LEI Zhongfang

Affiliation
Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences
Official title
Associate Professor
ORCID
0000-0002-0479-6179
KAKEN ID
30634505
URL
Email
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Office
Natural Science Building B306 (理科棟 B306)
Phone
+81 29 853 6703
Fax
+81 29 853 6703
Research fields
Environmental conscious materials and recycle
Environmental engineering and reduction of environmental burden
Research keywords
Environmental technology; environmental materials; waste and wastewater engineering; biological treatment
Research projects
Realizing Carbon Neutrality and Resource/Energy Self-sufficiency in Wastewater Treatment Plants by Integrating Three Functional Granular Sludges2024-04 -- 2029-03Zhongfang LeiJapan Society of for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)46,930,000Yen
コロイド凝集の解析に基づく土壌・水環境の工学的新展開2022-04 -- 2027-03Yasuhisa AdachiJapan Society for the Promotion of Sciences//科学研究費助成事業(学術研究助成基金助成金)基盤研究(A)41,990,000Yen
Establishment of Stable Granular Symbiosis of Microalgae and Bacteria with Well Separated Oxygenic Photosynthesis and N2 Fixation in Its Layered Structure2022-06 -- 2025-03Zhongfang LeiJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)/Grants-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)6,240,000Yen
A Sustainable and Recycling-oriented Wastewater Industry by Maximizing Valuable Resources and Energy Recovery Using the Novel Al2018-04 -- 2022-03雷中方Japan Society of for the Promotion of Science/科学研究費助成事業(科学研究費補助金)(基盤研究B)15,860,000Yen
Environmental Interface Engineering Based on Dynamic Analysis of Colloidal Flocculation2016-04 -- 2021-03Yasuhisa AdachiJapan Society of for the Promotion of Science/Kiban Kenkyu S132,600,000Yen
バイオガス発電効率化に関する研究2015-11 -- 2018-08Zhongfang Lei株式会社フソウ/5,833,000Yen
Formation of Granules with High Phosphorus Content to Realize Efficient Phosphorus Recovery from Waste Activated Sludge by Using2015-04 -- 2018-03雷 中方Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/科学研究費(基盤研究C)4,810,000Yen
有機性廃棄物からの窒素回収及びアンモニア阻害を抑制可能な乾式メタン発酵法の実現2013-04 -- 2016-03Zhang ZhenyaJapan Society of for the Promotion of Science/科学研究費助成事業(基盤研究B)17,160,000Yen
The Demonstration Engineering Project on 'Pollution Control and Reclamation of Baimi Village’s Swine Wastes'2009-03 -- 2011-12Zhongfang LeiKunshan municipal government, Jiangsu Province, China/
Investigation of Dry- and Wet-separated Anaerobic Fermentation of Livestock Wastes and Safe Disposal of Fermentation Effluent2009-03 -- 2012-12Zhongfang LeiKunshan Asset Management Co., Ltd, China/
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Career history
1997-01 -- 1998-12Postdoctoral Workstation of SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited, jointly recruited with Fudan UniversityPostdoctoral Researcher
1999-01 -- 2012-03Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan UniversityLecturer, Associate Professor
2012-04 -- (current)University of TsukubaFaculty of Life and Environmental SciencesAssociate Professor
Academic background
1994-03 -- 1996-12Tongji University Environmental Science and Engineering
Degree
1996-12-25Doctor of EngineeringTongji University, China
Academic societies
2023-06 -- (current)Australasian Practical Zero-Emissions Society
2022-09 -- (current)International Society of Bioprocess and Sustainability
2018-06 -- (current)The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
2021-06 -- (current)International Bioprocessing Association (Life membership)
2017-01 -- (current)International Water Association
2016-04 -- (current)JAPAN SOCIETY ON WATER ENVIRONMENT
2011-04 -- (current)JAPANESE SOCIETY OF WATER TREATMENT BIOLOGY
Honors & Awards
2024-03-25President's Award(LI Zejiao)
2023-09-25President's Award(CHEN Xingyu)
2023-2-102022 BEST FACULTY MEMBER(LEI Zhongfang)
2022-10Special Dean's Award(Dominique Francoise Rocher)
2021-09-25President's Award(ZHAO Jiamin)
2021-03-25Dean's Award(DONG Xiaochuan)
2021-03-25Dean's Award(YANG Xiaojing)
2020-09-25President's Award(WANG Xuezhi)
2020-03-25Dean's Award(ZHANG Yihao)
2019-09-23Best Presentation in 2019 International Postgraduate Academic Forum(ZHANG Yihao, Gold Prize)
2019-09-25President's Award(YUAN Tian)
2019-03-25Dean's Award(ZHAO Ziwen)
2018-09-25President's Award(LI Jie)
2018-09-25Dean's Award(YU Yang)
2016-06-08Best Presentation in 2016 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability(Johan Syafri Mahathir Ahmad, First Prize)
2016-09-25President's Award(HUANG Weiwei)
2016-09-25Dean's Award(CAI Wei)
2015-07-25President's Award(HUANG Wenli)
2002-12Outstanding Individual at Laboratory Management in Academies and Universities in Shanghai between 1998-2002(Zhongfang Lei)
2004-06-20Best Teacher in the Hearts of Undergraduate Students(Zhongfang Lei)
2009-01-12Best Teaching Material in the 9th China Petroleum and Chemical Industry(the Second Award)Publishment of the book ‘Experiments of Environmental Engineering'
2009-06-25Best Teacher in the Hearts of Undergraduate Students(Zhongfang Lei)
2011-1114th Best Paper Award from the Japanese Society of Water Treatment BiologyZhongfang Lei; Yingen Huang; Kazuya Shimizu; Zhenya Zhang
Articles
Books
  • Environmental sustainability-based comparison between biochar and hydrochar in respect of production, properties, applications and perspectives (Chapter 14)
    Liu Misha; Kavindi Gajasinghe Arachchige Ganga; Lei Zhon...
    Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Biochar Towards Sustainable Environment/pp.387-414, 2023-01
  • Experiments of Environmental Engineering
    Lei Zhongfang
    Chemical Industry Press, 2007-06
Conference, etc.
  • Ongoing Research Advancements in Biogranulation for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
    Lei Zhongfang
    2023 Joint Seminar on Environmental Sciences between Zhengzhou University (China) and University of Tsukuba (Japan)/2023-08-26--2023-08-29
  • Biogranulation for Wastewater Treatment: Achievements and Perspectives
    Lei Zhongfang
    China-Japan Seminar on Interfacial Processes and Control Measures of Combined Pollutants/2023-09-03--2023-09-08
  • Response of nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria and its granules to different nitrogen species for nitrogen recovery
    Zhao Yankai; Li Zejiao; Fan Yunqiang; Santisouk Lathd...
    The 1st International Conference on the Practical Zero Emissions Technologies and Strategies (PZETS 2023) and the 2nd Workshop on Water Sustainability & Green Technology/2023-12-09--2023-12-12
  • A Novel Dry Anaerobic Digestion System for High-quality Bioenergy and Fertilizer Production
    Yuan Tian; Zhuoqi Xu; Jing Xu; Zhongfang Lei; Zhenya ...
    China-Japan Seminar on Interfacial Process and Control Measures of Combined Pollutants/2023-09-03--2023-09-07
  • Phosphorus Recovery from Wastewater via Aerobic Granular Sludge Process
    Lei Zhongfang
    The 10th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IBA-IFIBiop)/2022-10-27--2022-10-30
  • Response of Broken Microalgae Granules to Different Influent Phosphorus Concentrations: Re-granulation, Granule Stability, and Phosphorus Recovery
    Qian Wang; Hui Li; Xingyu Chen; Qingyue Shen; Jixiang Wa...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Renewable Energy Production and Nutrients Recovery from Livestock Waste through Dry Anaerobic Digestion
    Akhter Masuma; Zhongfang Lei; Tian Yuan; Kazuya Shimizu; ...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Biomass-derived Hydrochar Application Potentials for Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation in Soil and Future Directions
    Kavindi Gajasinghe Arachchige Ganga; Zhongfang Lei; Tian ...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Re-granulation and Performance of Anaerobically Digested Bacterial and Algal-bacterial Aerobic Granular Sludge
    Xingyu Chen; Xinyue Wang; Jinfei Mai; Xiaochuan Dong; Zho...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Methane Production and Nutrients Recovery from Bacterial and Algal-bacterial Aerobic Granular Sludge.
    Xinyue Wang; Zhongfang Lei; Tian Yuan; Kazuya Shimizu; Zh...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Destruction of Sewage Sludge by Eco-friendly and Low-cost Deep Eutectic Solvent for Simultaneous Dewaterability Enhancement and Selective Electrochemical Recycling of Heavy Metals
    Zhiwei Wang; Tian Yuan; Zhenya Zhang; Zhongfang Lei; Kazu...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Preparation of Fe-loaded Biochar Derived from Rise Husk for Molybdate Removal from Groundwater
    Xiyao Wei; Zhenya Zhang; Tian Yuan; Zhongfang Lei; Kazuya...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Optimization of Operational Parameters for Potassium Removal from Bamboo Biomass by Water Washing
    Yi Ding; Zhenya Zhang; Tian Yuan; Zhongfang Lei; Kazuya ...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • An Alternative Alkali Strategy to Enhance Performance of Anaerobic Digestion of Lettuce Waste and Fish Manure
    Yi Liu; Lanting Wang; Tian Yuan; Yuwei Shi; Mijung Kim; A...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Liquid Digestate as Organic Hydroponic Fertilizer for Enhanced Growth of Leaf Lettuce
    Jing Xu; Tadashi Yasuda; Gongye Che; Zhongfang Lei; Kazuy...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Dewatering Performance of Digested Sludge by Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) Conditioning and Its Phosphorus Recovery Potential Assessment
    Baoqi Gao; Tian Yuan; Zhongfang Lei; Zhenya Zhang; Kazuya...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Effect of Initial pH on Hydrolysis and Acidification Stages in Anaerobic Fermentation of Food Waste with Fe3O4 Addition
    Siting Liu; Lanting Wang; Yi Ding; Zhenya Zhang; Zhongfan...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Efficient Pb(II) Removal from Wastewater by Co-pyrolysis Biochar Derived from Sewage Sludge and Calcium Sulfate: Performance Evaluation and Quantitative Mechanism Analysis
    Qi Nie; Zhiwei Wang; Tian Yuan; Zhenya Zhang; Zhongfang ...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Settling Behavior of Aerobic Granular Sludge
    Somala Medina Uli Alba; Tian Yuan; Zhongfang Lei; Teruhit...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Comparative Sustainability Evaluation of Conventional Flocculent Activated Sludge, Bacterial and Algal-bacterial Aerobic Sludge Systems toward Successful Circular Economy Integration
    Philip Semaha; Zhongfang Lei; Tian Yuan; Zhenya Zhang; Ka...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Stable and High-efficacy Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater by Algal-bacterial Aerobic Granular Sludge under No Mechanical Aeration
    Zejiao Li; Jixiang Wang; Yankai Zhao; Jialin Liu; Zhongfa...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Enhanced Performance of Algal-bacterial Aerobic Granular Sludge in Comparison to Bacterial Aerobic Granular Sludge for Treating Surfactant-containing Wastewater
    Hanxiao Wang; Tongtong Liu; Yi Ding; Zhiwei Wang; Zhenya ...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Fast Start-up of Anaerobic Digestion of Bean Curd Residue via Mg-Fe Layered Double Hydroxides Addition
    Xiangxu Kong; Tian Yuan; Zhenya Zhang; Zhongfang Lei; Kaz...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Anaerobic Co-digestion of Lettuce Waste and Fish Manure: Biogas Potential and Fertilizer Quality of Digestate
    Lanting Wang; Jing Xu; Yi Liu; Mijung Kim; Akio Shoji; Zh...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
  • Optimal Operating Conditions and Contribution of Bacteria and Microalgae to Alginate-like Exopolymers Production in Algal-bacterial Aerobic Granular Sludge System
    Jinfei Mai; Xingyu Chen; Tian Yuan; Zhenya Zhang; Zhongfa...
    The 1st International Conference on Bioprocess and Sustainability/2023-03-25--2023-03-26
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Teaching
2023-04 -- 2023-08Special Exercise of Sustainable Environmental Studies I (A)University of Tsukuba.
2023-04 -- 2023-08Environmental Studies Practicum IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2023-10 -- 2024-02Environmental Studies Practicum IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2023-10 -- 2024-02Internship in Environmental Studies IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2023-04 -- 2023-08Internship in Environmental Studies IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2023-10 -- 2024-02Internship in Environmental Studies IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2023-04 -- 2023-08Internship in Environmental Studies IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2023-04 -- 2023-08Special Exercise of Sustainable Environmental Studies II (A)University of Tsukuba.
2023-04 -- 2023-08Special Exercise of Sustainable Environmental Studies III (A)University of Tsukuba.
2023-10 -- 2024-02Special Exercise of Sustainable Environmental Studies I (B)University of Tsukuba.
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Other educational activities
2017-05 -- 2017-062017 Shanghai International InternshipUniversity of Tsukuba,SUSTEP
2016-09 -- 2016-092016 米軍子弟教育高大連携プロジェクトUniversity of Tsukuba
2016-09 -- 2016-09Mongolia InternshipUniversity of Tsukuba
2016-05 -- 2016-062016 Shanghai International InternshipUniversity of Tsukuba
2015-06 -- 2015-062015 Shanghai International Field Appraisal/Special InternshipUniversity of Tsukuba
2014-09 -- 2014-09Minamata Field Exercise: Minamata Unit 2014Kyushu University
2014-09 -- 2014-092014米軍子弟教育高大連携プロジェクト筑波大学
2014-02 -- 2014-02Hakkaido InternshipUniversity of Tsukuba
2013-12 -- 2013-12Vietnam International InternshipUniversity of Tsukuba
2013-09 -- 2013-092013米軍子弟教育高大連携プロジェクト筑波大学
Talks
  • Stability of Adsorption and Aerobic Granular Sludge Processes during Wastewater Treatment
    Lei Zhongfang; zhang zhenya
    サマースクール「土・水・生命環境とコロイド界面現象」2014/2014-8-1--2014-8-2
  • Stabilization and Reclamation of Organic Solid Wastes - with Sewage Sludge and Swine Manure as Examples
    Lei Zhongfang
    English Class for Wastewater and Waste Treatment and Recycling/2014-05-02--2014-05-07
  • Research Activities in Wastewater Treatment and Biomass Conversion in Year 2013
    Lei Zhongfang
    The 3rd SUSTEP Consirtium Meeting/2014-03-21--2014-03-23
  • Welcome to Join University of Tsukuba
    Lei Zhongfang
    Japanese University Fair in Danang, Vietnam/2012-11-22--2012-11-22
Professional activities
2024-01 -- (current)ElsevierEditorial Board Member for Chemical Engineering Journal
2021-11 -- (current)AKS University, SatnaEditorial Board member for Journal of Innovation in Applied Research
2021-06 -- 2022-05International Bioprocessing AssociationCountry Representative (Japan)
2021-01 -- (current)エルゼビアEditorial Board Member for Bioresource Technology
2020-06 -- (current)ElsevierEditorial Board Member for Journal of Water Process Engineering
2017-04 -- 2017-10The 15th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion, Side Event III - Workshop on Anaerobic Fermentation Biotechnology for OrgaInternational Organization Committee/Committee Member
2019-03 -- 2019-11International Conference on Advances in Food and Industrial BiotechnologyInternational Organization Committee/Committee Member
2019-03 -- 2019-11International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2019)International Organization Committee/Committee Member
2019-09 -- 2021-03The 4th International Conference on Recent Advancements in Sustainable Management of Livestock Industry and Rural EnvironmentOrganization Committee/General Manager
2017-08 -- (current)ElsevierEditorial Board Member for Bioresource Technology Reports
University Management
2020-04 -- 2021-03SUSTEP ProgramVice Chair
2019-04 -- 2020-03SUSTEP ProgramVice Chair
2018-04 -- 2019-03SUSTEP ProgramVice Chair
2017-04 -- 2018-03SUSTEP ProgramVice Chair
2016-04 -- 2017-03SUSTEPVice Chair
2015-04 -- 2016-03SUSTEP ProgramVice Chair
2014-04 -- 2015-03SUSTEP ProgramVice Chair
2013-04 -- 2014-03SUSTEP Program委員
Other activities
2013-11 -- 2013-11During Nov 13-15, guided 11 students to attend the 50th Annual Conference of Japanese Society of Water Treatment Biology in Kobe, Japan.
2013-04 -- 2014-03Assisted Prof ZHANG Zhenya in the guidance of 13 Doctoral and 24 Master program students in addition to supervising 1 Master student of my own. During the past year 2013, 6 students obtained their Doctoral degree and 14 students got their Master degree; among them three of them were honored with the Principal Award (from University of Tsukuba) and one of them was awarded with the Dean Award (Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences)
2012-11 -- 2013-03As one of the coordinators with Vietnamese and Chinese Universities and co-operated with Prof Higano and Prof Yabar, be responsible for the establishment of the MoUs with Fudan University (China) and Danang University (Vietnam). Now the two MoUs are in progress.
2013-03 -- 2013-03Together with Prof Miyamoto, Prof Mizunoya and Prof Kaida, visited Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. On 27 March, 2013, delivered a speech titled as’ Research on Wastewater Treatment and Recycling’ and sought the chance of cooperation with the Professors in UGM.
2012-11 -- 2012-11Guided two graduate students to take part in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Water Treatment Biology, and delivered two presentations: 1) Nitrite removal from synthetic wastewater by electrical method; and 2) Adsorption removal of phosphate from aqueous solution through Kanuma clay.
2012-11 -- 2012-11Together with Prof Higano, visited Hanoi University of Science, JICA Vietnam Office, Vietnam International Education Development (VIED), and Danang University, Vietnam. Did preparation for SUSTEP program. On 22 Nov, 2012, gave an introduction of University of Tsukuba titled as ‘Welcome to Join University of Tsukuba’ to the Vietnamese students and young teachers at the Japanese University Fair held in Danang University
2012-05 -- 2012-05Together with Prof Masuda, visited Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam and JICA Vietnam Office. On 11 May, 2012, introduced one Master program of Environmental Sciences (UT) titled ‘Master’s Level English Program in Waste Management’ to the related departments of HUS, and started the coordination between UT and HUS.
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