate reducing bacteria from oilfield produced water and their inhibiting effect to sulfate reduction, Archive of Applied and Environmental Biology, Archive of Applied and Environmental Biology, in press ( in Chinese )

28.  Wu, Y-M, Shi, C-F, Gu, J, Tan, Y, Wu, X L* , 2006, Microbial community structure in production water from a Daqing petroleum reservoir, Acta Pedologica Sinica,in press ( in Chinese )

29.  Liu, F,  Wu, X L* , 2006, The microorganisms indicating pathogen contamination in waters and their detection, Techniques and Equipment for Environmental Pollution Control,in press. ( in Chinese )

30.  Gu, J, Shi, C-F, Wu, X L *, Zhao, J-Y, 2006, Progress in methodological research of microbial community in oil fields, Acta Ecologica Sinica, in press. ( in Chinese )

31.  Yu, S L, Wu, X L *, and Qian Y.(2006)Application and optimization of T-RFLP method for microbial community analyses, Archive of Applied and Environmental Biology, in press ( in Chinese )

32.  Zhao, G F, Wu, X L *, Zeng JH, Li, J, and Qian, Y. (2006)Community structure of iron bacteria in wastewater of Shengli Oil Field, Archive of Applied and Environmental Biology, in press ( in Chinese )

33.  Wu, X. L ., Cheng, L. J., Huang, X. Inamori Y and Qian, Y. (2000), Contributions of attached- and suspended-growth biomass to pollutants removal in a hybrid bioreactor, Japanese Journal of Water Treatment Biology, 23 (5)1-8

34.  Wu, X. L .,Inamori, Y. and Ebisu, T. (1999), Factors affecting performance of Alcaligenes faecalis in activated sludge process under aerobic conditions, Journal of Japan Society on Water Environment 22:215-221 (in Japanese)

35.  Wu, X. L .,Inamori, Y. (1999), Characteristics of N2O emission and wastewater treatment in an anoxic activated sludge process added with immobilized Alcaligenes faecalis, Journal of Japan Society on Water Environment 22:511-517 (in Japanese)

36.  Inamori, Y., Wu, X. L ., and Kimochi, Y. (1999), Characteristics of N2O production by Alcaligenes faecalis under aerobic conditions, Journal of Japan Society on Water Environment 22:904-909 (in Japanese)

37.  Wu, X. L ., Guan, Y. T., Huang, X. and Qian, Y. (1997), Study on wastewater treatment by 'Bio-Calcium' process, China Water & Wastewater, 13(1) ( in Chinese )

38.  Zhou, P, Wang, C-W, Wu, X L , Qian, Y, 1997, Pilot research on treatment of petrochemical wastewater by ICTFB. 1997.18(1): 26?29.

39.  Guan, Y. T., Wu, X. L ., Qian, Y. and Jiang, Z. P. (1996), Study on the conditions of aerobic sludge granulation of “biological calcium process”, Water and Wastewater Engineering, 22(11) (in Chinese)

40.  Wu, X. L .,Kong, H. N, Mizuochi, M., Inamori, Y., Huang X. and Qian, Y. (1995), Nitrous oxide emission from microorganism, Japanese Journal of Water Treatment Biology, 31 (3).

41.  Wu, X. L .(1995), Discipline of constructed wetlands treating wastewater, Chinese Journal of Environmental Science, 16 (4). (In Chinese).

42.  Kong, H. N., Wu, X. L ., Inamori, Y. and Sudo, Y. (1995), Comparison of membrane characteristics between cross-flow and aspiration manners in high-concentration sludge hollow fabric membrane process, Japanese Journal of Water Treatment Biology, Supplement No. 15. (in Japanese)

43.  Kong, H. N., Inamori, Y., Wu, X. L . and Sudo, Y. (1995), Importance and recent aspect of advanced high-strength organics wastewater treatment, Water and Waste, 37:7-16 (in Japanese).

44.  Wu, X. L ., Yu, Y. X. and Qian, Y. (1994), A study on comparison of treating capabilities between aerobic and anaerobic immobilized sludge, Chinese Journal of Environmental Science, 15 (4). (in Chinese )

45.  Wu, X. L .(1994), Change of pollutants in constructed wetlands, China Water & Wastewater, 10(1). (in Chinese )

46.  Wu, X. L ., Liu, J. G., Huang, X and Yu, Y. X. (1993), Study on comparison between sodium alginate and polyvinyl alcohol as entrapping agents, Chinese Journal of Environmental Science, 14 (2). (In Chinese).

47.  Wu, X. L .(1993), Technique of immobilized microbes for wastewater treatment, China Water & Wastewater, 9 (5). ( in Chinese )

B.  Conference publications

1.     Qu, R., Wu, Y.M.,Zhao, J. Y.,Wang,Y. N., Wu, X. L. ,Comparison of culture-dependant method and FISH analysis for Detection of Sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in injection water of oil field, 5th IWA World Congress, Sept 13-16, 2006, Beijing

2.     Wu, X. L ., Wang, Y. N., Zhao, G. F. and Yu, S. L. Increasing microbial culturability for effective degradation of oil pollutants, Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of Japan Society of Water Environment, Sendai, Japan, Mar 15-17, 2006.

3.     Wu, X. L ., Zhang, X.,Guan, Y. T., Qian, Y., Ferric-induced aerobic activated sludge granulation and its use for phosphorus removal andgreenhouse gas N2O emission control?4th IWA World Water Congress in Marrakech, Morocco,September 19-24, 2004.

4.     Wu, X. L. , Zhang, X., Inamori, Y., Increase nitrogen removal and reduce nitrous oxide emission by adjusting activated sludge microbial community,4th IWA World Water Congress in Marrakech, Morocco,September 19-24, 2004.

5.     Wu, X. L. ,  Conrad, R.Structure gradient of an archaeal community of in an oil-polluted saline soil, 1st Sino-German Symposium on Environmental Microbiology, 1-6 August, 2004, Beijing, China

6.     Inamori, Y., Wu, X. L ., Kimochi, Y., Shinosaki, K. and Sudo, Y., Technology development for renovating the polluted lake environment using ecological engineering approaches and overall assessment of the developed system, 8th international Conference on Conservation and Management of Lake, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 17-21, 1999.

7.     Inamori, Y., Wu, X. L ., Mizuochi, M., Nakamura, E., Odaka, M., Suzuki, Y. and Tsuruta, H., Control of anthropogenic N2O-a greenhouse gas-emission from several man-related fields, Proceedings of the 7th Japanese-German Workshop on Wastewater and Sludge Treatment, Kyoto, Japan, Dec 11-12, 1997.

8.     Wu, X. L .,Qian, Y. and Huang, X., Performance of a biological hybrid reactor, Proceedings of 6th IAWQ Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Seoul, Korea, May 20-23, 1997.

9.     Wu, X. L. ,Inamori, Y. and Mizuochi, M., Greenhouse gas-N2O production by Alcaligenes faecalis, a typical nitrifying denitrifier, under anoxic conditions, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Anaerobic Digestion, Sendai, Japan, May 24-27, 1997.

10.  Wu, X. L. ,Inamori, Y. and Mizuochi, M., Contribution of Alcaligenes faecalis-a nitrifying denitrifying bacterium to N2O emission in activated sludge process, Proceedings of 7th International Workshop on N2O Emission, Cologne, Germany, April 21-23, 1997

11.  Inamori, Y., Wu, X. L. , Mizuochi, M., Odaka, M., Suzuki, Y., Tsuruta, H., Study on development and assessment of strategy and technology for control greenhouse gases CH4 and N2O, Proceedings of 7th International Workshop on N2O Emission, Cologne, Germany, April 21-23, 1997.

12.  Wu, X. L .,Guan, Y., Huang, X. and Qian, Y., Influence of flow boundary layer on initial microbial attachment to carrier surface and on initial biofilm building-up. Proceedings of International Conference on Adsorption in Wastewater Treatment, Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan, November 6-8, 1996.

13.  Wu, X. L .,Qian, Y. and Huang, X. Phosphorus removal and simultaneously upgrading treatment capability of activated sludge process by adding some chemicals into the aeration tank, Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 23-25, 1996.

14.  Wu, X. L ., Inamori, Y. and Mizuochi, M., Greenhouse gas-N2O production by Alcaligenes faecalis, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Microorganisms in Activated sludge and Biofilm Processes, Berkeley, California, USA, July 21-24, 1997

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17.  Xiao-Lei Wu , Y. Inamori, M. Mizuochi, Hai-Nan Kong?Behaviors of Immobilized Nitrifying and Denitrifying Biofilm toward N?O Production, ?30??????????????1996?3?

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19.  Xiao-Lei Wu , Yuhei Inamori, Motoyuki Mizuochi?N?O Production by Alcaligenes faecalis, a Nitrifying Denitrifier???????????33????????1996?11?

20.  Xiao-Lei Wu , Yuhei Inamori, Motoyuki Mizuochi : Behaviors of Heterotrophic Nitrifier Alcaligenes faecalis to N2O Emission in Activated Sludge Process under Aerobic Conditions, ?31??????????????1997?3?

21.  Xiao-Lei Wu , Yuhei Inamori, Yuzuru Kimochi : Factors affecting N2O emission from an activated sludge system with Alcaligenes faecalis introduced into under anoxic conditions???????????34???????1997?11?

22.  Xiao-Lei Wu , Yuhei Inamori : Reducing N2O Emission by Adding Immobilized Alcaligenes faecalis into Intermittent Activated Sludge System??32???????????????1998?3?