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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;

Selected 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