Associate Professor

Phone: +86 27 87793948 – ext. 802


Academic Areas: Bioelectrochemical system based environmental sensing technology

Research Interests:

Dr Bingchuan Liu is an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and is a member of FunMat research group.

His research interests largely focus on:

Bioelectrochemical system based environmental sensing technology;

Sustainable bioenergy production from waste treatment;

Remote Bio-power source development in harsh environment


During his Ph.D study period, He has published 7 research papers as first/corresponding author and 12 research papers in total. Most of his research papers were published in top-ranked journals including Biosensor and Bioelectronics, Journal of Power Sources, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Academic Degrees

2003-2007 B.E. in Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

2007-2010 M.S. in Environmental Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

2011-2015 D.Phil. in Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, USA


Professional Experience

2015 – present:  Associate Professor in School of Environmental Science and Engineering, HUST

Selected Publications

Shi, Y., Yang, J., Liang, S., Yu, W., Xiao, J., Song, J., ... Liu, B & Hou, H. (2016). Principal component analysis on sewage sludge characteristics and its implication to dewatering performance with Fe2+/persulfate-skeleton builder conditioning. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology,13(9), 2283-2292.


Zeinu, K. M., Hou, H., Liu, B., Long, H., Hu, J., Yang, J., ... & Wu, X. (2016). Novel hollow sphere bismuth oxide doped mesoporous carbon nanocomposite material derived from sustainable biomass for picomolar electrochemical detection of Lead and Cadmium. Journal of Materials Chemistry A.


Liu, B.*, Williams, I., Li, Y., Wang, L., Bagtzoglou, A., McCutcheon, J., & Li, B. (2016). Towards high power output of scaled-up benthic microbial fuel cells (BMFCs) using multiple electron collectors. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 79, 435-441.


Xu, Z., Liu, B., Dong, Q., Lei, Y., Li, Y., Ren, J., … & Li, B. (2015). Flat microliter membrane-based microbial fuel cell as “on-line sticker sensor” for self-supported in situ monitoring of wastewater shocks. Bioresource technology, 197, 244-251.


Liu, B., Weinstein, A., Kolln, M., Garrett, C., Wang, L., Bagtzoglou, A., … & Li, B. (2015). Distributed multiple-anodes benthic microbial fuel cell as reliable power source for subsea sensors. Journal of Power Sources, 286, 210-216.


Li, B., Wang, M., Zhou, X., Wang, X., Liu, B., & Li, B. (2015). Pyrolyzed binuclear-cobalt-phthalocyanine as electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in microbial fuel cells. Bioresource technology.


Li, Y., Wu, Y., Liu, B., Luan, H., Vadas, T., Guo, W., … & Li, B. (2015). Self-sustained reduction of multiple metals in a microbial fuel cell–microbial electrolysis cell hybrid system. Bioresource technology, 192, 238-246.


Li, B., Zhou, X., Wang, X., Liu, B., & Li, B. (2014). Hybrid binuclear-cobalt-phthalocyanine as oxygen reduction reaction catalyst in single chamber microbial fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 272, 320-327.


Liu, B., Lei, Y., & Li, B. (2014). A batch-mode cube microbial fuel cell based “shock” biosensor for wastewater quality monitoring. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 62, 308-314.


Liu, B., Brückner, C., Lei, Y., Cheng, Y., Santoro, C., & Li, B. (2014). Cobalt porphyrin-based material as methanol tolerant cathode in single chamber microbial fuel cells (SCMFCs). Journal of Power Sources, 257, 246-253.


Liu, B., & Li, B. (2014). Single chamber microbial fuel cells (SCMFCs) treating wastewater containing methanol. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(5), 2340-2344.


Liu, B., Christiansen, K., Parnas, R., Xu, Z., & Li, B. (2013). Optimizing the production of hydrogen and 1, 3-propanediol in anaerobic fermentation of biodiesel glycerol. International journal of hydrogen energy, 38(8), 3196-3205.


Bingchuan LIU., Jinhua LI., Baoxue ZHOU., Zheng Q., Jing BAI., ZHANG J., … & Weimin CAI. (2010). Kinetics and mechanisms for photoelectrochemical degradation of glucose on highly effective self-organized TiO 2 nanotube arrays. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 31(2), 163-170.



《微生物厌氧发酵与微生物电化学技术耦合用于垃圾渗滤液的绿色能源再生与重金属回收的研究》,Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province, 2016-2017

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