Academic Staff

Ziyi Zhong

Professor, Chemical Engineering Deputy Program Head

Ziyi Zhong received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Wuhan University, and Ph.D from Nanjing University in China (1995). He spent five years carrying out postdoctoral research at Bar-Ilan University, the University of Washington at Seattle and finally at the National University of Singapore. In 2002, he was awarded a Visiting Fellowship from NSERC Canada and worked in an institute (BRI) in Montreal. During the period of 02/2003-09/2018, he worked in the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences under Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore, and also held an adjunct associate professorship in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore (2013-2017), and a part time position in Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI) in NTU (20016-2018). He joined GTIIT as a full professor recently. 


Before joining GTIIT, he worked on many projects related to heterogeneous catalysis, material science, wastewater treatment and pharmaceuticals, and some of the industrial projects were supported by companies such as Corning Inc (USA), Honeywell (US), Mitsubishi Chemical Corp (Japan), MicroMil CarbonTech (Singapore) and Glaxo SmithKline plc (GSK), etc.  


He has authored/co-authored ca. 200 international journal papers to-date (cited ca. 12588 times), 6 book chapters and 5 granted patents (including 2 US patents), with an h-index of 58 (Google scholar).  In addition, he contributed ca. 30 industrial project reports. 


The studies to be carried out aim to not only address fundamental scientific issues/problems, but also develop practical applications, particularly for environmental remediation.  


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